More Signs The Regime Is Failing
October 9, 2013 by Bob Livingston
I have told you often that a tell-tale sign of a failing regime is increased controls over the people. Now look around.
The regimeâ€™s failure is accelerating at breakneck speed and should be obvious to everyone.
Across the country, armed government goons are cordoning off open, public lands and monuments owned by the people. Worse than that, armed government goons have even held hostage tourists caught in Yellowstone National Park at the time of the theater-of-the-absurd that is the so-called government shutdown. The tourists included foreigners who feared they were being arrested and were made to feel like criminals.
In addition to terrorizing tourists and preventing them from photographing wildlife, viewing Mt. Rushmore, the Grand Canyon and other national monuments possessed by the people, the regime is capriciously endangering private businesses and non-profits. It is blocking off parking areas and preventing tourists from entering the businesses and requiring business owners to refuse service under threat of permit revocation. It is also forcing homeowners from their own properties.
In addition to believing it controls all lands and monuments owned by the â€śpublic,â€ť the regime even thinks it controls the ocean and has ordered boats out of 1,100-square-mile Florida Bay.
In Tennessee, the regime has now closed the Foothills Parkway, the main and only safe thoroughfare for school buses in Blount County. The road closure required the school system to stop bus service for a whole community and forces parents to drive on steep, crumbling and winding roads through the Tennessee mountains. It should be prime example that what the government controls, it can take away at a whim.
Under the regime, everyone is required to buy a service (health insurance) whether they want it or not. And thanks to regime interference in the service, it must now be purchased at a price often far exceeding what it had been before the government instituted these new controls. The regime controls what services are offered and what are not under the system.
But either through incompetence or design, it is almost impossible to sign up for that service and avoid coming fines and penalties.
Compliance with the order to purchase the service comes with the requirement to provide all personal financial information. This empowers the regime to make good on its threat to confiscate bank accounts and seize assets as punishment for non-compliance and opens up Americans to a greater danger of fraud and theft by thieves both in and out of government.
Secretive laws and regulations have also been passed that render your bank accounts open to government plunder. And we have the recent example of Cyprus and the 1930s example of Franklin Delano Roosevelt to show that government functionaries and the elected class have the will and the means to plunder private accounts to prop up their failing regimes and redistributionist scams.
U.S. government agencies have publicly contemplated confiscating $19.4 trillion in retirement accounts under the guise of better managing peopleâ€™s retirement funds.
Yet while the regime increases its controls over lands and property bought and paid for by theft and confiscation — both overtly through taxation and covertly through inflation — from the accumulated assets of Americans, it continues to confiscate and inflate away more and more of Americaâ€™s earnings andÂ strengthen its grip on Americaâ€™s economic throat.
We are experiencing the transition from benevolent to overt totalitarianismâ€¦ or democracy to complete fascism. We long ago transitioned from Constitutional republicanism to unConstitutional democracy.
Thomas Jefferson wrote in The Declaration of Independence: â€śHe has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substanceâ€¦Â He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws: giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation.â€ť
The questions are how much longer will the people tolerate this â€ślong train of abuses and usurpations,â€ť and is it the grand design of the regimeâ€™s globalist masters to push Americans to the brink in order to hasten the collapse?