If you haven’t yet heard US Senator-Elect Marco Rubio’s 11/06/10 Weekly Republican Address, you should. In it, he asks us to hold the Republicans (himself included) accountable to the ideas and principles they campaigned on. And that we must and can do, because we are that fourth branch of government nobody ever told us about. See it here for yourself, in our Declaration of Independence:
“… That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it…”
Last Tuesday, we “consented” and “altered” the just powers of our national government. We swept out the House… but our job is not done. As voting American citizens, we have an ongoing duty and obligation to our nation, our elected officials, and to ourselves.
The fourth branch of government. It’s you and it’s me. If we understand and commit to it, indeed is a powerful branch of government we hold.
Now let’s hold their feet to the Constitutional fire.