I caught a good read over at the American Thinker entitled: Exploiting Nathan Dunlap. The author’s line of reasoning is very sound and evoked a similar thought process in my own bean.

We see almost daily, more willingness of the Ogabe Administration to place matters rightfully the jurisdiction the legislative branch into the hands of bureaucrats, sycophants and of course, his personal stooges such as Holder, Napolitano, Carney-Barker, et al. Our standard low-information voter will not be made to understand the true danger here. That we can replace an administration and will in the ballot box, we can’t change to the institutional legacy mindset of Congress that is the real danger here. Congress is massively delinquent in the their responsibilities as the elected branch of government. They increasingly chose allowing Obama to make extra-constitutional decisions because it’s politically safe for them. They know that we’re making steady progress in engaging our fellow citizens as the usurpation of powers in the all-out headlong rush to subvert capitalism into socialism continues. The proggies know full well that they are well past the point-of-no-return in their efforts to radicalize the Republic and they are rapidly approaching the time where they will be fully exposed to the awakening public and the game will be over. Likely status quo, but doubtfully status quo ante, will prevail with a generation of work to do (if we have the will) to return the Republic to some resemblance of it’s intended structure.

Apathy I believe, lies at the root of what I’m trying to process here. Are we truly at the point where it’s ‘just as easy’ to allow someone else to make the tough decisions for us? I’ve expressed frustrations on these pages in the past with the “politicians are all the same, so it doesn’t matter” folks that refuse to vote because they ‘feel’ their input into the process has no real meaning. Unfortunately here, they are becoming increasingly correct and we’re becoming more wrong.

If the only means of governance truly in our hands, our elected branches, are allowed to keep their jobs while socialistic tyranny’s ball-carriers run over, around and through them, then this great experiment has failed. It’s the last of the constitutionally provided checks of an over reaching government under control of the people. The courts have utterly failed us, and as long as the legacy media is dominated by ideologues, the executive branch has no real employer to answer before, other than opinion polls in their reelection plans and even they don’t seem to matter to this administration. Obama has nothing to lose and his cause, Marxism and Statism has everything to gain.

Should we avoid the increasingly doubtful revolution, it will be necessary to massively decrease the federal authority over the states. If we wish to continue under what I believe a document as perfect as the hand of man, inspired by G-d created, the Constitution, we need to envision all that has happened in the past to allow us to get to this cross roads of freedom. We must have stronger state and local governments, that provide the only reasonable means to address the citizenry’s issues from an understood and seen local perspective. We have to vigorously oppose this one-size-fits-all concept of humans that is so essential to Marxist theory.

I think we need to take a very, very, VERY serious look at repealing the 17th Amendment. This in my opinion, started us on the pathway we are today. The 17th effectively sawed a leg off the concept of bicameralism. The founders saw the Senate as an American analogue to the British House of Lords. It was thought that by having the Senate representing a distinctly different constituency, it would provide a better balance to the populist nature of the more democratically elected House. Not that Senators wouldn’t be subject to all of the same flaws of human nature as their congressional brethren, but they were seen as potentially being a bit more grounded and deliberative, having a different perspective and more homogenous state-level constituency.

I see the popular election of the Senate as another loss of the brakes on the “Bread and Circuses” mentality. As has been said before when Peter figures out he can vote to rob Paul of the fruits of his own private labor, any, all and every assorted mischief imaginable will result. Not may, but WILL, it’s only a matter of time and the ideology of the left ensures that Ben Franklin’s admonishment of not making someone too comfortable in their poverty is lost. They’ve turned our cultural mores upside down. We’re well into the 3rd generation of permanent dependency on government largesse and not only the stigma is gone, but many take pride in ‘working the system’ for every penny of their neighbor’s labors. After all “Obama’s gotta ‘stash” doesn’t he?

We need to revisit term-limits as every bit as dangerous to the republican form of government as well. Rarely do we see a fresh face being sent to work for us inside the Beltway, that doesn’t sooner or later, succumb to ‘Swamp Fever’. The pull of power, prestige and privilege that we’ve allowed to grow inside the federal government are just too much for most humans. Our only solution is to let them serve us for a reasonable period of time, then let them get back to being an ordinary citizen. Being the Draconian bastard I can, I would propose a sweeping reform limiting ALL elected public service. Without that caveat we’ll face the pols running through revolving doors between administrations, moving back and forth from the state to the federal service and no real change in the way we govern, as the political class never has to ‘go home’ and face his employers. With an absolutely inviolable, iron-clad bitch of a term limits law in place, we instantly destroy the permanent political “class” and ultimately end up with the hesitant, but duty-bound idea of the founders that governing under a constitutional republic would never find personal interests at odds with the constituency’s interests.

Bring on the reluctant legislator, a citizen more interested in truly serving the folks back home, knowing full well that once they completed their tours, they too would be back to living among ‘the people’ that hired them to begin with. Amazing what that perspective might do for us to recapture the republic.

We’re at the crossroads and before us lies two paths. One leads to tyranny and ultimately slavery, the other brings us back to the American dream that in this place, at this time, one is only limited by his or her own imagination, ambition and perspiration.

Chose wisely America, there are no U-turns once the path is chosen. We’re condemned to walk it to the end.

-Carry ON

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LC Xystus
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June 3, 2013 01:01

As has been said before when Peter figures out he can vote to rob Paul…

This may be trivial, but I believe the original quote was more like, “A government that robs Peter to pay Paul [which I guess already was a familiar expression] can always count on Paul’s vote.”

Rutho
Rutho
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June 3, 2013 06:17

Repealing the 17th may be useful but I can’t see it happening. It is too esoteric a subject, with too indirect a result, for the typical uninformed voter to bother with. With the active opposition of the useful idiots you’ll never get the votes to repeal. After all it’s not like repealing prohibition which everyone can get behind :em01:

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
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June 3, 2013 10:01

LC Jackboot IC/A says: If and only IF we get the youth educated, will we get a government of informed consent. The problem being, we’ve already got a huge percentage of “educators” that were brainwashed by the hippies of the 60’s (who shaved and got teaching credentials), programmed by the spies of the late 50’s (beatniks), teaching our children. If… Read more »

LC Spare Parts
LC Spare Parts
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June 3, 2013 10:42

The government wants an uprising so they can impose the Final solution.

single stack
single stack
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June 3, 2013 11:27

At first I thought you screwed up when you reversed Peter and Paul but after giving it some thought, I see what you did there. I’ve always been an advocate of repealing the 17th Amendment.It stripped the states of their sovereignty and effectively ended the Republic. On term limits, I advocate a different route. Don’t limit the number of terms… Read more »

bruce
bruce
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June 3, 2013 13:11

unless we give them the tar and feathers treatment we will end up slaves.kill a commie for god and country!

Fa Cube Itches
Fa Cube Itches
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June 3, 2013 15:51

“Should we avoid the increasingly doubtful revolution, it will be necessary to massively decrease the federal authority over the states.” Don’t tell the College Republicans – the “conservative” youth think we need to abandon the whole “small government” thing. “If we wish to continue under what I believe a document as perfect as the hand of man, inspired by G-d… Read more »

VonZorch Imperial Researcher
VonZorch Imperial Researcher
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June 3, 2013 17:09

About term limits, an alternative. Allow them to serve as long as they like. But every year there is a 5%+total years in elective office that they become the guest of honor at a necktie party. :em03:
Extend that to bureaucrats too. :em01:

JonB
JonB
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June 3, 2013 17:34

The only hope this country has, is that the Atheists are right and the Christians are wrong.

I envy those with no belief in God these days. They have the hope of things changing for the better.

The Bible doesn’t predict such a positive outcome to be possible, and frankly it’s been depressing me for some time now.

JonB
JonB
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June 3, 2013 18:19

Wish I could spend the rest of my days, however many they are, in Texas. Life just hasn’t seen fit to let us move there. Stuck right next to the stinking sewage pit known as D.C. :/

kmhendu
kmhendu
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June 3, 2013 21:42

The great experiment always ends like this fellow rotties. When has liberty ever been kept safe from tyranny for more than 250 years? Hell tyranny has been the rule not the exception throughout human history.
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Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan
Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan
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June 4, 2013 02:31

JonB says: Wish I could spend the rest of my days, however many they are, in Texas. Life just hasn’t seen fit to let us move there. Stuck right next to the stinking sewage pit known as D.C. :/ I flip flop to be quite honest with you. One day I swear I’m packing up the family and heading to… Read more »

LC Xystus
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June 4, 2013 06:01

Re: JonB @13, Slightly to the right @15: This might be a good time to note a discussion among my bros a week ago. Our county mounty spoke of his (& wife’s) decision to leave his profession & move to Texas at some future point. This led my pilot/chef/landlord bro to confirm his own similar thoughts about the state. It… Read more »

LC TerribleTroy
LC TerribleTroy
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June 4, 2013 09:01

I was going to comment along these lines earlier, I think this is exactly what will happen. People will vote with their feet. The response to this will be heavy handed behavior toward the emerging state and this will generate the inevitable conflict. I have no plans on residing in this State for the rest of my life. In many… Read more »

HempRopeAndStreetlight
HempRopeAndStreetlight
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June 4, 2013 10:27

Frankly, I don’t see any point in participating in a system that is designed from the grond up to destroy our way of life.

Any interaction with the machine should be to throw grit in the gears.

LC Gladiator
LC Gladiator
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June 6, 2013 11:38

Obama is the biggest dick-head there ever was. He’s a Muslim communist wannabe dictator who has such an enormous ego that there is simply not enough room for it in all of the U.S. The lying fraud was elected simply because of his color, and this has proven to be the greatest mistake America has ever made! The man has… Read more »