When your freedom is gone, it doesn’t matter who took it or what “ism” they spout. All you see is the gun. Freedom has one foot in the grave in the US and the eventual coup de grâce will amount to a trivial irrelevance. Perhaps it will be the masters of our police state apparatus going full rogue, some sort of outrage by a group the government labels as terrorist, the threat of an epidemic, or something else, but only the stubbornly myopic do not see the totalitarianism on the horizon.
_ Robert Gore at Straight Line Logic
In yesterday’s post, I demonstrated how the federal government and its partner in crime, the Federal Reserve, have systematically destroyed the middle class and how the American electorate was culpable in the process. My good friend, Norma Brown left this comment:
Economics is the least of it. It is all the erosion of individual liberties in favor of The State that is most frightening and that is what people continue to be indifferent to.
Norma and Robert Gore are right, of course. Sadly, the electorate’s in difference to the government’s role in their economic decline is only superceded by their indifference to the incremental nullification of their rights, once thought to be guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.
In my opinion, the turning point, was 1913. That was the year the Federal Reserve came into being by way of backroom maneuvering and it was the year the electorate empowered the federal government to tax our labor and disempower the States from their right to control who their Senators would be. It has been down hill ever since. The federal government no longer bothers with the slow process of getting the voters to approve constitutional amendments. They found they could just assume whatever power they wanted and that the voters would accept it as being inevitable. Now, since President Obama brought the Chicago Way to the Beltway, incrementalism is deemed to no longer be necessary.
Obama’s administration has been absolutely brutal in its lawless abuse of power to trample on the rights of America’s citizens. The alphabet soup agencies at Obama’s disposal have taken on aura of military dictatorships as they unilaterally decide which laws to break, which laws to ignore, and which laws to enforce with SWAT TEAM tactics.
To make matters worse, state and local governments have bought into the Chicago Way style of governance in a big way.
It’s not GAME OVER yet, my friends but that point is coming fast. Most Americans are either unaware of the erosion of their freedoms or they think all they have to do is vote in the other party. They have not come to grips withe fact that the “other party” is only waiting for their chance to grab the reins of power and they do not want that power just to turn around and give it up.
Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?