In my next thought, what can be done? Here’s another thought in this mind journey. Well, the preamble to the Constitution says:
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Okay, the Constitution says we can throw the whole Washington establishment in the rubbish can and start over. However one must step back from this and look at what would happen if we dissolved the government. When the Constitution and Bill of Rights were written, the populous sent smart people to write the law of the land in plain, simple English that anyone with the basic education could read and understand. Some accomplishment, since most of the founders were lawyers. Would this be the case now, with a simple Bill to straighten out inequities in the healthcare system being 381,715 words, and the regulations being 11,588,500?
No, I think the founding of this nation was a one-shot-in-history deal. If and when this government falls, and the signs of that happening may well be showing up, total chaos will reign. This fall probably will not be as a result of the disaster that will follow when “ObamaCare” crashes and burns, as it surely will. It may be the food-stamp system failing, as happened a few weeks ago and sent thousands of food stamp people to food stores loading multiple carts when the system could not tell how much was left on their EDT cards – food that would spoil well before the “shoppers” could possibly eat it.
The answer, then, is to educate those voting for their own loss of freedom. Yes, hope against hope since 65 million voted apparently for “free” phones, 99 weeks of unemployment, and free food – even in the face of poor, ineffective and corrupt governance on a host of levels in the prior four years.
As a final thought, at a minimum I feel it’s time to also pose the question to all law enforcement people, – How far does an order from those above you have to stray from your sworn duty to uphold the Constitution to cause you to simply refuse to follow it? Starve a woman to death – Terry Schivo in Florida. Kill someone who “looks guilty” – 2 women in a truck that looked like the one the rogue cop had in California? Or even burn down a building with women, children, and babies inside – Waco TX.?
We’d better have a good answer, because if the dollar collapses, and many think the Feds “quantitative easing” and $17 trillion in debt will cause to happen, and the food stamp cards won’t buy food from empty shelves, will these sworn officers take some of those 2.41 Billion hollow-points and shoot to kill?
For me, the “shutdown” had some thought provoking aspects, didn’t it?
John Noland