Something that is happening all over the United States right now is the collaboration of the PEOPLE with their State and Local governments.
In Jackson, Ms members of the public and the Tea Party are meeting in the State Capitol in a meeting room to discuss what the agenda will look like for the next session. The general public in Mississippi is becoming increasingly aware of the assaults on their freedoms from the overreaching forms of government. Awareness of that reality has come to State officials in Ms to observe and hear what the people are saying. Lt. Government Phil Bryant, who is also a professor of Government at Mississippi College, recognizes the Sovereignty of the people. So today he is holding a meeting with those members of the public who want input to the State Legislative process to speak.
A number of experts are writing what amounts to the Federalist Papers and Common Sense (Thomas Paine) to inform us (We, the People of the United States of America) about the issues that are being dominated by the heavy handed legislation courtesy of the Federal Government. And it would seem that the appetite for learning what the experts are saying is insatiable. The internet is such an incredible tool that makes it virtually impossible to keep the people out of the loop. While the Federal Government is trying to shut the people out of the governing process, it is not, at this time, able to do so. And the awareness by the people to stay connected is obviously heightened so as not to allow a slip down the slope to drop us from the process.
It seems much of the focus is being concentrated on the legislative processes that broker away our rights to liberty. So we go to the ultimate guide for securing our liberties, the U. S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Serious violations of the Constitution have been occurring even as early as 1798 with the passage of the “Alien and Sedition Acts”. The jealousy of free speech, expression, religion is so sacred that the American spirit almost could be said to be written on the American gene pool. It is a hallmark of the American culture.
Fast forward to the present. We are even being instructed by the President, not to listen to the bloggers, naysayers or the OLD TIRED HARDLINE RIGHT, because they offer only failed and unsubstantiated policies. But the unrest can not be quashed. Even the media, is becoming aware of the violation of free speech when the President tried to eliminate Fox News from the press pool. At great triumph was the allegiance to free speech by the rest of the press saying, “No you can’t do that Mr. President.” In spite of the fact that the President was charging that Fox News is not really a valid news organization.
We have newly discovered revitalization of American political spirit. The PEOPLE are embracing their unalienable rights. They see that the government is ruining the economy, passing legislation that is diametrically opposed to public sentiment, they call the tax payers names that do not suit the reality of their real needs, which is creating a climate for allowing the business community to create jobs. He embarrasses himself and the American people by apologizing for exceptionalism. What part of that does he not understand? When Americans need a hole dug, they find the nearest shovel and get to work. They do NOT call the Department of Labor for Government issue. Likewise when the political climate gets untenable, they find a way to get the attention of their government to change their strategy. If it would take finding a new government, I trust them to do just that!
That is what is happening all over the United States. American is finding a way.