When the legally elected government commits itself to action it perpetrates that action on behalf of all Americans.
When children and parents are separated at our borders by the legally elected government that is not an action committed on behalf of only Caucasian Americans, but also Native Americans, LatinX Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans and all other Americans regardless of how they identify regardless of whether they voted or not.
When the legally elected American Government commits itself to any action overseas, say the invasion of the sovereign nation of Iraq in 2002, it did so in the name of all Americans regardless of whether they voted or not.
When the legally elected government uses its police powers to face off against anyone exercising their first amendment right to protest it does so in the name of all the people of the United States regardless of whether they voted or not.
When the legally elected government infringes on the individuals life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, that does not affect the majority population, it does so in the name of all Americans whether they voted or not.
Some Americans may wish to stand off from government actions but We the People state with full clarity our intentions for the government in the preamble to our constitution.
“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, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
There is no carve out that separates any race, creed, or orientation of the governed from actions committed by the government and this is why we vote.
(C) M Durfee
(C) M Durfee