“Getting back to ‘We the People'”, was Vernon’s review of Scott Rasmussen’s book, “In Search of Self-Governance” (NWE, May 3, 2010), evidently misses how did ‘We the People’ loss our power of self-governance.
The review covers the points of the consequences of the loss:
‘Our system provides that “the government does not run the country”. The people do. Some opponents…worry that the truism ultimately will be reversed…. Hasn’t that already happened? Perhaps he answers it when the author writes that the system the Founders built, ‘that the safety valve was torn asunder….
The author sees a battle between “Americans who want to govern themselves and the politicians who want to rule over them.” Then the reviewer, Wes Vernon, notes, “Mr. Rassmussen alludes to the “unholy alliance” of big government and big business arrayed against the rest of us. “They write the rules. We pay the bills,” he contends.
It was Franklin Roosevelt who set the foundation for the shift of power from ‘We the People’ to special interests with the 1935 Wagner Act that gave the hierarchy of the trade unions a monopoly over the workers; join, pay dues, or no jobs. The unions amassed so much money they actually bought the government: Congress, Presidents, boards, judges, etc., to be joined by the Corporations, environmentalists, et al.
That is why there are 60,000 lobbyists in Washington, writing our laws and seeing to their passing. Many of them are unconstitutional and anti-American, promoting Socialism and globalism. That’s why the definition of Treason in the Constitution needs to be amended to make these Constitution-Destroyers the Traitors they are, punishable for Treason, in order to serve America today in Her dire need. These people are more dangerous to our way of life than the spies who spy for a foreign government.