Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
OpEdNews Op Eds

We, The People Of The United States Of America, Have The Legitimate Authority And Responsibility To Govern Ourselves

By       Message Rev. Bill McGinnis       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   1 comment

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) ; , Add Tags  (less...)
Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Author 86
- Advertisement -
MP3 Reading At http://www.loveallpeople.org/legitimateauthority.mp3
(Public Domain)

Every American receives a legitimate inheritance, handed down by those who lived and died here before us; and that inheritance is our Government, as set forth by our Constitution. This Constitution gives to each American the exact same rights and protections it gives to every other American, including an equal share in the power of Government.

The American People of an earlier time created this Government, and they clearly announced its purposes and objectives . . .

"We the People of the United States, in Order
to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure
domestic Tranquility, provide for the common
defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure
the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our
Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution
for the United States of America."

- Advertisement -
- Preamble to the United States Constitution


And we, the American People today, are the "Posterity" mentioned above by the Founders. We have now inherited the authority and responsibility to maintain this Government according to the specifications established by the Constitution. This authority does not belong to any King or any Upper Class, or Nobility, or Corporations, or Religious Authorities, or Rich People, or Well-Educated People, or Elected Politicians or any other special person or group.

The American People are the sovereign power. We are self-governing. Acting through our Government, under the Constitution, we can make or modify any or all of the rules by which our economy and our country operate. We make the laws; and we can unmake them. We create the corporations; and we can un-create them. We have allowed some people to accumulate disproportionate wealth and power; and we can disallow it. We even have the power to change the Constitution, following the procedures set forth in the Constitution for its own amendment. Our Government is a Democracy; it is ours. And it belongs equally to all of us.

- Advertisement -
I hope and pray that We The People will be strong enough, and smart enough, and diligent enough to take back this wonderful gift we have inherited, and not let it be soiled and corrupted any further by this misguided band of Neo-Conservatives who think it now belongs to them alone.

Blessings to you. May God help us all.


# # #

This Document is in the Public Domain, free for everyone to copy and use and modify any way they choose.

HTML version of this article, with expanded links and notes, is located at http://www.loveallpeople.org/legitimateauthority.html

For more information on this subject, please see our review and commentary on Thom Hartmann's new book, SCREWED - THE UNDECLARED WAR AGAINST THE MIDDLE CLASS AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT, at http://www.loveallpeople.org/reviewofscrewed.html and at http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_rev__bil_060922_screwed_3a_the_undecla.htm

- Advertisement -
http://www.loveallpeople.org

 

- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Rev. Bill McGinnis is an Internet Christian minister, writer and publisher. He is Director of LoveAllPeople.org, a small private think tank in Alexandria, Virginia, and all of its related websites, including (more...)
 

Rev. Bill McGinnis Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Congress Can Overrule The President On Any Decision - Including Our Policies On Iraq.

Sarah Palin Broke The Ethics Law In Alaska, And Can Be Impeached

Unregulated Capitalism Harms The Country These Six Ways

"Yes We Can" - the poem, based on a speech by Barack Obama

Human Life Begins At The First Heartbeat, During The Third Week After Conception.

The Teachings Of Martin Luther King Can Guide Us All Today.