Each and every American needs to understand the underlying principles behind the Constitution. Not only for their own liberty or right to choose but also for the liberty of their children, grandchildren, friends, relatives, associates and all Americans. It is probably the single most important part of life, this being able to choose for ourselves, and it hasn’t been around for very long. I personally would like to keep it and ensure everyone else gets to keep it too.
Some might think that the Constitution is boring, hard to understand or someone else will understand it for them. Just look at where that attitude has gotten us. Besides the continuation of spending trillions of dollars that we don’t have (For the past 3 years we have borrowed over a trillion dollars each year,) we are still confronted with a government that is bit by bit taking away our individual rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that are guaranteed by our Constitution and given to us by our Creator. (Obamacare forces an individual to not only buy insurance but a specific kind of insurance that may go against the person’s belief’s. Banks are told how much they can charge to initiate a loan and can be taken over by the government without any oversight. How long before we are told how much we can make?) According to many of our politicians we don’t have the wherewithal to make our own choices only they can do the choosing. Just look around your community, town, city or state and you will see how badly that has worked out for us.
This all leads us to why there aren’t as many jobs as people need and want. The amount of new businesses started will decline in direct ratio to the amount of new government regulations and new taxes and/or in the abscence of a stable (as small as possible) regulatory enviroment and low taxes. Government regulations and taxes are oppressive to a person or business (businesses are groups of people). The trick is to have as few or as little as possible and for sure, don’t keep changing the rules. Regulations and taxes are a form of force and whenever you try to force someone they will push back or get scared. Aren’t people and businesses afraid to spend too much right now?
These two things, low taxes and much less regulation, will actually bring in much more revenue to the government. (Check out the Kennedy & Reagan years. Both lowered taxes & more money flowed in. The more people making money the more taxes are collected. We want people earning lots of money not the other way around.) We will be able to pay off our debt and pay for needed services and safety nets. The key question is do our politicians want more cash in the bank or do some of them actually want the poor to stay poor.
How does the Constitution fit into all of this? The Constitution will give us limited government which will result in less regulation and less taxation. This gives all of us more choices and opportunity. More liberty & freedom will ensure we can pay our bills. The Constitution if understood and applied will allow any individual to start their own business and be as creative as their abilities allow. The people of our country can and will get us out of this economic catastrophe that the politicians have gotten us into. Anyway, most politicians haven’t the slightest clue about how to create jobs.
Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and all of the founding fathers knew that this thing called liberty was and is the key to a free and prosperous nation. Don’t take my word for it. Read their writings, the Constituion and the Declaration of Independence. Just think of the amount of small businesses that would have been created in the last several years if the government would have been getting smaller instead of growing monstrously huge.
Spread the word about our founding documents and how using them will lead to more jobs and more choices.