America’s greatness used to be really great and today, not so much. Actually we are almost already a second world nation in global competitiveness. Remember, Thomas Jefferson said, ‘The government you elect is the government you deserve.’
The inundation of the socialists’ agenda in schools and universities, the big media and Hollywood (especially including TV program and documentary content) is so overpowering it’s hard to find someone anymore under middle age who ‘gets it’ about the principles America was founded on. Classroom history books are full of falsehoods and omissions and Americans are being told that our Constitution is outdated and our Founders were racist old white guys.
Given the progressive left’s ‘pitched’ choice of free stuff and no taxes against trumped up [no insinuation intended] lies and allegations about Constitutional values and capitalism too many Americans are following socialist Sanders and (felonious) Clinton down the wrong path to a pathetic future. And unfortunately, republican leadership isn’t far behind.
Our Founding Fathers had first-hand knowledge of why we fought the British Empire for Independence and wanted to avoid making the same mistakes. They knew that governments tended to accumulate power so they created a constitutional government limiting federal power to a few, carefully specified functions for that very reason; they knew concentrations of power were dangerous. Thomas Jefferson also wrote: “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.”
Our sage founders did not envision that our government would create and run or regulate large programs to provide safety nets for the poor, or programs for banking, education, labor, medicine, housing, subsidies, certainly not benefits for illegal aliens, granting a national ID and a seemingly endless amount of other endeavors that should belong untouched in the private sector. None of these things were contemplated by our Founders as legitimate aspects of federal authority, and nowhere in the Constitution can one find any legal authorization for the U.S. Government to involve itself in such matters.
Through the decades our nation has forgotten the wisdom of our Founders and rushed headlong toward a welfare state.
The insanity of all this liberal socialism is that we taxpayers have to pay for it all until there are no more of us working enough to supply the tax money it requires because the onslaught of so many costly programs with their subsequent costs of expanded government, it’s inefficiencies and wastes on the back of expanded taxes making us the highest taxed nation on earth are killing our golden goose commerce and its commensurate jobs. Foolishness is part of the definition for insanity and the refusal to balance a balance sheet is a big symptom.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
In the year 2000, author, Ted Flynn in his book ‘Hope of the Wicked’ stated, “To best understand the present period in America, it is useful to consider the parallels with the 1920’s and 1930’s in Germany. The 1920’s, in the German Weimar Republic, saw an inflationary depression: widespread government corruption and paralysis; moral disintegration with rampant and widespread abortion and euthanasia, especially as Germany moved into the 1930’s. A formerly prosperous economy, an intelligent people lost their moral compass and their ability to discern between good and evil. Weak, corrupted and spineless German churches, which raised no voice against the evils of that day, coupled with new age philosophy which had crept into mainstream thinking over a forty year period.
“In the 1980’s and 1990’s, America witnessed much of the same, except that our moral, spiritual, and governmental decline has been masked by a great speculative bubble in the stock and other financial markets. It has created a false prosperity and blinded discernment, thinking, and sense of right and wrong.
“Throughout world history there have been dramatic shifts in how governments have conducted matters of state. Democracy, as it was foreseen by the fathers of the U.S. Constitution, is as extinct as the dodo bird. It is gone, but most people have been too busy enjoying the good life to really know it. The new government for us and the rest of the world is the global economy. The activities of clandestine groups and the intelligence gathering communities, using hundreds of billions of dollars over the last twenty years, have affected Americans in ways they do not comprehend. The stealth operations of these agencies have greatly helped in the effort to bring about the New World Order. The Utopia which Plato, Ruskin, Rhodes, Milner and the Council on Foreign Relations have dreamed about is our destiny, unless people awake from their sleep.
“There are many reasons why most people do not recognize that our rights are being lost. People assume that we have a democracy with chosen people in charge, because this is what the controlled national media tell us. Certain agencies like the CIA use public relations firms, authors, and journalists to deceive the public while undertaking roles and missions that are illegal. In the 70’s, it was revealed that the CIA had hired hundreds of journalists to shape public opinion. It would be naive to not appreciate that the disinformation as a result of this continues to manipulate and confuse the people today on a more sophisticated level.” – Unquote Ted Flynn
US GOVERNMENT, HELPLESS & HOPELESS? – IDAHO’S OPTION
States Joe Wolverton, II, JD of the New American magazine, “Our Founding Fathers were aware of the potential for presidents to accumulate powers not granted them in the Constitution, and they relied on the states to serve as barricades to protect the people from federal officials who would betray them and their oaths of office.
“The principal and most effective weapon of state resistance to federal overreaching is nullification. This antidote can stop the poison of all unconstitutional federal acts and executive orders at the state borders and prevent them from being imposed on the people.
“Every state in this union retains this right of refusal owing to their role as creators of the federal government because they, the states, created the federal government and reserve the right to resist the exercise by Congress of any powers not specifically granted to it by the states in the Constitution.
“States are, it is true, bound by the terms of their agreement (the Constitution) that created the federal government, but they have no obligation to sustain acts of the central government that go beyond the boundaries of that agreement.
“This principle is easy to understand by answering the following question: Would anyone enter into an agreement with others to create an entity that would have unlimited authority over them?” – Unquote Joe Wolverton, II, JD
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious, but it can not survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely.” – Cicero