Chapter 4

Common Sense for America, by Don Hunt

Section I

CHAPTER 4  MAJORITY RULE

“The Majority of Law-Abiding Citizens of a Specific Geographic Area Must be Free to Make the Laws for Their Area, as Long  as They Do Not Infringe on the Freedom of Surrounding Areas or Contradict the National Laws the Majority of Citizens of All States Have Agreed upon Collectively.”

This principle means that, should the majority of law-abiding citizens of a state approve a law that’s not in conflict with a national law or our constitution, they have full freedom and rights to do so. This law has to be one dealing strictly with the rights and lifestyle of citizens of that state and will in no way infringe on the laws of any other neighboring area.

National issues such as immigration, federal taxes, declaring war, etc, should be decided by a majority vote of all the citizens of all the states. Each state’s decision must be based on how the majority of its citizens vote on an issue. The purpose of elected representatives is not to decide on their own how they will vote on issues. They are to meet with other representatives, whether it is in Washington or state capitals, and by listening, discussing and compromise come up with solutions that the majority of people can understand and agree on within their districts.

Representation should not be a full-time job in Washington or our state capitals. It should be a full-time job in their districts, educating and listening to those who elected them. They need to live in their district, not in the state or Federal Capitol. They must be of the people, by the people and for the people of their area of representation.

Our supreme Court judges must strictly enforce the constitution without shading its meaning to the right or left. They will be held responsible, individually, by a higher power than those who elected them into their position. I am sure they are aware of it! After 200 years, it is time for us to decide what our constitution really says and make up our minds to live by it. Our selfishness has blinded our judgment and twisted our laws to fit our needs, regardless of wisdom or truth. Punishment and pain always follow undisciplined behavior, whether that of an individual or a nation.

I am not suggesting we eliminate political parties. However, we must stop the manipulation of the general public by politicians and members of the media who would try to control elections for their own selfish benefit … should there ever be one who tries to do so.

To protect our rights of freedom, we must return the authority to the majority of our citizens. In some circles, this is considered dangerous. However, unless a knowledgeable majority of citizens rule, we will follow the path of the Roman and Greek civilizations to our doom. The choice is yours and mine!

Freedom principle # 4

“The Majority of Law-Abiding Citizens of a Specific Geographic Area Must be Free to Make the Laws for Their Area, as Long as They Do Not Infringe on the Freedom of Surrounding Areas or Contradict the National Laws the Majority of Citizens of All States Have Agreed upon Collectively.”