This last week I witnessed what some are calling a historical event. By standing up and talking for over thirteen and one half hours, Senator Rand Paul did what we elect all of our representatives to do; protect our rights.
Perhaps it is the fault of an education system that is wrought with bureaucracy and corruption; the generations graduating from schools all across America have no knowledge of what liberty is and what it costs to maintain it. It was that commitment and passionate that allowed a small group of people (most claim it was only three percent of the colonists) to defy the mighty British Empire and claim independence from the Crown's rule of government.
The nation we call the United States of America today is nothing like the nation that was created with the ratification of the Constitution for the united States of America. See, back them it was the sovereign States who wielded the power of governing, and the union formed under a federal constitutionally limited government was meant to protect the States of enemies from without and the rivalries among and between them. United we stand and all that.
Great leaders, whether they are political leaders or religious ones, all have a way of uniting people in a common cause. Often times it will be the path that leads to destruction as it had in Nazi Germany and all the way back to the fall of the Roman Empire. Regardless of what propaganda is used, dividing the people only occurs when the united people have identified the "enemy" and the hence their target.
Maybe it is the difficulty that most intelligent people have in admitting they too were fooled. It was not any different for me when I "awoke" to the reality and truth of how my country was being attacked from within.
Do your own investigation. It may be good therapy for those feelings of being dumb. You're not dumb. You have been duped by one of the greatest plots ever devised. And yes, there are many who we have elected who are also unaware or refuse to believe that things are as bad as they really are.
By assassinating a leader, or creating a crisis, the country becomes pliant in the hands of the manipulators. Fear, sorrow, even anger and hate are all emotions that are stoked and manipulated to make people allow the government to "solve" the problem.
Lest we forget, "Governments are instituted among Men, deriving there just powers from the consent of the governed..." and that We the People can give and take that consent when the powers we conceded are far overreaching the explicit limitations placed upon them, choosing new government through the ballot or by whatever means required to secure the Republic and the Rights of the People.
Senator Paul did his duty and he is praised and ridiculed. I simply acknowledge a man who stands as a Statesman, and a true representative of the People who elected him.