Let them who gave us the republic do their job. It, the republic, is theirs to keep or to change.
My response to Benjamin Franklin.
“You” is the favorite word of the former professor of Constitutional law at University of Chicago, a graduate of Harvard Law School, editor of Harvard Law Review and president of United States Barack Hussein Obama. He walks the dais, approaching the lectern for his public speeches applauding the gathering, in response to their applause for him.
President Obama, I presume, should, therefore, know that the rights of the citizens of the United States, as naturalized on September 17, 1787, of their descendants born in the United States, and of all naturalized immigrants since, as enumerated in the constitution and ratified by the 13 colonies between 1787-1791 and in the post-Bill of Rights amendments since:
1. Right to the form of government as ratified on September 17, 1787
2. Right, but not an obligation, to vote and, therefore, a choice.
3. Bill of rights and other amendments as applicable in the judicial process
United States government, a republic because it is constituted by representatives voted in by the eligible voting population, once constituted after each election, is free to act as it chooses, only accountable to their constituents’ by constitutional rights exercised through free speech exercised by letter writing to their representatives in Congress and elsewhere in government, federal, and state or local (as established in the state constitutions, Amendment 14 and Article IV in particular), specifically to seek Amendment 1 redressal of grievance (or lobbying), not opinion outside the press, and through the judiciary.
Americans have no other access to their elected officials and their government(s) except by the above enumerated mechanisms of the state(s).
It is, therefore, the job of the taxpayer-paid elected officers of the United States to keep the republic. The constitution has no secession or dissolution clauses and permits, as it stands, full exercise of federal authority, including domestic military actions, for example, the civil war (Amendment 14 had come after the war), in the interest of the union.
Mr Obama can blame his colleagues in government, governed by separation of powers, not the American people whose rights are clear but limited.
Governing United States of America is the job of the United States Congress and of the Executive.
As a naturalized since September 24, 2002, I am fulfilling my responsibility, an individual choice, as a US citizen (rights but not duties, I am not obligated to be a “responsible” citizen by the Constitution).
You do your job or you could be impeached if you are not already voted out.
Constitution is the culture.