We have before us a new year. What will the new year bring?
Not too surprisingly, Congress, not wanting to be seen as completely incompetent in a way that would have ordinary people being directly affected, has come to an agreement that will allow the price of milk to remain the same. You see, the farm bill expired in October and if it were not renewed, then the price of milk would have doubled this month.
So you see, if Congress thinks something might cause regular people, those who ignore politics(or at least those who drink milk, eat cheese, ice cream or yogurt and other milk dependent foods-mac and cheese anyone?)to become alarmed at their antics, they will act in their own best interests. Why they don't see the shredding of the Constitution in the same way, is because We the People have neglected our duty to make it so.
There are many reasons that this could be so. Everything from our very comfortable levels of prosperity to the cultural Marxism that has been taught in our schools for the last 5 decades or so to the increasing reluctance of individuals to actually exercise those rights with which God has endowed us has led us to this place. I have become increasingly convinced that only individual efforts across the population can bring us out.
I do not mean "grass roots" either. I mean concerted and sustained efforts by individuals to exercise their rights individually across the board. Your "grass roots" group won't be with you at that traffic stop or when you are open carrying in a public place. YOU must be able to exercise your rights when you are alone. That is the courage and resolve that is required of us as American citizens. That is the civic duty that used to be taught in our schools. That is the value of reading the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and knowing your rights and your duties as a citizen of this nation.
The Constitution of the nation is our bedrock place to stand, as individuals, against the powers of the federal government. Your states constitution is the same thing at the state level. You and I need that bedrock to oppose the dreck that is coming at us in this new year. If you haven't already, make it your new year's resolution to read them and know your rights.
I hope we can stand. Knowing that there are and will be many suits against the abomination that is obamacare, I suggest that citizens across the nation educate themselves regarding the process of jury nullification.
Contact your legislators. Daily. Demand good behavior and respect for the limitations put on them by the US Constitution. Senator feinstein and any who join her in her call to infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms is in violation of her oath to support and uphold the Constitution. Ask your legislator to file charges against Ms. feinstein and any who join her in that effort. Your life and the lives of every person you know may very well depend upon it.
Then you may want to do yourselves and your neighbors a favor in this new year and research for yourself what the term "natural born citizen" means. There are plenty of resources out there. Don't be lazy and accept the much edited and milquetoast wikipedia - find out what those who debated and voted to accept the US Constitution had for a definition. You may also be surprised to find that current US law makes a distinction between "native born citizen" and "natural born citizen" although not many are willing to research far enough to find out.
Before you toss this as the rantings of a "birther" know that I don't care a whit where Mr. obama was born. I do care a great deal, however, that he be a natural born citizen if he is to sit as Commander in Chief to the armed services of this nation. I do care a great deal if he is going to be handed the power to usurp the legislative process through the issuance executive orders. And mostly, I care because, if we are going to ignore one portion of the Constitution and allow someone who is Constitutionally ineligible to serve as POTUS, then what other part or parts of the Constitution may we hold as inviolable and on what grounds?
That is why the Constitution must be held to as strictly as the Bible. It is the ground we, as Americans, stand on when we exercise our God given and Constitutionally affirmed rights. The right to freedom of speech, religion, the press, to remain silent under questioning, to have legal representation present during questioning to advise us how best to protect ourselves, to privacy in our persons, papers and effects, to keep and bear arms and swarms of rights un-enumerated but recognized as existing in that venerable document. If one bit may be ignored with impunity, so too will the rest.
It is up to us, individually, to do what must be done to protect this nation and restore the Constitution. To remove all federal laws, rules, regulations and agencies that are in excess of the authority granted to the federal government by that document. We can do it slowly, as surely we did not come to these egregious excesses overnight, so it would be deleterious to dismantle them overnight, but they must be removed.
If we find a need and will to recreate them on a state level, then we may do so in our individual states, but the states must retain sovereignty over the federal government.
No other nation, in the history of the world has come to the brink of disaster with so many options for it's aversion as have we. But it will take dedicated, persistent individuals to make the changes. In other words, 'an irate, tireless minority keen on setting the brushfires of freedom in the hearts of men'. We each need to be one of those willing to take the legal route, the legislative route and the route of persistence and defiance of any action by those acting on behalf of the government to infringe upon our rights if this nation is to be restored.
Does this sound gloomy, even dire perhaps? It should. We are on the precipice of the destruction of this nation. We the People are the only ones who may avert it. We have had those who immigrated from communist nations warning us for years of where we are headed if we do not restore our Constitution and remove from power those who would ignore, pervert or destroy it, and yet we have not done so. We continue to run headlong into destruction-or so it seems.
I say "or so it seems", because that is what the MSM seems to be pushing. Telling us that we are heroes for enlarging the entitlement mentality and system beyond sustainability. Telling us it is good, yes, ever so good, for the people to be dependent upon the government instead of the other way around. I tend to think that most people, when they really stop to think about it, know this is nonsense. I am even thinking, of late, that the majority of the people are not as the MSM portrays them-communists desperately waiting for a hitler, stalin or marx to lead them into an age of human evolution past the barbarities of history - but rather conservatives who do not know that they are conservative.
That is the reason for the inundation of the progressive narrative across the MSM airwave spectrum and the indoctrination centers for cultural Marxism that our schools have become. Not to tell it like it is, but rather to imply that what is not, exists in the hearts and minds of Americans. To intimidate ordinary citizens(which no American citizen is) into accepting their progressive drivel by indicating that those who disagree will stand utterly alone in the hopes that Americans have forgotten that individual liberty requires an ability to stand alone.
This new year will determine if we are truly Americans, exceptional in our choice to live as free men and women and responsible enough to hold ourselves to the high standards of personal responsibility necessary to do so - or merely Europeans that had a brief hissy fit who will now become as banal as the citizens of all those nations to whom we gave the opportunity to grasp liberty for themselves, but who have failed to do so.
Why has America been able to grasp freedom where other nations have failed? It comes from having a base of strong individuals for citizens. Citizens who are willing to claim our God given and Constitutionally affirmed rights. Citizens who will work to ensure a governmental form that allows the greatest amount of personal liberty possible with the least amount of government interference. Citizens who accept that corruption is to be expected from government, but who reject out of hand the notion that such corruption cannot be countered by the citizenry. Citizens who decide that their own honor and reputation is worth more than any activity that could tarnish them ever could be. (An attitude that is espoused in Christianity-which is why even - did I say "even", I should have said "especially" non Christians should want those values promoted throughout this nation.) That is American Exceptionalism and it is what makes us successful as a nation. We discard it, as we discard its Christian underpinnings at our peril.
So, are you an American, willing to take personal responsibility to hold Congress to their Constitutional limitations or a European, held hostage in a culture you do not understand? If you are not sure, now is the time to resolve to find out.
"18 Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the Lord thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment.
19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
20 That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee." ~ Duet 16:18-20