Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.
~ Thomas Jefferson

Friday, May 8, 2015

America has fallen

America hasn't been a republic for quite a few years now, but it has now descended so low it isn't even a democracy anymore.

Yes, I know how that sounds. I understand that many people will read that and think I am wearing a tin-foil hat. They will continue to watch "Reality TV" (an oxymoron to beat all oxymorons - and designed for morons), eat at McDonalds, and think they still live in America. They don't. I don't. You don't.

Gun Owners of America, an entity that does what the NRA refuses to do - confronting gun control without compromising our rights away the way the NRA does - has sent an alert to members concerning the trade agreement Obama and his handlers are trying to ram through Congress, with the technique that worked so well with Obamacare - you have to pass it to know what is in it. Here are some points to consider:

                   Reports have already surfaced that the TOP SECRET draft contains a whole chapter with a European Union-style provision allowing unlimited migration from Mexico into the United States.

               Of course, we can't quote for you any of the language in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement because the document is TOP SECRET. Obama won't reveal it, even to most congressmen, until Congress has given it its imprimatur by allowing it to pass under fast track procedures.

              On Monday, Politico reported:
If you want to hear the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal the Obama administration is hoping to pass, you’ve got to be a member of Congress, and you’ve got to go to classified briefings and leave your staff and cellphone at the door.
If you’re a [congressional] member who wants to read the text, you’ve got to go to a room in the basement of the Capitol Visitor Center and be handed it one section at a time, watched over as you read, and forced to hand over any notes you make before leaving.
And no matter what, you can’t discuss the details of what you’ve read.
Truly, even more than with ObamaCare, this is a case of "You have to pass it to find out what's in it."
             But that's not all: The fast track authority being granted to Obama and his successor for the next six years applies to whatever type of trade negotiation Obama chooses to enter into.
So, if he can write the UN Arms Trade Treaty into a trade agreement, then it can't be filibustered or amended or prevented from consideration.

Congress, if they allow this "fast track" trade agreement to pass, will have relinquished every bit of control, every bit of the "checks and balances" that are supposed to exist between the Executive Office and the Legislature. Obama - and his successor (which may very well be Hillary Clinton) will be able to add whatever provisions they wish to this "trade agreement", provisions having absolutely nothing to do with trade. And Congress - even if it is able to remove Boehner and McConnell, who have proven themselves in thrall to Obama and the Democrats - will be powerless to change it or stop them from doing it.

Do you still believe I am being alarmist, that I am jumping at shadows? Can you not see that not only are we no longer a representational republic, we are no longer even a democracy. The citizens of this nation no longer have any input into what our "representatives" do or agree to.

This is not an issue for liberals, progressives, because they "feel" that government is meant to tell us what to do, what is allowed and what is not. They are not intelligent enough to understand that government will soon exert such stringent control over our lives that even they will cringe under its lash. Those of us who had tasted, had lived in what was left of liberty, of freedom, before the Bushes, Clinton, and Obama took it away from us will suffer seeing our children and grandchildren descend into true, actual tyranny.

I would like to believe the people of this country will "rise and rise again, 'til lambs become lions", but I doubt that will happen. Total control will not become visible enough, harsh enough, before those of us who knew a small measure of freedom are gone, passed away. The generations being raised now, especially the "millenials", have been denied the truth, have been indoctrinated in our schools and universities so that they are ignorant of the Constitution, of their rights as human beings (which existed _before_ the Constitution was ever written), and seduced from realizing what they have lost by popular entertainment, electronic toys and social media, and by a mainstream media which is in total collusion with the socialists, the elite who have decided we need to be ruled, not represented. Who are convinced they know better than we do what we want or need from our lives.

Sorry, folks. I wish I could be less pessimistic, I wish I could offer some hope. As a realist, however, I will say that we may eventually recover from the tyranny under which we are already beginning to live. Understand, though, that I am convinced we are going to suffer a "long, dark night of the soul" before that can happen. Worse, consider that America is the first place in the history of the world where liberty was attempted, where this grand experiment was tried. It may be that too few of us will ever understand what that meant, or believe it is possible, due to the failings of men to realize how valuable and precious was the idea of freedom.

Prove me wrong, I beg you. Prove that a minority of human beings can - once again - effect a return to liberty. I would gladly fight and die to be a part of that return, if even 3% of us were to rise up against what is currently taking place. I do not have the courage to do so alone, especially considering that my doing so would not even appear in anything beyond the local news, if that. It would not be that "pebble in the pond" whose ripples would cause an awareness to arise within the minds of my countrymen. But I would go to my death gladly if it meant that a movement to stop this tyranny was begun, a movement that would be known to all in this country, even if many citizens were led to think it was domestic terrorism, rather than the fact that we would be freedom fighters, fighting to return the country to the republic for which we once stood.

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