“OMG! …Could it be? …Finally …It must be …Fantasy …is Reality … Catastrophe …blame Tea Party!” Deep in the labyrinths of the liberal media mind, it is critical to make the dots and synapses connect to fit predetermined conclusions. No hypothesis is suspect; no theorem is ill-founded; no syllogism is illogical if the conclusion fits their ideology. Traditional journalistic principles take a back seat (if they are even allowed on the bus!) to the drumbeat of progressive propaganda.
As our culture quickly coarsens and lurches towards its self-proclaimed, progressive utopia, proponents of traditional values see nothing but a contemporary version of hell. Liberal leaders continually assault faith, family, and self-reliance. The trinity of faith, hope and charity is “evolving” into indolence, obesity and promiscuity. Acts and actions that were heretofore unthinkable seem to be all too commonplace in this contemporary secular society.
“We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” Barack Obama, July, 2008
When you have to cancel White House tours, will the Easter egg roll be far behind? What a foolish, foolish display of pettiness and phony politics. In reality, sequestration has not resulted in planes falling out of the skies or thousands of airline passengers waiting in line for hours and hours to be assaulted by TSA personnel. The President who incessantly cried fiscal wolf now says there is no imminent fiscal crisis. Apparently, $16.7 trillion of debt doesn’t really matter! Unfunded liabilities of trillion after trillion after trillion don’t matter either. Record income tax revenue isn’t enough to stem another trillion dollar deficit to add to the national debt but still he insists there’s no immediate crisis. There’s no budget either.
How do you decide which government is best for your brand new society? That was the question the Constitutional Convention of 1787 faced.
It had only been a few years since General George Washington had accepted the sword of General Charles Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia. The American Revolution, its reasons, and the requisite sacrifices were still fresh in the minds of our founders.
The fear of having another Monarch — and the inevitable tyrant — was ever present in the founder’s minds. They had fashioned the Articles of Confederation, which invested any and all governing authority in only one branch of government, Congress. The plan had fatally limited any national government; it had effectively created 13 smaller sovereign nations.
“Vision without action is a daydream; action without vision is a nightmare.” We are currently seeing the American dream become an American nightmare.
For a prime example, look at our leadership in Washington, D.C. First of all, they lurch from fiscal crisis to fiscal crisis like an alcoholic on a cheap whiskey bender stumbling from lamppost to lamppost. Grasping their temporary support, they pause long enough for inebriation to temporarily subside only to lurch forward in their stumble bum gait to the next temporary respite. When confronted for their irresponsible behavior, they first deny having had more than one drink. Then they concoct a fantasy that the world faces impending doom without them being allowed to proceed along their sotted way. Finally, they blame the bartender for having built a bar where they were served alcohol. Apparently one thing they will never admit is the truth—they are economic drunks about to reach a certain disastrous end.
This isn’t about the current resident of the White House who laments that he’s only the President of the United States, not the “Emperor of the United States.” It isn’t about the supposed Constitutional scholar who boasts “If Congress doesn’t act, I will” and threatens that he will write a bill and Congress will have to vote on it. It isn’t about the fact that he unilaterally defines laws as unconstitutional and orders the Department of Justice to refuse to defend them as he did with the Defense of Marriage Act.
This isn’t about him promising to “work tirelessly” until every American had a job then dashing off to Florida to play golf with Tiger Woods on a private course closed to even the press. It isn’t about his $1,000 per hour golf lessons while his wife spirits off on another multi-million dollar ski trip in Aspen. It isn’t about the nouveau riche jet setting that exceeds the travel budget of Britain’s royal family and would have made the Gatsby’s jealous. After all, four years from now, they will have packed their bags and moved on. Metaphorically speaking: “The King is dead; long live the King.”
Several events have occurred recently to signal that respect is no longer a core cultural value in the United States. First, the New York school system has decided that it will no longer suspend students for cussing out a teacher. Then an eighteen-year old reprobate curses at her judge, flips him off and then seems genuinely shocked when he takes offense and gives her even more jail time.
On a more serious level, convicted double-murderer Nathan Burris mocked his death penalty sentence. “I cannot or will not express remorse or regret—it’s not gonna happen,” Burris taunted. “I’m in California, and there ain’t no death penalty in California. The way I see it, I have good 25-30 years left before anything happens.” Burris murdered his ex-girlfriend (who had broken up with him) and a man he suspected was now involved with her. As far as Burris is concerned, he’s got “three hots and a cot” for the rest of his life.
4 February, 2013
Like every coin worth having, individual sovereignty has a second side.
John Locke taught that:
The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but to have only the law of Nature for his rule.”
Reason and logic show, if natural liberty means being free from a ruler or government, then liberty requires a fundamental responsibility of the individual to secure and provide for himself. I would go this far, the less responsibility one takes for his life and its direction and the more one relies on government for personal safety, success, and happiness, the less liberty that man actually has. Continue reading
So much foolishness and so little time. After four months of delay, Hillary Clinton finally appeared before congressional committees to testify about the murder of four Americans in Benghazi. She added absolutely nothing to our understanding of what transpired or why those men died. She accepted responsibility but not blame; apparently, no one is to blame because no one has been fired.