Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Purpose Of Government?

July 4, 1776
A Government or Authority exists to serve those governed...


On July 4, 1776 The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress - during which time many powerful words were penned, among them one of the greatest sentences known in the English language:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Clearly one part of government's role is to provide security and order, so that its people can live their lives FREE, and in peaceful tranquility.

Another role is to present to it's people absolute TRUTH in an honest and raw format that is unmistakable to any viewer or listener.

Many times, however, government will stray from its purpose and become oppressive. And when this occurs -  our GREAT Constitution declares:

 "That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

...and with those right comes great power - the VOTE.

In essence, if we don't agree for example, with what Charlie Dent or any other present day politician is doing with the privilege that We The People bestowed upon him/her, we have the right - and the power to relinquish the authority we have granted him/her...simply stated, We The People may use our rights and remove him/her from the institution of Authority we have placed him/her in.

It is not however, enough to sit idly by, hoping that someone else will fix the problems for us...NO - we MUST take responsibility for the ball we have dropped, and exercise our power to correct the fumble. We must comprehend that as Humans we are fallible, and sometimes err, and as such we MUST acknowledge our err, and then correct it as we did so magnificently this past May.


1 comment:

  1. Please and I mean please! People of Northampton County, next year our county government will again go up for sale. Candidates from both parties will come and wine and dine you. How much are you willing to sell your vote for?

    Most candidates will have big budgets fueled by special interest dollars and political operatives. They will promise much and bring nothing of substance to the table.

    Please let us all commit to carefully weighing all the options before we vote.

    We know that those who want to end Gracedale and see vital human service projects destroyed are out there. The more money they take from those vital functions, the more they can spend on new buildings and other special interest pork barrel goodies.

    Vote as though our future depends on it, because it does. In four years Gracedale can be sold. In less than four years it can be destroyed.

    Be vigilant and vote for the peoples future.