You are viewing alternate content for computers without flash. To see the site as it was designed to be seen, please go here to download the latest version of the flash player.

When were we turned?

Once we recognize that this nation has been turned from the path that was envisioned in the Declaration, then it becomes understandable why we have troubles never-ending. That path was eloquently clarified in the second and following paragraphs of The Declaration of Independence.

"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 - 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 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 then 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."

There was no hint about needing a document called a constitution.

There was no mention of money.

There was no mention of money being involved with unalienable Rights.

There was no mention of gender, race, religion, educational attainment, language proficiency, property ownership, experience, or public service being required to obtain a person's unalienable Rights.

In the second paragraph, the Declaration intended that Government had the responsibility to help each and every person attain the endowment of unalienable Rights.

If, in that new government of the Constitution, money would not be allowed to be used in the production and distribution of goods and services, and

If money could be used to corrupt Government to favor the rich and powerful men, then

it is understandable why those men with wealth and influence, who organized the Constitutional secret convention, did not want a government based on the Declaration.

The Declaration's vision was not founded on money. The Declaration said “all men are equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
”

The Constitution, however, was constructed in the atmosphere of its sworn secrecy, and was enacted to protect and ensure that the power of men with money and property would be held as the cardinal principle of this nation’s foundation and operation.

We now find that the Constitution does not have the power to protect our human rights.

It cannot protect our right to survive fascism.

It does not prevent a president from becoming a dictator.

It does not prevent our nation from creating an American empire.

The Constitution did not prohibit or prevent how Bush and the empire would become powerful.

It does not cause Bush to administer the laws that Congress enacts.

It does not enable Congress to prevent the President from declaring war or invade other countries without Congressional approval of such actions.

We may soon find that it cannot prevent Bush from arbitrarily declaring martial law.

Bush, the first, at the time prior to the first U.S. attack on Iraq, stated that he believed the president had the authority to invade Iraq whether or not Congress agreed with him.

The question is: What can be done by the people about presidential dictatorship power?



|