" REFORMING " AMERICA
Over the last two presidencies we have seen ” reforms ” in National Security and healthcare. We are staring down the barrel of many more. Immigration, Financial and Climate being the big three da jour. Why? Several reasons. First, ( we’ll deal with immigration ) no one in the government has a clue or the will to enforce our current laws. So, in order to give the appearance of doing something, they create ” new ” legislation. ( for everyone to ignore ) however, it gives the appearance of our elected officials doing their jobs. Next up, we have financial reform, banks loan money to people, people pay it back, that is the way its supposed to work. However, what has happened is, banks started loaning money to people who did not have the means to pay it back. Why did they do this? Greed. Bank loans come with an interest rate attached which means the borrower pays back more than he borrows and the bank profits. ( yes, that is an oversimplification ) If enough borrowers can not pay back, it threatens the solvency of the financial institution and, eventually, it goes belly up. If enough banks go belly up, it cripples the country’s financial system therefore, it must need to be reformed. Next up, is climate reform. A group of scientists got together and decided the earth was getting warmer. ( This would be despite the fact that the earth’s average temperature is decreasing.) Now, the government wants to pass legislation to regulate energy output to reduce ” global warming”. All three of these ” reforms ” lead to one very bad thing; an increase in the power of the government over the American people. Think about what that will lead to, and then, think about what happens after that.
From time to time I like to go back and read the Declaration of Independence. In concluding this article I would ask that all of you read this passage from that document:
- We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — 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. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.