I believe that when the forefathers wrote in the first amendment that
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
That they meant that I as a citizen have the right to believe what I want to believe and that I as a citizen have the right to convey those thoughts feelings and beliefs to other citizens.
Furthermore that if I would choose to gather with like minded individuals that the government shall not infringe upon such gatherings and speech. And that I as a citizen have the right to tell the government when they have over-stepped their bounds.
I believe that when they wrote in article IV, that
" The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized"
and I also believe that when they wrote in section
V nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
That they meant for the citizens to be secure in their properties not only their homes, but their bodies, their diaries, their computer files and other personal thoughts or fluids. They certainly didn't expect officers to pull over cars randomly or by prejudice, to question occupants, strip search vehicles, confiscate cash and valuables and extract bodily fluids.
They certainly would not have given these powers to massive corporations either.
I believe it is time for direct democracy, that is to say the people voting on what should and shouldn't be laws. Those chosen to be our representatives are too often corrupted by the big money spread throughout our legislative bodies by corporations and lobby groups. It's high time they learned that we the people are their bosses.
I believe that man must make the realization that he is part of nature, and take his place as guardian not destroyer of its beauty and the delicate balances which make it possible for us to survive on this planet.
I believe that hope is not enough, that you need faith,
which means you have to know that things have to and will get better
and that you need to do what it takes to make sure that it does...
Why am I running?
Who says I can't win?
"Who is John Galt Jr."
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