The phrase “We, the People” is easily recognizable and holds a significant place in American history as it embodies the core values and principles upon which the United States was founded. Often seen as an affirmation of democracy, this powerful expression continues to establish its relevance today as the foundation of the Republic.
These opening words of the United States Constitution represent a call to unity for Citizens to come together and actively participate in shaping their nation’s destiny using the originalist approach. Undoubtedly, originalism serves as the sole legitimate interpretive framework for the non-living Federal Charter.
Contrary to the prevalent misconception, the majority of Americans do not constitute the “We, the People” demographic. This misunderstanding has been perpetuated by persistent widespread disinformation forcefully ingrained into the nation’s psyche, further exacerbated by 13+ years of compulsory, collective miseducation. To comprehend the true power and identity of “We, the People,” we must first explore its roots.
The phrase serves as the opening statement of the United States Constitution. The Constitution was drafted during a remarkable time in history when people fought for change against oppressive monarchies, demanding rights and representation. Designed to superimpose the previously enacted Articles of Confederation, the new Charter aimed to form a more cohesive government that truly represented its Citizens and possessed the authority to impose its decisions upon the States.
In 1787, delegates from 12 states convened in Philadelphia to establish a stronger framework for governing their newly independent nation. They debated and ultimately settled on a central theme: power derives from the People. They envisioned a nation where individual freedoms were protected, and a government designed to serve its people, eliminating tyranny and injustice.
A frequently disregarded, yet important legal fact is that all of the signatories were exclusively White males. The established Social Contract was specifically designed for White males of that era, referred to as “We the People,” and their descendants through biological lineage, which is their Posterity. To confirm, the Preamble reads:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
In the drafting of a contract or the establishment of a will, the stipulations and bequests are intended for the lawful beneficiaries. Should John Smith bequeath his estate to his lineage, this would not encompass arbitrary individuals originating from China or any other geographical location. The inheritance is solely designated to his posterity.
To articulate the concept in a more accessible manner, the legitimate Owners of the United States of America or “We, the People” of today are the male descendants of its Founding Fathers: the “Posterity” who are the named beneficiaries of the Constitution. Irrespective of emotions and personal beliefs, this remains the sole demographic possessing lawful entitlement and authority to alter any facet of the federal or state governments, without resorting to protests, lobbying and arduous, time-intensive bureaucratic procedures.
Each constitution within the United States acknowledges and safeguards the Right of the People to peaceably assemble for deliberation pertaining to the supervision of their institutions, as well as to initiate requisite amendments through petitioning for redress of their grievances. But the People can only achieve this as state Citizens endowed with that status as a matter of Right from the nation’s founding.
“There is in our political system a government of each of the several States, and a government of the United States. Each is distinct from the others, and has citizens of its own, who owe it allegiance, and whose rights, within its jurisdiction, it must protect. ” United States v. Cruikshank, 92 U.S. 542 (1875)
On the other hand, there exist federal citizens who acquired their status in 1868 through the adoption of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The government of the United States, although it is, within the scope of its powers, supreme and beyond the States, can neither grant nor secure to its citizens rights or privileges which are not expressly or by implication placed under its jurisdiction. All that cannot be so granted or secured are left to the exclusive protection of the States. 4. The right of the people peaceably to assemble for lawful purposes, with the obligation on the part of the States to afford it protection, existed long before the adoption of the Constitution. The first amendment to the Constitution, prohibiting Congress from abridging the right to assemble and petition, was not intended to limit the action of the State governments in respect to their own citizens, but to operate upon the national government alone. It left the authority of the States unimpaired, added nothing to the already existing powers of the United States, and guaranteed the continuance of the right only against Congressional interference. The people, for their protection in the enjoyment of it, must, therefore, look to the States, where the power for that purpose was originally placed. United States v. Cruikshank, 92 U.S. 542 (1875)
These two disparate groups of American citizens diverge significantly, primarily in this respect: the former owns the governmental power, while the latter are owned by the government. Due to misguidance under a government-imposed curriculum, the Posterity is misinformed about their identity and the Power they possess as the legal owners of the nation.
Adherence to a federally mandated curriculum means all schools teach that America is a democracy, although the Constitution itself confirms it is a Republic at Article IV, Section 4:
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.
It is solely the governmental entities, both at the state and federal levels, that embody democracies. The legislatures are expected to cast votes and reach decisions on the matters placed before them based upon a majority consensus. Citizens are meant to reside outside the realm of democracy, safeguarded by the barrier of the Constitution, thus ensuring protection against governmental intrusion. The rationale behind this is explained by James Madison:
A common passion or interest will, in almost every case, be felt by a majority of the whole; a communication and concert result from the form of government itself; and there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party or an obnoxious individual. Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.
However, the People have been deceived, resulting in the de facto forfeiture of their Inheritance–the entire United States of America– and enabling the federal government to execute a role reversal. In this new arrangement, the government assumes sovereignty while the People serve as its citizens within the realm of democracy, devoid of constitutional protections save at the prerogative of their self-appointed overlords.
It is of paramount significance to emphasize the necessity of acquiring knowledge in American Law and Civics of the Republic, absent malevolent influences of democracy propaganda. Regrettably, it is improbable that “We, the People” can depend on those who gain the most from the democracy deception to aid in reestablishing the constitutional order of Power ordained by the Founders. In order to eradicate political corruption and governmental despotism, it is imperative that the People collaboratively strive for self-education to achieve the reestablishment of their rightful position as Owners of the country.