It’s Supposed to Be Our Stockpile—The People’s Happiness Over the King’s Business

Before 1776, the impious doctrine existed that the people were made for kings, not kings for the people.

 

The 13 Colonies fought a bloody war and, led by Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton, and the many other Founding Fathers, a new doctrine was established.

 

Jared Kushner is incorrect to declare that the federal stockpile is held for the good of the king’s business.

 

The original Confederacy in 1776 demanded that the “solid happiness of the people” take priority over the king’s good and governmental business.

 

In Federalist 45, Hamilton runs full force into this clarity and rebukes the notion that the happiness and needs of the people must be surrendered to the views of political institutions.

 

Hamilton writes:

 

It is too early for politicians to presume on our forgetting that the public good, the real welfare of the great body of the people, is the supreme object to be pursued; and that no form of government whatever has any other value than as it may be fitted for the attainment of this object.

 

 

While it is prudent for the government to stress accuracy by the state’s officials in recording their reserves, the federal government cannot forget its supreme objective—the real welfare of the great body of people.

 

The federal stockpile—all resources gathered from the states—are gathered for this common purpose.

 

Even if our political leaders have forgotten, we—the people of the United States—have lost too much, too quickly, in fighting this pandemic war, to have ourselves forget what the War for Freedom, in 1776, was fought for.

 

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https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-vice-president-pence-members-coronavirus-task-force-press-briefing-17/

 

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/04/us-edits-national-stockpile-website-after-kushner-claims-its-not-for-states/

 

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