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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Years in the Breaking...

Our government is broken. This should be a news flash but sadly enough it is just a declaration of “Old News”. For years we Americans have known that Congress was inefficient at best and that government in general did not represent the will of the people. Why we didn’t or couldn’t prevent this is the subject of a whole rack of books by pundits but we are still left with the decision of “What Now?”

Pelosi and Obama have now proven that the voice of the people is of no concern. It doesn’t matter how many people call, write, or visit their congressperson; what matters is that political pressure from inside the government will ultimately achieve the government’s goals. It is almost as if the government has morphed into a life form of its own. The Obama administration has shown that it will not respond to nor respect the overwhelming majority of Americans. Don’t bother to show up at the White House or on the steps of Congress because those inside are not listening.

Over the past several months we Americans have had to endure an absolute circus in Washington and to what end. Obama promised that his healthcare would win no matter what and to date he has been proven right. Regardless of the wishes of the Majority, Obama understood that with this congress he could impose his will by a series of political maneuvers. In fairness, he is not the first president to do this. He is just the one who is ignoring us now.

So where does that leave us? Should we, can we, dare we put our hopes in what the Senate does with healthcare or look to the 2010 elections. For me I never want to give up hope but sadly I find difficulty in hoping that liberty will be revived in elections that will return incumbents to Washington to ruin what fresh blood we are able to elect. I think all conservatives believe it is time for a good housecleaning in congress but I also think that it is unrealistic to expect it.

Last night as I lay awake thinking I realized that I am old enough to be long dead before the worst of runaway government can get me. As for my children and grandchildren I think they will see the brunt of it. The very thought of that has been the fuel of my political engine. Yet when I speak to my children about the dangers of this Administration, they are no more interested in the process nor informed about it than I was 20 years ago. It is their sense of “everything will be fine” and “I am too busy” and “I don’t know what to do” that makes the current tyrannical government actions possible. Surely Thomas Jefferson was right when he said that we citizens
“are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, that to right them…”

Jefferson went on to explain that government shouldn’t be changed until it reaches “absolute Despotism”. While “despotism” could elicit different definitions, this would be mine:
a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator, not restricted by a constitution, laws or opposition.

As such, I suppose every American will reach their own conclusions as to when and if the government is a problem and how severe. May God bless Americans.


  1. I believe that many Americans are waiting for 2010 to see if things can be stopped and 2012 to see if we can obtain enough of a majority to repeal, roll back and undo the damage done to us by the ObamaNation.

    You can never truly undo the damage but it can be mitigated and repealed.

    If that doesn't happen, it's anyone's guess how this will end up.

  2. Good one Ken. The system is broken, and is in great need of repair. We take the first wrench to it in a little less than a year.

  3. I think you hit the proverbial nail on the head with your article. The question for me now becomes what do 'we the people' do to fix it.

  4. Dominique,
    I keep studying and turning that over and over in my mind. What they want us to do is to freak out. What we must not do is give them what they want.

    The bottom line is "I don't have a clue!"


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