The Rule of Law

The Founders of our Government created a unique system of government, set out in our Constitution.  As the supreme law in our country, the Constitution is the basis for the Rule of Law. This is the glue is that holds our country together. It sets out three co-equal branches of government and provides for critical checks and balances between them.  Additionally, the First Amendment recognized that an essential safeguard of democracy is a free press. We need to protect journalists and our freedom of speech because journalists must be free to alert the people about what is happening in our government and by our government officials to bring transparency and light to their actions.

“When the President and members of Congress take an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution, they are taking an oath to uphold the Rule of Law. In the last three years, the Rule of Law and officers of all three branches have been publicly demeaned and threatened by this administration using the megaphones of Twitter and Fox entertainment. McHenry has supported Trump’s false narrative of morphing real facts into ‘fake news’ and declaring the press to be ‘the enemy of the people.’ This is how autocrats and dictators take control of countries. We cannot afford representatives who are complicit. The purpose of the Russian interference in our 2016 election was to tear apart the foundation of our government, as well as loosen our ties to our strongest allies in NATO.

People who revere the Rule of Law, our Constitution, who have a love for our country, and who are patriots, must work together with Democrats, Independents, and disaffected Republicans in the 2020 election. This is not the time to sit back and think someone else will fix this. We must all get active in the 2020 elections. Volunteer, register voters, talk with our neighbors, contribute as much as you can, bring friends with you to the polls, and VOTE.”