Elected officials don’t understand Constitution
To the editor:
We seem to continue to elect people who don’t understand
the principles of good government as our founders provided in
the Constitution. Those principles apply to every aspect, whether
it be in our lives or the government. These principles have been
ignored for far too long and they need to be resurrected and the
only way to do that is through education. We have been poor
stewards in the maintenance of these principles when it comes to
the people we elect. We apply them to our individual lives, but
we don’t apply them to the people that we elect.
The people we elect are granted the privilege of representing
us with the exact same rights as we have. They have the responsibility,
first and foremost, to protect those rights. Writing rules
and laws, imposing fines and penalties, and privileges are only
fair when they are applied to everyone equally, not a select few.
If an individual decides, under the guise of “compassion,” to
steal property from one person and either keep it or pass it on to
others, is that lawful? Of course not.
What, then, gives the elected representatives of the people
the right to do that very thing? Do we provide these elected
representatives with more rights than we have as individuals
when we elect them? Does the Constitution grant special
rights to these representatives just because they have been
elected? Do they have our “consent” to have these “special”
rights or powers? We have gone so far out of the bounds of the
Constitution and the government they envisioned, the Founders
would be horrified to see what we have become today. We have
an election coming up in less than two months. There is still time
to take on the responsibility as a citizen and investigate and research
the candidates that are on the ballot.
We the people can make this election cycle a record breaker
if we all get out and vote on Election Day to make Minnesota
a state to be proud of.