Observations of the American Republic

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In reading section one of the first article of the United States Constitution the first thought that comes to mind is, do our elected representatives know their limits. The members of our Congress have limited power as established by our Constitution. Simply put if our Constitution does not state in writing congress shall do this or that … they have no power to do this or that. Have our elected officials exceed the powers granted them; because we as a people and nation have failed to take the responsibility?   

 

In the reading of section two of the first article of the United States Constitution the first thought that come to mind is, it is no surprise that as long as the citizens of this nation continue to do as they do, they will continue to get what they get… or worse. Curious, why is it we the people fail to see the greatness of America. Why as Americans do we allow the failure of those we elect to continue without the consequence? If an elected official does not do as directed by those who elected them, they the elected deserve replacement. As American citizens, we have the privilege and obligation to insure that those elected do the job or put them on notice that in two years they will be finding a new job.

 

As a person who is old enough to be the parent of a twenty-five year old. There is concern that a twenty-five year old is capable of doing the job. Many do not know that America is a Republic and not a democracy. On the other hand they may do a better job than we have. The truth is it is not the age of a person rather their perception and comprehension of what they are working on. Additionally, who is providing the information to them and how is the information being applied?    

 

In 1866 our Constitution was amended for the fourteenth time and the amendment was ratified in 1868. A purpose of the amendment was to clarify section 2 of article 1 of our Constitution. The amendment is clear on Citizenship, Representatives, and public debt. Article fourteen addresses voter fraud with simple and direct instructions. It also provides clear instruction for those who “have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof” regarding service in any governmental position. Article fourteen also addresses the validity of public debt in relation to “any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.”

In 1971 section 2 of the fourteenth amendment was amended changing the legal voting age to eighteen. What a shame the younger generation is loosing their understanding of this privilege. There is an old saying “God helps those who help themselves”

Curious… could it be that we have walked away from what the Lord God intended America to be? Rather than follow the provision of the Lord God?

God spoke to Solomon saying:

 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

  2 Chronicles 7:14

God still listens as Americans we have a choice. United we stand and divided we fall the choice is yours to make.

 

Blessings

AV1

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Written by americanvoice1

December 23, 2008 at 4:20 PM

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