More and more lately I feel like running down the road yelling “The British are coming! The British are coming!” Much like Paul Revere did on April 18, 1775. People immigrated to the American continent to experience freedom from oppression and tyranny. They had to fight several wars to earn and protect the freedoms and Republic we enjoy today. I feel that we are at war once again to protect our freedoms. Little by little our freedoms have been nibbled and picked at. Up until now, we have seemingly not lost that much. But if we let our guard down and give in to pacifism because it is easier than opening ourselves to criticism and argument, then we will lose much more. Two days ago, without a single person in congress reading it, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was passed. In other words, the massive, over-spending, ear-marked, Democratic hay-day Porculus bill. This particular bill attacks several of our fundamental principles. A few of which are religion, states rights, our individual rights, and possibly most importantly, our Republic. Our government has seriously over stepped it bounds by passing this bill.
It is important to understand we live in a Republic, not a Democracy. A democracy means that the majority rule. But when the majority decide to take things from the public that don’t belong to them, the democracy fails. In a Republic, the government is restricted by law leaving the people alone. There is a great video that explains the different types of government. It has made clear several things for me. I highly recommend you watch it. http://www.wimp.com/thegovernment Our current government has decided to become a democracy, without the consent of the people. It continues to pass laws that limit the power of the people which in turn makes itself more powerful. With this kind of power, our country will be forever changed and we will lose what has made us great. The freedom to be self-dependant and the ability to choose our own roads without the restriction or fear from the rulers. The video mentioned above has a splendid quote “The essence of freedom is the proper limitation of Government.”
We, as the people, give rights to the government, and we have the ability and the right to take rights away from the government if they are not protecting our inalienable rights as humans. Obama has stated that one of his biggest problems with the Constitution is its binding power on the government. That is the way it is suppose to be!!! If the people give up their right to take judgement on the government and keep it in check, then we are flinging our doors wide open to Socialism and Fascism and any other type of freedom-squashing government that the world and the ambition of man sees fit to throw at us.
This is a definite occasion that the government needs to be put in check. I am so angered by this stimulus bill that I am beside myself. I am mad about several things. The fact that this ridiculous bill passed and that Obama has lied to us. I am mad that not a single person in congress has read the bill or had the opportunity to debate it’s many pages of controversial sections and articles. I am mad that we were not given the five days promised to us, by Obama, to review and make public comment on the bill (or any piece of legislation going through Congress). I am mad that the lobbyists had the bill before the politicians had it. I am mad that people don’t realize that the best way out of debt is to stop spending money! I am mad that the government is bailing out private corporations. It is not the governments job to bail out private corporations. Giving money to businesses that are failing because of the incompetence of their owners, is not protecting the rights of the people. In fact, it is stepping on those rights because it is inhibiting free enterprise!
We are at a point in time where we need to start making a stand and fighting for our Republic! I am not sure how, however. But something needs to be done. It makes me so nervous that an 8 inch thick piece of legislation was just passed and not a single person knows everything that is in it. What rights have been lost? What jobs have been created? So far, I am hearing about nothing but more bailouts, more layoffs and pointless jobs that the free market won’t support and that will have little to no effect on the quality of life. There is an adage that I know that fits this situation very well. It is “Hope for the best, but expect the worst.” That way I am not too disappointed.