Monday, May 18, 2009

Have We, the People become the Wee People?

“We, the People of the United States” was once the strong, proud foundation upon which this liberty loving nation was built. It was a foundation whose meaning was passed from generation to generation and which was jealously guarded by citizens from all walks of life. It was upon this foundation that our founders guaranteed our rights, and they knew the difference between “rights” and “privileges.”

Among our most precious rights is the freedom to express ideas, which is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution which states “Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech,” yet recent Congresses (108th , 110th, 111th) have passed laws abridging this right through their so-called “hate crimes” bills. They are also attempting to limit freedom of speech by reorganizing the Federal Communications Commission and stifling the voices of concerned citizens whose only source for the “rest of the story” and access to the airwaves is talk radio. They are also considering methods to rein in freedom of expression on the Internet, and they have the audacity to misuse the Department of Homeland Security to condemn Americans who express their dissatisfaction with government through peaceful assembly.

As I watch our Senators and Representatives become nothing but toadies for the “spend America into the ground” Administration, blatantly denying us our rights and ignoring the Constitution from which they derive their authority, I wonder whether the biased media and the ignorance of the masses have successfully changed “We, the People” to “the Wee People” of the United States of America whose tiny voices are easily ignored?