Our founders, who labored long and hard to write the constitution of the United States, tried to fashion a document that limited the power of the central government in order to retain the freedom of the individual. For over two hundred years some American Citizens have worked to circumvent our constitution by adding more and more central government control, and in recent years have been quite successful by utilizing political action groups that want to advance that agenda.
Political action organizations lobby Congress for favorable legislation to advance their agenda and many times are financed by puppeteers behind the scenes in order to hide their true agenda. Since politicians only look at numbers of potential votes, and rarely read any legislation before Congress, these political organizations can wield real power to influence government policy.
A news report prompted me to write this article. The political action group ACORN, which was quite instrumental in helping to elect President Obama, won a decision by a Federal Court Judge yesterday who ruled the decision by Congress to withhold earmarked funds for ACORN, which was buried in legislation to stimulate the economy, was unconstitutional. That stimulus bill was passed this year by Congress, and signed into law by the president. You may remember how ACORN’s activities were discredited by some undercover videos that embarrassed many Congress people who probably never read the bill and didn’t realize the funds for ACORN were even contained in it. Those responsible for the earmark no longer wanted to be associated with ACORN (at least visibly) and joined other members in removing those funds.
The conundrum is this; ACORN, whose activities often try to circumvent our constitution, uses its constitutional rights to sue our government, and win!
I’m not a lawyer (thank God), but that judge may be correct in his/her decision because our founders created separate powers of government to protect us from dictators. This appears to be a case where more than half of our representatives wanted the funding hidden in the bill, or were more concerned with re-election than attending to their job. That’s really not too surprising, but that is how modern Washington works and it has destroyed our Republic.
This ruling forces American taxpayers to finance the activities of ACORN whether they agree with their agenda or not. How about this; we make Congress itself, the income tax code, and the FED unconstitutional. The games our politicians play make carneys on the midway look like saints.
Party politics, and indifference by American Citizens, is the reason our Republic has evolved into a Representative Democracy that is not working, and even our Democracy is on the verge of evolving into something worse, like Fascism or Socialism. Wake up America; get your head out of the sand! A free society can only exist when more than 50% care enough about liberty to retain it.
Generally politicians use slight of hand when promising things for votes, but President Obama told us exactly what his plan was to transform America. Many supporters of the President, and voters who comprise the Democratic base, such as ACORN, actively support Socialism and re-distribution of wealth, but what about all the other people-what did they hear? As usual in presidential elections too many people didn’t listen, they voted for a charismatic person who promised hope. Had they listened they would have heard candidate Obama’s views about our Constitution as well as many other leftist positions.
Our Constitution was written to protect our liberties, but indifference and greed on the part of American Citizens as politicians offer up goodies for votes, has destroyed our economy, our financial system, and is definitely unconstitutional. Nowhere in the constitution does it say government should provide anything except opportunity to its citizens, and definitely it does not force them to buy something.
Many political decisions to circumvent our constitution have occurred through the years but maybe the most blatant one, which turned our Republic in a completely opposite direction, was President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s decision to force American Citizens to buy something. It was the enactment of the FICA (Social Security) that forced Americans to buy retirement insurance, which has turned out to be nothing more than a giant Ponzi scheme.
This was the point in the evolution of our country when progressive politicians learned how to use an emergency to inject more government control (unconstitutionally). Sometimes government resources are needed in emergencies like wars, natural disasters, and possibly economic downturns, but should not infringe on our Constitution. Government resources should be used, only when necessary, to help private businesses solve an emergency; think for a moment if FICA had been structured to be managed by private insurance companies and allowed to compete for maximum efficiency, would we have a retirement system that today has unfunded promises (deficit) of $14,000,000,000,000 plus another $74,000,000,000,000 for Medicare that was added to the program in the 1960’s?
When President Obama said, during the campaign, that our Constitution needed to be more flexible because it only deals with what government can’t do to you rather than what government should do for you, is really telling about the progressive agenda. The progressives have many emergencies today to allow them to add more and more government control; if we let them! Only when enough citizens take the time to listen and really understand what is being said, and stop using hope for solutions, can we restore our economy and our liberties.
This article was produced by Geezil, the Head Master of the GeezilSchool. http://www.geezilschool.net