Words from the founding fathers – 8.12.10
Posted: Friday, August 13, 2010 1:53 pm
By: Nathan Castleman, Guest Columnist
Don’t you just get beside yourself with disgust, discouragement, disenchantment, distrust, disappointment, disapproval, discontentment, disdain, dispirited and disturbed at the disability of the disassociated leaders we have that are disconnected from us?
Let’s not discount the way they discriminate and discredit us with their dishonesty and dishonorability. They have proven that they are disingenuous and disinterested in what we think. Don’t be dismayed or distraught.
We can disrupt their disgraceful dislike of us common folk. Matter of fact, it is our right, duty and privilege to dismiss, dispose, disband, disassemble and even dismember this current Congress.
We must not be disorderly, but it’s time to dissolve the disillusionment of this Congress disguised as representatives of the people from whom they are disengaged. I guess I’m not being too discreet.
Enough of this discourse. Sorry … I want to discuss … I did it again … if I could dispel … Okay, that’s enough, let’s dispense with this foolishness.
How do we change this course and the atmosphere of “dis.” I mean atmosphere of not trusting our leaders? For too long we’ve been making the same mistakes, while expecting a different response. Let’s face it, these politicians are not going to change. They may promise or even say the right things, but what is their record?
So you see, it’s up to us. As the Constitution says, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the United States of America.”
How do we accomplish all that we find in the Preamble? The secret is the first three words “We the People.” WE have the answer. WE can control what goes on in this country. WE have to take our place in the equation. WE have to be involved. WE have to get rid of the leaders who have caused all the problems.
Then WE have to elect leaders who understand what WE want and expect. The answer is not career politicians who have one thing on their minds, getting re-elected by doing whatever it takes to keep the power.
We expect common sense: pay your own way, accept your failures (don’t expect to get bailed out), live within your means, take responsibility, seek God, do what’s right, say what you mean and mean what you say, vote for the person – not the party, read the bill, read the Constitution, etc.
Don’t get disillusioned. Just discover the power of WE and begin dispensing it at the voting booth. Until this “dis” time next week keep the faith!
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