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There's a crack in our country's foundation

April 22, 2012 at 10:03 p.m.
Updated April 21, 2012 at 11:22 p.m.

Glenn Addison

For the past sixteen months, I have been traveling across this great state. This past summer was extremely dry and, as I traveled, I observed ponds that had dried up, fields that had to be plowed under, and places where the earth had splintered into crevices because of the lack of moisture. At times, those fissures expanded under houses or other structures and eventually caused cracks to form in the foundations of those structures. The owners had two options when they saw this beginning to happen. They could either 1) take steps to repair it before it affected the stability of the structure or 2) ignore it and hope it would improve on its own or, at the very least, get no worse. Their decision would eventually determine the stability and longevity of the structure. Wise owners took steps to preserve their property.

I want to suggest to each of you that our founding fathers designed the U. S. Constitution to be the very foundation of our republic. Having recently thrown off the heavy boot of the British Empire they, by design, instituted a very limited federal government. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, which lists the duties, responsibilities and therefore, I believe, the limitations of the federal government takes up only two very small pages. You do not find such words as education, environment, energy, housing, urban development, labor, job, occupation, endangered species, etc. in this list. I submit to you that that was by design. The states created the federal government, not the other way around, and they did not want people and entities who were so far removed from "We, the People" as to be inaccessible controlling their "business."

Fast forward to today. The federal government is growing exponentially: multiplying unconstitutional agencies and departments and issuing edicts on a daily basis that are taking more and more rights and powers away from "We, the People." Late last year, our government (including some Republicans) passed the NDAA which allows the president to seize and detain an American citizen, indefinitely, if they are deemed "a threat." On March 16, an executive order was put in place allowing the President of the United States to take charge of ALL resources/manufacturing in the U.S. This is just an example of the unprecedented changes that are taking place on a regular basis in our halls of government. As you and I, the common people, go about our daily business our liberties are being usurped. Ladies and Gentlemen.I submit to you that we have a crack in our foundation.and we had better take steps, right away, to not just preserve and defend our Constitution.but to restore it.

That is why I am running for U. S. Senate. I do not believe that "business as usual" is cutting it. I believe that, if we continue to elect career politicians and elitist, establishment types who are handed to us on a platter by the main-stream media, we will see no change in the way business is conducted in Washington. To me, that is the same as doing nothing about a crack in the foundation of your home and expecting it to endure over time.

I am a small businessman like many of you: one who feels the heavy boot of the federal government on my neck on a daily basis. I am a "common man" who wants to represent you.not the special interest groups.in the United States Senate. I am traveling around this great state speaking about a great "restoration movement" of the U.S. Constitution. It is imperative that we "get back to the book". I believe that we need to restore the Constitution by eliminating unconstitutional federal agencies and departments (i.e. the EPA). My better known opponents want to "reform" said agencies. I believe we need to restore U.S. sovereignty which has been watered down by the "entangling alliances" that our founding fathers warned us about, many of which are rooted in the United Nations. My solution is simple: "The U.N. needs to get out of the U.S., and the U.S. needs to get out of the U.N." Again, my opponents want to "reform" this beast. I also want to restore the idea of a "citizen legislator." I have pledged, in the spirit of the founding fathers, to serve one six-year term and come back to my day job. I will not sign up for the lavish pension or healthcare that the Senate has provided for themselves. I go to serve "We, the People," not to feed at the trough. I hope you will go to www.glennaddison.com and consider joining me in this fight to preserve the integrity of our nation by restoring its basis: the U.S. Constitution. This will repair the crack in our foundation.

Glenn Addison is a Constitutional Conservative Republican candidate for U.S. Senate. He and his wife own and operate funeral homes in Magnolia and Spring near Houston. You can contact Addison at glenn@glennaddison.com.

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