"The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors. They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring a mark of everlasting infamy on the present generation - enlightened as it is - if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of designing men." - Samuel Adams, 1771
Please note: The Constitutional Freedom section is under development. For now it is offered as an educational resource.
The topic of adhering to constitutional principals, and legal reform in this area is a highly complex one in our nation and state. It is systemic in scope, and cannot be addressed simply by advocating "following the original intent of the founders" or "insisting on the proper division and separation of powers" or "returning powers to the states."
The scope of the topic includes:
- The need for our foundation to adapt to legitimately evolving social and economic environments
- The need to overcome or override unintended corruptions within the different branches of government
- The need to provide for (limited) universally enjoyed game rules
- The need to allow for variation (and experimentation) in local governing solutions, rules, and methodologies
- The need to provide for a certain constancy, or dependability, in the economic social contract.