We have no one to blame

I was doing something odd. I have done it before, it’s something that I know almost no one ever does.  Yep I read the United States Constitution. An amazedly short read. Very clearly written. I would say about an 8th grade reading level, is all you need to read it well. It can easily be understood by the average person, with little effort at all.

You might want to try reading it one day. If you ever do read it. You will realize we are not using it much. We have not been using it for a very long time.

We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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.

That is the preamble, pretty words, and a nice piece of history, but only a bit more relevant than the Laws of the old Roman republic. No one has any issues with the preamble, but most of what follows beyond it tends to be distorted and ignored. The government pretty much does whatever it wants to. So long as it keeps the average citizen ignorant. And that is not hard to do, most of us want to be ignorant. Give us our material pleasures, and we could not care less about how it happens.

Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

I know few care, and this is going to be a very under read entry of mine, but that amendment says that if you can’t find it in the Constitution. The federal government does not have the legal right to do it.

“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.”

Just try to ask yourself the next time you are thinking about the next goverment program you want. If they can so effortlessly ignore most of the constitution. What is keeping them from ignoring it all?

My question is, are we really a free people? Or are we just fat dumb and happy serfs?

Advertisements
Standard

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s