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Friday, September 23, 2011

This Is A Dead Republic

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.  

6 comments:

  1. God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty.... And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.

    - Thomas Jefferson

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  2. Is it truly dead or just in hibernation?

    It is easy to give up and say the task is to big. That a hundred years of the inertia of mismanagement is to much to over come, but the best things in life are never easy.

    Buck up and soldier on.

    ;-)
    Josh

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  3. If I may put a fine point on your eloquence.

    I tell my 5 kids whom I homeschool, I believe America's greatest legacy is that the freedoms we enjoyed from government/tyrannical edicts allowed American citizens to pursue their God given potential. Compared to the rest of humanity we have been free to use the skills and talents each man woman and child to their fullest capacity. When that God-given potential was unleashed I believe the societal and economic prosperity we have enjoyed were allowed to flourish.

    We have messed up royally,
    Robert of Alabama

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  4. The truth is even more difficult for many to see.

    The Constitutional Convention that produced the Federalist Constitution that has failed was compromised from the start by that Federalist cabal. Three times the vote was taken to remain within the charter under which the Convention was called by the Articles of Confederation, you remember, that document that created a Perpetual union of states.

    Upon ratification of what was in fact an illegal document, the Federalists then ran wild and roughshod over the limitations within the Constitution. Passage of the Alien and Sedition Act should be proof enough for anyone of that. Yes, it was repealed, but not before more than two dozen people were arrested, mostly opponents of the Federalists.

    Then came the midnight appointment of Chief Justice John Marshall, and the usurpations began in earnest. His court granted itself sole jurisdiction of what the Constitution meant, what the Necessary and Proper Clause meant, and many other self actualizations of power.

    With those as a foundation, the self granting of power to the courts and the executive branch continued unabated.

    Finally, there was that blood soaked coup d'etat by the traitor, Abraham Lincoln, that put us on the course to exactly what we have today.

    We have nothing to restore, nothing is hibernating, it's been a hoax from the beginning. The only thing to do, if one wants the country to remain whole, which I do not, would be to return to the Articles of Confederation. That's unlikely. The alternative, which I do favor, is to have each individual state become an independent, sovereign nation again and then decide for themselves what sort of alliances with other states each wishes to have.

    I do recommend, that anyone now serving in the US government be barred for life from serving in any state government in the future.

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  5. A year ago, I think I would have agrued vehemently that the Republic is well and truly gone. Suffice to say, I've had an interesting year.

    It may be the case, the trappings of government which we thought of as 'liberty' are gone; however, the fires of liberty still burn brighting in the hearts of some.

    I only hope that that some, is enough.

    -Cato, the American.

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  6. Three cheers for Pat H. He is absolutely correct in his history. If we were to return to our Founding Fathers desires we would have to return to the Articles Of Confederation. Before we oust TPTB we will have to fight and overcome the half of the country that is happy with the status quo. TPTB know currently their safety is insulated by the unions, and most of those on the .gov teat. So we have two battles ahead of us: 1. Separate ourselves or overcome those on the .gov teat and then, 2.
    Hold court on TPTB and the elites (MSM & University leftists).
    After that perhaps a coalition of patriots and States could build a return to what was a beautiful dream before it was infected with evil at Philadelphia.
    Ray in SE GA

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