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Politicians have destroyed our form of government. Gone are the days when we sent a farmer, a shop keeper or the guy down the road to Washington to represent us. Now we send slick, fast-talking lawyers who become intoxicated by the wealth and power that they now have at their fingertips.

They seek the power to serve themselves, not the people they work for; the power to give themselves a raise at the expense of the people they work for; the power to tell the people they work for what they can and cannot do at any time or place; the power to take our money and give it to people that think it is simply owed to them; the power to expand government and constrict our Constitution.

The form of government that was constructed by men who sought the guidance of almighty God has been the best form of government known to mankind, until now. A representative republic was the foundation that built a country into the most successful in history. America became the world’s leader in industry, medicine, education, transportation and developed a military that helped save a continent, twice.

Now our representatives look at themselves as being the political elite ruling class and look at the people they work for as the lowly masses that must be ruled by an iron fist. These same lawyers turned politician have removed God from our schools and are trying to remove God from our lives and replace Him with the alter of political correctness.

As long as we keep sending someone who thinks the island of Guam is going to capsize if the population grows and we are about to have to live without balloons to our state and nations capitals, we need not worry about being destroyed from a foreign threat; we are being destroyed from within. These people are not our best and brightest, nor do they actually represent us as they were hired to do.

I went to the websites for the U.S. Congress and Senate and looked at the names of all of them and found three I have respect for. What saddened me was that none of the three were from Georgia.

Here is a little something that we have forgotten: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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.”

We need to become familiar with this document again. And while we’re at it, it wouldn’t hurt to read the Declaration of Independence, the second paragraph in particular. We the people are supposed to be in control of our government, not a political elite ruling class.

Jim Gorman
Gainesville

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