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The resources provided here can help us understand the foundations of our unique form of government. Many are surprised to discover that the United States government is was never intended to be a democracy, but was designed to be a Republic at both the Federal and State level. The Constitution became a contract between the people and thier governments and between the state governments and the federal government. The Contract clearly defines and severely restricts the Federal authority and requires that most of the business of government be transacted at the state and local level.

Take the time to read the immortal documents and then visit the links to State and Federal legislative activities and check in on your representatives. It may surprise you what they are up to - especially when you understand what they ought to be doing... They are under oath to be true to the enumerated principles and provisions of the Contract - The Constitution of the United States.


"The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation and foreign commerce. ... The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives and liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement and prosperity of the State."

- James Madison -