Returning Power to the People

The great American experiment is based on the revolutionary idea that power flows from the people not the government; the rights of people granted by the Creator, not the Divine right of kings. Lincoln encapsulated that when he said: …government of the people, by the people, for the people… The Constitution defines a government where the people exercise power by electing -- and getting rid of -- politicians. Because in the vision created by the Framers, laws can only be created by the people’s representatives, Congress, the people control, albeit indirectly, what laws are passed. This makes sense, since the people are the ones who have to deal with the consequences of any law passed by Congress. If people have no control over those who pass laws, then there is tyranny; a group of elites who can command the people and who the people cannot remove. The sad reality is that America is no longer a country run by a government of the people....(Read Full Article)