It has been awhile since the Dawg barked, but a night before the big election seemed appropriate…so here goes:
Government 101 teaches you that there is a system of checks and balances between the branches of the United States Government that does not allow a solitary branch to gain too much power. This system has worked quite well for a few hundred years now, except for a few noted Presidents that have tried to buck the system. I find it funny, however, that the school systems have never taught a very important truth from our forefathers.
The ultimate check and balance between the people and the government is the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. You see, our founding fathers knew that we would need a tool to check the power of the government they put in place. Study the Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers and you quickly find the whole group worried about tyranny within our own ranks from the very start. They intentionally set this government up to be monitored,and changed if necessary, by “we the people”. Over time, this has become a real inconvenience to those that would have unconditional power. We “pesky peons” can buck up and revolt every few years and change the entire face of our government,if so inclined. It poses a real problem when one wants to introduce a new form of government that takes the power out of the people’s hands and puts it directly on the leaders.
Over the years, there have been many attempts to distort, dilute, and even flat out change the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. This should never be allowed! It is our defense against tyranny, against those that would take away our freedom, against those that would shut our mouths, and against those that would leave us unprotected against the same government if it were to turn on us.
Here is my point: Tomorrow, if you haven’t already, you need to vote. Before you do so, spend some time looking into those vying for power. How do they feel about the people’s “check and balance” against the government. If you find that they attempt to distort, change, or explain away our protective documents (The U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights), then you need to vote for the other person. We do not need a new form of government, we need to return to what we had that made us the nation we are today……”Government of the people, by the people, for the people”!
Tomorrow, we revolt! It is constitutional and right when done peacefully and with our votes!!
Keep up the fight!
The Atomic Dawg!