With Illegitimate Power Comes Illegitimate Laws

Freedom Outpost – by John Risselada

Throughout the course of the past year, America has been witness to some of the most abusive scandals in our nation’s history. From the terrorist attacks at Benghazi, to the IRS scandal and the NSA spying program, these scandals only scratch the surface of the criminal behavior we have been witnessing; not just from the Obama administration but from many administrations preceding it, as well. Our so called representatives, many of whom were elected to stop the corruption and restore something resembling constitutional order to our House and Senate, have all but turned their backs on the people who have entrusted them with the duty of representation. Serving in the government was at one time considered an honor, and men of much greater character served for the purpose of preserving liberty and humbly returned to their careers of choice when their service was done. Today the allure of power and prestige has all but destroyed any semblance of what it once meant to represent the American people. Acting out of greed and a sense of entitlement, our congressmen and senators ignore the will of those whose consent gives them authority to govern as they plunder our wealth and the fruits of our labor for their own gain. There is little to no chance that today’s political elite will solve the financial woes plaguing America today when they are, in fact, the ones who have realized they can vote themselves gifts and raises from our public treasury. There is little to no chance they will return to the arduous chore of representation when the chief executive grants them status above those whom they are supposed to serve. There is little to no chance any of this will correct itself as long as people turn a blind eye for their “fair share.”

Currently in the peoples house of representatives sits speaker John Boehner who was elected as a tea party candidate. Promising to repeal the Affordable care act in its entirety upon election Mr. Boehner now sits exempt from a law his constituents will be forced to participate in. Not only is the entirety of the congress exempt from the law, they are currently refusing to defund it knowing full well the usurpation of power it represents. What kind of legitimate power does this corrupt body have to exempt itself from the law? What authority do they have to force us to submit to a law that has no constitutional legitimacy? The fact that it was passed without being read is enough to render it unenforceable.

According to the ideals of equality enshrined in our constitution, equality that supports the ideals of natural law in which all men are born with equal rights this body has no legitimate power to elevate themselves above us and live free from laws they use to oppress. They would have no office to exercise such power if not for “we the people” who have entrusted them.

In the face of such scandals where it is coming to light that gun running was the reason four Americans died in Benghazi on September 11 2012, John Boehner, instead of pursuing an investigation drives on with another part of the socialist agenda, immigration. Knowing full well the effects legalizing 30 million illegal immigrants will have on our country the progressive republicans lie to their constituents in an effort to get them to believe amnesty is the key to saving the Republican Party. Real leaders would be ensuring the American people that no agenda item will be considered until the truth has been revealed concerning Benghazi, as well as the IRS and NSA scandals. How could a president involved in so many “scandals” even have a legitimate position from which to push an agenda?

Failure to acknowledge the illegitimacy of laws that ignore the Constitution only renders those turning a blind eye complicit in the destruction of liberty.

The individuals we elected to represent us are no longer doing so. The truth is they have long ago sold out their offices to the “money” interests pursuing global collectivism. We are no longer respected as our representatives now look down on us from an elevated status from which they rule as opposed to people who entrusted them with a job to do. They live off the beads of our sweat and have the audacity to tell us we need to redistribute our wealth. Their lies have this country teetering closer and closer to an unpleasant civil unrest as those believing the lies await their handouts at the cost of those paying for them. All the while their wealth power and prestige grow. The stronger government becomes the less our voices are heard as we more and more are viewed as nothing but “Human Capital” from which the insatiable appetite of government draws its sustaining revenue. The more government grows, the more money it needs from us. Instead of respecting our rights to question government they come to resent the fact we would even dare; as if to say we are too dumb to understand what is at stake. They have come to view themselves as the elite, and we are mere peasants who know not what is best for us. It is time we remind ourselves of our duty to hold our elected representatives accountable. Its time they are reminded that we the people are the grantors of their power and their offices belong to us. It’s time to tell them we want these offices back.

There is no authority in rules handed down by those who ignore the law.

Liberty can only be taken from those who are willing to surrender it.

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