2012 Political Season Will Be a Street Fight
by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD March 15, 2012
Americans should stop whining about the bias and double standard of the mainstream media and the barefaced lies told by politicians.
That is what they are, that is what they do and that will not change. Recognizing reality, however, does not mean that we should accept it or not act to change it.
The United States is ruled by a Democrat and Republican oligarchy, where power effectively rests, not with the American people, but with a relatively small group of politicians and financiers, who enhance their personal wealth and privilege by looting the country and maintaining their domination by adjusting the levers of government and using the mainstream media to control public perception and opinion.
From the perspective of the oligarchy, elections are nothing more than an opportunity to redistribute power between select Democrat and Republican elites.
To the financiers, it often does not matter who wins as long as they can continue to influence policy through their lobbies and by political donations.
The Democrat Party is now controlled by a cadre of far-left ideologues, whose goal is to promote socialist dogma and policies nationwide, which can only be implemented at the expense of personal liberty.
Alexis de Tocqueville, author of “Democracy in America” (1835) wrote:
“Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom, socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”
Yet the opposition offers little more than sclerotic big government Republicanism hardly distinguishable from the policies proffered by the Democrats and also designed to limit, rather than expand, liberty.
As de Tocqueville noted:
“After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the government then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small, complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence: it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.”
In order to sustain the status quo of a timid citizenry, both the Democrat and Republican establishments, together with the mainstream media, remain willing to smother the truth, ignore the Constitution and flout the rule of law.
In particular, they fail to vet all candidates for the offices of President and Vice President, perhaps intentionally. Article II, Section I, Clause 5 of the Constitution requires that all candidates for President and Vice President be a “natural born citizen.”
The binding Supreme Court precedent Minor vs. Happersett (1874), which has never been superseded, defines “natural born” as a U.S. born citizen of citizen parents at the time of birth; that is, a second generation American.
Despite the misinformation being doled out by the Democrat and Republican establishments and the mainstream media, there is no ambiguity regarding the meaning of the “natural born” clause.
Side-stepping the Constitution seems to have become “business as usual” regarding the manner in which the elites in Washington make law, or in this case, ignore the law.
If Congress and our government officials refuse to adhere to the Constitution, then it is time for ordinary Americans to organize and act accordingly.
A nationwide political insurgency must be launched to counter the rampant corruption in Washington D.C. and demand that all candidates be fully vetted.
No American should vote for any candidate who will not abide by their oath of office to “support and defend” the Constitution.
It is a pivotal moment in American history. We all need to…….