imageI’m writing this Blog on Independence Day.  Sitting in my chair, rehabbing from the knee surgery, I watched the entire series, “The Revolutionary War” on the “History Channel”  The revolutionary war was not easy.  The war lasted eight years. In the beginning, the revolutionaries (future Americans) were defeated at every turn.  Thousands of future Americans, from every walk of life, gave their lives, so our new country could be independent of England.  They fought for freedom. A year previous they were farmers, shopkeepers and printers. They came from the fields, the slaves. With no promises of their own freedom, African-Americans stood with the revolutionaries and fought.  It took them over 150 years to see their dream of freedom begin. The original residents of our continent, the American Indians also stood by the Patriots.  Several close relationships were formed with General Washington.  They left their families and jobs only to march 200 miles, in bad weather, in tatted clothing with little or no food to face well-trained, well equipped, professional soldiers.  They marched for an ideal.   Their ideal is summed up in three words;

WE THE PEOPLE

imageImagine that you have left your family for the past eight years.  Imagine you have endured the horror of war fought up close.  You were cold and starving. You have watched friends die.  Then one day the British say” okay, you win, your on your own”.  NOW WHAT?????  You’ve sacrificed everything for this day, for this ideal, but now it is here.  WHAT NOW?

WE THE PEOPLE

That’s what’s next. We the People. You have the opportunity to develop a form of government for the people, by the people and of the people. You have the opportunity to participate in a great experiment in self-governing. You have the opportunity to begin something great in the eyes of civilization.

WE THE PEOPLE

People fought and died for our right to self govern, for our freedom and independence.  Those that serve ouus-flag-and-soldier-1-300x225r military defend this right today, some paying the ultimate price.  The problem is our form of government depends on the involvement of we the people.  Our constitution is based on the involvement of we the people. Our government does not run without we the people.

I will admit here I did not vote for President Obama.  BUT, when he took the oath do office he became MY PRESIDENT.  He represents me.  I will defend him and his office. I have heard several people personally attack him. I am not talking about criticizing his policies, debate is part of our political system.  I am talking about non-constructive personal attacks.  President Obama was elected by, we the people.  He is our president and deserves our respect.

Our government is in need of a tune up.  It’s not working as our forefathers dreamed. The current problem with our government is that we lost “We The People”.  We complain about government, yet most eligible voters do not vote or are not even registered to vote.  Without we the people, the great American experiment doesn’t work.  We the people must participate in elections and communicate with our legislature. Write our call your congress person when you don’t agree.  Tell them what you want for our country. If they don’t deliver, don’t vote for them.  We the people was not established to provide for every individual’s needs. We the people is design to serve all of the people.

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So as enjoy this Independence weekend, don’t just reflect on our freedoms, reflection on President Kennedy’s words, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”.  It’s our responsibility. It’s the cost of freedom.  It’s our promise as……

WE THE PEOPLE

Just Saying…..

Todd

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  1. P.H. says:

    I guess if I were an employee of yours, I’d feel pressured to read this and agree with you…

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    • Thanks for reading and replying. First, if you were an team member at Ebsco you probably would not read this as most do not. We don’t push it. Also you would know that I encourage alternate views and hate “yes men”. BUT if I were to influence people to get involved in the process, get them active, then yes I would be happy. Too many groups have become disenfranchised in government allowing a small group to rule so yes, I hope I convince others, regardless of their positions to speak up and be heard. As I said it is We the People.

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