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We The People

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Constitution Day

By Tammy Derouin

Throughout history there have been many important events.  Events, for better or worse, must be remembered to either prevent such atrocities from reoccurring or to commemorate an achievement which would forever change the path of mankind. 

Man’s exodus out of darkness has been a long and brutal journey.  Enslavement of the people by the governing establishment was, and in many cases still is, common place. Tyranny is readily available in many forms.  A dictator or a monarch may be the first examples which come to mind.  Tyranny also exists when religion is used to promote an ideology; a political agenda.  This is probably the most dangerous because many will deny or ignore the atrocities committed by such factions out of fear.  Falling for such tactics only pacifies the enemy, making them stronger. 

When extraordinary events take place they should be remembered and commemorated. By forgetting the importance of such events, by not educating our posterity and by taking our achievements and advancements for granted, we lose the ground which so many gave their lives to secure and protect.  When we do not know our history and the events which allowed man to live free, we willingly descend back into darkness.

History is brutal but it’s necessary to understand if we wish to remain free. A key factor for controlling and oppressing people is withholding information and preventing the population from learning. Lack of knowledge creates the perfect environment to manipulate the thinking process of those, the powers that be, wish to control. 

To claim transparency, an organization must be open and honest which means accountability for their actions. A want-to-be- master, government or otherwise, does not wish to be accountable to anyone.  Deception allows the persecutor to create a new reality, a reality which is under their control. Oppression becomes the rule and freedom becomes non-existent.  The master will only allow you to know what he wants you to know because the truth would set you free.

The 229th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution takes place on September 17.  I have several calendars and not one mentions Constitution Day. It’s sad but it also explains why we, as a nation, are descending back into darkness. We do not know or understand the importance of our history and how far we have advanced as a free and independent people.   

A uniquely American form of government was created.  The government would be divided into three branches with a system of checks and balances to prevent any one branch from becoming too powerful.  It would take almost a year for nine of the original thirteen states to ratify the U.S. Constitution.  Governance under the U.S. Constitution began March 4, 1789 and George Washington was inaugurated as the first president of the United States of America on April 30, 1789.

The Bill of Rights was ratified in December 1791.  The Bill of Rights guarantees certain basic rights among all citizens, including freedom of speech, religion, the press and the right to bear arms, among many others. Our basic rights, which so many take for granted are being compromised. 

The powers that be are all too willing to remove such rights out of the hands of the people.  The people are allowing themselves to be convinced, by those who wish to enslave them, that government knows best.  Have those before us died in vain?  Are we so ignorant that we will give up our basic rights, which so many died defending and securing?

The U.S. Constitution has been referred to as an old dusty document.  I would expect nothing less from someone who wishes to enslave the population.  Had it not been for another document, much older than the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Constitution and The Declaration of Independence would probably not exist. 

In 1215, with revisions in subsequent years, the Magna Carter was acknowledged as a charter of liberties by England’s King John.  It would eventually serve as a system of common law. The Magna Carta would become a symbol of freedom among the English. This was the beginning of man’s rise out of darkness.  Centuries later, the founding fathers would look to the Magna Carta to declare their own freedom from England.

One extraordinary document would lead to another as the ideals of the Magna Carta were evident in The Declaration of Independence and in the Bill of Rights.  Many wars have been fought in the name of freedom over the centuries.  The United States has been the land of the free.  If we intend to keep it that way, we must enforce the law of the land, the U.S. Constitution.

“Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.”

George Washington