Ex­er­cise your Con­sti­tu­tional right this elec­tion

News-Herald (Perkasie, PA) - - OPINION -

To the Ed­i­tor:

The 10th Amend­ment of the Con­sti­tu­tion of the United States Emean­ing the fed­eral gov­ern­mentF is writ­ten that “The pow­ers not del­e­gated to the United States by the Con­sti­tu­tion, nor pro­hib­ited by it to the States, are re­served to the States re­spec­tively, or to the peo­ple.” That means that the power of the United States gov­ern­ment is in the states, not the fed­eral gov­ern­ment EWash­ing­ton, D.C.F. Let’s re­mem­ber we are the gov­ern­ment, not the rep­re­sen­ta­tives we send to Harrisburg and Wash­ing­ton. They are sup­posed to be ser­vants of the peo­ple EusF.

We have al­lowed this whole thing to get flipped. Gov­ern­ing from the top down is dic­ta­tor­ship. The Con­sti­tu­tion was writ­ten to gov­ern from the bot­tom up. “We the Peo­ple” are in charge mainly be­cause we pay all the bills — state and fed­eral.

It is our fault that this has hap­pened. Since we are in charge, we have not stayed in­volved and held our rep­re­sen­ta­tives to task. There are quite a few cit­i­zens who have tried to be ed­u­cated on this and try to in­form the rest of us. They get la­beled as “rad­i­cals” and a few other words be­cause we don’t want to hear that we are at fault. Oops!

Since this is the most im­por­tant elec­tion of our life­time, it’s time to get up and get ac­tive. You have a right from God through the Con­sti­tu­tion to make your coun­try what it was de­signed to be. We don’t have to agree on ev­ery­thing, so there­fore ev­ery­one has a right to their opin­ion and we have a right to lis­ten and agree or dis­agree. Go out there and find out what you can do to see that your can­di­date gets elected. Stop hid­ing be­hind your po­lit­i­cal party and let­ting them make all the de­ci­sion for you. Regina (Jean) Bolger


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