By Paul E. Vallely
Congress, you along with the Courts and the Executive Branch, are continuing down the path of destroying America. Our Constitution and the Articles therein do not provide for National Suicide.
Enough is Enough…!
National Call to Action
WE are broke as a country with $16 trillion dollars in debt and a gigantic, bloated government and bureaucracy. Our research reflects that the Federal Government can be downsized by at least 47% and American citizens would not miss any of it the next day.
Our government appears more each day to be reflective of a third world country in terms of ineptness, corruption, and dysfunction. This state of the union is spread across all branches and levels of government. As one noted historian said to me, the country is so encumbered today and so very similar to the Fall of the Roman Empire. America as we have known it for several hundred years may, in fact, be near a collapse.
You see, we need our elected and appointed political leaders to represent us, the People, and abide by, and protect the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. I would further suggest to the American people that Congress’s first order of business is to start eliminating and downsizing government organizations and budgets. As well, start eliminating Federal Legislation that violates our Constitution and the “Sovereignty” of our States and Local authorities.
Go to work to reduce government and spending NOW! Disallow all lobbyists and special interests groups. You work only for the People, no one else! We need term limits on elected officials more now than ever. We need resignations of all those that are corrupt and inept.
My request would be to Senators and Congressmen; stay in your States that you represent nine out of twelve months of the year and spend no more than three months out of the year doing the people’s business in Washington. Make use of the electronic age.
Three months out of the year will provide you sufficient time to legislate and vote on measures and issues with this thought in mind; “you could be a greater asset to the country, to whom you represent and to the country to stay away from the addiction of Washington and the belief that you need to legislate as a lifeblood to your elected office.” It would be very appealing to all of us at the Federal and State level, if you would start to deregulate and de-legislate many of the laws and regulations that are unnecessary to run our government efficiently and productively for future generations.
This is a National Call to Action and it must begin now. The Declaration of Independence states:
“To secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.”
“I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.” From the Poem Invictus by English poet William Ernest Henley (1849–1903) that was penned in 1875. Yes, America, WE are the Masters of our Fate and the Captains of our Soul. We are watching while Washington burns and self-destructs before our very eyes but now, hopefully you are starting to awaken.
The majority of the country and its citizens are seeing the light of our inept and incompetent leadership In Washington! The waste, the personal agendas, the quest for power, and the massive numbers of regulations crushing our economy and way of life must be stopped, now.
The battle is on and we shall not retreat. All of us, please make a commitment this 4th July, Independence Day, we Stand Up as one and save our country. Take it back!
We are not going to permit the current leaders in the White House and in the Halls of Congress to continue in their efforts to lead us down the road of Progressive Socialism and the destruction of our Republic. The Patriotic Revolution that I forecasted well over a year ago is happening now. We Constitutionalists face a battle that is unknown to our newer generations so we must be aggressive in our collective efforts to continue to change the tide.
The Fate of the country is now in our hands and the plea from the majority of our citizens is to enforce the Constitution, severely limit the Federal Government and it’s out of control spending. There is a growing list of documented violations of the Constitution and their Oath of Office by current elected and appointed government officials. Corruptness, dishonestly and treasonous events and actions are occurring before our eyes.
Lincoln issued this warning in his inaugural address:
“Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government and form a new one. This is a most valuable and sacred right – a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world.”
Being a representative republic, not a simple democracy, “rising up” means other than revolution by force of arms, it means the use of our collective voice, and peaceful action.
The people must “rise up” (Stand Up) from the grass roots across this great country as we think of the greater good of this and future generations. We are limited in the peaceful transfer of power…resignation, elections, and impeachment. That is why the Patriotic Revolution must take place to ensure survival of the Union.
The oath is simple and reads:
“I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
Sadly, we have seen them violate their oath. Fraud, lying, and corruption are rampant and some have engaged in treasonous activities, and they effectively thumb their noses at us and have sold you to the highest bidder.
The Articles of Confederation were replaced with the Constitution, which granted the federal government enough authority to cultivate, promote, and secure the Blessings of Liberty. The balance of authority and individual liberty was understood. Power was confined to that which was enumerated in the Constitution with a certain and meaningful intent for checks and balances.
We must make it a local imperative and movement….of the People…by the People… and for the People. “We, the People” have had enough.
Enough is Enough!
A civil uprising is still not out of the question as “pain” grips the country more each day. Hopefully, our future will reflect that the citizens changed the tide in a peaceful way. This means raising your voice now to your neighbors, family, co-workers, and friends. Be the Captains of your Souls. I pray for another George Washington to appear within the year and lead us.
Paul E. Vallely, MG US Army (ret) is Chairman of Stand Up America.