America was born when the colonial inhabits became of one mind and one body. This unification of individual inhabitants to oppose the tyranny of an unjust and tyrannical monarchy became known as the body of the people. The leadership of the American Revolution knew the revolt against British rule could only prevail if the colonists fought as one people united against tyranny.
The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and Bill of Rights that would follow must recognize the body of the people as the source of authority, if the new leadership of our nation was to remain in power. Had the rights and liberties of the body of the people been excluded from these documents the leadership of the American Revolution would have suffered the same fate as their British predecessors.
Within the body of the people there has always existed individuals, who like cancer cells within the human body have the potential to do great harm to the body of the people. Individually they are weak and unable to spread their malignancy of rabid ambition, callous indifference and insatiable greed. However when these individuals are allowed to congregate together, to incorporate, to metastasize, to act as one in their own self-interest, they become a malignancy that threatens the entire body of the people.
These cells of tyranny use politics, religion, financing, the media, our own government and the wealth they amass to fragment the body of the people and make us weak. Their malignancy of corruption, arrogance, selflessness and greed has done great harm to the health and vitality of the body of the people. These cells of tyranny fear nothing more, than the body of the people that they conspire to oppress, exploit and ultimately enslave. Their ultimate goal is to reduce the body of the people to a corpse, subjugate our authority and in doing so bring about the downfall of our democracy.
As we continue to suffer from the stress, anguish and torment inflicted upon us by the cancer of tyranny, the body of the people will become more fragmented and our resolve to remain a free and democratic society shall eventually fail. If the next generation of the body of the people is to know and enjoy the blessing of liberty and democracy, the body of the people must reunite in opposition to this malignancy of tyranny that threatens to consume us. We are weak and frail when we are divided and fragmented. We are a force to be reckoned with when we are whole and united as the body of the people.