Lies of Omission

Monday, March 3, 2014

Campaign of Cannibalism

When settlers came to America they had to struggle from the ground up. There was no existing government with which they had to contend. The only government they had, they brought with them in the form of mutual compacts. This was the miracle of self-governance into which most had been born and had become accustomed until the colonies began to create wealth that inflamed the greed of Britain.

As a means to enrich itself, Britain passed laws against the liberty of the settlers; choosing for itself a larger and larger share of the profits from their labor. It took more than a century for the laws to become so oppressive that the colonists began to resist, eventually throwing off that yoke. Ingrained in the American psyche, however, was the thought that they could govern themselves; that they needed no master from whom to beg privileges. All they needed was the liberty to create and the freedom to dare.

Now, as American sloth and apathy (encouraged by would-be masters) has replaced those noble instincts toward self-government and self-reliance the mechanism of strength and liberty is failing. Like a long neglected engine, it is starting to falter. It is a mixture of ingredients that make the American engine run smoothly, but that recipe is lost. Those entrusted with it have replaced self-reliance with dependency; liberty with compliance; duty with force and pride with shame.

The Constitution called for a small federal government designed to deal effectively with disputes among the states and with foreign powers, but little else. It called for the states to draft laws and provide for the needs of the population as the people saw fit. It called for defense of the borders and the rule of law. It called for individual liberty protected from the tyranny of mob rule.

As long as America followed that form it was able to grow into a powerful economic and industrial nation. It is this enormous power that the world has come to envy and subsequently detest. It is the peach that seems ripe for the picking, but it is all an illusion. It is not the shiny cars and big houses that made America wealthy; it was not the government treasury that created wealth; it was not the luck of being born in a rich and plentiful land that made it powerful; it was the simple combination of each individual having the liberty to create and laws to protect his success that produced the wealth from which everything else was possible.

The laws of the United States were designed to protect the individual so that he would be free to toil along in his shed building something that would make his life easier. Nothing more. It is as simple as that. They were designed to protect him from patent infringements; from over-taxation; from being forced to work for someone else; from the government taking his shed and his tools to be put to use elsewhere. Why? Because the founders knew that if he were free to pursue his dreams and to rise above the low station from where he began, that he would create a strong and vibrant nation. They knew this because they had just seen the proof of it unfold before them.

When the government of the United States began to see that one guy, not as something to be protected, but something to be burdened with taxes and regulations it authored its own destruction. The government now sees the rights of the individual as barriers to its own power and something to be destroyed, but the power of the government is in the rights of the individual. The government has begun a campaign of cannibalism and soon will be consumed.

16 comments:

  1. Uh, WTF is the deal with that picture?

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    1. You are referring to a picture on WRSA, not this blog. Sorry, I cannot answer questions about something I did not produce.

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  2. Ughh, why publish that photo. Gross.

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  3. Excellent write. I have the feeling as of late that things are going to be happening sooner rather than later. Just something in the air.

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    1. I am with you. Echoes of Weimar....

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  4. Where can i get photo's like that?Besides making them myself.Heh.

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  5. The photo is a fake---from some sci-fi movie---sorry can't remember the name of it though...

    But it is probably a true depiction of what our liberal neighbors will do to us if we just keep going along to get along......WWHBD?

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  6. Have you read LIBERTY: THE GOD THAT FAILED? It was written by Christopher Ferrara. If you want a good introduction to it, I suggest you take a look at R. Cort Kirkwood's review of it in the December 2013 CHRONICLES, Dr. Clyde Wilson's comment on it in the January CHRONICLES, and Mr. Ferrara's response to Dr. Wilson in the March CHRONICLES. God, Christ, Liberty, and America's founding may have been quite twisted in the mythology that grew up with the nation. The U.S. is what the U.S. is--a Statist, Fascist, Leviathan monster--not in spite of the Constitution, but BECAUSE of it. Anyway, all worth reading and considering. Here is a link to the CHRONICLES website, which may or may not have the reviews and commentary of which I wrote.

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    1. Unfortunately CHRONICLES is a paid subscription magazine and I will not purchase a subscription just to counter this comment, so I cannot refute what you say from a point of common reference.

      However, while I am not afraid of intellectual viewpoints, Mr. Ferrara's point of view or opinion is of little consequence to me. Any spin can be put forward as the truth, but what is the truth? Read Howard Zinn and you can get another "truth" about America, but I would not subscribe to his opinion either.

      This post, while simplistic, is my opinion of the evolution of America; where we came from and where we are. It is designed to make a point and while I could mark every misstep and every divergence the government has taken against the Constitution, this is not the format to do so.

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  7. For a minute I thought it might be from the Congo..

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  8. To Anon 3:08 p.m., Really? America is what it has become because of the constitution??? I call BS. America has become what it is because of the spineless American masses that have suckled at Uncles teat for decades now and have lost their ancestors spirit of self reliance. The Constitution has not changed, it promoted truth, justice, hard work, and reliance on self above government, all else is just hogwash!

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  9. To Anon 5:54 I agree with you. How many people out there dare to be different, it's like a badge of honer to them. If I can just say something so odd to common sense, it must be true. People tend to believe the bullshit over the reality, as it appears trendy to do so. Don't get me wrong, the inside of my cowboy hat is lined with tinfoil.

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  10. I don't know where Anonymous@3:08PM gets "fascist" from; but it has clearly had little enough impact in controlling the growth of Leviathan. And, it was primarily drafted and defended by Statists bent on eliminating the extant States and creating an all-powerful, centralized, national government. The United States of America has never had a federal government, and the last vestiges of nominal federalism vanished in 1913, backed by other Statists called "progressives".

    The U.S. Constitution is a remarkable and historic document and still the best example of a compact to create a new nation and new government dedicated to keeping the people sovereign rather than subject.

    Still, it's far from perfect, and glaring flaws were evident at the time of its ratification. Flaws which have caused ever-increasing problems to this day.

    Anonymous@3:08 may have an unnecessarily harsh view of the Constitution; but it's pretty clear that Anonymous@5:54 never bothered to read it -- much less the so-called "Federalist Papers" or, better yet, the so-called "Anti-Federalist Papers".

    The Federalist Papers can be a tough read (who'd expect less from supercilious, prolix, Statist lawyers); but with the Anti-Federalist Papers, a little reading goes a long way. Anonymous@5:54 could shed some of his illusions by reading them.

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  11. There you go Anon

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  12. White House dinners often feature a wide assortment of exotic fruits with a main course of sauteed Eloi filets. No candle light; diners are flammable.

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  13. Reminds me of "biker chick" initiations where they hang a sausage from a tree and the initiate has to show their ability to swallow it during a slow drive-by (minus the nailed to the tree part). I think there was some kind of message being sent there...

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