Originally posted by OldCorp
I didn't address the people...because I AM their voice. It is the employees of the Federal government who need to get their act straight, because
without their help Obama couldn't find his way to the head.
Then you wholly do not understand the concept presented in the Declaration of Independence. That Free Men (all inclusive; men and women), regardless
of employment or station, hold the political power. I won't deny that there are many within the bowels of the Federal Government that do enable, but
the Individual on a whole acquiesces their political power freely.
This is why reelection rates are so high. Acquiescence -- from the Representative down to the poorest of citizen, all have handed power freely with
nary a protest. Sure there are pockets of resistance and soap boxes such as these in which we see Free Men fight for Liberty and it is a wonderful
sight -- yours included. But to just aim it directly at one group, while willfully placing yourself outside of blame doesn't solve the problem.
They are enabling this usurper, and only when they stop - and use their power to levy charges against BHO - will this descent into Tyranny be
And you or me are not enabling him? The reelection rates for incumbent Representatives is ridiculously high and short of killing someone, most know
they firmly hold their seats because of you and I and our acquiescence.
Even the original Constitution had 10 Amendments, the Bill of Rights, because the Founders didn't think of everything the first time
This could spawn a whole other topic -- depending on how one sees the Constitution. Founders such as James Madison, the "Father of the Bill of
Rights", only put them in place because they needed the support of States that wanted them. He argued that such "Bills of Rights" would lead to the
school of thought that by merely listing certain Rights, the Government could see the innumerable Rights we retain as not protected. One could say it
has lead to the thought that Rights are granted by the Government; a view many hold today because of poor education regarding the concept of inherent
and unalienable Rights. By I digress, this is a discussion for a different topic.
I know I forgot a lot; what I wrote was just what I came up with off the top of my head. One major revision I am going to make on the published
article is to add Fast and Furious to the list.
And this is why I recognized that President Obama is fresh in the mind and that is why the list contains only what you think to be a list of abuses.
But I think if we, as Individuals and collectively as the People are to flex our inherent political power, we need to expand the scope to show that
the abuses have been happening for a much longer time.
A valid argument could be said that the Declaration was nullified and no longer recognized as a guiding doctrine because of the Civil War. In which
Free Men, sought to change their Government and were struck down. Regardless of their reasons; good or bad; they had that Right as inscribed and
recognized in the Declaration of Independence and were punished for trying to invoke it.
OP I am not trying to contend with you; I hope you understand that.
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