Wednesday, November 3, 2010

What Do We Do Now?

We have just witnessed the most dramatic election of our lives, if not the history of our Republic. The worst thing we could do now is hit the snooze button and go back to sleep. The people that we just elected to replace the current regime will not behave if we do not watch them like hawks.

I would like to suggest that we contact our public servants early and often, on every issue that concerns us. Please remember to ask, "Where in the Constitution did We the People give you the authority to do that? " For local officials, substitute the word "constitution" with "charter". Encourage everyone you know to ask the same question. Encourage bloggers, and reporters in the mainstream media to ask the same question. Write letters to the editor asking the same question. I want this question to "go viral" nationwide.

If more and more people start asking this question, I think most of our worst political problems, in all branches and all levels of government would go away by themselves, almost overnight. When a reporter asked Nancy Pelosi that question about the healthcare bill, her deer-in-the-headlights response was, "Are you serious?" Well, we are serious, and politicians should be afraid to step out of their offices without a credible answer to that question. That is the only "litmus test" that we need.

It really takes so little effort, that it is at least worth a try. The beauty of it is, this really should appeal to honest people from anywhere on the political spectrum.


  1. I have been trying to find the Drug Prohibition Amendment to no avail.

  2. M. Simon, as I said, "The beauty of it is, this really should appeal to honest people from anywhere on the political spectrum." So what's not to like, eh?

  3. Yes, Keep it simple. The kiss principle. I like it!

  4. We need to smash the alarm clock against the wall, hook ourselves up to a coffee/Red Bull IV, and remember the words of Thomas Jefferson: "Eternal vigilance is the price of Liberty."

    If ever America sleeps again, she will awken in chains.

  5. I realize that we have painted ourselves into a corner, judicially speaking. For the past 50 to 100 years, the Supreme Court has made decisions that usurp our natural rights as whitelisted in the enumerated powers. This should not be taken as an excuse to accept or continue this usurpation.

    The Supreme Court can and should be corrected when it makes mistakes.


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