Why I Do Not Respect Your Authority

July 12, 2012 at 10:20 pm

I do love The Great One – Jackie Gleason.

However, I do not respect his or any person’s authority.

Authority does not deserve respect, but I will tell you what does deserve respect:

RESPONSIBILITY

The purpose and justification of any authority is to fulfill responsibilities .  Authority without responsibility is tyranny.  Our government is based on that simple fact.

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and insure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Before creating the Legislature, the Judiciary or the Executive, We the People first defined the responsibilities of government.  No mention of laws, taxes, military, regulations, bureaucracy or courts.  Those things are the means to an end – to meet the responsibilities laid out in the Preamble to our Constitution.

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