Our Constitutional Republic no longer exists. Almost 100 years ago, with the passage of the Federal Reserve Act in 1913, an era of Legislative Absolutism took hold and has progressed to this very day. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution instructs Congress to regulate the value of our money, but in 1913 Congress abrogated the Constitution by passing the Fed Reserve Act. That changed the Constitution...without an Amendment or a Constitutional Convention.
Passing a bill into law requires only a simple majority, but changing the Constitution by Amendment requires approval of three-fourths of the States. Obviously, it is much easier to pass a law than to add an Amendment to the Constitution. Via Legislative Absolutism, Congress has vastly expanded the powers of the Fed Government in a completely unconstitutional manner into areas in which it has no delegated power. That alone is reason enough to throw off the chains of our present government through the peaceful means proclaimed at givemeliberty.org---join the movement.
From the Magna Carta to the Declaration of Independence, people have declared individual sovereignty and the concept of a servant government. Can anyone honestly say that we in the United States have a servant government today? Ever since its establishment, our government has expanded exponentially regardless of which major political party was in power. With that expansion has come more and more intrusion into our personal and professional lives. There is no end in sight.
What passes for a Republic in the U.S. today is actually a strange, sometimes mild form of fascism administered (for all practical purposes) by a cartel of corporatists, government elitists, and bankers. For an interesting account of this cartel, see "Confessions of an Economic Hitman" by John Perkins... http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3968544393356669182 . It is time for a radical, peaceful change.
Also of interest are: http://www.freedomtofascism.com/ and http://www.givemeliberty.org/ and http://www.originalintent.org/ .
It is time to re-establish We the People.