What We Believe
We the People—Ohio Valley is a non-partisan, grassroots organization that does not endorse any candidate or political party.
We are an education and legislation driven organization and speak to government decisions that affect every American. Both parties had a hand in getting this Country into our current financial mess and have forgotten who they work for.
Politicians work everyday to divide the American people by gender, race, sexual orientation, age, political party affiliation and other divisive tactics. Politicians try to put the American people into these political categories to divide and control us while they stay in power.
Sadly, main stream media news outlets no longer act as watch dogs over the political class, instead many of them now advocate for Progressive policies and politicians. These activist Journalists are not aware that after they help take our freedoms and liberty away, they too will have to relinquish their own liberties.
We believe the American people can take back their government by avoiding partisan politics and demanding that every office holder follow the constitution and stop the immoral practice of spending our children and grand children’s future.
Standing Up For America
Why We The People-Ohio Valley Meets
Why do we go to meetings and stay involved in efforts to save America?
Thomas Jefferson once said, “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.” James Madison wrote a letter to William Taylor Berry in August of 1822 stating, “A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both.”
We The People-Ohio Valley encourages people to educate themselves so that they may be armed with the most powerful defense ever created by God and that is knowledge. When the people stand together in learning and communicating with their political leaders they are simply doing their duty by protecting freedom and liberty for generations to come.
Politicians work every day to divide us by gender, race, sexual orientation, age, religion and political affiliation as a means of controlling us and staying in power. Knowledge is power and politicians are most comfortable when the people are ignorant about civics and government.
When we stand together our voices are heard by our political leaders. We stand up for America just like our Founding Fathers stood up to tyranny thereby giving us the gifts of freedom and liberty. It is our responsibility to do the same for the next generation.
James Madison is considered the father of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. He once said with great passion, “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”
If we are not meeting and sharing information our voices fall silent and we are no longer governing ourselves. We encourage you to attend our meetings and bring new people to help spread the word. We are a free people and with your help we will stay that way.
“If Virtue & Knowledge are diffused among the People, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great Security.” - Samuel Adams
Your voice matters when you take a stand.
We went to Washington D.C. with a million people to petition the government for a redress of grievances and yet they continue to spend our kids future.
From the Founders to us..
The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government."
Our Core Values
* Uphold the Constitution - We want our elected leaders to stop the assault on the principles of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
* Fiscal Responsibility - We want our elected leaders to spend our tax dollars wisely, as if it were their own money, and stop running up the debt.
* Support Free Markets - We believe the surest path to prosperity is found in the principles of the free market. When the free market flourishes everybody's boat rises.
* Limited Government - We believe - as did the Founders - that we are best served by government when it does not intrude into every aspect of our lives.
* Accountability - Our elected leaders must hold themselves accountable to the electorate - rather than running and hiding, particularly when the people have questions.
Congress should not function outside of their authority enshrined within the (Enumerated Powers of the U.S. Constitution)------------------------
Section 8 - Powers of Congress
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
To borrow money on the credit of the United States;
To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of
Weights and Measures;
To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;
To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;
To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;
To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning
Captures on Land and Water;
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
To provide and maintain a Navy;
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress
Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not
exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And
To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.