July 26, 2020
In this sprawling and diverse country of united states, we have guiding principles for how to be in community. In common-unity. I grew up, like most of us, pledging allegiance to one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. The god words were added in 1954.
And then there’s the Constitution. While many are currently ranting and raving about their Constitutional rights, all articles and amendments in this document that address our rights as citizens follow one foundational statement.While this document was written 233 years ago, these words transcend time and context. They are as applicable today as when they were written. They speak to a set of ideals we consider fundamental to who we are as a nation and a people. Justice. Peace. General welfare. Liberty. And in this statement, we the people are called to establish, insure, provide, promote, and secure these ideals. These actions are not delegated or relegated. It doesn’t say that we the people abdicate all of this to our governmental institutions or leaders. This is on us. These are our responsibilities. And clearly our current government is failing on every single one of these ideals.
We the people. Implicit in this guiding principle is our responsibility to oppose those institutions that fail to establish, insure and provide justice and domestic tranquility. It is our duty to stand in opposition to those organizations and institutions that are not promoting the general welfare and securing liberty for all.
Now we stand at the threshold of civil war that will again, in the words of Lincoln, test whether this nation, or any nation so conceived, and so dedicated, can long endure. And whether this government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall perish from the earth.
We the people. We are called.
Judith – firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thank you. The job of government leaders is to secure our welfare and, as the better means, to defend the Constitution. Not to serve corrupt, self-serving ends and then misquote, after. And it is our Constitution, just as this is our nation. We do what we do to remind the others. We protest and vote. Protesting and voting should be protected, too. For now, these are harassed by thugs and people acting as thugs, often assigned by the government. So we are, as you say, on the threshold. We are fighting each other. How will the nation stand?
Your articulation is better, and your message is urgent.
Yet again I so appreciate your comments. Thank you. Yes, indeed. There is urgency here. How will this nation stand? So grateful for strong hearts and spirits like you to walk this journey.
Well I am so glad that my dang computer allowed me to sign in. My responses usually go into the ethers. So maybe the POS in the WH should have someone read this to him. Yes, there is more upheaval coming. But we will make it through this mess. And make new decisions, new ways of doing things and building in a just way. Love
Hey my dear sister. Me too about your computer. Yes. It’s going to be a rough road ahead. But in this there is so much opportunity make huge and deep changes. And we support each other in standing strong! Love you!
Judith – this piece so rocks. Thank you. I believe a wider audience needs to hear it …hmmm. xo
Thanks dear sister. Just shared it on my FB feed. Smoooch….and WooooHoooo!