When the craftsman sets out to learn his trade, for example, woodworking, he spends a great deal of time learning about his craft. He must learn not only the tools to use, but also the proper types of wood to work with. He must be totally versed in all aspects of woodworking if he want to be considered a master of his trade. This is true of any field of endeavor, except for one, our Public officials. For some reason many of our politicians feel that they will gain more popularity by pushing more laws through without any thought to the collateral damage that they do. They do this without any consideration to the constitutional requirements of the laws they propose.
Some Public Employees working in our government enforcing those laws feel that they are above them, and can choose to do their jobs the way they see fit based on their own personal bigotry. When these public employees choose to do this. they are in violation of the law and should be punished and made examples of. So other employees of the government understand that if they violate the constitutional rights of others based on their bigotry or self-righteousness that they will be punished to the maximum extent of law. People in government that put themselves above others, must been made to understand that they will be held to a higher accountability than ordinary citizens because of their position of authority.
The job of a politician is to uphold the Constitution’s of both the state they represent, and our federal government. They take an oath to do this, but how many of these politicians today realize that the primary reason for our Constitution is to protect INDIVIDUAL rights; not the majority’s rights, and not the government’s rights to exist. Our founding fathers recognized the possibility of the government’s growing in power to such a point that individual freedoms would be lost. That is why on the 4 March 1789.
They added the Bill of Rights to the Constitution guaranteeing individual freedoms to the people in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of the government’s powers. Today the people holding government offices rather elected or Employed have shown a total disregard for the individual rights of others..
How many laws have been passed in the last 100 years that have been found by our court systems to violate the principles of our Federal and State Constitutions? For example the Jim Crow laws or laws passed in the McCarthy era, as well as laws requiring businesses to implement unneeded measures, increasing the cost of goods and driving some companies out of business. Consider the cost of implementing those unconstitutional laws, and the costs of defending them in court only to have them proven to be unconstitutional. Now add in the cost of removing the law and the mechanism that they created and you soon realize that these mistakes have cost us, the taxpayers, billions of dollars. Also consider the cost in taxpayers dollars and individuals pain because public employees have stepped outside the boundaries of the laws designed to protect individuals rights.
How well do public officials uphold their sworn oath to protect the state and federal constitutions that require them to protect citizens individual rights? When Public Officials are faced with special interest groups pressures or when public officials allow their own personal bigotry to affect their judgment’s when dealing with the public and by their actions they are attempting to strip the rights from disfavored groups of American citizens. Now there are public officials that do stand their ground, to protect disfavored groups and they are true American patriots! They realize even though they may be fired from their jobs or not reelected in coming elections because of their actions. Honor integrity and their oath before God to uphold the Constitution is more important than their own personal satisfaction and monetary or social gain.
“The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society.” Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
How many organizations, businesses and individuals have had to spend their time and resources fighting those unconstitutional laws or actions by public officials? If the Public officials would have just done their jobs upholding the Constitutional principles of this country, and if the politicians did their jobs of upholding the Constitution’s requirements for individual rights many laws would have never been proposed in the first place let alone passed.
Public officials need to learn their jobs, and politicians should not rely on special interest groups that lobby and feed them false or skewed information. They need to look at all sides of the issue and obtain accurate information before ever presenting a law for consideration. Most importantly the officials need to remember their primary job is to protect individual rights from the power of the majority, as well as the overwhelming power of government, politicians are placed there as custodians to protect constitutional standards, NOT to be there to fulfill their own self-interest or personal bigotry.
It is now time that WE THE PEOPLE start holding our Government representatives responsible for their overzealous actions in trying to put forth, knee-jerk legislation that Is not well thought out that might satisfy some people’s lust for revenge or personal agenda, but are in fact unconstitutional because they infringe upon individual rights of others that are guaranteed and protected by the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. As well as public employees who use their government positions for self gratification and financial gain. Those public officials should be held to a higher accountability than ordinary citizens, instead of the way it is now where they have less accountability. there should be no qualified immunity for any public employee.
If a person is in the military and violates the military code of conduct, they can be given a dishonorable discharge, losing all of their benefits, pensions and denying them positions in many government agencies. Corporate managers have been held responsible and imprisoned for allowing dangerous products to reach the marketplace. Why shouldn’t politicians and other public officials be held to that same accountability that they have placed on others in the rules, laws and regulations that they have passed and enforce.
We firmly believe that our Governments Representatives should be held accountable for proposing unconstitutional laws, if any bill is later found to be unconstitutional both the sponsor and cosponsors of should be punished. They should be immediately barred from any type of public service from serving in the Congress to working as a clerk in some DMV office somewhere. We also believe that because of the cost of fighting these unconstitutional laws, these said lawmakers should lose their pensions and any other benefits that they might have received, for being in office. The same should also be true for any public employee who steps outside the lines of their Authority, they should be banned from any further public employment. any financial gains that a public employee thought was their due , such as retirement funds and pensions that were paid for by the state. The public employee would not naturally not lose money that they put in, but they would lose the amount that the state put in.
“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty”. Thomas Jefferson
To some these penalties might seem harsh, but these people chose to become politicians or public employees and in doing so took an oath before God to uphold the Constitution and protect our individual rights. If they are unwilling to do this, then they should face the consequences of their actions, as they have pass laws expecting others to do. If not, they should not have run for a political office or applied for government positions. Their jobs are to represent the rights of each individual person of this country. not satisfy their own self interest.
We believe when a person chooses to work for the government that they should be held to a higher accountability. That ordinary citizens and that accountability should include the highest possible penalties when those public employees disregard others individual rights.
Holding people accountable for their actions has long been viewed as the best way to have a stabilized society, to create the best products and services and to create a moral conscience, why should our Public Officials be exempt from that accountability.
If this idea appeals to you share it with other people.
when you feel that a government employee has overstepped their bounds. You can fill out and hand them a Denial of Rights Under Color of Law form.
maybe it’s time in states like California, where the public can put forth a ballot measure to be voted on by simply creating a petition and getting enough names on it. is it time to start a petition to hold public employees accountable for their actions. what do you think.