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Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Revolution Has Started

The elitists in Washington, who routinely create rules and laws that they exempt themselves from, just don’t get it. There is a revolution in this country that is currently (and will hopefully remain) non violent. Most of this country wants less government not more. The DC elite have said “we know what’s best for you, so shut up.” That’s why Obamacare passed even though nearly 60% of the people didn’t want it, and not one single Republican voted for it, and they had to use backdoor quasi-constitutional means to pass it. Outside of the elitist liberal city dwellers the rest of the US has had enough and are going to do something about it.

13 States have filed suit against Obamacare and 36 have laws either passed or proposed to invalidate it.

Arizona just told the federal government to back off. It declared that weapons made and sold in Arizona to Arizona residents are exempt from federal firearms paperwork. This makes Arizona the 6 state to do so.

Gov. Gary Herbert of Utah authorized the use of eminent domain to take some of the U.S. government's most valuable parcels in his state. Utah lawmakers believe the federal ownership of millions of acres in the state is restricting economic development.

By a 4-0 vote, the San Benito County of Supervisors, rebelled against the power of the federal bureaucracy has to reopen county roads that had been shut down by the Bureau of Land Management. George Hill, a spokesman for the Hollister office of the BLM, told WND that federal bureaucrats were a little surprised by the county's move. That’s because the government doesn’t get it, there is a revolution starting.

As Thomas Jefferson would have said it, “When the federal government assumes powers not delegated to it, those acts are 'unauthoritative, void, and of no force'”. The duly elected, San Benito County Board of Supervisors, have said that the unelected federal bureaucrat’s agency rules are “null and void”. That they, not some distant Washington DC agency, are accountable to the local people, and have thus restored some modicum of sovereignty to the people (read the 9th and 10th amendments to the US Constitution). They are working to do what our federal government was purposed to do, “Protect the Liberty of the Citizens.”

The States and the people are not stupid, the DC elite don’t know better than the people what’s best. The Democrats and Republicans (two sides of the same coin) no longer command respect or control. There are now more registered independents and third party voters than either party has. Our last presidential election they gave us the choice of a Socialist Democrat or Socialist Republican. The guy with more hair and better looks won.

Many in the Democrat Party, Republican Party and in the mainstream news media have a hard time understanding what the "Tea Party" crowd is talking about when it complains of incipient tyranny and intrusive government. They keep making up reasons for the TEA Party’s existence, ignoring the reasons the TEA Party says it exists (Hint: TEA is an acronym for Taxed Enough Already). A CNN reporter is on record as having told viewers that the tea parties were driven by "anti-CNN" passions; that dear reader is what is known as Hubris.

Americans have some basic beliefs that the leftists now in control don’t understand. This country was founded on principles of liberty and justice. Look at the Supreme Court of the United States and on the building you will see the ten commandments. The basic belief of virtually all Americans outside of elitist DC, NYC, and a few other big cities is based on the fact that justice is blind; that all men are created equal and deserve equal treatment under the law. This is a biblical principle; “Thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty” (Leviticus 19:15). Equality under the law, ‘justice’ means that we don’t have different laws for different people. It means that nobody is to be picked on because he is poor or favored because he is rich, but that nobody is to be picked on because he is rich or favored because he is poor. You can substitute Asian, black, Indian, Hispanic, alien, Christian, Muslim, women, man, or whatever you want for “poor” in that last sentence. Everyone’s rights deserve the same protection. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, it was justice and equality.

The Tax Foundation estimates that some 60 percent of American families already get more from the government than they pay in taxes (and the top 10 percent of earners pay more than 70 percent of the income taxes), the tax law is clearly unjust. The current socialist leaders have made it clear that they want “social justice” not true justice. They are open about Obamacare being about “wealth redistribution” not healthcare. They want and are striving to institute the same kind of justice that Mao and Lenin gave their people, not the justice that Moses and Jesus offered.

It is laudable that Obama and the Socialists leading the legislature want to help those less fortunate. They obviously do not care for those who act responsibly; they demonize those who dare to question them. What is moral, just, and right about forcing those who don’t smoke, who exercise, who watch their weight, and who maintain adequate health insurance and forcing them to pay for the health care of couch potatoes who smoke, overeat, and live off the dole?

Is it moral, just, and right to reward those who choose to live criminal lives, or should the criminal suffer the consequences of his actions? People who come to this country illegally are breaking the law, they are criminals. If they choose to continue to live as illegal aliens the result of this choice may have unfortunate consequences, for both themselves and society. When they then fail to adopt the ways of this country like learning English and expatriate thousands of their hard-earned dollars to other countries, this can only serve to compound the problems of living a criminal lifestyle. The American people want justice; they are not unsympathetic to the plight of the less fortunate. That is why the American people give more to private charity than anybody else in the world. But they play by the rules and expect others who want the benefit of living in the USA to play by the rules and to be held accountable when they don’t.

The country is divided into two, not Republican and Democrat but as Walter Williams describes it in his April 7, 2010 column; we have two groups of people in this country, one group of people who prefer government control and management of people's lives and another who prefer liberty and a desire to be left alone.

If the group of people who want government control don’t stop pushing the group of us who want liberty into a corner we will revolt. Unlike 150 years ago, a man can no longer pack his things and move west to the frontier where he was free to succeed or die on his own, he is now trapped. When our forefathers who had escaped west (colonized America) and were cornered by the ruling elite who wanted to enforce government control and management of the colonists, we had a revolution.

There is a point at which the people will revolt, we have reached it. The States and people of “flyover” country will take no more, the revolution has started whether the powers in DC recognize it or not. Just like the tea party was the start of revolutionary war, it didn’t start with violence, it started with our forefathers trying to change the King’s decrees with diplomacy, reason, demonstrations, pleas for tax relief, and pleas for liberty. Hopefully this time the ruling elite won’t ignore the people and dictate what’s “best” for us like the King did. If they do the results will be the same, a violent revolution of free men fighting for their unalienable rights to throw off the shackles of tyranny.

2 comments:

  1. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter today made his state the seventh to exempt guns made and kept in the state from any federal regulations.

    Just another example that the revolution is under way.

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  2. “I affirm that there is no country in the world in which the poor are more idle, dissolute, drunken, and insolent. The day you passed that act (taxes for welfare), you took away from before their eyes the greatest of all inducements to industry, frugality, and sobriety, by giving them a dependence on someone else than a careful accumulation during youth and health, for support in age or sickness. In short, you offered a premium for the encouragement of idleness, and you should not now wonder that it has had its effect in the increase of poverty.” ~ Benjamin Franklin to King George (prior to the revolution)

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