Let’s say that in your garage there was a trash can filled with greasy rags into which you’d carelessly thrown a cigarette, and it caught fire. Let’s further assume (because it’s exactly what happened), that you didn’t use the fire extinguisher that was already in your hand. Instead, you put that down and called 911.
OK, so you didn’t just watch the fire grow into a problem while you waited for the fire department to show up.
No, you called your whole family into the garage. They all put down the fire extinguishers that were in their hands so that they could cup their faces and wail as the fire started to spread out from the garage, and to the house.
The firemen arrived very quickly though. You were relieved when they handed you the questionnaire asking what items are most important to you.
You and your family chatted about family pictures, furniture and whatnot. There was some quibbling over whether to check off “family pets” because only your daughter liked the cat. And your son started a minor conflagration over his Legos.
But the firemen were very patient as you finally handed back the checklist and they set to work, efficiently and very bravely carrying out precious items (including that darned cat) as your garage, your house, your garden shed and both cars burned into char, rubble, slag and smoldering goo.
So there you are. You have a pile of stuff, and that’s good. But now you wonder if you really filled out that checklist correctly. You just remembered that old Auntie Ethel was in the spare bedroom. And what about all the cash in the mattress?
Those weren’t even on the check list!
And (something nagging the back of your mind)…isn’t there some other way this could have turned out?
You looked down your street. Both ways. You see that all your neighbors are also muttering over and kicking through their smoking wreckage and pile of stuff.
You all share a hearty laugh.
Oh well. C’est la vie.
But that’s not how I feel about this absurd situation at all. I was reminded of my frustrations when I got an email from my congressman that contained just such a checklist along with this message:
“Please take a moment to let me know which issues are of interest to you and indicate your willingness to receive updates from my office.”
What the H, my fellow Americans, are we doing?
Rome is burning. Your kids’ future is on fire. And you’re picking at little bits of 2nd Amendment here, taxes there…should we keep security and uncheck the liberty box?
Dammit, people, wake up.
There is only one problem worth discussing; and that is that your government is totally off the rails. It’s breaking laws left and right, and has been doing so, increasingly, for decades.
We’d have none of the biggest troubles of today if our politicians would obey their oaths of office and obey the constitutions, both state and federal, as written.
If they’d quit breaking the law – or, more appropriately, if we’d quit letting them get away with their lawbreaking, our taxes would be a tiny fraction of what they are now, we’d have better services, more jobs, opportunity, liberty, security, justice, health, education and welfare…and we’d have none of the mindless, foolish, deadly destructive and alwaysneverending wars that have sapped our national soul of its bravery, generosity and common sense.
Dammit, people, wake up!
You can put out the fire any time you want to. You can fix it all overnight, in a day…any time you choose. It’s not just up to you…this IS you.
Our government perfectly reflects We The People. It’d dissolve into nothing if we could behave like we should. It’s instead grown into a monster on the fuel of our ignorance, sloth, jealousy, fear and hatred.
Some of us have awakened. We intend to speak out on July 4.
Is there any better way to celebrate our founders’ sacrifices than to protest what we’ve done to their constitutions?
Wake up and join us on July 4, from 11am to 1pm for a parade around the Indianapolis Circle, a march to the Indiana Statehouse, and a rally in support of the constitutional rule of law that we want back.
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