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WHAT MAKES AMERICA GREAT?

The Preamble to the United States Constitution, the foundation upon which the American idea rests, reads: ‘We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.’

As the country progressed; as the American nation matured, those foundational democratic principles: justice, domestic tranquility, common defense, general welfare and liberty, were enshrined in the Bill of Rights.

To protect the nascent American state from future tyranny, and ensure justice, the IV, V, VI and VIII Amendments were added to the United States Constitution:

The IV Amendment guarantees the right of Americans ‘to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures…’

The V Amendment provides that all Americans shall not be ‘…subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.’

The VI Amendment provides that all defendants in criminal prosecutions must ‘…enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury…to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation…to be confronted with the witnesses against him…to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have Assistance of Counsel for his defence.’

The VIII Amendment stipulates that ‘excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.’

To protect Americans from enslavement, to ensure domestic tranquility, to promote the general welfare and to secure the ‘Blessings of Liberty,’ the XIII, XIV, XV, XIX and XXVI Amendments were added to the United States Constitution:

The XIII Amendment declared that ‘neither slavery nor involuntary servitude…shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to its jurisdiction.’

The XIV Amendment provides that ‘all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States…no state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States…nor deny any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.’

The XV Amendment declared that ‘the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude…’

The XIX Amendment declared that ‘the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex…’

The XXVI Amendment declared that ‘the right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.’

The Amendments to the U.S. Constitution were the actualization of the democratic imaginations of the Founders, and those Americans who embraced and shared their democratic vision of America. And that is what makes America great!

America isn’t great because of its military might. Russia has a powerful military; China has a powerful military; Israel has a powerful military; several European nations have powerful armies. There’s nothing exceptional about having a powerful military in this 21st century world.

What’s exceptional about America is its democratic guardrails, undergirded by its Constitution, which compels the American nation to course correct, constantly.

However, such course correction, historically, has only been possible because of the activism of frontline activists, civil society and politicians.

Activists and civil society convinced the politician, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to sign off on New Deal legislation.

Activists and civil society convinced the politician, President Lyndon Baines Johnson to sign off on Great Society legislation.

Obviously inspired by the Preamble to the United States Constitution, President Roosevelt, in advocating his New Deal vision, remarked: “True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.”

Similarly inspired, President Johnson, in advocating his Great Society vision said: “The Great Society rests on abundance and liberty for all. It demands an end to poverty and racial injustice, to which we are totally committed in our time. But that is just the beginning.”

It’s noteworthy that both presidents leaned into the U.S. Constitution to advance their agenda. And that’s the greatness of America: its constitutional democratic guardrails, compelling the American nation to fulfil its democratic promise to all Americans.

Today, America’s constitutional order is being eroded. The ‘Blessings of Liberty,’ enshrined in the XV, XIX and XXVI Amendments to the U.S. Constitution – the right to vote – are under threat. Americans are being denied their right to vote by politicians who scorn the democratic imagination of the Founding Fathers.

This America is unAmerican! It’s an America that the Founding Fathers rejected when they signed the Constitution of the United States on September 17, 1787.

Buy your RestoreDemocracyAmerica2020 products. Wear your t-shirt, sweatshirt and cap; drink your coffee and water, and show America and the world that you imagine an America - a democratic America - that’s better than Donald Trump’s America.

And, come 2020, vote to make America great again because what makes America great is Americans’ belief in, and commitment to, our nation’s democratic promises and ideals.

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