Democracy is Always Full-Color
In the United States, it’s Red and Blue.
In the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, political freedom comes in just two colors: Red and Blue. As observed in this image of the two birds, we see Red, Blue and some mixing of both colors. While the image can be read quite well — these are birds — the truth got manipulated nevertheless. Looking at this image, no one would imagine that Green is in reality the most abundant color.
The United States Constitution provides something wonderful that no other nation in the world delivers: It empowers the People. In other nations, the political affairs may be organized to a more satisfying manner sometimes, but none gives actual power to their residents. We are lucky: We have power.
So, how come we are not seeing Green in this image?
The voting system is winner-take-all, and because of that there are just two sides that can optimize themselves toward that fifty-percent race for the win.
- When flipping a coin, we get Red or we get Blue. Obviously, we won’t get Green. We feel extraordinary lucky already when we get Purple.
Yet this is not all there is to say. Somehow, somewhere, the Constitutional empowerment of the People got hijacked. Worst of all is that we are letting it happen. Yet we can get it back, at least at the local level.
Yellow was taken out of the image above to bring the point home. Let’s put Yellow back in.
See? I told you! Green is the most abundant color in the image. Of course you did not believe me. You had to see it with your own eyes.
Most areas in the image are now showing us Green next to other beautifully bright and truthful colors. Blue and Red are found with the head and the heart regions of the birds, quite appropriate. The wings to take flight, however, are solidly not Red or Blue.
Get ready for some further unveiling. You have been taken for a ride for a long time because you were fooled by Red and Blue for a long time. Green got spun, so you would think it was Red or Blue somehow.
This article is about Constitutional power and a quick word is spent on how we are letting our empowerment slip away.
When we are empowered, this means that there is a spot where we can be ourselves. You are in control of your situation, you are empowered.
The Founding Fathers made it that way.
They also put powers in the hands of our government, and to be precise with two levels of government.
That means there is an interplay of powers. To some extent, the government can come to you and demand you do certain things (pay taxes, for instance). And to some extent, you can go to the government and demand certain things of them (be given due process, for instance).
The closer the government comes to the area of empowerment of the People, the more the government has to listen to the People.
The infamous doctrine of separate-but-equal is a good legal place to see that a government can end up reaching into the realm of the People and then indeed demand certain things that are actually none of their business.
- By declaring interracial marriages illegal, for instance, some State and local governments overstepped the realm of power given to the People by the Founding Fathers, and these government officials were rightly told to back off.
Notice how no laws got changed in that ruling. The US Constitution did not get changed — it’s actually quite difficult to change it — and the ruling was therefore not one of making new laws, but one of executing the US Constitution better. That is fortunate for us, because that means the legal side of our pushing back when government is involved in overreach got taken care of once before.
Somehow, people in those days had been sitting on their hands, condoning a situation that in their hearts of hearts they must have know was un-American, undesired, plain and simple governmental overreach. Yet it also took time for people to realize that, in this Red-and-Blue society, Green was not that easy to see. They had to get hip to that fact.
When the government makes us think in Red-and-Blue, then their Red-and-Blue behavior can appear quite normal. It is only when we look with full-color eyes that we see the truth of that governmental overreach. The government can waltz into Green areas and declare them Red or Blue and we may not even notice.
Naturally, the government is not going to show us the Green truth because they do not want us to know that they don’t have Green, Yellow, or Orange themselves. The ones in control do not mind keeping it that way.
The same governmental overreach is happening with the way we vote. Folks are sitting on their hands, not seeing Green because Green got manipulated out of the picture. We have a hard time seeing that governmental overreach.
The Bill of Rights comes to the rescue.
Don’t expect the change to be all-revolutionary because the US Constitution put certain wording in place that empowers the government, and those powers cannot be taken away from the government. Here is the good news:
- The government is not empowered for all three levels of government.
Let’s back up just a little and start with saying that the United States Constitution does empower the Federal government in very specific terms that cannot get changed. For instance, we will have two Senators per State probably forever.
The States are given various Constitutional powers, too, and while they should have Green in the image, they are given enough freedoms (loopholes) to avoid implementing that requirement into our voting system at the State level. Yet here is again the good news:
- Cities and counties must have Green in the local voting system. These governmental levels were not given any empowerment and the State is not empowered to penetrate this deep into the realm of the People.
Today, the States declare that local elections cannot be based on full color, and that is a governmental overreach of the highest order. They can declare this for State elections, but they have to stay out of our realm at the local level. By forcing us to flip a coin in our local elections, the government is forcing us to end up with a limited form of democracy at a level where it is none of their business dictating us.
- Their dictate is not allowed, says the Bill of Rights.
If we sit on our hands, however, our government will get away with it.
If you don’t take action, you are the one that is keeping Green out of the picture at the local level.
You may say that the local level is not all that important, politically speaking. Yet when there are three governmental levels of representing ourselves and they all restrict us in the same manner, then we will never see when Green comes around.
It will be beyond refreshing to have the local level show us the full-color benefits of living in a democracy. It will open up so many eyes to the full-color reality we live in. Just one level of full-color representation will shed a new light on all levels.
Now you know.
Fool us once, shame on whoever did the fooling. Fool us twice, shame on us.
Join the Local Revolutions grassroots organization. We are demanding that the best voting system is put in place for our local elections in cities and counties. We bring the Bill of Rights and prior legal rulings with us to require that the best voting system is put in place within one election cycle after we notified local government officials. They are not allowed to restrict us.
Make your wish be known. Speak, and thou shall get Green in your image.
The US Constitution empowers you. Use your power. More than 100 cities and counties have already received an Invocation.
The Founding Fathers are with us.
We recently started reaching out to the media and have our first article in.