To the People of the United States, 4 July 2018
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” (1)
“We the People”. . .This is the essence of the American Sovereign. 3 powerful words. In 1787 our Constitution was written and ratified by We the People. Not we the oligarchs. Not we the corporations. Not we the unions. Not we the special interests. Not we the white people of privilege. Not I the king, nor I the Great Dictator. We the People.
Merriam Webster defines Sovereign as “one possessing or held to possess supreme political power.” Another definition is “one that exercises supreme authority within a limited sphere.” The sovereign holds ownership over the land, the seas, the rivers and lakes, the buildings, the roads, the bridges, the air we breath and each and every living citizen. While each person has individual rights that are guaranteed by The Constitution, rights are not ownership. Only the sovereign owns, and in the United States, We the People are sovereign.
“One.” As in one body politic held together by individual people. Much like a human body that is made up of billions of different cells, the American body politic is made up of over 300 million people. Each individual helping the body live and accomplish it’s objectives, and yet each are individuals living their own lives, thriving or despairing on their own.
In 1776 the people threw off the chains binding them to a craven monarch. A British King had been sovereign over the American colonies for over 150 years, and the Americans were loyal subjects of the King. “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. . .” (2) In essence, The American people decided to unshackle themselves from their sovereign, and after eight years of war, succeeded.
Between 1784-1787, the Colonies created a confederate system of government – a loose confederation of states with each state effectively being it’s own “sovereign”. For many reasons this system was doomed to fail from the outset. But in 1787, men from every state came together in Philadelphia and established a new Constitution, a Constitution that established a true American Sovereign. Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay wrote 85 separate articles, now known as “The Federalist Papers”, championing the idea of a national federal government to supersede the confederacy of state governments. This was not an easy task, as many of the divisions separating the people then continue to separate us now.
These divisions threaten to kill the American body politic, much like a cancerous tumor can metastasize and kill a human body. Yet, if each person were to look into the essence of the Constitution, they would understand the true power of the American Sovereign – We the People. But the people of the country have been hoodwinked by a powerful and sophisticated foe, a corporate empire built on the money, marketing and media that the American corporate oligarchs have assembled since the end of World War 2. The oligarchs are frightened by the prospect of the American Sovereign, which is why they have poured so many resources into reducing it’s power and strength. They fear it because, should We the People decide to take back the power of the Sovereign vested in the Constitution, the oligarchs will be powerless to stop it.
Over the next several months I will be writing about the issues surrounding the American Sovereign and how there is a simple yet difficult solution for taking back our power from the corporate empire. I will be discussing the Federalist Papers and applying them to today’s world. I will be discussing the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and their place in the 21st century . Finally, I will be discussing our political economy, and it’s effect on our society and what needs to be done in order to strengthen the American Sovereign of We the People.
- The Constitution of the United States.
- The Declaration of Independence