- The Washington Times - Monday, April 26, 2010

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

To observe the endless political debate raging around us is at times exhausting. It is a constant battle of left versus right. It occurred to me some time ago that this will never produce a winner because each side is right in its own way. However, when this country was founded, our Constitution was forged. We are to protect, defend and uphold this precious document, which details the limits of our government’s power. Our peace and prosperity originate from this text. The fact that it was seldom mentioned in the mass media was troubling to me.

However, all I see and hear lately is the word Constitution. When I read The Washington Times’ articles where the Constitution is mentioned, I see hope for this country. The idea has caught on. American citizens have awakened to the fact that the primary weapon we have on our side is the Founders’ contract with the American people. This renders the argument on the left useless, socialist gibberish. The facts within the Constitution must be referenced when arguing with the left in order to limit the size and power of the government. The Founders warned us about the migration of power from the people to the government. Now is the time to stop it.

The Constitution clearly was written to limit the size of the government and maximize freedom for the individual. Unlimited government growth and strength are antithetical to America. We are watching freedom slip away one bill at a time, and we are rightfully frightened and angry. I say, more power to the citizens. Read the Constitution. Understand the intention of the Founders. Then rise up in peaceful but assertive ways and be heard.

FRED C. SEBLY

Mount Airy, Md.

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