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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Promise and Fulfillment: a meditation

What is the nature of the promise in our Declaration of Independence?

How is our Constitution fulfilling the promises of our Declaration of Independence?

Who makes promises and who fulfills them?

At the very least, we have agreed to be governed only by those whose powers and authorities we have divided, separated, limited, and balanced.

Why have wise men among us so often insisted that we are in need of history lessons and civic lessons? Why have they wanted to stimulate our appreciation for and our understanding of our national heritage

Of what is the U.S. constituted? What is our nation made of?

What are those "Blessings of Liberty" mentioned in the first paragraph of our Constitution?

I want answers.

What's legislation? What's law? What's a legislature? Who oversees and controls our legislature? What are the "legislative Powers" written in section one of the first article of our Constitution?

How's your constitution?

According to our laws, what are the ways to get kicked out of government?

In section seven of article 1 of Our Constitution it is written that "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives;" What does that mean? What power dose that give you and me?

What are the limits of executive power? What are the limits to the power of our President?

Who has the main job of seeing to it that our laws are enforced? Isn't that the job of our President? What tools does he have for doing that job?

Is there a law of ours that needs better enforcement? What might "better" mean in this case?

What is your job in this government of ours ... this government of the people, by the people, and for the people?

To be continued .....

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