Thursday, April 9, 2009
The Government Hanging On for Dear Life
Errors are bound to happen. People make mistakes. Many Americans are unaware of the evil intentions and believe that the politicians who are working for them are indeed out to do the best they can for the people. That their government has outlived its purpose to preserve the liberty of the people guaranteed by the Constitution is still not a subject many Americans spend their day thinking about. So it is not shocking that Americans' civil liberties stand to be banished forever, "oiling the wok" on the chicken chow mein path to a Chinese world order.
Proponents of personal liberty were afraid at the outset of the so-called "War on Terror" that the very same laws being constructed for terrorist could very easily be construed against the American public. Sure enough, secret reports, with the "intelligence" community is being collected on American citizens. (Click here for complete list of groups included in the report)
Let's look at government's reaction to this severe transgression on Americans' right to privacy and the inalienable rights guaranteed in the Constitution. How did the government react to remedy this situation? Borrowing a page from the Vatican's child molestation relocation strategy, the state has "reassigned" Mr. Van Godsey to another post. The state's Governor, at first, defends the MIAC report and then retracted as he blamed "over zealousness" in the report.
Some might say, "Hey! At least they are doing something!" Here again is a fundamental rift in philosophy about what our government should do. Right now, for the country to move into the right direction, lawmakers should begin repealing. There is entirely too much totalitarian legislation already on the books. The exists in the nature of the government job and the effect these jobs have had on the private sector. The national government has set the precedent. Government has legislated itself to be unaccountable by the weight of their numbers. Now that the governemnt has put the screeching brakes on the economy and not let businesses go out of business, the transition to revive the private sector will be impossible. The Bush Administration's job was to destroy the checks and balances and the Obama administration's job is to exploit some or all of the breaches of civil liberty.
In the early 1960's, Kennedy started to repeal and pull back . Many believe he was killed in retaliation for specific bits of legislation. Executive Order #11110 and the military decision to withdraw from Vietnam. "The President also said that our decision to remove 1,000 U.S. advisors by December of this year should not be raised formally with Diem. Instead the action should be carried out routinely as part of our general posture of withdrawing people when they are no longer needed." (Emphasis added.)
Posted by J.S. Liberty at 7:51 AM