What if the NFL did not hire referees?

Published 5:44 am Wednesday, February 8, 2023

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Presently, the NFL makes the rules for professional football. They train and hire the referees to keep the players within those established rules and the rules are uniform throughout the country.

For example, every team must advance the ball ten yards to keep possession of the ball. That’s the rule. It’s not nine yards for one team and twelve yards for another.


This keeps the game consistent for everyone throughout the country…not only for the teams, but for the fans as well.


But…what if the NFL did not hire the referees? Instead, what if the fans voted to elect the referees?


Would you, as a voting fan, want (and need) to have a working knowledge of the rules so that you could make the most informed vote? And wouldn’t an informed vote mean better referees?


Of course it would!


The same principle holds true for the election of our government officials at all levels.


Think of the voters as those whose job it is to elect representatives to keep the government within the rules WE established.


The rules WE established for the federal government are in the US Constitution.


We are starting with a series of very short posts with the hope to stir the reader’s curiosity and an interest in acquiring a “working knowledge” of our Constitution.


Some say our Constitution is broken. Our Constitution isn’t broken!  Our Constitution isn’t outdated. The problem is that WE – who Alexander Hamilton said are “the natural guardians” of the Constitution – didn’t bother to learn it.  Since we didn’t bother to learn it, we elected representatives who also hadn’t bothered to learn it.  And so everyone ignores it.


WE THE PEOPLE need “fixing”.  Restoration of our religious and moral foundation and our Constitution is the answer to the healing of our Land.

Let the restoration begin with you.


We the People began in February 2009. It was not hard to realize that with the form of government which our founders gave us, We the People were to be the keepers of our Constitution, and We were the responsible party. However, most voters had no clue as to the limits We created for the federal government. After years of study on strict construction of the Constitution he decided to write The Handbook for We the People. Bob still considers himself to be just a student of the Constitution. He can be reached at wethepeoplehandbook@gmail.com.