I seem to recall that the Declaration of Independence starts with the phrase "We the people . . ." not "We the elites . . .," "We your leaders...," or "We your congress..." The Declaration of Independence asserts, as a matter of Natural Law, the ability of a people to assume and maintain political independence and that the grounds for such independence must be reasonable and therefore explicable.
We the people came together and established a body of government to protect OUR God given rights of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness by the consent of the governed. I don't recall consenting to have the freedoms and rights to protect my family, home and community removed. The arrogance of superiority of many of our leaders demonstrates that they do not understand or account for the principle that we have granted them power, we pay daily to protect them, and our politicians are only as powerful as we the people allow them to be . . .
May each of us have the courage to stand for and defend the life and liberty for which our fathers spilled their innocent blood.