With every new anti-constitutional law, people say, “the innocent have nothing to fear.”
Given that none of us are truly innocent (I’ve seen y’all drive, and I know how y’all vote), I already see a a problem. But given the history of human government (oppression, slavery, genocide and war), that phrase, “the innocent have nothing to fear,” is an inexcuseably stupid thing to say. …Particularly when a power-mad nut-job decides the meaning of “innocent.”
But OK, how about we turn that saying around and see if it works? Would an innocent government fear citizens? Certainly not, right? But that raises questions about our secretive, increasingly intrusive and authoritarian government. Or at least it should raise a lot of questions.
Because, who should you fear most; some head-case hermit with a gun, or a malevolent Hitler with a Napoleon complex who has around three million troops (including the Reserves), each armed with weapons that you are forbidden to own?
The loner can kill, at most, 30 or 40 before getting nailed (probably by one of the few citizens still armed). But when governments go sour, death tolls spike into the millions. A thief can steal your house; but only government can steal all you own, including your house…along with any record that you ever existed.
Why mention all this depressing stuff?
The “Continuity of Government Commission” (COGC) and rapidly increasing numbers of anti-constitutional laws seem like a responsible attempt to keep America safe and secure from the zealots who’ve attacked us with boxcutters and exploding shoes. But there are a couple of important things to keep in mind:
1. No such radical alteration of our governance happened during the Cold War with nuclear missiles pointed at us. It never happened when we fought Hitler. It certainly didn’t happen when Washington, D.C. was sacked and burned by the British. In fact, the closer in history we were to real knowledge of oppression, the more Americans defended their liberties…not some false sense of “security.”
2. Our government is already unlike it ever was before. In every way but open recognition of fact, our government has become fascist (seriously; read how Mussolini – the man who coined the term himself – defined fascism). You mean nothing. The government means everything. Very Un-American.
3. You hardly need more than #2 above, but keep in mind that the history of such arrangements is 100% grim death and oppression. There is no good history here. Only bad. Very bad.
4. The laws enacting it have already been signed. You probably never heard about it. You can’t have read some of them…they’re kept secret. …From you.
But hey, the innocent have nothing to fear, right?
If you’d like to do something about this, here’s what you do:
2. You can almost certainly summarize better than I can. I’m pretty wordy. So summarize what you get out of those things and write letters to your politicians; particularly the executives. Ask them to, in short, obey their side of the contracts. Obey written laws as written. Tell them to take the leash off of you, and put it on politicians, where it belongs.
3. Stay tuned. We must do something organized, public, and (to get the media there) a bit dramatic to insist that politicians obey their leash laws.
Our constitutions are leash laws, y’know. They are a leash on power; a leash on politicians; a leash on all who’d be dangerous to you in the most dangerous ways.
Our politicians are dangerous beasts indeed. It’s time we treat them appropriately.