Saturday, May 9, 2009


The New Social Contract

It seems you misunderstood the notion of "social contract". Our contract with you absolutely does not mean you get to do what you want, once we elect you. It seems you need a clarification of what we mean by that term.

Here it is:

You politicians only get to go to Washington if you make sure we stay free.

No more B.S. like publicly claiming you are "going to work for the American people" while legislating our birthrights away.

No more promises to do what we want and then ignoring our express will. (Remember the bailouts?)

If you want to represent us in DC, (or n our state capitol, or city hall, or wherever) you get one chance to get this right. Screw it up, and you're gone.

We no longer care if you "bring home the bacon". That is no longer of concern to us. Keep us free and we'll leave you be. Betray our trust - and you'll bite the dust.

That's your new clarification to our old contract. Fulfill it, and you're good to go. Break it, and you're fired.

More and more of us are beginning to realize this, and we are beginning to vote this way. Considerations of party membership no longer constrain either our will nor our exercise of that will at the ballot box. You no longer control us. We control you.

The U.S. Constitution is our collective will, our law, to you. It is the Supreme Law of the Land. Disobey its express mandates, step outside of its express (and very limited) power grant, try to expand that power grant by slick arguments and by slithering through perceived loopholes, and you become a lawbreaker instead of a law maker.

We no longer tolerate this. If you do this, we withdraw our consent to be governed by you - and we will remove you from office at the next election.

If you do this, we will not care who succeeds you, for you will have proven that your oath of office cannot be trusted. Your successor will not have proven that, yet - so you can no longer claim to be the "lesser evil".

Be forewarned.

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