America is faced with a clear and present danger that has been increasing over time. Both political parties and the politicians they support, as well as the candidates they endorse, have become increasingly corrupt and self-serving; pandering to the special interests in return for campaign financing and voter support. It is if “We the People” do not exist for any other purpose than to fund Washington’s “political business.” Regulatory agencies, mandated to protect the consumer, are so controlled by industry lobbyists that much of their rulemaking is based on industry’s wants and needs and their enforcement activities are based on political calculations. However, this is not the dirty little secret. Everyone knows the game being played and what it really takes to win.
The dirty little secret is that Washington continues to violate the Constitution which they swear to uphold and defend …
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
They have misused their powers of taxation to demand that a portion of your income is sent directly to Washington and then are willing to return a portion of that money to the citizens, municipalities and states IF they engage in politically correct behavior over which Congress and the Administration has absolutely no constitutional authority.
The United States Constitution limits the federal government’s powers and reserves all other powers either to the states or the people themselves.
Because the issue of prohibition was beyond the federal government’s constitutional authority, it required a specific amendment of the constitution; as did the repeal of prohibition when it was judged to be unworkable and caused unintended consequences like the promotion of organized crime.
Bribing you with your own money …
Therefore, both the Congress and the Administration is attempting to bribe you, with your own money, into following their dictates and behavior modification activities. In essence, the dirty little secret is that our government is increasingly usurping powers which are reserved for the states or individual citizens.
Aided and abetted by a corrupt judiciary …
However, they are not alone in their attempt to subvert the Constitution … it appears that a highly-politicized judiciary, which is also becoming more corrupt, is finding constitutional authority for the actions of government where none exist. In essence, creating law out of whole cloth and in the process, sidestepping the Constitutional mandate that Congress be the nation’s sole branch to create laws.
From what I learned in high school civics class, about tyranny …
Tyranny is the arbitrary, capricious , corrupt or unrestrained exercise of power and/or despotic abuse of authority which results in oppressive, unjust and severe sanctions or mandates placed on individuals whose freedom of action is compromised by governmental actions.
And we are rapidly approaching a time when that definition is becoming truer as time progresses. There is nothing in the United States Constitution which demands an individual purchase a specific type of light bulb, toilet or healthcare insurance.
The intent of our Founding Fathers …
The Founding Fathers did not see our great nation as a “nanny state” where the needs and behaviors of its citizens are controlled by the federal, or any other, government entity. The purpose of the federal government is to do those things which require a commonality of purpose among the states and individual citizens. These are well-expressed in the Preamble to the United States’ Constitution which defines the six purposes of government.
"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".
In the necessity of promoting,rather than restricting trade, the Constitution allows for the creation of a certain degree of commonality among the states. Obviously, standardized weights and measures; the acceptance of contracts created in one state and binding parties in other states; and any number of issues which support the common welfare of our nation’s citizens. Our Founding Fathers did not conceive that the mechanism for promoting trade would be used to allow the federal government to usurp authority which rightfully belonged to the states or to the people.
The Founding Fathers did not anticipate the toxic rise of trade unions nor the corruption of those who govern by lobbyists pursuing advantages which are not available to all.
The Founding Fathers believed that sex and religion were private matters so there is no prohibitions or restrictions codified into the Constitution.
The Founding Fathers did not anticipate an invasion by foreign nationals which would subvert our economy and social structure; conceding unconstitutional powers to foreign sovereign nation-states and to those who swear allegiance to foreign sovereign entities.
We also have allowed local and state officials to mimic the corruption that we are finding on the national level. Specifically the influence of lobbyists and unions to milk the public treasury for self-benefit.
But perhaps the most dastardly deed is that we allowed ideologues to interfere with the education of our children. By failing to concentrate on the basics: reading, writing, arithmetic, logical thinking, history and civic duties. By allowing the corruption of the educational process by an undue worship of celebrity, those who mouth the pre-crafted words of others in memorable roles – until the true hero becomes a pseudo-fraud like Arnold Schwarzenegger who bears as much resemblance to the Terminator as he does to being a conservative Republican.
We are diverting the publics attention away from what our government is doing, purportedly in our name, to meaningless issues which occupy our attention and prevent us from seeing the truth – and acting upon that which we see.
Bottom line …
We are at a tipping point.
Where our Federal government is taking our money to redistribute to their political and personal friends or those whom they deem more worthy. Most often to purchase political influence with a defined segment of the population based on class, race, color, gender, sex or any other definable distinction.
Where the federal government is using the issue of rising healthcare costs and the lack of insurance for millions of illegal aliens to assume control over our national healthcare system and, arguably, over our individual lives; deciding, in essence, who will live or die based on both cost and political considerations.
Where the federal government is using arguably and demonstrably false science to assume control over energy production and consumption and, arguably, over our entire economy. This is not constitutional.
It is time for “We the People” to take action. It started in November when we attempted to restore constitutional checks and balances into the government by electing a Republican majority to the House of Representatives. And hopefully continuing into the 2012 election cycle when we will elect, not specifically Republicans to office, but “honest brokers” to serve “We the People.”
Until then we must bombard our elected officials with indications of our displeasure at their actions to spend money on the special interests (stimulus), control healthcare insurance (Obamacare), regulate our energy (Cap-and-Trade) and control our communications (Internet and Cable) and information sources.
We must take care of ourselves and our families first – and then push back against the increasing corruption of American politics. The price for not doing so is unimaginable – mostly for your children who will have lost their liberty, something which might require another revolution to regain.
Be well, be safe and stay well informed.
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“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell “Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar “Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS