posted on Sep, 29 2008 @ 01:59 AM
With support of this mortgage bailout at only 7% of the American public, one has to wonder why Congress has engaged in so many underhanded tactics to
try to ram this bill down our throats through some "compromise" or another. More corporate welfare. More bureaucracy. But this isn't the only
matter that public support has overwhelmingly responded against the establishment's cookie-cutter solution. Illegal institutions. Harmful regulation.
Deceptive trade-offs. The only person more important to your Congressmen than you is that nice young lady from the logging industry with a check for
twenty-grand and a few hours to spare.
When a government no longer fulfills the needs of the people, Jefferson suggested it must be abolished immediately- if not through peaceful
activism, then a bloody revolution. We've all heard this quote in our history classes before, but how many of us have actually tried applying it to
our present situation? Come on! With public support of this Congress that promised "change" in 2006 now at all-time single-digit lows, there's
certainly a good case for SOME kind of action. I can't even begin to share with you the overwhelming amounts of grassroots efforts with such
rudimentary solutions to the problem. Oh, let's all go out and fire Congress. Every incumbent must go! I hardly need to explain to you why this fails
at even the most basic level of logic.
But, short of a full-scale violent revolution, as Jefferson urged us, what can we, the measly, taxpaying citizenry of this country, hope to ever
accomplish? What's the problem with that plan to begin with? I'll tell you: you're thinking way too small, friends. The first response is in our
Constitution. You know, that ancient, immortalized scrap of parchment that somehow was meant to dictate the infinite wisdom collected by our founding
fathers and was effectively buried by the Patriot Act? That old thing?I've got something to tell you about it.
It was during a Pennsylvanian summer of 1787, in the typical hot, arid weather that subverts man's intellect and reason for aggression and
hostility. For four months, 55 delegates from the first 13 colonies had gathered in Philadelphia to discuss much-needed revisions to the now obsolete
document known as the Articles of Confederation. The Articles were found unworkable under the intention that federal government centralize the
functions and duties of the individual states. As they delved into the subject, it became clear to them that there was no simple solution to remedy
From the ashes of the Articles, they then set about forging the document that would become America's hallmark the world over, upon a unique system
of checks and balances to limit corruption and collusion of power in our federal government. Whether they went far enough or not would set me afield,
but the intention was admirable, nevertheless. Wary of giving any one branch of power monopoly over the fate of the nation, they foresaw a need in
which central power might inevitably be unresponsive to needs of the States and the People. And it was through this amazing foresight that in Article
V, to this day, the States are able to summon a constitutional convention. My friends, the problem does not lie in Wall Street, but with our leaders.
Fortunately, the Congressional remedy has already been spelled out for us. If you sincerely wish to stop the bleeding, kill the infection, AND heal
the damage all at once, this is your best shot.
(Pt 2 next post...)