What Is Meant By: We-The-People
The phrase appears in the Preamble to The Constitution for the United States of America. This is not where it all started. For our united States of America, which officially started with the ratification of The unanimous Declaration of the united States of America; this document created our nation, the union of our people. It established the people as the Sovereign Authority over our governments, and then began laying the foundation for those governments. But you're not going to just take my word for it.
The unanimous Declaration of the united States of America; shortly after its ratification, unfortunately acquired the name; The Declaration of Independence. This latter name give the false impression that the document is no longer needed today; because, after all, we have not been under British Rule for over 235 years.
Because of the British Crown's tyranny over the colonies; The unanimous Declaration established a system of self-governance within and among the colonies, independent from Great Britain's political abuse. This new system placed the governed people as the Sovereign Authority over their own governments.
Knowing and proving the people's sovereignty over government is key. We establish our prove from the second paragraph, which states:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Who Are: The Governed that have become known as We the People? There are two distinct bodies of the governed. The entire body is governed by the just powers of the governments they create, which includes the body of voters. With respect to the grant, repeal, or alteration of political powers, this belongs to the total body of voters. More specifically, the majority of that total body. Today, we call that total body, the body of Registered Voters. It is the majority of this total body that directs the political forces of government offices and the officers who exercise those powers.
The Exercise of the Sovereign Authority comes from the majority of the total number of registered voters for a given political jurisdiction (such as; city, town, county, state, nation, etc). We know this because of the 1756 definition for the word CONSENT and To CONSENT which are defined as:
1. The act of yielding or consenting.
2. Concord; agreement; accord.
1. To be of the same mind; to agree.
2. To co-operate to the same end.
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The agreement of a body with a known membership number comes about when, at the very least, 50% + 1 of its total members agrees to the same outcome (be it a candidate or anything else brought to a vote).
When the Sovereign Sleeps the Tyrants Creep.The sleeping Sovereign problem happened early in our nation's history. The people allowed their governments to stop taking account for every registered voter's vote. It became increasingly difficult for government to compete corrupted plans, especially when they could not get the majority of the total body of registered voters to consent. The government's solution? Silence the consistent non-consent voters. Pass unjust laws increasing political powers to regulate the Sovereign Authority over them. Refuse to account for the not-consenting voters who do not go to the polling station on vote-day.
You're lazy, apathetic, non-patriotic; so says our government of those who do not go to the polls to consent to what or who is on the ballot. Saddest part about that is the decreasing numbers of voters stilling doing their civic-duty of committing treason for voting for the lesser of evils believe that government disinformation, making it easier for government to trample our rights.
A brief look at the voting track-record of the people who do not consent by not going to the polls. Almost all of the people holding elected office today would not have been sworn in the first time, let alone multiple times.
Benefits of the Original Design include:
^ Better informed voting population
^ More voters going to the polls if they really want what's on the ballot to pass
^ Better qualified candidates
^ Proper accounting of all registered voter's votes
^ Less corruption in government
^ Less time at the polling station since people who do not want to consent — do not have to go to polls to have their vote properly accounted
^ Guaranteed that no secret or little-publicized ballot issue or candidate exists, because it requires the majority of the total number of registered voters to consent
^ Better rights-protection
How this all works — without lots of money is that when a person finds a better-qualified candidate, that person tells everyone they know about this candidate. Spreading the word-by-mouth is proved to have more impact than most other media. The only way it works to a desired end, is when all those people who support this candidate do the same thing and then actually vote for this person. It is not money that wins the elections — it is the actual voters. Sure, money buys lots of ads; but hopefully the informed voter bases their vote on the Declaration and the Constitution. Using those documents to judge the candidates.