posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 02:39 PM
I am an unabashed admirer of the Ron Paul message in it's purest sense.
While the answer he intimates is one of political control through budgetary means, it relies upon an axiomatic acceptance that the representative
nature of the Union remains intact.
I propose that such is not the case.
The Legislature has been overrun, via the same budgetary means the honorable Mr. Paul would attempt to use to restore the Republican form of
government we believe is the staple of freedom.
I feel that the political parties themselves have abandoned the ideal in deference to the 'pragmatic,' 'political', 'profitable' commerce
influences which have become the new foundation of the political institution.
The means and methods that a free people can use to reestablish control of their government have been insulated and distanced from the common man by
bureaucracy and shallow ideology, and fickle marketing technique.
I want to believe that our congressional and senatorial bench-warmers can be brought to a secular conversion, of sorts; one that will open their eyes
to the inevitably unsustainable doctrines of 'control' and 'ownership'. Yet it appears that even we as citizens are married to the concept of "I
want more than the person (or people) I feel is/are unworthy."
In the end, the nation was - and remains - rooted in a simple concept - the government is in no position to judge me, the individual. Their authority
is 'given' them by me, the citizen. It is the citizens judgment that matters in ALL affairs, not the servants.
Yet it is their judgment that prevails in all cases. They decide what we send our children to die for, they decide who
'deserves' a bailout, and when. Their agenda is not open to the public, and their judgment is beyond questioning - as in the Czars of old
Russia. We know how that has run its course, and we see it on our own horizons...
I think the only solution can come from Americans teaching their children the truth about America... the government has only one reason to educate
our children - to make them produce wealth from which they can take... not to give back to us, but to keep for themselves and their cronies.