Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Modern times have proven the folly of democracy, especially the populist kind which bestows on all -- deserving or not -- the right to vote without responsibility.  Since Teddy Roosevelt and cousin Franklin the now-proud Progressives (earlier tossed overboard for the misleading title "liberal") have successfully segregated factions, dealt individually with each in exchange for their votes and have won.  Factions include "labor" through its bosses, black-nosed peoples through their power- and publicity-mad overseers like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton,  rich anti-Capitalism "environmentalists" and "activists" in general, vehement anti-male, pro-abortion "feminists", lawyers made rich through expanded tort laws, and the hugely powerful, but numerically tiny,  initialized community of LGBT -- the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender affinity group.

Everyone -- even the dead and immigrant -- gets to vote for the most attractive personality.  No longer is there any hint of Darwinian sorting, for example by experience or intelligence or knowledge or effectiveness.  Now it is popularity -- a rousing voice, a wide, friendly smile, a tall athletic body -- just feeling good about someone.  Presidents Reagan, Clinton and Obama come to mind.  Nose color in Obama's case to me was of utmost importance: "It is time".  Massive media and entertainment-industry propaganda is a significant part to be sure. 

But the vetting behind closed doors in smoke-filled rooms has been replaced by American Idol -- The President or Congressperson.

This very activity to me -- a libertarian Conservative who believes I can better manage my life and affairs as I want than can the arbitrary rules mandated by American Idol the President or the unelected, mostly-Progressive, government-protected bureaucracy.  We were supposed to have been granted by God certain individual rights, but with the elimination of God by the secular Progressives, from where can those rights come?  "We the People" are not capable of governing our own lives, we make "bad" decisions (as defined by Progressives), do "unsafe" things
 (as defined by Progressives), buy "poor" goods and services  (as defined by Progressives), believe the unscrupulous  (as defined by Progressives), and just lead lives unapproved by Progressives.

So after nearly 250 years of the noble experiment in government and society where each person is expected to lead a life he or she wants, it is failing or has failed.  The United States Government has become the centerpoint of all decision-making in our country.  Our individual freedom of choice has been replaced by the collective obeying of mandates, dictates and rules by the federal government. 

The fears of the Founding Fathers and authors or the seminal example of the Rule of Law: the United States Constitution have come true. 

What can be next?

One of two things.  Revolution a la 1776  or the First Civil War which will become the Second Civil War or an oppressive oligarchy or dictatorship. 

Tracing the movement of virtually EVERY law from inception to today and they follow a well-worn path of well-meaning answers to problems through more and more stringent regulations.  One law can not sunset after accomplishing its mission since a bureaucracy of support will have gathered behind it.  Jobs are at stake.  Money is at stake.  Power is at stake.  None are EVER given up -- or at lease rarely -- peacefully.  So where our federal government is today it will be larger and more oppressive to individual freedom tomorrow.  It is as inevitable as day and night, life and death.

What can be next? 

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