With great power comes great responsibility. Powerful words used in a Spiderman movie. Powerful words and true words.
The United States is the most powerful country in the world. Because we are are powerful we must live up to the great responsibilities we have to lead the world by example.
This great nation has the responsibility to establish a more perfect union–we are not perfect but we must continue to strive to be the best.
Our country has the responsibility to establish justice for our citizens, to keep them safe from criminals that would do our society harm.
This nation has the responsibility to insure domestic tranquility–so we can lead ordered and calm lives.
The United States has the responsibility to provide for the common defense to protect us from bad actors from other countries who want to destroy our way of life.
This country has the responsibility to promote the general welfare of our citizenry by encouraging people to educate themselves and provide the necessary services for each other: police, fire, medical, agriculture, education.
Our nation has the responsibility to secure the blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our future generations to have the ability to pursue our God given rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
These are the principles our established government has promised to its citizens–to protect us and our rights.
We the people then, have the power–the government was established by us, for us.
And with that power comes great responsibility.
As citizens we have the responsibility to support and defend the Constitution, respect and obey federal, state, and local laws, respect the rights, beliefs, and opinions of others, participate and stay informed of issues affecting your community, pay income taxes on time, serve on a jury when called upon, defend the country if the need should arise and participate in the democratic process.
As citizens, we are not here to just sit back and receive from the government. That is not the reason we set up our government. We are here to live in a free society in which we have the resources to help ourselves and our communities and the government protects our rights to do so.
As citizens we must participate in the democratic process so we can knowledgeably chose people to represent our best interests–this above all is extremely important.
Use your power–fulfill your responsibility–participate in your democracy!
Early voting opens today! Go out and vote!