• We Do Not Consent! Yet Public Officials Do Their Thing Anyway

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    Surge Summary: The American system is supposed to operate as a constitutional republic:  elected and appointed officials are supposed to represent the interests of “We the People.” Yet, time and again, the concerns of majorities of Americans are disregarded by those making their laws and policies.

    by Allan Erickson

    Supposedly, America is a Republic, which means government officials represent us and govern according to our approval, our consent. Assuming we can generally rely on polling (if it is done right and corroborated over time), the following list reveals that majorities of Americans are ignored as officials govern without regard to our consent.  For example:

    >Americans have consistently expressed majority opposition to publicly-funded abortion yet this President insists on funding abortion at home and abroad, even through the ninth month of gestation. We are opposed to this holocaust but we are forced to finance it.

    >Majority opinion was expressed in the 90s with passage of the Defense of Marriage Act. Most of the States passed laws defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, exclusively. Failing the legislative channels, activists went to the Supreme Court which codified same-sex marriage, acting outside its constitutionally assigned judicial role. Again, the will of the people was subverted. And States’ rights were obliterated.

    >Majorities have opposed open borders, illegal migration and sanctuary cities for decades, but We the People have been ignored, and actively contradicted by ruling Democrats.

    >Majorities opposed ObamaCare.  We did not give our consent. We were railroaded in Congress and in the Supreme Court.

    >We do not want gun control leading to confiscation or mandatory vaccines. The dictators insist we submit to both.

    >We want election reform. Ruling elites fight against us.

    >We want fiscal responsibility. Public officials ignore us.

    >We back The Blue. Ruling authorities denigrate law enforcement, using it for propaganda and the false accusation of systemic racism.

    >We want a strong military and well-funded police. Politicians and activists don’t even bother asking our consent.

    >We want enemies—foreign and domestic—to be confronted effectively, as per the oath all public officials take. We are plowed under as our enemies are given almost free reign.

    >We want school choice and we are blocked at every turn.

    >We want sane environmental laws and regulatory reform.  It doesn’t matter what we want.

    >We demand the corrupt and the lawless be brought to justice but we find that the privileged and the wealthy are rarely prosecuted.

    >We want lower taxes and less government spending, and the elites raise taxes and increase spending.

    >We advocate a return to the rule of law as supporters of the Founders’ vision, and the preservation of ALL our God-given rights, but the ruling class works to dismember our Constitution to make way for global government.


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    Originally posted here.

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    Allan Erickson—Christian, husband, father, journalist, businessman, screenwriter and author of The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence, Tate Publishing, 2012, serves on the board of www.RestoreAmerica.org. He is available to speak in churches addressing the topics of faith and freedom. Register & Vote! Contact: allanlerickson@gmail.com

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