Saturday, May 9, 2009

We the people

Now, you might ask yourself why on earth would a conservative fellow want to become a U.S. citizen at this time? It's a good question and the answer really is very simple.

You see, while I wholeheartedly disagree with the current administration's views and philosophies, I realise that the President of the United States (POTUS) is not the United States. The United States is very simply the sum total of "We The People". Nothing more and certainly nothing less. (Whether our current president realizes this is another conversation.)

The political structure in this country is set up to allow regions (states or congressional districts) to elect fellow citizens to represent them in discussions over matters that are important, but that they cannot easily get away from their business obligations to attend the meetings. This explains the first three words of the United States Constitution being "We the people". The United States of America are run by the people. We are a government of the people by the people. Don't believe me? Take a look at the constitution sometime, the word "We the people" are in enormous letters, as if the founding fathers wanted no one to have any excuse to forget that "We the people" are the final authority around here.

I am proud to be one of "We the people".

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