The AP-NORC poll finds that discontent with the government system is closely tied with policy concerns. It asked Americans how they think the government is performing on a series of issues as well as whether it has a role in handling those issues at all. Those who are most critical of the way government handles issues they think it should be dealing with are most likely to want changes, with 65% saying they desire major changes and 18% seeking a completely different system of government.
By contrast, among those happiest with the government's performance on those issues, 48% say they want major changes and 8% want a total overhaul.
Our government is not functioning properly. Our government is not functioning as it was designed to function. Our government MUST BE CHANGED AND IT MUST BEGIN TO AGAIN FUNCTION AS IT WAS DESIGNED.
Our government was designed to be a limited government. The powers our federal government was to have are enumerated in the Constitution. Our government no longer adheres to its limitation. Our government has become exactly what it was never intended to become and that is a government that dictates and dominates the lives of its citizens. Our federal government was never intended to control our education system, or do control our health care industry or any industry, or to become a central planning force for our economy, or to protect those who break our laws by entering our country illegally, or to dictate outcomes and incomes of citizens, and yes our government is no longer a limited government.
Article I of our Constitution clearly gives the legislative branch of our government the power to pass laws. No other branch has that power; not the executive branch or the judicial branch. Our legislative branch has abdicated their constitutional duty for the very reason they were the only branch given that power. The power to pass laws was given to the legislative branch because they were closest to the people. The people could then choose who they wished to have represent them based on how they voted for laws. Our legislators have become more interested in their power and financial success then in being the servant they were elected to be. Consequently, the legislative branch has abdicated their responsibilities of passing laws and budgeting so they can increase and perpetuate their own power and wealth. This is not the fault of the legislators, but it is the fault of the electorate. Our system was designed for a virtuous people electing virtuous representatives. We must once again become a virtuous people electing virtuous representatives.
The executive branch was designed to be the administrative branch. That means they were to administer the laws the legislative branch passed. The executive was to be the civilian who was to be the head of the military or the Commander in Chief. Only congress could declare war. Over the years the executive has usurped powers that have been abdicated by the legislative branch. The constitution does not say that the executive has the power to act if congress does not do what they want congress to do. FDR extended the power of the executive way beyond the limits of the Constitution and executives ever since have taken on the role of an activist executive with Obama greatly expanding the power of the executive even taking power over immigration when he stated several dozen times that the executive does not have that power. The executive must again adhere to the Constitution and not pass, change, or abolish laws through regulations and executive orders.
The branch of government that has gone far beyond its limitations as stated in the Constitution is the very branch that was most responsible for ensuring the Constitution was followed; the judicial branch. The courts no longer rule on law but make law from the bench. Courts today overrule both the legislative branch and the executive branch when they are constitutionally performing their duties because a small group of judges or a singular judge politically disagrees with the actions of the superior branch of government. The judicial branch does not have the power to make law but only give opinions. Because the Supreme Court issues a ruling does not make that ruling the law of the land. For example, abortion is not the law of the land but an opinion of the court. The judicial branch has usurped power it is not granted by the Constitution. The judicial branch was not designed as a political branch. The judicial branch must adhere to the Constitution.
The biggest change we have seen in our government is we the people. Our type of government can only exist when those who vote are informed, involved, and knowledgeable. The vast majority of voters today are none of the above. They vote on bumper sticker ads. This has allowed unvirtuous people to remain in office for years. A dictatorship operates with and demands that the people are not informed, not involved, and not knowledgeable. A republic such as our demands the opposite.
Yes, our government should be changed. We should change our government to operate according to the Constitution of the United States. But mostly, to remain a free and independent people, we must become a virtuous people who vote for virtuous people and we must again become an informed, involved and knowledgeable people. Our government operates the way we the people allow it to operate. When the government operates only as it wishes to operate, than it is to late for freedom and independence and we will have become a nation under the Dictatorship of the Proletariat as desired by the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats).
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