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Abusive Government: The Good Guys Are NOT Coming To Save Us
FREEMANSPERSPECTIVE · Apr 23rd, 2013
A lot of Americans know that the US government is out of control. Anyone who has cared enough to study the US Constitution even a little knows this. Still, very few of these people are taking any significant action, and largely because of one error: They are waiting for “the good guys” to show up and fix things.
Some think that certain groups of politicians will pull it together and fix things, or that one magnificent politician will ride in to fix things. Others think that certain members of the military will step in and slap the politicians back into line. And, I’m sure there are other variations.
There are several problems with this. I’ll start with the small issues:
But, as I say, those are the smaller issues. Let’s move on to the serious ones.
The Magic System
A lot of Americans believe that the American “Founders” created a system that automatically fixes itself. They talk about the “balance of powers,” and think that it will always save them from a tyrant. The balanced powers of the US Constitution, however, were trashed within fifteen years and doubly-trashed just a century ago.
In the Constitution, the states balanced the power of the national government (the one now in Washington, DC.) Not only did the states control half of the legislature, but they decided if and how they would implement the edicts of the national government. And that included deciding whether a law was constitutional or not.
This changed in 1803 with the Marbury v. Madison ruling. This ruling – taught as a work of genius in American schools – was a fraud against the US Constitution. In it, the Supreme Court held that they understood the Constitution better than James Madison, the man who wrote it!
But worse than even this, they held – with absolutely no basis – that it was they who would decide what was constitutional or not. The states were tossed aside. Even the sitting President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, called it “a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy.”
Marbury’s Judicial review (the Supremes ruling on constitutionality) merely involves one branch of the national government providing a check on the other branches of the national government. After Marbury, no one could check the national government.
Washington DC was unleashed with Marbury v. Madison. What made it almighty was the 17th Amendment of 1913, which took the powers of the states and transferred them to Washington, by mandating the popular election of senators.
With senators being elected directly by the populace, the states were cut-out of the equation. In their place, political parties gained massive power, and nearly all power was consolidated in the city of Washington.
And so it is today. Washington is an unfettered beast. The system will NOT fix itself; the mechanisms to do that were lost a long time ago.
The Easy Way Out
Standing up against a beast like Washington DC is scary, to be sure. Understandably, not many people want to do such a thing. But if the beast is abusing you, what other choice do you have? You can certainly avoid or evade the beast, but we all know that the beast hurts people it catches avoiding it, so the risk of doing this isn’t zero either.
So, what’s a person to do? They hate their abuse, but outright disobedience would be scary. Unfortunately, many people have come up with a third option: Get someone else to do it for you.
Lots of writers have done this, for example: Write flamboyantly about the abuses people face and stir them to “rise up against the power.” Fairly seldom does the writer take big risks himself – he just stirs up others to do the scary stuff.
Something very similar happens to basically moral people who don’t want to risk pain and suffering: they imagine good guys riding in to save them.
But, as I say, these are genuinely decent people, and they are willing to take smaller risks to help the good guys: They will spend time and money promoting them, and they will even accept name-calling in many cases. They just don’t want to become full-blown rebels and outcasts.
The result of this is predictable: abuse by the political class. If the politicians show them a viable possibility every election cycle, they’ll keep voting their way forever… and the hero never really has to show up.
The Sad Truth
Let’s just say it:
No one is going to ride in and save you.
If you want things to get better, then YOU will have to make them better. YOU will have to stand up and take the arrows, yourself. Liberty, at this stage of human development, requires risk and pain.
I trust that you will remember the end of Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount: That it is not those who call upon his name who will be saved, but only those who DO the things he said.
Likewise in this situation, our only hope of salvation lies in DOING.
Abusive Government: The Good Guys Are NOT Coming To Save Us
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Yep. They get the crutch of the matter.
You got to be your own good guy, (or is that person). That's where the 'good person' to save us all will come from. Besides, the good person is in the eyes of the beholder. To millions and millions Obama was the good person a coming....came and went....and millions still believe he is that good guy. I couldn't stand Trump during the primaries, but today I think he is THE good guy. At least he wants to be that guy. Will we let him by giving him a true republican control Senate. Maybe at that time the republican party WILL be the good guys. What else is there to work with?
The "Good guys are coming" has always been a totally false statement. The idea that anyone in politics cares about the constituency is a "pipe dream" at best. It's like the motto on many police cars, "To serve and protect." The officers are there to serve the public and in most cases live up to that "serve" part. But the "Protect" part, it's impossible for law enforcement to protect everyone, all the time, at home or on the street, due to staffing the "protect" is a virtual impossibility. When it comes to professional politicians, i.e., Senators and Congressional Representatives, they all talk a good game, but the truth is they're all out for themselves, to gain wealth and power. Believe me, if there wasn't money to be made and power to be gained, one would be very hard pressed to find a "Professional Politician", yet both houses of Congress are full of them.
When it comes to protecting your family, your self and your home, the police will not be there on time to stop a crime against you. So, it's imperative to understand the you are the First Responder. Arm yourselves, learn the best "Gun Control" there is, the ability to hit what and whom you're aiming at.
It's true there are many "good guys" out there, hopefully you are one of them, you have to be, it's a survival thing!
Jerome, You hit the nail on the head... We must be able to protect ourselves and our loved ones... Create a safe circle of friends and family... We have a lot of info on survival written by members- check out the Survival tab under activism..
Larry, Right on...