We the people have the final say

newsroom@islandpacket.comApril 18, 2014 

Anything passed or declared by our elected officials must first have the consent of the governed -- we the people -- according to the Constitution.

The day before Obamacare was voted on, TV and newspapers reported that, throughout the nation, people did not favor the law. But Congress, supposedly representing we the people, voted for the bill.

A question arises. If the rule of law is strict adherence to the Constitution by oath, was a favorable vote on Obamacare an infringement upon the rights of we the people?

The president, receiving the bill from Congress, signed it into law. Did he forget his verbal oath, taken while being sworn into office? "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Radio and television then reported that some of those voting did not know the contents of Obamacare.

We the people own this country and the Constitution, as intended by the Founding Fathers. There have been reports by radio, TV and newspapers that our president, supposedly a servant of the people, is reinterpreting the Constitution. He alone should not be able to change its meaning without consent of we the people who own it.

Walter Heydt


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