Thursday, January 22, 2009

"What happened in our Great Land"?

You know the other night I was having a conversation with some people.
These people are just regular everyday people. They told me of the problems with congress and government in general.
I said well do you write or call or have any contact with your Governmental people? The answer “NO” I asked why their answer.
“Oh it doesn’t do any good” I say “Oh I see”
Why? Do so many American Citizens feel like this? I was raised in an American family that taught us that we are indeed “WE THE PEOPLE” I actually thought that everyone knew this. But an ultra high percentage of these Citizens “GRIPE” “BITCH” “COMPLAIN” about what our Government has became. BUT their entire life they as “AMERICAN” citizens have never played a part in it Governance. This is something that I find very hard to swallow. Believe me the Governor and Senators from this state have heard my name several times. So has the Mayor and Police chief and several others, But the trend in our country today is “Oh I don’t want to bother with this crap and it doesn’t do any good any ways” As you could tell from the most recent election there were all kinds of people that truly didn’t bother to vote. Ask them why, and they will say “Oh it doesn’t matter” or something like this “It’s a headache” People no longer realize that it is indeed everyone’s job to tell government what we want. Back in Andrew Jackson’s day. 98% of people took part in self government.
“TODAY” it’s more like 25% participation. If it truly wasn’t for Conservatives on TV and Radio nothing would get out at all “TRULY” The Citizens of a free country no longer want to take the time to give one shit about the country they live in. It really breaks my heart to see such blatant stupidity. To think I served in the Military for these truly uncaring stands of flesh. Our fore fathers truly would vomit if they could see how things are handled today. It’s a dammed shame for sure. My question is this, “What are you all going to do when people like Me Just decide to give up on all of it”? And what if then when your “RIGHTS” are gone what then? Who will you complain to then?

Section 5: The Sovereignty of the People
The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors. As Benjamin Franklin wrote, "In free governments the rulers are the servants and the people their superiors and sovereigns." The ultimate powers in a society, therefore, rest in the people themselves, and they should exercise those powers, either directly or through representatives, in every way they are competent and that is practicable.
8. Majority Rule
The only way a republican government can function, and the only way a people's voice can be expressed to effect a practicable control of government, is through a process in which decisions are made by the majority. This is not a perfect way of controlling government, but the alternatives--decisions made by a minority, or by one person--are even worse and are the source of great evil. To be just, majority decisions must be in the best interest of all the people, not just one faction.

9. Self-Government
The object of the republican form of government and of the principles that are essential to that form, is to enable a people to govern themselves to the most practicable extent possible. Not every nation of people are capable of self-government, and many expected the experiment of the Founding Fathers to fail. But it did not fail, and the experiment proved that an educated and enlightened people are capable of self-government. The question remains, however, the extent to which government by the people themselves may be extended.

7. Republican Principles
The best form of government that has ever been devised for protecting the rights of the people has been found to be the republican form. While not perfect, it nevertheless gives a voice to the people and allows them to correct the course of government when they find it moving in a wrong direction.

11. Governed by Reason
We who have grown up in a democratic republic take for granted a government of the people based on reason and the people's choice. But before our nation was founded, modern governments were based on authoritarian domination. The people in general were considered little more than cattle, to be governed and controlled by those possessing wealth, education and power, and kept under subjection lest they undermine the stability of the government. The Founding Fathers introduced the revolutionary idea that government could rest on the reasoned choice of the people themselves, which was thought absurd in other lands at that time.

Later People. I have little time for you. Roger that Out!!!!!!
Vance Keaton Phoenix AZ


  1. Mr. Keaton
    Thanks for bring back what All of us should be doing. You Sir are a great American


  2. Right On Vance
    You tell'em
    People take it all for granted today.
    It does make me sick when I think of all of the uncarring ass holes in this country

    Thanks TED
    Washington State