The Pikes Peak Chapter Pillar Of Politics
Government is one person telling another what to do. In our Constitutional Republic, We the People (the electorate) are supposed to tell the public civil servant what to do, not the other way around.
Politics & Policy are often misunderstood and feared. To many it is "a necessary evil." It is in fact a fundamental science and essential art. The current laws and statutes and the threat of force they carry are in fact what is presently harassing our Faith, Education, and Commerce.
We have the responsibility to understand the who, why, and how we govern ourselves.
As John Adams (2nd President) wrote to his wife Abigail:
“The science of government it is my duty to study, more than all other sciences; the arts of legislation and administration and negotiation ought to take the place of, indeed exclude, in a manner, all other arts. I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. Our sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain.”
In it's simplest form, politics is how a group of people choose to govern themselves and each other. It is in our best interest and it was the intent of our Founding Fathers that we govern ourselves by the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God. They accurately prophesied that the further we distanced ourselves from Divine Law our laws would become more numerous and empower government to be our master.