The Constitution was created to give the citizens of the United States protection from powers, both foreign and domestic, with the understanding that it was the people’s responsibility to keep the balance of power in check.
John Adams said, “We are a nation of laws, not a nation of men” as men are fallible and can be subject to their feelings and emotions, laws stand resolute and should be positioned to guide us all to aspire to the highest standards of moral behavior.
As with the caravan moving north through Mexico, while emotionally we may empathize with them – people looking for a better life, a better future, and willing to sacrifice everything to do so – we must take a step back as a nation of laws and remember that the laws were designed to protect our nation and its citizens.
Those that come to our country must also abide by those rules. Take a listen to an interesting thought problem I have been wrestling with and check out a few of my key points below the video.
If our own law makers cannot follow the laws they swore to uphold for the sake of their own emotions, then it is the responsibility of the people to remove them from power and replace them with individuals who will.
But those in power will seldom relinquish it calmly and peacefully – instead, they will distract, causing the people to turn on themselves instead of focusing on the real problem at hand:
They will tell the people that social programs that we have invested (such as Social Security and Medicare) in are no longer a result of your life-long investing, but property of the government and are entitlements and you should not expect them; but instead they will contribute to social handouts such as Welfare and expect that those accounts will fund them without question.
Who was out government elected to protect? Those that are contributing members, legal citizens of The Nation, or those that want to take advantage of our legal system and suck from our social programs?
We are a nation of laws, not a nation of men. We must strive to the highest standard of understanding and intention of the laws, not the lowest.
It is not the responsibility of the government to distribute the wealth of the nation to all of those that ask for it, it is the responsibility of each individual person to choose if they will help their fellow man.