There are points in the course of time in which a noble direction has been shifted enough to warrant measures of redirection. Those points where a strong foundation has had built upon it a weakened frame. The foundations - the core values - are sturdy and enduring. The framework that has been erected around and upon this foundation has been, from time and neglect, found in need of repair.
The framework, that "our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that 'all men are created equal'" is as enduring as the word of our creator. The instinctual ideals of liberty and freedom in their framework of a government that is of the people by the people for the people, shall not perish from the earth, is stronger than ever.
In order for this framework to have upon it a building of majesty and beauty that is profitable for all people must , from time to time, be renovated and repaired. The open floor plan of freedom has had walls of intrusion laid upon the foundations of liberty and justice for all, causing a separation of the people from the government. The rooms of government are now locked and hidden from the people whose fathers and mothers gave their last full measure of devotion to protect the openness of this liberty.
We the people are the builders and maintainers of the temple of liberty that is this great nation. The great commission of the protection of the tangible daily execution of freedom has been passed from generation to generation in this land of liberty. This noble task is inherent in those of us living here today. It is therefore, our duty to restore the government by the people of the people and for the people for this generation and generations to come.
In order for us to maintain a nation maturing in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all people are created equal, we must maintain a government that is of the people by the people for the people. It is of the people in our fellow citizens being the servants of the public good. By the people as we elect and place the people we believe hold fast to the actual execution of liberty and justice for all. It is for the people in the written precepts - the law and the rules and regulations - that are in accordance with and protecting of the individual liberty of all people. This republic can only stand of the people by the people and for the people.
The time has come to remove the walls of secrecy and deceit that have degraded this temple of liberty. It is time for a war of knowledge and reason to remove the corporate interests that have taken this government of the people away from the people. We must be strong and abhor the notion of convenience that begets a false security in the loss of liberty. We must actively seek those citizens that are dedicated to the preservation of a government that is of the people by the people for the people. These people will marginalized and demonized by the media that is owned by the same corporate builders of the walls of deceit. We must not let our decisions be made for us as this is the greatest loss in the constant battle for independence. It is time to eschew the material media ensnarement, the bread of circuses of our time, for the interaction with our fellow citizens to rebuild and restore the temple of liberty.
James T. Garrett