..."To secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." That quote is from the Declaration of Independence, the document that fueled the first American Revolution. I say the first, because I feel it is nearing time for a second, far more difficult, pushball against tyranny.
"The consent of the governed" is what the entrenched politicians in Washington and elsewhere rely upon to keep their hold on the powers and perks of office. One can't fail to notice that the first, most vital task on every elected politician's to-do list is re-election. They will do anything, promise anything, enact anything, buy any vote as long as its benefit falls into their political aims. And sadly, we the governed keep on electing the same ones over and over out of ignorance, apathy, or both.
Thus, we wind up with "representatives" who spend decades in power and who are completely out of touch with anyone outside their rarified circle of influence.
The time for radical change has come, and I don't mean the "hope and change" blather from the election past, but a wholesale change in the way we are governed.
I read many books I'm a junkie for the printed word, but I rarely urge anyone to read anything because everyone's tastes are vastly different. However, I urge everyone to read Dr. Mark Levin's new book, "The Liberty Amendments". It's not long, only 257 pages including the bibliography, and certainly not a dry textbook but a clear, concise guide to getting We The People back in charge.
One of the most important sections is a proposed Constitutional amendment setting out term limits for both houses of Congress. Such an amendment has been proposed recently, and has in the past, but always died quickly because of course the well-entrenched are never going to willingly amend themselves out of office.
However, Article V of the Constitution allows two thirds of the states to call for a Constitutional convention without waiting for Congress to act and any amendments shall be valid upon ratification by three fourths of the states.
We The People can take back control of our lives and reduce the ever more crushing pressure from the rulers in Washington by demanding our states call a Constitutional Convention.
It won't be easy and it won't be quick - revolutionary change never is, but if we don't act soon our hard-won Republic will be just a memory as our freedoms are trampled under the increasing weighty Washington boot.
Read the book. Voice your concerns to Harrisburg and elsewhere. Act now, before we can't.
Submitted by Virtual Newsroom