Ageless Wisdom Of The Founders
In the early morning hours of April 19, 1775, English Gen. Thomas Gage’s troops moved toward Concord, Mass., in an effort to capture guns, gunpowder and lead stored there.
When they reached Lexington, Mass., those troops were met by about 60 to 70 Minutemen mustered in response to reports the British troops were advancing. The Minutemen were told to stand fast, not firing but not cowering in the face of what was considered the mightiest army of the day.
The decline of America’s moral fabric has accelerated in recent years and is visible for all to see. It has not occurred in a vacuum.
It is evidenced in the increasing amount of random crime, the promotion of immorality by the government and the media, and the direct attacks by them on faith and the Christian religion.
President Barack Obama’s entire narrative is a lie, so it’s not surprising that he would lie about his signature legislation from the time of its conception until it was finally exposed a few months ago. His “If you like your healthcare you can keep it” even earned for him the title of the world’s bigger whopper by PolitiFact.
But the healthcare lie is just one of many told by the undocumented usurper currently occupying the people’s house. Lying, it seems, has become his first nature.
During the Philadelphia Convention, the Constitutional framers sought to create a check against the potential excess of “mob” rule and legislative tyranny emanating from the House and the executive branch. They also wanted to give the States the ability to check Federal power.
Remember that the Founders considered themselves citizens of their States first and a general government or nation second.
The Federal government has spent about $3.7 trillion on various welfare programs over the past five years. This is combined with more than $200 billion in welfare programs contributed by the States.
According to a recent CATO study, the average household in the District of Columbia receiving the six largest benefits received Federal welfare with a cash value of $43,000 per year. In Hawaii, a family receiving the same benefits would have received $49,000. Not even socialist Great Britain paid out that much in comparable benefits per family.
The Obamacare deathcare system is a trap designed to force Americans into a socialized system of “medicine” with limited choices and limited resources that benefits only the medical industrial establishment.
Freedom of choice in healthcare matters is a natural right; and under Obamacare, your freedom to choose the method of treatment for your particular ailment will not exist. If government is controlling the money, government will decide the treatment modalities that are “approved” and, therefore, allowed.
Politicians, bureaucrats, et al. are wordsmiths. They twist words that sound good to us but lead to opposite conclusions. This semantic trickery is used in everything and every proposed piece of legislation.
Many of them are lawyers and doublethink legalese is their forte. Their political life is all about deception. This is their cover so that they hide the fact that they work for the government.
The undocumented White House usurper and acclaimed Constitutional “professor” has made a habit of ignoring the Constitution whenever doing so fulfills his agenda. Unfortunately, Congress has enabled President Barack Obama’s serial lawbreaking.
As Personal Liberty contributor Michael Boldin pointed out Tuesday, Americans are frustrated that those elected to serve them continue to ignore their wishes — and the Constitution — and pass laws they oppose. But the prospect of “voting the bums out” never seems to bring about change.
In proposing and passing laws, the President and Congress continue to ignore the Constitution and the will of the people. They have concluded they are no longer accountable to the people, but have determined to do the will of their masters, the moneyed elites.
We are fast approaching a time when the American system will either collapse under the weight of big government and money printing, or an incident will prompt an uprising of the people. The Founding Fathers recognized this possibility.
For too long, Americans have neglected to examine the character of the people they put up for office, focusing instead on pretty hair, a slick tongue, a well-fitting (but empty) suit and promises of something for nothing. We’re now reaping what we’ve sown, and tyranny is the result.
But don’t say we weren’t warned.