posted on Sep, 26 2013 @ 08:33 AM
Reid is right in saying the problem is with anarchists in the House and Senate. And his usage of anarchists is correct in that rule breakers,
scofflaws and just plain old miscreants are causing havoc with the system. However Reid has misidentified the anarchists in this case.
The Rule of Law for the Federal Government is the Constitution. Every thing that can be done is listed. If the Federal Government wants to do
something not listed, then they have to follow the amendment process to change the Constitution. For example: NSA warrantless spying on the American
people needs to go through the amendment process because it violates the Fourth Amendment. Congress recently put it to a simple majority vote to
"check and see if it was legal" That is an example of anarchy because the Rule of Law is not being followed.
Another example would be Obamacare. The Federal Government does not have the granted power to force the People to purchase of anything. And the
passage of it was by simple majority 219-212 to be exact.
So even a vote of such
Constitutional matters wasn't subject to a 2/3 vote? Anarchy indeed.
But while we are clarifying terms, let's look at the word republican (lower case 'R' intended). A republican a person who is an advocate of a
republic, a form of government that is not a monarchy or dictatorship, the people are fairly represented and is generally associated with the rule of
law. So Reid, is using the term anarchist in describing that which is a republican. Which pretty much makes Reid's thought to be that of someone that
believes in aristocracy, oligarchy or plutocracy. All of which are rule by an Elite Class: be it nobility, selected few (usually military) or by
select wealthy people respectively. None of which are congruent to the Constitutional Republic that is the US. But when even when Obama calls the US a
Constitutional Democracy, I think it is clear as to whom the real anarchists are within the House and Senate. After all, an anarchist society that is
being ruled would have to be technically an Oligarchy for the governing body.
Simply put, Reid is the anarchist. His habit of shelving bills from the House until they expire, placing bills under cloister so that the Senate may
not operate under standard rules and acting as watchdog and protectionist of the Obama Administration eliminates the most basic distillation of the
Constitution: Checks and Balances so that tyrannical cannot concentrated.
We the People have gone from citizens to subjects. Maybe it is time for a new Declaration of Independence.
edit on 26-9-2013 by Ahabstar because: (no reason given)