Officials forget they are our servants

Tue, 08/18/2009 - 3:55pm
By: Letters to the ...

Open letter to the U.S. Congress and Senate:

What part of the idea that you work for the people of this country, that you must answer to those same people have all of you in both houses forgotten?

Have all of the members of both houses forgotten the words every schoolchild in this country learns in grammar school: “We the people ....” is not “We the government.”

Much as it seems some of you would like to believe that you are above the people, you are by definition the servants of the people, you are the employees of the people and those very same people can and will terminate your employment.

Perhaps it is time to return to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights as written, not as interpreted by you or the Court.

What those brave men who with disregard for their personal safety, fortunes and with no small amount of guidance from God set up as our form of government, has in the last 100 years been morphed into something that they would in no way recognize.

If all of you have not forgotten your American history, you might remember the name Thomas Jefferson. Mr. Jefferson had a beautiful way with words, a way of getting right to the heart of the matter. If you will reflect on the following:

“Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” — Thomas Jefferson.

Edward C. Ragan, II

Peachtree City, Ga.

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