"Only limited and carefully defined powers should be delegated to government, all others being retained in the people" - Principle 19 of our Founding Father - The Five Thousand Year Leap 28 Great Ideas That Changed the World by W. Cleon Skousen.
How much power have we relinquish to our government? Not only the Federal, but our State, County and local. Are you free to put up a storage shed or a fence on your property or for that matter of fact a new front porch without the government becoming involved? How about how your tax dollars are spent? Do you have a sidewalk to nowhere in your township or district? Take a look around. Question yourself as to where and why our government has such power and is that healthy for our republic?
Thoughts of our modern life should be arising in our minds daily. We should remember that we are the greatest nation to have ever emerge in modern time and our way of life is unique and protected. By protected, not by force but by common sense and participation in the process. It is understood that not everyone is a student of political science, or military might, but it is every one's duty to know about such things and to participate in it at the very least as being knowledgeable about what is going on and what is lawful and legal according to The Constitution of the United States.
Become involved, be aware and know what it is that our republic stands for ...
And so for today, I say so long and let not your heart be troubled.