Thursday, June 23, 2011
The death of a Representative Republic
I was reading a news article earlier that announced our current administration's intent to raise tax rates for small businesses so that we would not be forced to shrink the government. Interesting. EVERY person I know believes that we SHOULD be shrinking the government. If our country is truly a Representative Republic, were are our representatives? The truth is, we don't have any representation. Our country is being run by a tiny percentage of elite pseudo-intellectuals hell-bent on engineering their own utopia. Their intent is not to build and maintain a bastion of refuge, opportunity and prosperity for the common man, but to build and maintain a feudal kingdom - a land of serfs, lords and kings, where the useful serve the useless.
One of the elements of our government that made our country great, was the fact that we were governed by our peers. The very people who constructed laws were our friends and neighbors. They resumed their lives after their duty of public service and lived under the laws they created. That is no longer the case. Our lawmakers now come from the societal elite. They are lawyers, judges and masters of academia. Gone are the farmers, the workers, the "common" man. Our "public servants" now pass law after law that apply to everyone but themselves. They get special deals, special passes and special favors. No longer are we the masters and they the servants. Our roles have reversed. Now, rather than our days being filled with pursuing our destiny, they are filled serving our masters.
Unfortunately, the demise of our great nation has come from the families up. Once, our children grew, learned and anxiously awaited the opportunity to make their own way in the world. They would struggle, work hard and finally succeed, making their world and ours, a better place. Now, all too often, our children are content to sit at home and allow their parents to take care of them. They would rather have their folks pay the mortgage and buy food, supply them with medical care and make them snacks. Struggle and hard work have become dirty words. And so it is with our country. The parallels are uncanny. As we have watched our families decline, we have watched our country fail. Every program, every hand-out, every so called "social improvement" has, in reality, crippled and handicapped our populace. We have become so disabled that we are willing to become serfs under the protection of our benevolent lords.
If we do not stand up on our crippled legs and become our own masters, we are lost. If we allow an elite few to dictate to the common masses, we will be watching the death of a Representative Republic. We will be witnesses to the death of the United State of America.