Editor’s Note: This is a response to Jim Moore’s letter to the editor, “Clinton nor Trump can move America forward” (Oct. 12-14, 2016 Santa Rosa Press Gazette).
It is our own lack of knowledge and understanding of our own Constitution that has led us to where we are presently politically.
In the Preamble of our Constitution, our Founding Fathers stated it is the words within this document that will "establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, 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.”
Nowhere in that statement does it say a political party or a president that is elected will offer these things to us.
In reality, it has been these same political parties and presidents that have taken these items away from its citizens. James Madison — being a Founding Father, architect of our Constitution and fourth president for two terms — actually warned us of these invading powers on "We the People" in the Federalist Papers 225 years ago.
This has been accomplished with some of the changes to our Constitution and ignoring the processes of governing written in our Constitution.
Mr. Jim Moore thinks another unconstitutionally following political party is the answer when, in actuality, the answers are within our own "We the People's" Constitution.