Grab a copy of the Constitution.  The first three words are We the People.

Then it drops down to Article I and that deals with Legislative Powers… Article I,Section I reads:  “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.   It does not mention anything about “Executive Orders”. So are they constitutional?

The next step down is Article II and that deals with Executive Powers.

The next step down is Article III and that deals with Judicial Powers.

In Federal paper #46 James Madison writes  “The federal and State governments are in fact but different agents and trustees of the people, constituted with different powers, and designed for different purposes. The adversaries of the Constitution seem to have lost sight of the people altogether in their reasoning’s on this subject; and to have viewed these different establishments, not only as mutual rivals and enemies, but as uncontrolled by any common superior in their efforts to usurp the authorities of each other. These gentlemen must here be reminded of their error. They must be told that the ultimate authority, wherever the derivative may be found, resides in the people alone.”

Think of this:  “a government big enough to give you anything you want is also big enough to take away everything you have”.   Virtually every day we see documentation that our government is getting bigger and we also see documentation that they are taking away our freedom to make choices for ourselves.  Do it their way or no way.

We are surrounded with people who are unhappy with the manner in which our government operates.  So what should/can you do??

Alexander Hamilton in Federalist Paper #81 “the People are the natural guardians of the Constitution”, “the people need to become enlightened enough to distinguish between a legal exercise and an illegal usurpation of authority.”

Read, and become familiar with the Declaration of Independence.  Read and become familiar with the Constitution.

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