The Government Shut Down, The Constitution, and Self Evident Truths
Using the Constitution and the term "self-evident", I have attempted to put into context, the events of the last few days relevant to our Governments shut down. The remedy of which, has never been more unambiguous.
"Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed"
The forefathers knew exactly what they were talking about. This is a truth that is self-evident.
"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
Have we not reached this point? Has not the dysfunction of our Government risen to the level of untenable?
"Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed."
The course on which we've been set by our elected officials can in no way be construed to be in the best interests of "We the People", and has placed this nation in incontrovertible peril.
"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
The deliberate peril to our nation caused by right wing, idiologically driven
elected officials has become self-evident and requires a resolute and expeditious response from “We the People”. Our inaction will surely result in the demise of this great nation.