Cohesion: (n) the action or fact of forming a united whole.
The power of a premise is that it gives you some place to sit down, kick off your shoes and relax, or some standard which is going to remain as truth, no matter what the circumstances.
The premise of America is “we, the people:”
- We, the people, in order to form a more perfect union…
- A government of the people, for the people and by the people…
- Self-evident truth, that we all are created equal…
Cohesion is threatened when we invent stand-ins for “we, the people.”
Is a representative form of government an acceptable replacement for the will of the people?
Is a charismatic-driven president a superb substitute for the will of the people?
Do the courts, deciding over legal ramifications, grant us an equal eye as does the vision offered by “we, the people?”
Because of this slipping, sliding, replacing, retrieving and taking for granted instead of questioning, we often find ourselves at the mercy of an “emotional coup” in our nation, as the needs and hearts of the citizens are displaced by what is deemed to be political necessity.
Flatly, there is no equal to “we, the people.” And it should never be switched out by those who disrespect the intelligence of the citizens, feeling they are incapable of making adequate choices.
The cohesion is simple: “we, the people” creates the mind-set for “us, the nation.”
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