Art. IV, Sect. 4 -- The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.
What is a republic?
- a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.
- a group with a certain equality between its members
The United States Government has a mandate to ensure this republican governance in every state, including California (not a GOP government, necessarily), a government in which the people rule through representatives. In the state of California, we citizens are not enjoying a republican form a or government.
Here are clear reasons why:
Voter fraud is rampant.
Voter intimidation is becoming commonplace.
A regard for the will of individual voters has been displaced by a ruling class which legally extorts money from taxpayers (labor unions, specifically public sector unions).
The representatives of our government have routinely passed and enforced legislation contrary to the spirit and letter of the United States Constitution, especially the Bill of Rights: from assaults on the First Amendment and the Second Amendment, to disregard for federal authority in immigration matters.
Our representatives are limiting or outright cutting off our opportunities and means to petition our government for a redress of grievances, or to remove them from office and replace them with proper representatives.
Right now, citizens are not enjoying equality in California. Illegal aliens get away with crimes, including human trafficking. American citizens are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for even the most minor of offenses. Illegal aliens openly flout our nation's immigration and naturalization laws, but California citizens get prosecuted for trespassing on private property or recording events in a federal building within California boundaries.
We must make the case to every court and city council, and state representative that the current government in Sacramento has forfeited its authority and must be replaced.
The Declaration of Independence outlines these fundamental principles embedded within Article IV, Section 4 of the United States Constitution:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Everyone of us must send a loud message to our representatives in Washington DC, including President Trump:
Californians Want (in both senses of the word) a Republican Form of Government
We lack it, and we desire it!
The federal government needs to step in and re-assert the rights of all citizens to a republican form of government in the state of California.