These are the times that try men’s souls. So said Paine, at the dawn of American Independence. Today we are faced with a soft-tyranny, that may go full-blown at any time, at the flip of a switch. Laws and regulations have been put into place that require only the President’s say-so to turn America upside down.
A reactionary ruling class, masquerading as revolutionaries with our best interests at heart, barely seek to conceal their contempt for us. Our world is smaller today, and more populous. Technology has created wonders and monsters that only Franklin and Jefferson might have dimly foreseen.
But people are not different, only two centuries later, and neither are the problems we face now. How shall we deal with oppression? What can we do? What should we do?
The Constitution of the United States of America is a compact between the federal government, the states, and the people. When any party is in breach of contract, all other parties have equal standing to seek redress of grievances, to openly declare the offending party’s guilt, to take action against injustice.
For too long, we have accepted the premise that only the federal establishment has the right to define its own role. What wonder that those who have succumbed to the siren song of grasping, usurping ambition would place themselves in the position of Masters of the People? Our Founders presciently presaged with dire prognostication and portents; left us warnings of what would occur should we cede our responsibilities and shirk our duties. And alas, it has come to pass.
I am angry. With the “progressive” elites who pretend to have the answers; their every “solution” dragging us deeper into constitutional crisis. With their corrupt-o-cratic cronies in both parties; seeking selfish gains at the expense of the American people. With the low and no-information voters, the apathetic, the hopeless and the clueless. With you, whatever you may have done so far in this fight.
And I am angry with myself.