With the recent primary election here in Montana, and the associated rumblings caused by the fact it is an open primary, this Examiner has observed that very little is known about the voting public’s supremacy in our
RepresentativeRepublic. The Founders intended to ensure to the greatest extent possible that forces of government would not ‘run away’ unchecked, by enshrining natural law principles into the Constitution.
Have you been violated?
The arguments against open primaries almost exclusively focus on the ‘cross-over’ vote, and the negative impact it has on the party who believes they were ‘violated’ by the switch. This argument carries so much weight in modern times, because the public itself has been, for lack of a better term, violated; violated by the very thing they created to entrust with their well-being.
Think about it for a moment. What would a child (the created) do if he believed he could persuade you, the parent, (the creator), that there would be no need for you to enforce the rules of your household?
If you had been convinced, by a silver-tongued devil of a child, that you no longer needed to keep your enforcement powers in place, and you relinquished your enforcement authority to that child, what do you suppose the probable outcome would be?
You most likely will find yourself, one day, being overrun with total tyranny by what you have allowed to happen.
The hierarchy of the laws
What is the Peoples’ true position, and associated authority, within the hierarchy of the laws?
Let’s look at the hierarchy. There is Natural Law (God’s Law), the Higher Law (Our Constitutions, law written by the people), and the Lower Law (statutes created by OUR public servants).
Self-governing authority is granted by the people, to those who are elected to serve the general needs of society. Governments are meant to be given the tasks for society as a whole, that the individual person could not do themselves efficiently. The paramount functions, granted to government as privileges (not rights), are the protection of the Peoples’ rights to life, liberty, and property.
And, under our structure, where the ‘creator’ has dominion over the ‘created’, should the people-created government ever cross its delineated duty of protecting those rights, the creator … the people … could correct the situation with what they have created … their government.
How is that done?
Why, through the vote at the ballot box … right?
“Just vote the bums out!” we yell.
Isn’t it great? We’re coming up on another election this November. Aren’t we all excited?
Well, guess what? Our vote at the ballot box is not very effective (didn’t learn anything new there). In fact it is the weakest of the three we were intended to have in our form of government. And it is the only one we have come to be ‘allowed’ to have by those who know best … yes, those in positions of public servitude.
The Peoples’ authority stripped away by their ‘silver-tongued child’
To our dismay, when we, our parents, and their parents weren’t looking, the two most powerful votes in our
RepresentativeRepublic form of government were stolen; stolen by those who lust for ever increasing power.
If the Peoples’ full enforcement capabilities were still in place, then it would not matter which ‘RINO’, ‘Socialist leaning Democrat’, ‘Right-wing Extremist Conservative’, or ‘Marxist Thug’ wins in any primary due to the cross-over vote … or any general election for that matter. Because, the child would be held in check by the two most powerful votes that ‘We the People’ were meant to have; the grand jury vote and trial jury vote.