The Constitution outlines the powers, authorities, obligations, and duties of the various branches of the Government – Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. But there’s another group that the Constitution addresses that is absolutely vital to making sure things run smoothly.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, ad secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” – it’s the People of the United States who established the government in the first place. Several of the amendments directly discuss the role of the People in steering the ship of state, and as time has gone on, the ability to contribute has been expanded – to former slaves, to women, to those 18 and up.
If you’re concerned about the direction this country is going, with excessive debt (guilty parties on both sides of the aisle), with executive orders (of any party) that bypass the legislative branch, and with a government that cannot seem to figure out how to get the economy right, it’s time for you to do YOUR duty, and fulfill YOUR obligation.
Get educated on the issues. Find out about the candidates. Then VOTE, and show once again that government Of the People, By the People, and For the People shall not perish from the Earth.