War or peace. Unity or conflict. Conservative or liberal. Using or wasting national resources. Citizen or illegal alien.
Readers recognize these as current issues, but the letters and diaries of our nation's Founders testify these same conflicts motivated their writing and rewriting of the Constitution.
They were superior creators of "government of the people, by the people, for the people," as Lincoln observed at Gettysburg.
If he knew how elected politicians in our nation's Capitol operate today, Lincoln couldn't have finished that quote with "... shall not perish from the earth."
Eternal hopefulness and exclusion of England's royal governance was in the souls of those colonists, so they placed legal control of our destiny in the hands of voting citizens, not the president or Congress.
D.C.'s elected politicians today trample on citizens' rights and have nearly succeeded in usurping the power of the voting booth.
The bicameral chambers of our Congress continue to be scenes of verbal warfare that cripples today's governance. Obama and his advisors ignore congressional approvals to implement their own agenda, which is unconstitutional.
A lawsuit is under consideration right now to punish Obama and require him to adhere to constitutional requirements.
Though the U.S. still ranks as the world's largest economic engine in spite of huge national indebtedness, lenders are closing their doors to unlimited borrowing needed to fund congressional programs.
Candidates who support our Constitution and have a track record of accomplishment will get my vote, and hopefully yours as well.
And it's about time we limit politicians to 12 years of public service in Washington. Ambitious newcomers with clear vision are what our Founders worked and hoped for. Let's confirm their trust.