Saturday, September 26, 2009

Random Thoughts on the Current Mess

It should be obvious by now that the current administration although in complete disarray is still striving to reinstate their original objectives of the dissolution of the United States. Always unhappy with the country, its history, and its place on the world scene, they appear quite disgusted with a citizenry who balks at “hope and change.” This would be amusing if it were not for the danger posed to our nation by this ineffectual crowd who are in charge.

Once their methodology of “slam, bam, thank you ma’am” legislative policy was exposed, they have been in a state of pique. The constant tendency to rush bills through congress without posting, careful reading by the representatives, or sharing an accurate impending result with the American people now has nearly everyone alert to the practice. Some of them imply, and sometimes actually aver, that voters do not have the superior intellect required to read the bills and understand them. Since it is obvious that our legislators don’t bother to read them, I must conclude that they lack that intellect as well. It is a well known fact that most of these are written by self-interested lobbying groups and not the representatives proposing them and it is not surprising.

It took eleven years to find agreement among the founders of the republic on the contents of the constitution. In that process, much was offered and tons more was rejected. The result was a concise, clear document with their intentions simply stated as to those issues with which the federal government could NOT take action. These men were well acquainted with the potential for abuse by federal authority. They were extremely careful not to abuse the status of the individual sovereignty of the states.

Today, for example, even though I think it foolish, I respect the right of Massachusetts to require mandatory H1N1 vaccinations. If various states wish to abjure from the Defense of Marriage for their citizens, it is their right as sovereign states. In fact, just about any damn fool bill they wish to propose is OK with me so long as it does not run afoul of legitimate constitutional sanctions or if it is in Missouri. Only as a citizen of the “show me” state does it becomes a matter of rightful concern to me. Recently, in observation of the Washington power grab, several states have passed legislation re-asserting their sovereignty to my great delight. If those in congress don’t understand that principle, these bills should serve as a reminder to them.

As further evidence of their confused state, we find the crass actions of NGO’s and non-profits under the gun for their complicity in illegal and immoral activities. We are by now all aware of the exposure by citizen journalists of ACORN which has received tens of millions in federal assistance to maintain their nefarious practices in contravention of the law. In addition, we see the National Endowment for the Arts turned into a propaganda arm of the administration to further their desire to elevate the presidential persona in the minds of the public. Each of them demonstrated an arrogant disregard of any semblance of propriety and blatantly endorsed illicit activity beyond purposeful advancement of any noble cause.

The framers well understood the necessity of requiring “advise and consent” of the senate to confirm or deny employment of high government officials. Those who have the power over the people through regulations of individual areas of responsibility need to be investigated, examined and then confirmed once that body is convinced that they have the interests of the public well in mind, The possibility of overregulation and additional taxation always exists in any federal seat of power. The appointment of a “czar” is contrary to the dictates of the constitution and unjustifiable regardless of the party in the office of the president. It appears that they now serve little purpose other than to continue to provide an extremely crowded condition “under the bus.”

A recent photo montage of the president posing with attendees at a conference underline the possibility he may indeed be a robot. With no variance in his overall position and the automatic smile, we see him in identical postures in each picture. For one who has likened him to the “Manchurian Candidate,” I found this not just disturbing but also evidence that my fears were not unfounded. People who make puppets observe the necessity to wire the jaw in such a manner that a variety of facial expressions are possible. In his case, the final template for joy, fear, displeasure and serious thought each sometimes appear to be identically programmed into the model for public appearance. None seem truly genuine and that is probably why puppet shows amuse children and bore adults.

The title of this post refers to a “current mess.” I admit that this is a highly subjective call. With solid evidence mounting with each passing day that we are headed down the road to socialism and eventual dictatorship—they go hand in hand—we find a growing constituency of responsible adults in our society coming to that conclusion. Even across party lines is an undercurrent of discontent with the ham-fisted attempt to remake America. I truly believe that there are enough people in both parties who recognize this usurpation of power by the executive branch to finally register resistance. Many are motivated by local interests who are offended by this or that piece of legislation. Some others actually see the immorality in the destruction of the republic.

If ever the United States needed the humble prayers of its citizens it is now. God offered to spare Sodom if a number of righteous men could be found within its walls. Lacking that, He promised absolute destruction. The time has come to put petty differences aside and join in an effort to show the Almighty that we are indeed worthy of salvation.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

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