(Editor’s note: the following opinions are those of the author and not necessarily those of the Western Center for Journalism.)
How can WE THE PEOPLE not have a say in what our Representatives do?
Our Representatives are doing basically whatever they want; they are not coming to us and asking what we would prefer as a majority. Our Representatives think that WE THE PEOPLE are ignorant and are unable to understand what goes on in DC. Well, we are supposed to be kept up to date.
WE THE PEOPLE are supposed to be able to read and understand all the laws and any changes that are made to the Constitution. They have lawyers write up everything so that even they cannot understand it; this is unacceptable.
Nancy Pelosi said that they had to pass it to find out what is in it. This was wrong in the extreme. Did anyone object?I did not hear one voice. Not one.
How well are WE THE PEOPLE represented? We have representatives, but are they really representing WE THE PEOPLE? I don’t think so.
These Representatives are not coming to us before ramming things down our throats. They are supposed to represent, not just go to DC and do whatever they feel is right or what they think is right. They are supposed to represent us, and they are not doing this at all.
The Govt. that we elect says that because we have representatives that everything is all good. It is NOT all good.
WE THE PEOPLE are not represented when the person in the oval office can make such socialist executive orders and Congress does not vote and say “no, you cannot do that.”
Now we have someone who has his paws in every aspect of our lives. What happened to STATES’ RIGHTS? They have been removed for the most part. Feds have taken over.
What happened to all our rights as citizens listed in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights? We have free speech zones now; the 4th Amendment is all but gone. Do you really want this to continue?
Obama has shown his hand and his socialism and muslim beliefs. He wants this for everyone, in my opinion.
Romney talks well, but he does not have the peoples’ rights at heart. He endorses the NDAA, CISPA, and Obamacare -which he said he will reform. This is not what we asked for from anyone. Romney is more suave in how he delivers his message, but if you look hard enough, he is no better than Obama. He will go the same direction as Obama, but at a slower pace.
We will be like the frog sitting in cold water again and not realize until its too late that he is no better than Obama.
Ron Paul has tried to stand up for WE THE PEOPLE. He stood against the Patriot Act, he has tried to put forth legislation to give us back what the others want to take away. A person can only do so much if he is a lone voice in a pack.
As President, Ron Paul could give us back our voice and our Constitution. Ron Paul, of course, could not do this alone; he would need WE THE PEOPLE to send a message to our supposed Representatives that WE THE PEOPLE are in charge again.
We want our Constitutional Rights back, ALL OF THEM, and before Congress passes anything to make sure it is Constitutional.
I have heard too many times via the media from Senators or House members about how they don’t consider the Constitution when they do anything. They are supposed to be working for US.
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