First Published 10-25-10
If I hear one more person calling my country a Democracy, I think I’ll scream. This country is a Republic; with an emphasis on the rights of the individual. The only time democracy enters into the equation is during elections. Once the representative is elected, his or her number one priority is the protection and preservation of the individual liberties of the citizens. This priority is supposed to be first and foremost on their minds when they are enacting new laws.
John Adams said of democracy, “Democracy…while it lasts is more bloody than either (aristocracy or monarchy). Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.”
The Articles of Confederacy, Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers, Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, and the Constitution of the United States are no longer taught in our schools. American history has been replaced by international social studies. It is not a wonder that our country and our ideals are fading into the past.
The fact that the aforementioned is known by all and resisted by few explains why the international corporate mafia continues to push our people around like the proverbial bully on the playground. They have committed so many blatant offenses against our Constitution that, if they were all recorded on microfilm, we would need a dump truck to haul them around in. People, one offense should be too many.
Our grandfathers allowed their gold to be taken away. This is when the international corporate vampires sunk their fangs deep into the arteries of this country and began sucking out its wealth.
John Adams also said, “All the perplexities, confusion and distresses in America arise not from defects in the Constitution or confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, as much from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation.”
My fellow citizens, we have not made bad decisions or fallen victim to greed. We have been swindled by professionals. We have sat and watched as our industrial base was disassembled and moved out of our country and we did nothing. Why did we do nothing? I’ll tell you why; because it was the government doing it and somehow we have come to believe that the government is all powerful and can do anything it pleases. Wrong. The government of the United States is subservient to the people, which is to say that each individual one of us is a sovereign and equal to the Queen of England.
As a people we are the sleeping giant but I fear the sleeping giant has been slipped a Quaalude and may not be awakened until he is literally set on fire. Well get ready for the flames.
Tens of thousands of our fellow citizens are joining the ranks of we the 99ers every day. Some of them cannot even be called 99ers as through manipulation of numbers they have not been afforded 99 weeks of unemployment compensation.
It is passed time that we as a people grow a collective spine and stop acting like a spoiled child who has been kicked out of the candy store. No more whining and no more apathy, it’s time for aggression.
I know you are saying that we have no resources and I know this to be true. But we are here, there, and everywhere, so no matter where you encounter your fellow citizens, do not shrink into apathy, rather assert yourself with anger. Let them know that you will not be made a beggar at your own table and that the natural resources of this country that belong to you will not be taken without a fight. And especially let them know that this country is a Free Republic and all our troubles we now see are all about democracy.