As I hear and read the news and pronouncements from the president and the political elite these days, I cannot help but to wonder about our country’s prospects. It is not as if I have lost faith in the American people, for I have not, is just that I am no longer sure that the will of the American people is even part of the equation anymore. We are being governed by a political class of radical leftist whose capacity for destruction knows no bounds, and by a spineless opposition without convictions who are perfectly comfortable with going along with the destruction of the republic, as long as their own perks are undisturbed.
It feels like a bloodless coup.
Much like it is on third world countries, the accuracy of our elections are being compromised from the top by an Attorney General who has institutionalized electoral fraud. His office will sue any state that attempts to clean up their electoral rolls, or performs the “racist” act of requesting a picture ID to vote.
Although all of our elected government officials are sworn to protect and obey the constitution of the United States, it seems as though the minute they lift their hand off the Bible, they succumb to political expediency and carry on with total disregard for the constitution they have sworn to upheld. Ditto for our judiciary, a large number of our judges are political hacks that couldn’t care less about the constitutionality of a law. They are instead influenced by the desire to advance a political agenda that would ingratiate them with powerful politicians and interest groups.
The ever more powerful and growing government agencies like the IRS, EPA, NSA, NLRB, etc. are used as tools of repression to intimidate and crush the opposition without a peep from the alleged Fourth estate. The submissive, complicit media remains silent of these abuses, and it engages in a degree of self-censorship greater than the government enforced censorship imposed by the old Soviet Union in its heyday.
Even our once independent private sector has been compromised. All of our major industries have been virtually nationalized, our banking, healthcare, education and insurance industries can no longer be said to be private. Many of our large, still independent, private sector companies benefit from unabashed crony capitalism, nurturing an environment where “Big Business” and “Big Government” openly collude with one another to share the spoils of the ever shrinking number of American laborers.
Our schools have become indoctrination centers, where the history of our nation’s founding and the principles that made us the greatest nation on earth are no longer heralded. Such teachings would conflict with a curriculum that promotes collectivism and a superficial concept of diversity. The diversity taught in our schools today has more to do with racial quotas, than with a diversity of ideas, independent thinkers are rebuked. A group of people of different racial makeups with identical points of view is the only diversity most schools are interested in. If ever a constitutional conservative speaker is invited to give a presentation at one of these campuses, his appearance is marred with hecklers comprised of diversity minded students, who are often times organized by the diversity conscience faculty, from the diversity friendly school.
Religious zealots of statism ridicule America’s Judeo-Christian values because they represent an affront to their nirvana. If you believe in the sanctity of life, you are right-wing-nut-job religious freak “waging a war on women”. If you believe in traditional marriages, you are right-wing-nut-job, bigot, homophobe who hates gay people. If you oppose reverse discrimination, you are a right-wing-nut-job racist who hates minorities. If you think our borders should be secure, you a right-wing-nut-job who hates immigrants. And so it goes with every issue that the left would never debate on its merits. Being aware that so many of their positions are untenable, they are more comfortable impugning and demonizing any group or individual who questions their rational, than defending their positions in the arena of ideas.
Under the pretext of political correctness our first amendment’s right to free speech is systematically suppressed with impunity. Media personalities are ostracized and removed from their positions, if they dare not tow the groupthink line. Law enforcement officials arrest and harass a citizen who respectfully challenges an arrogant bold face lying politician at a town hall meeting. And another official prevents a student from disseminating copies of the constitution at his school on constitution day. Even children are removed from the steps of the Supreme Court, for the incalculable transgression of praying in public.
When scandalized citizens demand that our government enforce our laws and respect the constitution, they are accused of being antigovernment right-wing-nut-jobs, or anarchists. Those who insult them are apparently too ignorant to figure out that the constitution is the document that provides the rules upon which our government was created. Therefore, how could a proponent of constitutional governance, be antigovernment as well? This nonsensical irony escapes the regime’s automatons.
As if the above wasn’t enough, it is the next initiative emanating from Washington that is design to be the final dagger through our nation’s heart. In spite of the unprecedented number of unemployed in our country, the political establishment wants to reward Millions of illegal aliens with citizenship. These men and women may have come here with the best of intentions, but they have also broken our laws in the process.
Many of them come from corrupt, impoverished, countries with centralized governments; to them anything is better than what they have left behind. This is precisely why they represent fertile grounds for demagogic politicians who will pretend to be their “champions”. If this law is passed, the left’s political control over our lives will be solidified for decades and our country would have indeed been fundamentally transformed.
In spite of all of this, pop culture and mainstream media icons continue to applaud these intrusions into the civil society as necessary evils. They tell themselves that these transgressions are essential to achieve their lifelong fantasy of a socialist Utopia. But what these history challenged fellow travelers cannot remotely envision, is that if they ever become disillusion and publicly decry their discontent, once the left is firmly in control, it is their heads that will be the first to roll.
The same can be said of all the large private sector companies that cooperate with the statist to be left alone and secure favors, they too will pay a high price in the end. Governments never admit their incompetence, and will always find a fall guy when things go wrong.
If we are unable to stop the current trends, future generations will read about America, much like we read about Rome, and when they do, they will ask themselves in disbelief…
Why did such a magnificent nation choose to commit suicide?