We, The People of This Nation, or State?
Citizens of the United States have always contested whether precedence should be given to nation, state, city, group, family or person. Or if any of these can succeed without the other.
We, The People will never be united in perspective, but we can be united in purpose!
It is our varied perspectives which, together, create a tremendous cumulative wisdom.
It is our united purpose which allows us to apply that cumulative wisdom to great benefit of us all.
I am happy that I can travel throughout this nation at will.
There are no borders to cross, requiring a pass, pay-off, or delay.
I have recourse and redress if something goes amiss.
We have agreed upon rules – laws, set by “We, The People.”
There are always “rules!” Sometimes, the rules are “written” by the person with the most money; sometimes, they are set by the person with the most effective weapons, or the most powerful army. Always, the rules are set by the most powerful person or group.
We, The People, when we are united, are the most powerful group.
In a democracy by the people, we set agreed upon rules, laws, by which we govern ourselves.
If We, The People relinquish our opportunity to set the rules, then some powerful person will set the rules to advantage theirself.
Occasionally, laws in our nation, states, and other governments have been set by persons, having egregious selfish influence upon the lawmaking process.
Any selfish influence upon our laws by a person can only succeed by the compliance of persons in office.
It is paramount that our elections place people who will truly represent The People of our nation.
I promise that any Senate seat I sit in is not for sale!
Our nation’s succinct starting statement still sufficiently stands in simple eloquence:
“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.”
Surely, it is the strength of our nation which allows each individual person to thrive, along with their family, amidst their groups, abiding in safe cities, in any state of our nation of the United States of America.