November 02, 2009

No Obligation to Indecency

As human beings living in tribes and later large social structures of cities, states, and nations, we agree (implicitly or expressly) to abide by rules and laws. These agreements are meant to establish order and security in what otherwise would be a chaotic and dangerous world.

As part of the social contract of our democratic Republic, we follow the laws set down to us by the House of Representatives and the Senate, deliberative bodies elected from and by the people.

But laws and social contracts are not immutable or ironclad, especially when they invalidate liberty and justice, and infringe upon the inalienable rights of man.

When the elected become corrupt, and instead focus on using their offices to build more power for themselves instead of working for the betterment of the society, then they have violated the sacred trust of population.

There are various articles of legislation currently being manipulated by the Democratic Party in the House of Representatives, Senate, and White House, intolerable acts that are an affront to the ideals this nation was founded upon.

It was during such a previous failure of the social contract between our people and their distant government that these enduring words were authored:

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.

Such words and such a dissolution of the contract between the government and the governed should never be entered into lightly or in haste; even the best outcome of such a conflict stands to wreck the surviving nation while the echoes of that decision reverberate, and the distinct probability exists that the resulting congress may result in an amalgamation no better than the last, with far too many broken bonds and bodies to show for an enfeebled change.

Nor is there any reason to suspect that the existing social remedy of the ballot box is too far corrupted to cease having power, despite the best attempts at collusion between power brokers, nationalized community organizations, and special interests.

But history has shown us that ever society has a breaking point where the State becomes more powerful than the people it represents, and laws are thereafter written for the benefit of the government instead of the governed. This we call tyranny.

There should be very little doubt at all that the current Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, represents the essence of that tyrannical impulse. She leads men and women who have never trusted in the resourcefulness of their fellow man, and never understood that a man's dreams and aspirations are a far more powerful and driving force for success than any diktat. They represent a faction that creates laws that makes men subservient to the state, and ultimately to themselves.

Likewise, Harry Reid, the present Senate Majority Leader, has little use for justice, just a thirst for social control and obedient, docile constituencies. His faction schemes and plots, disemboweling individual liberties and disinterring pogroms against our founding principles that should have long ago been discarded "on the ash heap of history" as one of our most eloquent leaders recounted in a reclaimed phrase.

But perhaps no one has less faith in the promise of America than our current President, Barack Obama.

Whether his vision of what this nation could accomplish and what it should represent was tarnished in a youth spent living abroad in a foreign nation, or was twisted in a transformational radicalizing experience that saw him align with murderous terrorists and race-obsessed radicals is really of little consequence.

He has shown himself to be a friend of radicals and an alien to the core beliefs of our nation, ready to defend our enemies at a moment's notice, propping up dictatorships, and caring more about the welfare of terrorists than pregnant women, but that is his right as an elected official, and our curse for listening to his oratory instead of discerning his lack of substance, character, and decency.

WE have an obligation to our Constitution. But our obligation to the law and the lawmakers is not a one-way social contract.

If our lawmakers abandon the founding principles of this nation, and use their power to obfuscate, deceive, bully and strip basic rights away from the people, then they forfeit the social contract, even if they have managed to "abide" by the laws they've written in support of the state.

Ultimately, laws are only lawful if the govern find them fair and justified. All else is dogma.

And so when power-mad legislatures and executives use direct lies and emotional rhetoric in order to deceive their constituencies in attempts at tyranny that serve to increase their power while undermining the principles that has enabled this government of the people, for the people and by the people, we then owe them no more allegiance.

Fortunately, unlike other nations and states in times both past and present, we have the possibility of correcting our mistakes and removing the disloyal via the ballot instead of by the barrel of a gun. Tomorrow, November 3, gives many Americans an opportunity to use their ballot as a declaration that they will not trade their liberties for the certainty of serfdom.

Let us hope that the report at the end of the day is as resounding as the shots fired at Concord.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 2, 2009 02:05 PM

Do you really think the ballot is working? I am afraid we are past that point.

Posted by: David at November 2, 2009 05:01 PM

God Almighty CY, you blasted someone for suggesting the same thing 6 months ago, because they were talking about a republican, i didn't expect hypocrisy like this from you

Posted by: MAModerate at November 2, 2009 07:16 PM

"God Almighty CY, you blasted someone for suggesting the same thing 6 months ago, because they were talking about a republican, i didn't expect hypocrisy like this from you
Posted by: MAModerate at November 2, 2009 07:16 PM"

MAM, you didn't read the post, or are you wanting Communism and Socialism? This is not Democrat party or Republican party anymore. A majority in both feel we are being taken for a ride down the wrong path...with a cliff at the end.

I am preparing for some hard times. You had better open your eyes and see where things are going. This is going to be bad.

Posted by: Marc at November 2, 2009 08:22 PM

Cool! Sounds as if CY finally has a grip on reality in describing our system of government. Now, if he could be honest enough to acknowledge that this corruption has been in existence for decades, under the leadership of BOTH major parties, we might make some progress in educating the public about the true nature of our government, the good old UCA, The United Corporations of America.

Such phrases as "propping up dictatorships" and "attempts at tyranny" certainly sound familiar! Can you say, Republicans? We know that you can say, Democrats.

It is misguided to suggest that we should ever owe allegiance to ANY elected legislator or executive. No, true patriots owe and show their allegiance to the Constitution of the United States, not to elected "officials".

Posted by: Dude at November 2, 2009 11:36 PM

This is the first time i've ever agreed with Dude

Posted by: MAModerate at November 3, 2009 09:14 AM

Brilliantly impassioned defence of fundamental and bindingly obvious injustice there, bravo. Never have I seen the deaths from treatable conditions of the poor defended so well.

Posted by: Edward R. Murrow at November 3, 2009 06:01 PM

Mr. Murrow, While there are those in our society that truly need our assistance, the majority desiring a public option are middle income looking for a sugar daddy to take care of them because they wasted their money on toys for themselves and their children. Many of those also made life choices to be as they are instead of pushing forward. I won't even bother about the illegals liberals want to push on us. Take your whiny philosophy elsewhere for sympathy.

Posted by: Yankeedoodle2 at November 5, 2009 10:29 AM

Dude, I agree. My allegiance is to the constitution ONLY. I took my oath seriously to protect and defend it against all enemies foreign and domestic. The part about obeying the orders of the president does not automatically exclude him from being a domestic enemy. Nor anyone else in government for that matter.

Posted by: Yankeedoodle2 at November 5, 2009 10:34 AM