This pledge closed about 3 years ago
"We the people of the United States, in Order to form a more
perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility,
provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare,
and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity..."
These are the the first words of our Constitution, which our government is increasingly ignoring. "Insuring Domestic Tranquility" should never involve shutting government down and forcing the public to deal with the repercussions for any reason seen fit by our elected officials. Should we not be allowed justice, by establishing legislation for an immediate voting process, then we should be allowed immediate opportunity to remove such elected officials from office.
The current shutdown is a voluntary action on the part of our government leaders. An absolute and irresponsible action, which would likely result in increased hardship, or possible incarceration, for the general population.
As the U.S. Government believes in its capability to express power through such fears as martial law, eminent domain, and simple permissions of privilege, so should we. We are the people who should be represented. We are the same who should not be forced to recuperate from the senseless and petty actions of our leaders.