It is about the Removal of the United States Preamble. And not merely from the Whitehouse Website
The slogan, “We The People” is a powerful motto that exemplifies how the United States’ founding fathers envisioned their fellow citizens’ role in their social realm. It serves as the inaugural slogan of the prelude to the United States and the Indian constitution.
We the People have also been thought of by various other entities, including activity supported by the Center for Civic Education, the bill proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives, a tax-protest organization, Reform Movement of Belize, and an online petitioning mechanism sponsored by the U.S. federal government.
“We the People” also can be felt in the opening utterance of the Preamble to the United Nations Charter and the nonprofit organization that aims to promote and develop blockchain in such a way as to benefit individual citizens. But everybody seems to catch a glimpse of “we the people” differently, yet many are intimidated by its powerful message.
The Preamble to the U.S. Constitution outlines its objective and guiding principles, stating:
“We the People of the United States, to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, 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.”
The original Bill of Rights consisted of 10 amendments pledging necessary individual fortifications. That includes liberties such as freedom of speech and religion that became part of the constitution in 1791. To date, there are 27 constitutional amendments.
To ensure that message stays alive in the minds of “the people” for centuries, it has been part of every administration’s headlines, irrespective of the political party affiliations.
“We the people” is the initial step to perfect states’ unions where otherwise would become a solo country.
“We the People”: The Whitehouse Petition system for taking the Layperson’s message across to Administration
According to Wikipedia, “We the People” also represents a section of the whitehouse.gov website for petitioning the administration’s policy experts. It was launched on September 22, 2011. The idea was that the petitions meet a certain threshold of signatures reviewed by the administration, who prepare and issue official responses. However, this is not always the case. It seems, on the day President Joe Biden’s Inauguration when took place, the “We the People” website’s address started redirecting to the White House’s home page. The action seems to have been justified based on rationing that “We the People” is a public relations device for the White House administration to provide a venue for citizens to express themselves. After centuries of humming the word and seeing it on the dollar bills, “we the people” have taken a semantic twist, so that after his inauguration, president Joe Biden Removes ‘We the People’ Petitioning from the White House Website, without any reason.
President Trump, also, when he took office, briefly discontinued it but upon media uproar, it was put back. Now it happens the Biden White House has eliminated it once again.
“We the People”: The Sentiment Transformed in Translation
It seems obvious to some of us that the meaning of we the people has become a mere sentimental, but for most, it is still obscure as to what has replaced the notion of “we the people,” at least in their minds, if not the constitution! To understand clearly, we must first comprehend our values as “the people” first, which has lost contact through overwhelming dependence on bureaucratic solutions. Second, we also need to comprehend that the concept of “we the people” in the minds of various political factions is different. Meanwhile, each section sees the value of its constituents in a particular framework. For instance, populism consistently relies on the promises to satisfy the “unified will of the people, thus undercutting the elite establishment’s self-serving schemes. A right-wing nationalist ration for the latter is; because in “democracy only the Group of people can be right. Populists always assume there is no disagreement among “the individual people or group of people.”
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Similarly, the left-wing populists like Sen. Bernie Sanders claim they are the righteous ones, on the other end.
Trump's populism and Bernie Sanders's populism are at odds, yet both claim they are upholding the notion of “We the People” even though both parties they belong to have attempted to pull down the constitution preamble. That is because populism always tends to piggyback off other ideologies and is separated by their state of attitude within themselves.
Globalism Versus Populism: Same Collective Conscience, but different Agenda
Populism, too, is at odds with globalism, although they both share one common denominator: all rely on the mainstream and rhetoric’s collective choices.
President Joe Biden sees the “We the People” from Global interconnectedness and universalism. The Globalist rhetoric is to create a global brotherhood and interdependence to fight poverty and global harmony. Nonetheless, in action, what it has caused is what I would metaphorically describe as the state “oil and water mix.” The upshot is what we witness today the rise of various populist factions, ones that are piggybacking themselves to the globalist parties with hope to succeed. (e.g., Left-wing populist Bernie Sanders running as a Democrat, Right-wing populist Trump as Republican) For all mentioned above, “we the people” is just a fancy word, as there are no more people left in their ideology. Instead, what is gone, the ideology and glamour of those philosophies of the factions. Thus, I would like to call it fascism!
Some scholars believe that the original constitution has been ordained by “We the People,” an idea that the legislative structure, in fact, is somehow the work of “the people” was not the product of the people, as the individuals responsible for the original constitution probably didn’t even represent the people of their period. Furthermore, today’s sociopolitical milieu is far from being the upshot of such an intention. I must say, the sociopolitical reality of human history is far from the tendency. Because history has shown us, human beings perpetually take the course of convenience by creating clusters instead of maintaining their individuality. After all, “individual liberty is a process, not a destination.” That liberty has been lost in the United States and around the world. Exactly, for the same reason, the “We the People” Preamble has been attempted to be taken down and probably will happen again.
Over the previous Centuries, “We the People” have transitioned from “We the Individuals” to “We the Factions.”
Through publicly conceded statutes that conform to a widespread set of public regulations, the ‘people as a sovereign body’ serves to safeguard against infringements of individual freedom and autocratic superiority. Where no such social body exists, individuals are deprived of this protection.
The majority rule’s tyranny is an innate shortcoming facing the missions where the mass of the voting public trails its objectives solely at the cost of those of the minority sects. Then dies the meaning of the “we the people.” For the same reason, the concept of a superior force of the majority has been an inherent flaw of democratic governments.