Time to bite the bullet, or take it in the gut

I’m happy that there seems to be more and more good information popping up out there.  But I’m not so happy that this effusion of information seems to be a death rattle.

Every day now I read or hear about another ungoverned-government story like this.  I’m no longer shocked, of course; I’m just deeply grieved and more than a little scared for my children.  More and more of us are asking for the chains and whips of oppression, and we’re about to get what we’ve asked for.

Not that we’ve not been punished already, of course.  Mostly since the 1970’s, our crime rates have skyrocketed such that now we’re looking at around 600 times the per-capita crime Americans/Hoosiers experienced a hundred years ago.  We have by far the world’s highest percentage of citizens in prison, and lawmakers are devising new crimes every day.  This dissolution of order is of course because we’ve flouted the constitutions that made this nation work.  Our politicians propose fixing this problem by breaking more laws and commandeering more liberties. 

That stinks.

On of our greatest orator-thinker-politicians, Frederick Douglass, wrote:

Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.”

Of course justice is denied these days.  Poverty is always enforced by politicians (In a land of plenty you can’t have poverty without politicians’ help).  Ignorance is taught in government schools and reinforced by legislation.  And has there ever been a society with so many classes and cliques?  We have an endless stream of new laws separating and opposing gay versus straight, male versus female, black versus white versus Hispanic versus Haitian versus whatever the heck we can imagine…

And everybody is robbed and degraded on behalf of somebody.  Everybody’s got hooks in everybody else.  I don’t want you to eat trans-fats because I have to pay for your healthcare.

We’ve “spread the costs” so broad and deep that we really have no idea how much healthcare, driving, food or anything else actually costs, or how to make rational decisions about resources and savings.  And so we make decisions based upon illusions.  …Taxes and subsidies, prohibitions and perks, lies and more lies all manipulated and served hot by politicians we know to be drunk with power.

This isn’t as good as it sounds.

It is time for pain, I’m afraid.  It’s either constructive destruction or total failure.

Douglass had something to say about this as well:

Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without plowing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand; it never has and it never will.

One more Douglass quote…  I think it’s important to hear from this man who was once a slave:

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”

Can there be any doubt as to the truth of this?

For the past 90 years we have been coasting on the wealth earned by our great grandparents.  But over that time the once rebellious and self-reliant Americans have become dependent, weak and obsequiously loyal to their political idols.  You know what happens next.  Either we take difficult action and make sacrifices with grim determination and hope for a better future, or we continue our current course and wait patiently for destruction…and madness.

I pray we choose wisely. 

And may God have mercy.


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  1. “A well regulated militia, being neccessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” – 2nd amendment.

    This is a harsh reality, but sometimes in order to protect life, liberty, and property, one must do it themselves with firearms. So many Cities foolishly ban firearms and allow gangs, mobsters, and hoodlums to run rampant. Police can’t possibly patrol and protect every citizen. It is just not humanly possible.
    Another example of the stupidity of opposition towards basic inalienable rights. Guns were confiscated by FEMA officials in New Orleans during the pillaging and looting that resulted from hurricane Katrina, it seriously multiplied after the confiscation! All cities that have gun bans have heavy crime rates.
    I think there may be too much flouride in the water or something, This ungoverned government blows my mind at just how much crap people will put up with…or even worse…aplaud!!!
    I like Kennisaw, Georgia’s law where a gun is MANDATORY in every household! Now that is enforcing the constitution…:)

  2. Harry,

    I agree with most of what you said, but a law that makes gun ownership mandatory is just as bad as one that bans ownership outright. While I’ll support anyone’s right to own a gun if they so choose, I have no desire to own one myself. A law FORCING me to own a gun is just as oppressive ad a law that BANS you from owning one.

  3. While I typed in the comment about Kennisaw GA, that thought did cross my mind actually. I was thinking of the “well regulated militia” phrase of the amendment. It is my understanding that each state was supposed to support thier state militias with guns, ammunition, etc… original intent anyways…you know how that goes. Many states do not have a militia anymore.
    I think those in Kennisaw wanted an added layer of legal protection from the gun banning sweep that has plagued this nation since the 70’s.
    You make it as governor, you have my gun to call upon, hopefully it will never be needed.
    I also think the government has no authority to suspend the constitution or any parts of the bill of rights during any emergency. That said, FEMA better just leave Kennisaw GA alone during any emergency, the result wouldn’t be pretty.
    2nd amendment suspended in many cities, 4th amendment suspended with the patriot act, Posse Kumatadis retracted…I can add 2+2…we are indeed heading into a dangerous direction my friend.

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