Constitution is for the American citizen

The Constitution is for the American citizen, and government is meant to be run by the people.The vision that the Framers penned so powerfully over two centuries ago in 1787.
"Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories".
~ Thomas Jefferson

Short-term politics are overshadowing the long-term interests of our nation. It is up to We the People to restore the federal government to its original constitutional nature. Empowerment must be returned to the people, government must be restricted from overreaching into the American people's lives, and officials need to be reminded that their role is one of servant, not served.

Budget Failure :

The federal government is spending $250 billion per month, ($8.3 billion per day). It is collecting approximately $225 billion a month or $7.5 billion a day. I do not suppose a person needs to be able to add all those zeros to figure out that government is spending much more than it is taking in. Our national economy cannot maintain this imbalance any longer.
There must be fiscal responsibility imposed, and We the People need to begin demanding accountability. Of the $3 trillion spent annually, $2 trillion automatically goes to interest on the national debt or entitlements and only one-third is reviewed during the budget and appropriations process. This must change.

The U.S. Congress sets a federal budget every year in the trillions of dollars. Few people know how much money that is, so we created a breakdown of federal spending in simple terms. Let's put the 2011 federal budget into perspective:

  • U.S. Income: $2,170,000,000,000

  • Federal budget: $3,820,000,000,000

  • New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000

  • National debt: $14,271,000,000,000

  • Recent budget cut: $ 38,500,000,000 (about 1 percent of the budget)

It helps to think about these numbers in terms that we can relate to.

Therefore, let's remove the eight zero's and pretend this is the household budget for the fictitious Jones family.

  • Total annual income for the Jones family: $21,700
  • Amount of money the Jones family spent: $38,200
  • Amount of new debt added to the credit card: $16,500
  • Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710

Amount cut from the budget: $385

Government :

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people". Additionally and equally important as returning power to the states is returning power to the people. The Declaration of Independence states, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. Government does not grant these rights but is established by men to protect these rights, which men already hold.

My Grassroots Thoughts…
Our federal government needs to return to Common Sense!

What an American government has no right to demand, an American individual has a right to refuse. You have a voice so let us bind together, making one strong voice, which the federal government will not be able to ignore. Some officials in the federal government are ignoring the voice of the American people and following after egotistical agendas, therefore, government has failed its people!

We cannot do this alone, but with the voices of the people from all over this Great country,like You and I !

We the People, can make a difference!
We the People, can let our voices be heard!
We the People, can stand up to the government’s infringement and say, “ENOUGH”!

"An enlightened people will never suffer what was established for their security to be perverted to an act of tyranny." ~ George Nicholas, June 4, 1788, Convention on the Ratification of the Constitution

May we keep one another and our country in our prayers,also keep one another enlightened to what's happening in our country.

Your Friend in Liberty
Richard Miller