In the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence we can find this statement.
" 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."
This phrase refers to the preceding statement concerning the life, liberty and happiness of the people and their equality. It also mentions "Securing Rights". Are our rights secure?
Freedom of speech...Protesters were arrested ahead of Obamas visit to Notre Dame (ostensibly for 'trespassing'). Remember the dispersal of the protesters at any of the presidential debates and caucuses?
The right to keep and bear arms...The gun control acts of 1934, 1968, the AWB of the Clinton years, a taxation with out representation on machine guns, suppressors, short barrel shotguns and rifles. The violent attacks on gunowners by the BATFE, the seizure of legally held firearms. Our Government is at this time, contemplating signing a world treaty that would usurp this right.
Article Three...No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house. We now have a 20,000 strong Federal army that is assigned to the continental Us to provide "police functions" and there have been reports of military personnel taking part in "safety checkpoints" in various states.
Article Four... nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation. How many pieces of real estate are condemned to make way for federal, state and city projects? The personal property of Citizens is regularly seized by police, BATFE, sheriffs, IRS, Customs etc.
Article Ten... The Powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. How far has this gone? There are not enough pages to document the violations of this article.
Think about it.
There are several states reasserting their 10Th amendment rights. if you want to get some of this information into the hands of your lawmakers go here for information on the process.
We are in the middle of a balancing act and the table is tilting to a socialistic society and has been for awhile. We need to right the equilibrium by seizing the powers left to the States and limiting the Federal Government to the powers left it by the Constitution and restructuring the Government to conform to the Constitutional dictates. One vote, one bill, one tea party at a time. If your State will not get on board with this states rights process you have the option to vote with your feet.