Just a Thought.
I have many friends who are liberals. I have many friends who are conservatives. I have many friends who are somewhere in-between. However, I have no friends that I consider stupid.
My liberal friends believe in many of the same principles I do. They are not far left loons. They have well thought out reasons for what they believe. I share their beliefs, or at least understand where they are coming from.
My conservative friends also share many of the same principles I do. They are not far right fanatics. They have well thought out reasons for what they believe. I share their beliefs, or at least understand where they are coming from.
What both of these groups share with me is that our Constitution is not open to being rewritten. The basic ideas of freedom of speech, right to defend oneself, freedom from government intrusion into our private lives. These are the keys to freedom. Once we give that up under the guise of “meeting in the middle” it will be lost forever.
The US Constitution is a contract between the people of the United States and Government. “We the people” are the sovereign power of this nation. Not government. Once we allow government to become the sovereign power, we will lose our freedoms. What government allows today, it will take away tomorrow.
These are the principles that my friends and I share.