The Consent of the Governed

Knowing that the 111th Democrat-Progressive ruled Congress is indeed tyrannical in its endeavors to ram through ObamaCare, the Left continuously touts that the American people want this bill. Now, I have seen the polls and so have you, and so have the Democrats, including Obama, and they clearly know that they American people are vehemently against this healthcare takeover.

This leads me to my next point. I search through our Founder’s words in the Declaration of Independence. I’m searching for guidance, for the Founders must have known there would be tyranny lurking at every corner to deconstruct the nation that they had instituted. So many of us read the founding documents today, dusting them off, reading every word, clinging to every word. And there it is:

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, – That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. emphasis mine

What’s missing is the how. We have the Right. But, does it go further? An obligation, perhaps? Do the Founders leave the door open to any effective means? The people have the Right to abolish an oppressive form of government. Because we do not consent, we have the Right to institute a new government—to abolish all that exists and start new. All the entitlements, bribes, kickbacks, deals, unfair taxation—everything. They give Americans the Right, directive, and ability to dissolve the current tyrannical government. They knew this would happen. That is why they give us the “Right” to guard this great nation against future tyranny.

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In addition, our Founders, as only Fathers could to, give us the directive in the Declaration of Independence:

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. emphasis mine

It is our duty to ”throw off such government.” Not optional. An obligation.

It appears that there is a difference in the working definition of “the consent of the governed.” While the Obama administration keeps saying, “We won,” so shut up and deal with it to lawmakers and the American people, is that how they are qualifying the consent of the governed.

Now, we have an impasse. Is the consent of the governed based on the elections of representatives sent to DC to represent the will of the people? Or, does the consent of the governed mean that once legislation has been offered, dissected by the American people, and their opinion voiced to their representative, only then does the representative vote according to the will of the people in their district?

Presently, Rasmussen reports that only 21% believe the government has the consent of the governed.

How does Congress obtain the consent of the governed, when the entire Obama campaign was a lie and you’ve got Anita Dunn admitting:

“In a campaign, you’re not held to the same standard of actually doing what you say you’re going to do,” said Anita Dunn, a former White House communications director and Obama campaign adviser.

It appears that we need to have campaign promise reform more so than campaign finance reform.

At this very point in time, when Congress ignores the consent of the governed, subverts the Constitution to an obscene extent, and attempts to enforce a healthcare takeover designed to obviously trigger a socialistic society to control the people, what recourse are the American people left—liberal judges that this administration can influence? It is apparent that the Founders gave us instruction when the “consent of the governed” is not adhered to.

To the Democrats in Congress elected who truly thought they would represent their districts and believed in the oath you swore, do you even realize that your vote—the people’s will—is becoming obsolete and usurped by the executive branch. Just look at the EPA attempting to enforce cap and trade legislation, the power shift to the HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the healthcare bill, the czars, and the remaining power landing directly on the executive branch and the Obama White House. Why do we even need you anymore? Clearly, you are not representing the people and do not have the “consent of the governed.”

And because you—the Democrats in Congress—have not read any of the ObamaCare legislation, you wouldn’t even know your power—the people’s power— is being stripped. Obama is making Congress obsolete—with willful enablers—the weak-kneed Democrats. Even the Blue Dogs have gone the way of the Dodo bird. We don’t even hear talk of the Blue Dogs anymore—guess they were masquerading as conservatives—as socialists tend to do—to hide their true intentions. The shift in power from the legislative branch to the executive branch by Obama is unprecedented. It is also the foundation for a socialistic state—a strong, centralized government (via the executive branch in this case).

Another newsflash to Congress, the power shift is not accidental or a coincidence—it is intentional and, ultimately, destructive to the country.

My fear, among many, is that like most outrage, it eventually dies down. The Obama administration may weather the storm and the American people and press (who actually report on it) go silent. We scream for a few days or weeks, then once we get used to it, like bad medicine, it eventually tastes ok.

How do I know this? Well, the czars are still there—including Cass Sunstein and Kevin Jennings—the EPA is still grabbing power, the healthcare bill is alive, the Slaughter Rule is breathing, and the WH is still managing the census for starters. This administration cuts loose only those it truly doesn’t need. Van Jones resigned without the WH disavowing him, and Anita Dunn resigned, but how important was she? The EPA is taking over where Van Jones was needed. It seems that those who are needed to continue the framework for Obama’s core plans for America’s “transformation” are still in place.

Now, what do Americans do with all of this information, because the Founders have made it clear that no matter what, the “People” retain all of the power.

Original post at Big Government

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