Open Letter To The ACLU

April 27, 2011 in Essays by Mark

Dear ACLU,

It has come to my attention that the intent and purpose of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, including the Bill of Rights is to protect and serve the common good of the people.

Due to shortcomings in our laws, we the people, have allowed our own government to be our masters rather than our servant, and thus the common good of the citizens has been sacrificed to appease large corporations and banking institutions rather than the public.

With a few minor changes in our laws, including the Constitution, we the people may be able to take back what was once a free country. Our founding fathers warned us about this possibility:

Daniel Webster wrote, “…I am committed against any attempt to rule the free people of this county by the power and the patronage of the government itself..”

Thomas Jefferson wrote, “… we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt…”

Samuel Adams wrote, “…though the form of our Constitution carries the face of the most exalted freedom, we shall in reality be the most abject slaves.”

John Adams wrote, “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.”

The Declaration of Independence says, “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 when any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it….”

It is clear that our government is indeed, “destructive” to the well being of the people it is supposed to serve. The first paragraph of our Constitution says that it was written with “We the people” in mind and that our government is to “secure the blessings of liberty” and “promote the general welfare” for and to the people, not  the corporations, banks, lobbyists and/or politicians.

However, as you well know, the government has allowed the Fed to collude with the bankers to steal from its citizens and thus cause a housing bubble and the current depression, they have started unjust wars and tortured human beings, some of them, citizens of what once was a great nation.

This is supposed to be a free nation as mentioned in Amendment XIII, “…involuntary servitude shall (not) exist within the United States..” And yet, its citizens are made slaves to business and government in the form of inflated prices, government caused debt, unregulated greedy corporations, high interest and unfair taxes that were purposely and unjustly forced upon the citizens of this country by the government, the Fed, lending institutions and large businesses.

Why are the citizens paying for mistakes and greed created by the government and other institutions? The fact is, they owe us.. “we the people” do not owe them, yet we are forced to pay even more for their ineptitude. Many of our citizens have lost their job, house and/or retirement due to immoral policies and practices created by politicians with large salaries and benefits. The rich keep getting richer and the middle class keeps slipping into poverty due to corporate lobbyists, payola and our governments lack of concern for its citizens.

With these things in mind, can you recommend someone either inside your organization or outside to help “we the people”? Amendment I gives us the right “to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” We are tired of political rhetoric and want real change. So where do we start?