posted on Sep, 23 2013 @ 10:32 AM
reply to post by Pinkorchid
Difficult to dispute the facts presented in this well written article.
Why? Who allowed American to become this rogue state? We did.
I beg to differ. The American PEOPLE have never had any control over federal policy, for the most part they have been shut out of the decision making
process since day one.
Who asked the people if they really wanted a bloody civil war? Could slavery not have been eradicated without spilling one drop of blood and tearing
up the countryside? Well, yes it could have been simply by arresting slave owners, freeing the slaves and throwing their owners in prison. But that
wasn't what it was about, the war weakened the WHOLE people to the point that survival became a priority over individual rights or state's rights
and that was the real point of it.
Enter the 14th amendment, subjecting every American to federal jurisdiction, which is what the federal government wanted in the first place ~ "a
strong central government". Granted that amendment "allegedly" wasn't properly ratified by a sufficient number of states but short of a second
revolution the people had no ability to challenge that negation of their rights, even if they understood that it was a power grab under cover of "its
for your own good", or in todays vernacular, protecting national security.
The only blame I'd lay on the people of any given generation is how many good opportunities they missed for throwing that second revolution. Now its
too late and we're so far off track that it will have to be brought down by external forces. And it will be.