Friday, March 20, 2015

A Sad Reality

A Sad Reality
Kevin Bryant
 
St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD): "Though defensive violence will always be 'a sad necessity' in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men."
 
Every President in U.S. History has had to face the sad reality of choosing whether to send men and now women into combat for what we perceive as a “Just Cause”, whether to ensure our safety or those who are innocent and caught up in the struggles of opposing forces. Countless has died in the service of this country. Many honor their service and sacrifice for they did their job without hesitation.
 
The sad reality now is “We The People” are being attacked by the very government that is supposed to be working for us, not against us. The founders made it quite clear that America was to have a government “of the people, by the people and for the people”. No longer does such a government exist, at least not in this country. Sure, we have elected officials that work on our behalf but they are few and far between. Of the 100 U.S. Senators and 435 Representatives that make up the United States Congress, at least 400+ of them believe in their hearts that it is their job and their duty is not to do their work for the people but to rule over them as they think best.
 
The Civil War was not a war over slavery. It was a battle between what congress deemed as “the collective good” verses “state’s rights”. Had the south won the war, those 13 states would be free of the intrusion of federalism into our daily lives.
 
Imagine a country where there is no federal debt? Imagine a country where people get to decide via the ballot box how much they should be taxed. Image a country where the wage earners decide who deserves assistance from the government and what is required of the recipient to receive it. Makes you wish the people in America really had a voice in how and what the federal government does. If you think for a single moment in time you have a voice, well that was just time wasted.
 
There are countless thousands who would give all to see an America that is once again that One True Great Nation. The sad reality is they can’t do it alone. It’s not the military or the police that is standing in their way, it is the federal government and those 400+ in congress that keep us from changing what is eroding this country. It is a Commander – in – Chief that lies, steals and cheats the American people out of their money and their liberties through executive order when on those few occasions the 400+ self-proclaiming masters of the masses aren’t giving in to his every whim.
 
In the world of politics, change rarely comes from the top unless it is change that is not good for the common man. Things can only be changed if the common man speaks out not against perceived injustices about race or religion or reparations for evil practices long since passed. The change must come from the bottom up.
 
America needs a Constitutional Convention of States. Our founders wrote into the constitution a way to peacefully change things should a government grow so out of control it no longer works for the people it governs for. We need serious changes soon or America will just become another democracy that collapsed under its own weight.
 
We need Judges who follow the law, not ideology and a way to have them removed if they do.
We need recall procedures for everyone from the Town Council to the President of the United States.
We need strict limits to what executive actions can be taken.
We need a constitutional amendment for a balanced budget and mandatory payments to lower the national debt each year.
We need to abolish both the Federal Reserve and the 17th Amendment.
We need to severely cut the powers of the EPA, IRS and many other agencies.
We need so much more as well.
 
There is no one size fits all solutions yet our politicians continue to create them and all they end up accomplishing is just creating more chaos and complications.
 
We have one federal government and 50 state governments. Each share similar problems but instead of the states experimenting with what will work and what will not, half the country looks to the federal government to find and implement every solution to every problem. Most of those problems caused by the very same people who are being asked to provide a solution.
 
America needs an uprising against the ever increasing power and reach of the Federal Government. The sad reality is, this will never happen. America has plenty of men of principle that are more than willing to fight for returning power back to the people but lack men of wealth to back such a noble and just cause.

5 comments:

barb p said...

Sad to say I agree...not enough willing 'men' in our country to 'save' our country.

bud s said...

DO YOU THINK IT WILL EVER IMPROVE

republican patriot said...

I used to believe in a Constitutional Convention as the answer to our problems, but the problem with it is that it merely institutes a whole new set of rules and laws. Our problem as a country isn't a lack of laws or rules, it lies with one party or the other that picks or choses which ones to enforce. 90% of our woes stem right now from a President that refuses to enforce the laws of our nation, and then circumventing the legislative power of Congress. Until that changes I don't want to see a Constitutional Convention. I surely don't trust the Democrats to rewrite our Constitution to their whims, and the Republicans have not shown a back bone to prevent it.........jus my 2 cents

Ron Boat said...

Kevin, I had to drop a note to say how much I appreciated your thoughts in this article. People have gotten lazy and stupid, and politicians have gotten away from reason and rules, laws and patriotism and have enter such a world of personal enrichment, power and political correctness that our republic no longer has the structure it was based on. We've given up God, rule of law, words of wisdom to open ourselves up to the "New Communism" of the 21st century... all led by a black radical who exhibits two dangerous traits. Either 1) the lack of intelligence to make logical management and leadership decisions or 2) the overwhelming desire for destroying this country and making it a new entity benefiting himself and his puppet masters. Or worse, a combination of both. God help us before we find the end of the road. Thanks for your insight.

James Jones said...

I don't trust anyone, certainly no one in government to call a Constitutional Convention. That just opens a Pandora's box allowing anything & everything to go wrong. I would rather see laws & amendments, all the way back to the tenth amendment repealed. The only issue I see in the original writing, and it is in the Bill of Rights rather than the Constitution, is "all men are created equal" could be clarified by an amendment to be interpreted as all mankind. That would eliminate the need (as well as objection) for the "Proclamation Declaration" freeing the slaves, which was an executive order, and the Women's Suffrage ammendment.