The question that weights on my mind is this: Are the elected representatives truly acting in their capacity or are they not representative of the people's interest? There is alot to be said about the latter in spite of the fact that we have a formal US Constitution.
Though we have witnessed many incidents over the years from different sectors of our Government that have acted contrary to our founding document it is the speed and breadth of recent events that I fear have put us (the people) in another precarious position as the "Continental Congress" found themselve in in 1773 when they revolted against the British Crown and the "Tea Act".
I have posted the "Declaration of Independence" on a separate post because it needs to stand on it's own for all to read and interpret it's true meaning. We must take a fresh look at it and put it in context of today's current events that are dividing us. Divide and Conquer?
Just as the Contenental Congress petitioned the British Crown for redress and were denied we too have petitioned our legislators to redress and we too are denied. Just as the "Boston Tea Party" movement acted in defiance to the taxation without representation, the modern day "Tea Party" was forged out of frustration and is moving forward under it's own inertia much to the chagrine of our elitist leaders.
In 2005 the Supreme Court handed down the Kelo Decision where it is now possible for the Government to seize personal property (our homes) as long as the "tax" benefit of the community is for the greater good of the community and hand this property over to another private entity. Who would have thought that a Conservative majority court have acted in this manner? We the people now understand that there is no difference between Conservative, Liberal, Republican, Democrat as it pertains to our representatives userpage of our rights.
Now, our representatives have lied, cajoled and bribed their way into the Obamacare law. It is no secret that the majority of America does not want this legislation. Yet, another Conservative leaning court has usurped the will of the people yet again.
As long as it is a tax, which Obama defined as a penalty and to this day still argues it is not a tax, it is constitutionally mustered.
We the people as slowly moving to another historic moment in which we must decide when enough is enough of the tyranny and the manner in which we must throw the yoke of this tyranny off?
"When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."
"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 to 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.
"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security." -- Delcaration of Independance