Restore the Republic–we have seen that term used again and again, especially these last few years. But aside from the U.S. Constitution, is there now in actuality a Republic? Was there ever, and, if so, can it yet be restored? There is some controversy on the subject; some even shrug off the constitution as “just a goddamned piece of paper.”
Some admit that we are already a socialist state (and other terms are used) or nation, and becoming more so every day. Some say we can yet assert our right and Take Back America, many others say it is too late; still others say….actually most don’t say anything at all–they just don’t give a damn. Many are entirely happy and the supporting of a socialist state.
If we read up on the matter, we find that prior to the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, we were governed by the Articles of Confederation. And there were some good documents preceding these–some refer to a Treaty of Friendship, the Magna Carta, etc., etc. (Curiously, I found reference to an old document referred to as the “Ordnance of the Territories,” which provided that in order to become a state of the union that territory had to be adjacent to an existing state.) That sounds reasonable to me.
And it is said that the Constitutional Convention (held in secret) was intended only to update the Articles of Confederation–“in order to form a more perfect union”–not to establish a whole new constitution.
The Constitution it is said could not be ratified by the states had not the amendments (Bill of Rights) been thrown in to appease the people.
Ben Franklin is said to have declared that we have a Republic–if we can keep it! The founding fathers were sure of one thing–we sure as hell did not want a democracy.
There were many problems establishing and maintaining our new Republic; if indeed it was ever effectively established and maintained, aside from the written document itself. George Washington in his first term it is said soon found himself with now familiar problems– money. He needed tax money to pay off war debts. You guessed it–not enough taxes/money.
Apparently, he solved the problem by use of a whiskey tax–more problems, people don’t like to be taxed (even less so than they do now). Eventually, he found that people in the territories–who did not have the right to the vote–could be taxed. When they (the non-voting tax-payers in the territories) balked, he was the first, and last, Commander In Chief to personally lead an army (militia) in the field against the “enemy.” So we see that things began to go astray right from the gitgo. And the more off track we go the more complex are the problems.
Obviously, things were not all hunky dorey then, as now, and likely never were. But, generally, things held together pretty good, relatively speaking. At least until the Constitution was later blatantly and openly trampled by force and violence. Things got somewhat worse as time went on–there was always much disagreement between those who favored states rights and a very small, if any, federal government, and those who desired/insisted on a strong (to varying degrees) federal government. This was true both prior to and subsequent to the coming of our Constitution.
Eventually, however, matters worsened and and we came to the turning point, I think, in American history. It was here that the Constitution was not only disagreed with by some, but absolutely trampled by assumed presidential power to which it has not recovered to this day. And, this set the stage for further periodic exploitation by government and of our rights.
We (America) had been invaded by the dregs of the 1848 Marxist revolution in Europe, some of whom had even become general officers in the Union army, members of the legislatures in both federal and state governments, etc. And we had a national leader with sufficient like ideas to abruptly and decisively change the course of our government. We had had socialists of sorts here prior to 1848 as individuals and small groups who believed in communism (literally) and stood apart from the vast majority of Americans–but, to all appearances, harmless.
The results of the above, and beyond, is apparent to those who are sufficiently interested in our history to seek out the real facts and truth for themselves, those who will not accept the propaganda and resulting herd mentality heaped upon us by the established elite.
Things have become progressively worsened, thus all the confusion today, to most, as to who we are. If you have been paying attention, it must be obvious to you, the thinkers, that the usual incompetence, greed, stupidity, etc. are not the only problems to blame here. No, it is far worse and more basic than just that.
And now, 2009, here we are–we cannot control our destinies any longer, our vote means nothing, even our voices are about to be silenced!
Our voices were heard on such issues as immigration and sealing of our national borders, heard loud and clear–but ultimately this was to no avail. The politicians are most adept at plying their trade.
Then not so long ago, we, the people made our will known to government—HELL No, NO BAILOUT!–again we all know the result.
This evil fraud first became known as bailout, the name keeps changing.
If Soylent Green was bad, bailout is worse than murder; it is the actual live-harvesting by government of its citizens. And it works well for our appointed masters–they love it so much they impose it again and again–they’re hooked!
Keep in mind, too, that even when some members of congress–surprisingly, there are still a few who attempt to do the right thing– held out and voted no on the bailout, they were subsequently threatened with “martial law”–they soon came around. What does that say to anyone else who refuses to play ball.
Most recently, it was obvious that we, the people, didn’t want an unworthy representative appointed to head the national purse–again, to no avail. Where will it end!
You know the answer to that–you just don’t want to hear it.
We have been/are being mugged.
Whether our Republic works/worked is for us to decide.
Myself, even if all would prove to be for naught, I think it is important that as individuals we hold to the highest ideals we are capable of.
Our founding fathers did in fact set before us the highest ideals, but we have lost sight of it.
So, the fact that nobody comprehends what’s going on, what we are actually dealing with here, nobody will do anything about it, or even that they refuse to even listen….all this means what to us? Myself, in my own way, I will remain aware of the highest of ideals our founding fathers laid out for us.
I have provided no references, sources for any of the above as I usually do–if you want proof, OK– find the proof for or against, that’s your assignment, but don’t report back to me with it, just keep it to yourself and decide for yourself. Right or wrong you will live with it.
GOVERNMENT ARROGANCE IS OUT OF CONTROL!
Sooner or later, it will have to be the American people themselves
that decide to put a stop to this out-of-control government
arrogance. Perhaps the sentiments of the late Lyn Nofziger will be
helpful at this point.
You will recall that Mr. Nofziger served as press secretary in Ronald
Reagan’s administration as Governor of California and as a White
House advisor during the Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan
presidencies. Shortly before he passed away, he composed a short
treatise entitled “These Things I Believe.” Here it is:
Lyn Nofziger quotes:
These things I believe:
That government should butt out.
That freedom is our most precious commodity and if we are not eternally vigilant, government will take it all away.
That individual freedom demands individual responsibility.
That government is not a necessary good but an unavoidable evil.
That the executive branch has grown too strong, the judicial branch too arrogant and the legislative branch too stupid.
That political parties have become close to meaningless.
That government should work to insure the rights of the individual, not plot to take them away.
That government should provide for the national defense and work to insure domestic tranquillity.
That foreign trade should be fair rather than free.
That America should be wary of foreign entanglements.
That the tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
That guns do more than protect us from criminals; more importantly, they protect us from the ongoing threat of government.
That states are the bulwark of our freedom.
That states should have the right to secede from the Union.
That once a year we should hang someone in government as an example to his fellows.
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