We offer this response to the November 17th article appearing in USA Today, To do something about inequality, Occupiers must turn to politics. While we agree with Susan Weiss that “evictions mark a turning point”, the worn suit of politics is an unlikely fit for Occupiers.
Politics, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is “the art or science concerned with winning or holding control over a government.” Instead, Occupiers may have pulled unknowingly by consignment to an even greater challenge: a question of governance. So forgotten is this word that Merriam-Webster offers no definition. Still, you find from Dictionary.com that governance is “a method or system of government or management.”
Like early citizens of our nation, we too must redress a functioning, albeit ailing, country. Occupiers have brought public attention to early findings of the great experiment first laid upon society by the Founding Fathers.
“… [I]t seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by
their conduct and example, to decide the important question,
whether societies of men are really capable or not
of establishing good government from reflection
and choice, or whether they are forever destined
to depend for their political constitutions on
accident and force.” (Federalist No. 1)
Even with her political ills, the reunited states of America offers a solution in the parchment which formed our nation. Returning to the narrowly defined role of the federal government, as specified by the U.S. Constitution, we the people will find a government for the people! Time has befallen upon us to OCCUPY CONGRESS.
Should leaders emerge from within the Occupations or the 99% whom the occupiers represent, The Founders’ Party (theFOUNDERSparty.com) exists to assist with the most critical election issue, ballot access. We can also guide government officials beyond politics and return to their primary responsibility: governance.
by Kevin Monte de Ramos
January 1, 2012