Listlessness abounds and ‘tuning out’ on our responsibilities as the stewards of our government has become the norm. It is ourgovernment and we are not running it. The Barbarians are not at the gate, they are in the house! As Americans with ownership responsibilities, too many of our inattentive citizens have become, in a figure of speech, ‘fat, lazy and mindless.’
Americans must rediscover or learn that ‘we are supposed to be the rulers of our Republic.’ We are not serfs in a kingdom yet and we are not a Democracy! I repeat, America is not a Democracy, we are a Republic! In a Democracy the will of the majority rules the country, there is no limit to what that will may be. Even laws that deny certain basic human rights may be enacted as long as it is the will of the majority. The minority must acquiesce to the rule of the majority, there is no protection for the minority in a democracy. If the majority becomes of a particular sect, racial or religious, and they want your house or your community, you are screwed. All democracies in history have failed because of the greed of those majorities. Remember our Pledge of Allegiance: It states “…and to the Republic, for which it stands…” As a Republic, we are a nation of laws.
Although we choose our elected representatives by a majority vote, we are ruled by the Constitution and Constitutional laws those representatives create in our Republic.
Our nation’s founding fathers established the Electoral College in the Constitution as a compromise between election of the President and Vice President by a vote in Congress and their election by a popular vote of qualified citizens to assure that both a mere majority-rule will not necessarily prevail like it would in a democracy and to assure even the smallest states have representation. It reconciles differing state and federal interests, providing a degree of popular participation in the election, giving the less populous states some additional leverage in the process by providing “senatorial” electors, preserving the presidency as independent of Congress, and generally insulating the election process from political manipulation.
WHERE OUR PROBLEMS BEGIN
Our problems begin with that we are not being represented by true patriots that follow their oaths to our Constitution which they swore to uphold. Most our elected office holders are oblivious to the fact that they are not in office to tax our businesses and we citizens to death and create so many rules for us to live by regulating every aspect of our lives and restraining our businesses’ ability to compete with other nations’ businesses that operate unfettered from such strangulating handicaps.
Legislatures today operate as legislative mills wrongly trying to right every wrong, solve every problem, create new projects, answer every whim, and generally feel good about keeping busy doing ‘work for their constituents,’ while naively being manipulated by professional lobbyists and to the drumbeat of the Establishment. Our legislators are most certainly not there to spend more money than our citizens pay in taxes no matter what their justification which usually has an underlying basis from special interests: Be damned the Constitution, ledger accountability and reality!
The landslide overreach of big government‘s meting out of overwhelming laws, regulations, rules and taxes has reached a high level of insanity and is about to bury us as surely as something really bad is about to befall that proverbial frog that better get out of that pot of water quickly before it comes to a boil.
WHOSE FAULT IS IT?
Again, it is our fault! It is the fault of ‘we citizens’ for not paying attention to these irresponsible elected officials that commit the heinous crime of violating their oaths to the Constitution and ‘our public trust’ and allowing them to remain in office as sure as we would be guilty of allowing known criminals to continue robbing banks. We are ignoring reality. Our tax money should be used for purposes only delegated by federal and state Constitutions, and oaths to those Constitutions must be upheld. Most government programs and government goodies are simply power tools. Socialist Democrats and Neo-con Republicans have never seen anything they didn’t want to run with their ‘better ideas’ and their ‘remember what we did for you’ at the polls mantra. Remember, power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
THE SICKNESS IN EDUCATION
“Our progressive educational leaders have learned how to deceive parents and the taxpaying public and get away with it. They know that the children are powerless to resist their abuse. And they know how to blame academic failure on the children and not themselves. Indeed, they revel in the idea that they are, as Obama put it, ‘fundamentally transforming America’ to be more in line with their totalitarian views. Only an enlightened public, will be able to put a stop to this degradation of American education.” — Samuel Blumenfeld & Alex Newman in their book ‘Crimes of the Educators’
THE LIES AND SPIN OF THE MEDIA
“The mainstream media’s economic coverage is routinely muddied, ill-informed and inaccurate. Too often, it seems, those in the news business who report on the economy don’t have a solid grounding in economics. But more disturbing is that with taxes and the economy, as with so many other issues, the media care less about the truth than about the political agenda they are trying to further. Rather than offering Americans balanced, objective reporting, the news media serve as flacks for the Democratic Party.” — Brent Bozell, III in his book ‘Weapons of Mass Distortion’
“As a nation, we no longer believe that popular culture enriches our lives. Few of us view the show business capital as a magical source of uplifting entertainment, romantic inspiration or even harmless fun. Instead, tens of millions of Americans now see the entertainment industry as an all-powerful enemy, an alien force that assaults our most cherished values and corrupts our children. The dream factory has become the poison factory.” — Michael Medved in his book ‘Hollywood vs. America’
KrisAnne Hall in her book Sovereign Duty states about teaching history, “We must heed the warning of history and make every effort to pass on the gift of Liberty to future generations. We cannot do that if we lose our history. Too often history is revised in ways that demean America’s founders and undermine America’s foundation. By allowing lies to be taught to our sons and daughters, we dishonor those who gave so much, and Liberty is put in peril.
“Every single branch of the United States government, regardless of the party in control, has failed us and has failed its duty to uphold the Constitution. So where do we go? Where does the solution lie? Certainly there is no single magic bullet, but there is a framework within which the most powerful solutions can be found.
“Make no mistakes, the principles that built America were centuries in the making. The framers used hard-won wisdom to lay the foundation of one of the most prosperous and free nations in human history. Yet, some of the most significant blocks of truth have been ripped from the foundation of our understanding and as a result, the great house that is America is being torn down brick by brick. It’s time to rebuild and we must start with the foundation. So, get your boots on. This job is shovel-ready. It’s time to get to work. It’s time to do our sovereign duty.” — Unquote, KrisAnne Hall.
WHY WE MUST BE VIGILANT
The enduring influence of the education, big media and Hollywood sectors are affecting change in America as effectively as that boiling pot of water is on the poor frog. People are too trusting, not paying attention and denying reality staring them in the face. We are going away rapidly as a great nation and our sovereignty is on constant attack by the deceitful Establishment and their U.N. comrades who would take us to the status of a member nation of a world government run by unaccountable, unelected global elitist “who know best for everybody about everything.”
WHAT WE MUST DO
Americans must quit denying reality and seek real vetted truth in their news. I strongly suggest The New American.com for vetted truth that can be counted on. They publish six to twelve new articles a day on the hottest issues confronting America.
So seek verified news and study issues. Then study voting records at the Freedom Index in Washington D.C at The New American.com/freedom-index on how Congress votes with the U.S. Constitution. In Idaho check the Idaho Freedom Index at IdahoFreedomIndex.com, which is an aggregation of the Idaho Freedom Foundation’s non-partisan analysis and rating of bills voted on by the Idaho Legislature during each legislative session. After studying these voting indices inform others and cull the vermin at the voting booth.
Two further quotes to wrap this up:
“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” — Aldous Huxley
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” — Edmund Burke