“Constitutional governments and aristocracies are commonly overthrown owing to some deviation from justice…the rich, if the constitution gives them power, are apt to be insolent and avaricious… In all well-attempered governments there is nothing which should be more jealously maintained than the spirit of obedience to law, more especially in small matters; for transgression creeps in unperceived and at last ruins the state, just as the constant recurrence of small expenses in time eats up a fortune.” – Aristotle, Politics, Book V. 350 B.C.E.
“The people — the people — are the rightful masters of both Congresses, and courts — not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it.” - "Abraham Lincoln, [September 16-17, 1859] (Notes for Speech in Kansas and Ohio)," Page 2. “I know the American People are much attached to their Government;--I know they would suffer much for its sake;--I know they would endure evils long and patiently, before they would ever think of exchanging it for another. Yet, notwithstanding all this, if the laws be continually despised and disregarded, if their rights to be secure in their persons and property, are held by no better tenure than the caprice of a mob, the alienation of their affections from the Government is the natural consequence; and to that, sooner or later, it must come.” – Abraham Lincoln, Lyceum Address, 1838.
“Passion has helped us; but can do so no more. It will in future be our enemy. Reason, cold, calculating, unimpassioned reason, must furnish all the materials for our future support and defence.--Let those materials be moulded into general intelligence, sound morality, and in particular, a reverence for the constitution and laws.”
- Abraham Lincoln, Lyceum Address, 1838.
US political leadership has reneged on every promise to save the lives of helpless children, resulting in the deaths of ~20,000 every day from preventable poverty. Since the US ongoing lies to care for children at the 1990 World Summit for Children, nearly 200,000,000 children have died in prolonged agony far more painful than death by gunshot.
20 dead children? US reneged poverty promises kill 20,000 children daily
US psychopathy with deaths of children literally ten million times more than this recent twenty definitively refutes their claims to care for children, and invalidates their motive for gun control as caring for innocent lives.
Despite the US promise to save these innocent children’s lives being 0.7% of our income, and US public willingness to contribute up to 10% of our income to help the poor, US “leadership” never admit their dishonored promise to American families and children. Read my Economics of ending poverty for complete documentation.
The total number of human beings dead from preventable poverty since the World Summit for Children is conservatively greater than all deaths from all wars, murders, and acts of violence in recorded human history.
As you may know, US direct causality of war-murders is 20-30 million since reneging on treaty law to never use armed attack as foreign policy.
You will have to read about these facts from alternative media. The six corporations that dominate US media provided this tragic-comic “coverage” on the World Summit for Children and this kind of “coverage” of wars, debt, and poverty that ongoingly kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions.
The obvious policy response from Americans should be to disarm and arrest the criminal 1% who actively kill in unlawful wars, passively kill through debt and poverty, and then pretend to care about children as they demand to disarm an American public aware of their crimes and lies.