These are the times that try men’s souls. These words spoken prior to our founding are as true now as they were then. At that time, our goal was to free ourselves from a tyrannical foreign power. Today, we seek to preserve and protect that precious freedom and liberty that was gained by the spilled blood of many patriots from the very people we elect to represent us in our government!
Over the years, we as a people have ignored the warnings of our founders in matters of self-governance. They rightly stated that eternal vigilance is the price of freedom! To that end we have failed miserably! We, in good conscience, have over the years elected and reelected those who were not worthy of our trust and to our shame have exercised no oversight over them and as a consequence we have the deplorable situation that we now find ourselves in!
Those we elect to represent us are in a true sense our employees, people we have hired to see to our affairs. No good employer would hire workers and then leave them to their own devices with no oversight or supervision! We the people must see to our affairs and keep a tight rein on our employees and insist that they follow the terms they swore to when they were first hired; those terms that are prescribed by our Constitution!
Should we fail to do this we will find ourselves in a situation best described by the Honorable Daniel Webster when he spoke of matters concerning government: “It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against good intention. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern! They promise to be good masters but they mean to be masters!”