I have nothing against laws, laws are great! However, I believe we as a country have way too many laws that say the same thing over and over. In fact, this country was built on laws, which makes us a REPUBLIC, not a democracy. The Pledge of Allegiance says….and to the REPUBLIC for which it stands.
Our founding fathers gave us the basics on which to build a nation. A lady once asked Ben Franklin what do we have, a republic or a monarchy…..his reply was “A republic, if you can keep it.” Did we keep it? Are we keeping it? Things have changed a lot in the past 223 years, our culture, society , our way of life are all in a constant state of change. But what would the men who gave us the country say about it now? Would they even recognize it?
Laws and Amendments have been added through the years, some good, some not so good. As time went on, we make up new laws instead of going back and revising the old, those that can be revised. The law books that are published now could turn a public library into strictly a law library into itself.
Some people forget, with the Tea Parties and such going on today…..we’ve been through this before. Remember the times that lead up to the Revolutionary War? The King put tax upon tax on the colonies‘. In addition, laws that were just unreasonable. Take a look around, what looks the same as then, and what looks different.
Take for example, the 2nd amendment…the right to bear arms. On paper, we still have that right. But with all the gun control laws on the books now, you wouldn’t think so. Instead of taking the guns away on paper, they now have made the cost of the bullets so high, not many people can afford them, making the guns useless, and in effect….taking our guns away.
The Constitution told us how to fight back. But how can you fight back when the difference between parties become blurred. Sure, we can use our voting rights every 2 to 4 years, but what are we voting for? The interest of the country, or the person who can sweet talks us the best.
As I read the news, with all the good and bad together. I wonder….are we still “One Nation, Under God”?
Or have we forgotten about “We The People”? Call me what you will….Conservative, or Constitutionalist, I still believe in that one single document, with it first 10 laws and its seemingly outdated language, that gave us this country!