For many decades the Constitution has meant literally nothing. It is a secret joke among those in power. The thought of it tames us all into inaction, but there is no force behind it because those in power, even Republicans, see it as an obstacle to their programs and desires. It can be no different.
The Constitution was written to stop them from doing exactly what they want to do. Politicians want to solve problems to stay in power and prove they have the interests of the people at heart. The Constitution restricts them and every person in power seeks to overcome it. They might say that they want to be faithful to the Constitution, but in reality they only want to support that which restricts their political opponents.
The loser in this grand game of chess is the people. Contained in the Constitution is the power that we all have over government, but that power can only be granted by a government compliant to the charter, something they are not and never will be. This is why it doesn't matter who is in office, or how long they stay there.
It is actually in the best interest of the people to rebel against any and all infringements on their rights regardless of the cost. Sadly, they won't do that because they are perfectly happy feeding off of the carcass of the republic. This is a dead Republic. It cannot live without the oxygen of liberty and the blood of those who would defend it.
Where are they, those who would spill blood for the cause of liberty? They have their heads down, praying that the nation will somehow continue to move without the upheaval that could set things right. They pray for a continuance of the usual. They fear having to act. Every action has a consequence and each consequence presents a victim. No one will willingly become the victim and so there can be no healing, there can be no health.
This nation and its people were not designed to suffer under government scrutiny. They were not designed to watch their words, or fear the power of the IRS. All of these things were brought about by a government unresponsive and contemptuous of the people. They see us all as compliant little soldiers diligently making them wealthy and powerful and any motion to throw off that yoke will come with drastic and swift retribution.
I ask you: How can freedom exist under those circumstances?
While every politician may secretly chuckle under their breath at our stupidity, at our inability to bring them to justice, they fear that one day the people will wake up and demand retribution for their abuses.
I don't know what it will take, or how bad it will have to get before the others wake up, but in the meantime, we all suffer under the oppression of a government operating without the will of the people and this can never bring about comfort for the large share of the people.
Ask yourself when it became so tough to get by. If you don't think it began the moment that the principles of the Constitution were abandoned, you are wrong. The excesses of government can only grow in the absence of the limitations of the Constitution.
Without following the charter they were given and enforcing against themselves the limitations we all believed to be solid and inviolable, they have killed the Republic. I don't know what it is today, it is something different from its intent. It is something dangerous to the people. It is something beneficial to only a small group of people entrusted with the power of the people, who have traitorously turned their backs on the only thing that makes America unique and ultimately powerful.
We are only moments from worldwide depression. Greece will tumble and bring down the world's wealth procured by the decades of those willing to take risks and act to fuel the economy. But when they look around, I wonder if they realize the time for action is gone. The will of the people, once grandiose, is a punchline to world leaders. We have been brought down to the level of others, but the Constitution was designed specifically to free us and unleash the vast economic vitality of a free people. The longer we are held back and thwarted by rules and regulations, by the unreasonable demands of the IRS, we are but mere slaves in a golden cage.
Bury the republic and let's get on with whatever comes next.