We the people

Dudley Wooten



We the people have the power in this great country. We have no monarchy or parliament to tell us what we can and can’t be or do. We do have; however, laws for the people and by the people.

We the people are the most fortunate on the face of the earth. It is our extreme good fortune that in the course of events in American history, many and most have chosen to sacrifice life and happiness to pursue freedom for “We the people.”

Washington lead the way for the many brave souls of the rag tag Continental Army on the planet. It was about then that we realized that we should probably have a Navy if we were taking on the world’s most powerful fleet.

Thomas Paine and Ben Franklin denounced the monarchy and promoted democracy through the press with Common Sense and Poor Richard’s Almanac.

Patrick Henry inspired us with the words, “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.” It was Nathan Hale, when hanged as a spy, who said these last words, “I regret that I have but one life to give for my country.” Speaking of strong patriotic words, how about Tom’s Declaration of Independence? Paul Revere made his contribution on horseback and John Paul Jones by sea, while John Trumbill and Archibald Willard made theirs on canvas.

They were all key players in the founding of this great nation and they contributed in so many different ways. The key to success here is that they all contributed and they did it in a positive and unified way.

When was the last time this country came together for a single, unified effort? I would suggest WWII as the correct answer. Men, women and children came together to fight a common enemy. You haven’t seen that since and that’s why Tom Brokaw penned them, “The Greatest Generation .”

This was when America was great because great people believed in her and made her great.

This is one of many patriotic articles that will be written by me this year and every year because patriotism isn’t just for the Fourth of July.

We the people, as a nation, need desperately to remember and show American pride and values everyday of the year. We need to turn around this negative trend of American jobs, economy, pride and military.

There is only one answer – make America great again. How long has it been since somebody has told us to do that? For years, we’ve been told that everything is lovely and now we wake up and see the debt is enormous, the mills and jobs are all gone, terrorism is rampant, the military is trans-gendered and we have a new gay historic monument.

Wake up America – your vote counts and so does your voice.

“These are the times that try men’s souls.” – T. Paine

Some things never go out of style. It’s time to recycle the “Liberty Trees” and “Common Sense.”

Vote and speak your conscience. Stand up for the America that the Founding Fathers dreamed of and built. We don’t have to invent or build it, we just have to correct and improve it before it’s lost.

I said earlier that, “We the people” are the most fortunate on earth. Now I ask you, “Are we the most deserving?”

You are – if you stand up for what’s right for we the people this great nation was founded by the “doers” not the “wishers.” Now is the time to be all you can be for America – make her great again.


Dudley Wooten

Dudley Wooten is the owner/operator of Wooten’s Landscaping and Nursery and can be contacted at 740-820-8210.

Dudley Wooten is the owner/operator of Wooten’s Landscaping and Nursery and can be contacted at 740-820-8210.