Did you see this…Sandy victims suffering in Jack Frost’s grip? You certainly didn’t see it on NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, or any other main stream media outlet. There are two things that drive me nuts more than anything nowadays and both of them couldn’t be more prevalent in this news story and it’s time some of this shit gets called out. I’m referring to the government tyranny we are witnessing more and more of and the hypocritical media that’s covering up for them.
Why on earth are these people still waiting for aid from our federal government to rebuild their homes that were damaged over 4 months ago? I originally criticized John Beiner and the establishment House Republicans for trying to politicize this by tying it to the debt ceiling debate and now Harry Reid is holding this relief package hostage in the Senate in order to try and change the filibuster rules. Our representatives went home on Thursday for a nice vacation weekend with this bill still tabled, while there are Americans in danger of freezing to death in houses and apartments that still have no electricity or heat. Yet, they’ll stay in Washington over their Christmas break to pass a crony “fiscal cliff” deal chalked full of earmarks and kickbacks for their supporters while you and I are forced to stand idly by and have to watch them increase our payroll tax, all the while devaluing our paychecks by racking up an unprecedented debt and by printing more and more money. They will work overtime over the past several weekends to work on gun control legislation and have a bill to attack our 2nd Amendment rights in a matter of weeks, but when it comes to actually getting aid to fellow Americans that are struggling in the wake of a natural disaster, they stall it and turn it into a partisan fight. Government tyranny is rampant and clearly on the rise, people, and it’s no better indicated than with the NLRB appointment appeals court decision handed down last week. Their ruling that 3 appointments to the NLRB, an agency that has somehow been given the power to create laws and regulations related to labor disputes, were unconstitutionally appointed by the President, by declaring Congress not in session, even though they technically were. The NLRB and this administration flat came out and said that we don’t agree with the court’s decision and so they plan to just ignore it. This is just another of an increasing number of examples of how our government is simply declaring itself “above the laws”.
And it’s beyond concerning, almost frightening, especially when we have a media that seems to be completely in bed with the establishment wing of our government. Rather than reporting on something constructive like the fact that there are people in the Northeast that are still in dire need of aid from the effects of Super-storm Sandy, their stories are shaded with propaganda encouraging the government that’s been dragging their feet for so long on this. Remember after Hurricane Sandy, there were months of stories how the government had left these people out to dry; all kinds of stories, including nonsense like, “Bush doesn’t care about the black people in Louisiana.” Of course, you couldn’t possibly hear the same thing in the aftermath of Sandy, because when the shoe is on the other foot, it’s blatantly clear how ridiculous a statement like, “Obama doesn’t care about white people in the Northeast” sounds. The hypocrisy would smack you in the face and probably bust your nose! [Note: By no means am I defending the lackluster response to Hurricane Katrina, I’m simply pointing out this hypocrisy.] We are already hearing the media rhetoric about how the appeals court decision against the NLRB appointments was an “unprecedented decision” and “a major victory for the Republicans” and we’ve even seen several establishment Republicans show a little of their true colors and criticize this decision. No, this was a victory for Americans. This battle isn’t about Republicans versus Democrats, it’s about “We the People” against a government that is out of control. This decision, at least, should give us a small amount of reassurance that there are still Americans willing to stand up against a government that has decided to ignore the limitations laid down in our Constitution. No doubt this will head onto the government influenced Supreme Court and be overturned in favor of more tyranny, but I suppose we need to celebrate and highlight these small victories because, unfortunately, they’re becoming more and more scarce today.
I haven’t posted on QC lately, but I certainly haven’t been inactive this election season. I woke up this morning, like almost half of Americans, disappointed by the election results from last night. As I waded through 100’s of “in your face” posts from liberal friends of mine, it occurred to me, well first, that I had way too many liberal friends, but more surprisingly, at how angry the left still is, even after the win they got. As I grew more and more irritated by posts gloating “deal with it”, “we win”, and “take that”, I finally unloaded on one unsuspecting friend’s status update (whom I did later apologize that my rant just happened to be on his post, and hoped he didn’t have any hard feelings). After my post, I actually felt a little better, so because I bit my tongue this morning quite a bit, I just wanted to share this here.
Status Update 11/7/12
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedom, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” ~ Abraham Lincoln. Wise words, friends, wise words. We can disagree all we want, but nothing gets done if we don’t work together toward a better, brighter future…even if we disgree with what better and brighter means.
So, let me get this straight. You posted this because you expect to see mob violence from the right after this election? Because, by my understanding, that’s what Lincoln was referring to in the Young Men’s Lyceum speech.
Can I also point out that, in that speech, Lincoln was also very careful to highlight the limitations of government in order not to disenfranchise “the other side”? Consider another quote from that speech, “I know the American People are much attached to their Government;–I know they would suffer much for its sake;–I know they would endure evils long and patiently, before they would ever think of exchanging it for another. Yet, notwithstanding all this, if the laws be continually despised and disregarded, if their rights to be secure in their persons and property, are held by no better tenure than the caprice of a mob, the alienation of their affections from the Government is the natural consequence; and to that, sooner or later, it must come.”
I would have to argue the point that, it’s not those on the “other side”, but the government itself that is now continually disregarding the laws put in place to keep them in check. It’s the government itself that some now see as a threat to their persons and property.
Allow me to throw out a definition: Constitutional Republic: A state, where the head of state and other officials are representatives of the people and must govern according to existing constitutional law that limits the government’s power over all of its citizens. In a constitutional republic, the executive, legislative, and judicial powers are separated into distinct branches. The fact that a constitution exists that limits the government’s power makes the state constitutional. That the heads of state and other officials are chosen by election, rather than inheriting their positions, and that their decisions are subject to judicial review makes the state a republic.
The founders knew that direct democracy would never work because human nature never changes. People are often mislead, misinformed, selfish, and always imperfect. In today’s age of praise for “democracy,” people often assume that ideas found in the Constitution such as representation, checks and balances, and the electoral college are out-dated relics. But to ignore the Constitution and defame it as archaic for the purpose of ideological and political gain is a dangerous step away from liberty. We are and should remain a nation governed by laws and not by men.
Now, even with you wholly agreeing with what Obamacare is and does, just look at how it was passed, unconstitutionally in my opinion, then look at the massive amount of executive orders that have been issued by this president, most of which I would argue, were done not out of a necessity of expediency, but because there was not the support to pass them through the normal means laid down in the Constitution. And then please ask yourself; can you not see how this government is already starting to alienate those that don’t agree with their view of “better and brighter”? When a president does an end around the Congress (ie. circumventing the Constitution) to put legislation in place, can you not see how people think their Constitutional Republic is under attack?
My message to Republican legislators is hold your ground, and hold your ground strongly. Do not back down from the fundamental ideals that 49.5% of Americans put you in there to protect. Do not let this administration spend this country past the point of no return. Stand strong in support of the free market system that made this the best country in the world. Do not compromise your values.
On the surface, your comment may seem good natured. But the deeper insinuation is insulting. You can be up there on your high horse today, preaching how this election was a mandate to Republicans to back down and give in to Obama, but I personally, will not just be standing around for the next 4 years watching this administration attempt to tear down the fundamental pillars of freedom and liberty that this country was founded upon. Thanks for listening.
On a side note, however, I was able to laugh at one post that claimed, “Election day, or as its known at Facebook corporate headquarters, The Great Unfriending.”
Constitutional Contortions, by Mark Steyn:
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