n a short time, the United States Senate
will take up and most likely pass what were HR418 and HR1268
, pertaining to yet another gross expenditures increase and a national ID card, respectively. If you value your own privacy/liberty and that of your loved ones, I highly suggest that you visit our good friends at DownsizeDC.org and petition against it
. The DownsizeDC website is easy to use, and it will automatically find your appropriate representatives and send your comments to them automatically, based on your ZIP code. Its so easy, even I can do it :).
These House Resolutions are not isolated incidents, or even honest mistakes, but a deliberate and intentional long-term process. How else are the developments of USAPATRIOT Act
, the "Domestic Security Enhancement Act
" of 2003 (Basically the rumored "PATRIOTII", for all intents and purposes but not entirely), and other such BS Bills explained? I'm not typically one for conspiracy theories, but the alternative explainations are running out almost as fast as currency from the US Treasury!
That said, I would like to post the following question: How much is too much?
How much longer will you submit to this (pardon my French) "legislative corn-holeing"? I know I don't, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Where should the line be drawn, and when it's crossed, what is to be done? To paraphrase a certain famous parapalegic of the 20th century, one of the biggest things we have to fear is fear itself. I wouldn't go as far as saying that fear is the only issue, though. The other two legs of this "tripod of doom" are ignorance and sloth. No, not "sloth" the animal, but laziness. The former are cool, but the later are doubtlessly a large part of what's wrong with America these days. If you don't believe me, just pay a visit to the nearest zoo and you'll see what I mean.
As Lord Byron once said, all that is needed for evil to triumph is for good men/women/whatevers to do nothing. And that's exactly what has been happening, more and more frequently over the years, especially during the last five to ten. That's how the President and Congress are able to pass cryptic and hidden legislation in the wee hours of the morning. Our "elected officials" and popular culture have tried to convince us that simply passing this or that law will magically make all our problems go away. But is this really the case? The truth instead seems to be that, as state and federal governments get bigger and more powerful, the less they take stock in and obey the law.
Are you seeing the problem yet? As a result of its gargantuan size and scope, governments, especially the Federal have become at once judge jury and executioner of their own trials. Unlike in trials involving you and me, a trial by one's peers is exactly what we don't
need when it comes to such bodies. It's time for the grand jurry of America's people to wake up and sentance our dysfunctional, self-serving, and self-propagating political establishment to at least life in prison, if not death.
What concrete implications would the above metaphoric motions have on American politics? Simply put, we have the right, in fact the duty
to reform (imprison) our current system and weed out the bad apples while retaining the good ones. Should this fail, either out of complication or bureaucratic resistance, it will then be time to proceed to the "death penalty" phase- replacing it with something else entirely! I hope, and rather expect the more peaceful methods to work out on their own, but as Americans, we need to begin to start getting prepared, just in case things "get ugly", as it were.
I've spoken to various people about these very things, and the response is rather mixed. The signals I typically recieve are usually supportive, to one degree or another, but the whole concept of "at-home regime change" is aparently taboo in this nation today. Everyone has a stake in it, and I'd venture that most people want it, yet only a brave few are willing to honestly articulate these sentiments on any significant level. The reasons for this are many, and will be discussed in another posting. For now, stay tuned and get active. Those who are about to change salute you!