New Aristocracy (not a benevolent one)

 Milan Skarka

Berry Soetoro, a.k.a. Barak Hussein Obama is certainly living his dream. Airforce One (and Airforce Two for Michele Obama) on stand-by acquiring millions of miles visiting all kinds of places, generous living expense account worth unaccounted millions and all the benefits that come with the imperious presidency. Frivolous spending on a 100 million dollar African vacation, Martha’s Vineyards lavish vacations, Biden’s (VP) and Carry’s (Secretary of State) half-a-million dollar hotel bills and countless examples of junkets engaged in by our elected as well as un-elected officials is “draining” our empty coffers to the tune of billions of dollars annually. Are we so whimsical and gullible, not knowing that our new Aristocracy does not even recognizes these abuses? Just let them eat cake? This culture of abuse permeates throughout all bureaucracies of the Federal Government and there is no real determination on the horizon to cut it out. Many scandals now investigated in Congress do not slow down this madness even one iota. The only end now appears to be the fall of the Constitutional Republic and the resulting natural re-balancing. Just like the Roman Empire, we are falling into the abyss while keeping both feet on the accelerator. The only difference is that the time line is much more compressed and it is totally insane. This is what was promised to us by Obama from the beginning of his campaign in 2007 – a fundamental transformation of our society. However, most voters did not believe or understand this to be such a destructive outcome and happily re-elected Obama regime to a second term.

  Since such a change appears to be all but certain now, what’s left to do? Another round of elections? New blood in Congress? Endless deliberations, passing more laws and regulations, or something else? This is unanswered and unknowable at this time. Most importantly, I do not think there will be a revolution in this country, no matter what the provocation. Even the right-wingers are too ovine to rise up, and—even if they were not—violent revolution can no longer succeed: the government’s forces simply have too much firepower; and they would have far too much popular support on their side: if it came to actually choosing sides, most of the people in this country would side with the state against the revolutionaries. There would be no sea of people for the revolutionaries to swim in, to borrow Mao’s phrase, merely a shallow stream, from which they could easily be taken. And let’s not forget all the liberals and minorities who would not merely be passive supporters of the state, but active ones. Even those would be too cowardly to actually take up arms to help defend tyranny would certainly play the role of collaborators and traitors.

 Now, I myself think it is possible that the American Revolution may have been a bad idea, but not because its results were bad. I think that its results were almost entirely positive-but because I do not believe the colonists had sufficient justification for revolt. However, that said, the republic established under the Constitution in 1789 was undoubtedly the best government ever created in the history of man. In addition, our independence has kept us from being obliged to follow the even greater loss of freedom that has been suffered in Great Britain, because, despite the best efforts of the leftists, the Constitution cannot be entirely ignored, as it is in Britain, where freedom depends not upon a written document, but upon tradition. The mistake of many is in supposing that our problems today arise from too faithful an adherence to the principles of the Founding Fathers, when in fact, as we know, our difficulties arise from our having abandoned them.

 My questions on behalf of the awaking majority: Why is this regime set on punishing success and rewarding failure? Why is the wealth re-distributed to unproductive consumers and our currency debased in the process? What will it take to stop this insanity? The answer, my friends, is in the wind as the song portrays. This regime is out of control and the big government politicians from both parties will not save the republic. Perhaps, Mark Levin (*) in his new book The Liberty Amendments is suggesting a way to correct this destructive abuse of liberty by organizing the States into a constitutional convention where new amendments would correct the federal government abuses. The delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia and the delegates to each state’s ratification convention foresaw a time when—despite their best efforts to forestall it—the Federal government might breach the Constitution’s limits and begin oppressing the people. Agencies such as the IRS and EPA and programs such as Obamacare demonstrate that the Framers’ fear was prescient. Therefore, the Framers provided two methods for amending the Constitution. The second was intended for our current circumstances—empowering the states to bypass Congress and call a convention for the purpose of amending the Constitution. Levin argues that we, the people, can avoid a perilous outcome by seeking recourse, using the method called for in the Constitution itself. This will take years however, and three-fourth majority of states would be required to pass any amendment to limit the federal government.

 

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