What will become of America now that liberty has been taken for the illusion of safety? Many people came out this past Tuesday to support the incumbent even with all the issues that have plagued this Administration and the American People.
A hastily passed health care act that will rob over a half trillion dollars from Medicare, restrict medical services based on accounting rather than need, and force people to purchase health insurance, furthering the demand on the people instead of providing them choice.
An appointed Attorney General who has side stepped the law and allowed weapons to be sold to criminals in the now infamous Fast and Furious debacle, a man who has ignored immigration law, has refused to come forth with documents regarding the arms sale debacle that resulted in the deaths of countless civilians on both sides of our southern border, in addition to the Border Patrol agent(s) who also were murdered with those same weapons.
We have currently a Defense Secretary who has told Congress that he gets his marching orders from NATO and the United Nations, unconstitutionally by-passing Congress altogether. But he did say that he would inform Congress of actions if it is deemed necessary.
This was never a perfect union and yet it managed to survive and prosper for over 200 years until the foundations of that union began to crumble. There are many places we can point to, but one of the most significant is the Federal Reserve Act of 1913.
Then President Woodrow Wilson admitted that he sold out the nation when he signed that bill into law. Several Presidents since that time expanded the control of the Federal Reserve over the nation’s currency, no doubt to deplete the gold reserves that kept our currency stable.
The promise of ending depressions was short-lived as we all know that the markets crashed in 1929 and many banks failed, leaving the country in a Great Depression, with many homeless and unemployed. It wasn’t until the united States declared war against Japan and finally joined the alliance in Europe fighting Hitler and the Nazis before a sense of recovery began.
Americans seem to have very short term memory when it comes to history. Somehow they allow the same foolish policies to be repeated and they expect better results. History proved time and again that a nation cannot survive purely on borrowing and giving benefits to people who are not productive members of the nation’s society..
When Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the bills that started Social Security, it was by design a Ponzi scheme, one which could never fulfill the promise of a retirement account for the individuals paying into it. The reality is that it is another method of taxation. But the real problems with Social Security began when Lyndon Baines Johnson became President and raided the funds to pay for a war in Vietnam. By doing so, the nation didn’t raise a ruckus over more debt. It was also during his tenure that the Medicare tax was instituted, yet another method of bilking the fruits of one’s labor.
This nation has trusted its elected representatives to protect their interests and they have not only failed to live up to those expectations and promises, but in fact have sold us out in every way imaginable. By taking over so much of the decisions of the individual, the government has become our nanny, telling us what we may or may not do, regardless of the unconstitutional laws, mandate, policies, and regulations it forces upon us.
Americans have grown fat and lazy while the nation has been taken over gradually by corporations. They have succumbed to slavery plain and simple. They would rather do with less that is provided for them, than to strive for more which they can keep for themselves or share with those truly in need.
The basic rights of the individual have been systematically replaced with permissions granted by the government. Public policy has replaced common law and common sense and logic. Look at how many nations that embraced communism, fascism, socialism, totalitarianism, have all failed to sustain them and eventually crumbled. From the mighty Roman Empire to the late U.S.S.R. history demonstrates that only when people remain free and the nation’s government limited can a nation prosper.
Perhaps we can survive another four years. I’m an not so confident that we can. We are on the edge of a precipice and we are not the only nation that faces crisis. We have become morally as well as financially bankrupt. We have become a People divided instead of united.
Perhaps as I have written in past, this great experiment is over and it failed. We will not have long to wait to find out!