Friday, December 21, 2012

Do Not Blame Caesar

Do Not Blame Caesar
Kevin Bryant 

"Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the new wonderful good society which shall now be Rome's, interpreted to mean more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious." --Roman philosopher and statesman Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC) (Quote & picture copied from the Patriot Post) 

There are mornings I wake up and after a cup of coffee and get caught up on the previous nights news shows, I ask myself; “Are We Really That Stupid”. Unfortunately the answer is usually a resounding “yes”.  

As was Rome a few thousand years ago, America today is caught between a struggle of desiring freedom or security. Many Americans believe you can have both and there are politicians who are supported by 1000’s already who stand ready to convince you that all you have to do is trust in them and believe that with your support, you can have freedom and security and the government will provide you all you desire.  

Right before the collapse of Rome, the senate was a useless body. It was a mere rubber stamp to Caesar for not only had the people believed and put their faith in government, government had conceded their power to Caesar. I don’t know if they did it out of fear, out of gratitude, coercion or bribery. Perhaps it was all the above. Or perhaps it rose from their stupidity. Stupidity manifested from years of greed and grandeur. Always wanting more more more.  

Rome was doomed long before it finally collapsed. A society believing that government not only could provide for them but should provide for them. Politicians robbing from the treasury to give to those who believe the lies of government provided freedom and security. It really became the first true welfare state.  

Look at America today. We have politicians promising more from the treasury just to buy votes. We have a President who is demanding the House of Representatives relinquish the authority to borrow money and grant Obama full authorization and total control.  

Hitler in the 1930’s was able to grab total control away from a democracy in roughly 5 years. Obama controls the EPA and dept of HHS. He has Dodd Frank and Obamacare to regulate and control most anything regarding money and every little facet of what makes up healthcare and human behavior. He believes he is entitled to get everything he wants. He has a senate that will do his bidding. He wants more people to be beholden to the government for their livelihood.  

The actions taken by Obama and the democrats over the past 4 years has enabled to get closer and closer to his quest to become like Caesar. Their actions have lead part way to allow Obama to become a 3rd term president. If not, then the stage is set for Hillary of whoever decides to run for the presidency on the left to circumvent congress at will and pass any law they with just by declaration.  

America is being ripped apart slowly by China, Russia, and the U.N. But mostly, this country is being ripped apart by those in Washington D.C.  

Republics work the way they are designed when those in the positions of power embrace all the people they represent and do what they know is right in their heads and especially in their hearts. Too many of today’s politicians are forced to live up to the expectations of their major campaign contributors first, and then they must remain attractive to their party base. There is no one in the congressional leadership in either party or either body of congress willing to put God first in their decision making, They are unwilling to put the freedoms and liberties that were put in the constitution as placed by our founding fathers in the forefront of their decision making.  

Sadly yet most important, it’s a power grab by the left and the way the rules are written, they will slowly but steadily get to the end game, absolute power. We are destined to destroy ourselves because it seems as though 80% of Americans don’t have clue what the 20% of the history of the world is between 1900 to the present, and 70% could not tell you what Bunker Hill is famous for much less what hill should be famous in place of Bunker Hill.  

We by our own hands we have condemned this country to repeat the mistakes of Egypt and Rome and Italy and Germany and Russia and Greece and Spain and so many more. Who can blame the left for the tragedies we will face as a nation in the coming years but ourselves. We elected those who seek more power. We elected a president knowing full well he is a devout socialist/fascist with Muslim traits and a Muslim background.  

We have the left the power just like those other countries before us. “Give unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s”.  Little by little we continue to give that which the government believes should be the governments. As a country we made a serious mistake in 2008. In 2012 we all but put the final few nails into America’s coffin. I firmly believe if we do not do the right thing as a nation in 2016, we have fully and completely condemned and forced America down the very road that Rome was destroyed on.



barb p said...

Kevin seems to describe what is happening pretty clearly! At least he has some
hope left...I wish I did. I feel like I watch daily as we travel downhill and no brakes!
Civil war next?

bud s said...