Federal or Feral Government? - My letter to the editor.Submitted by rufrignkidnme on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 12:50
A friend recently noticed that I had begun to say Feral Government when referring to the Federal government. The change was unconscious. Most of the clever things I say are unintended.
However, intended or not, I realized that Feral is an apt word to describe what we have today as a ‘federal’ government. For today, what we have is a government that while nurtured and brought about by careful cultivation and husbandry, for the express purposes of a bountiful harvest of liberty for its master; the citizens – has now become a wild animal with it’s own intent which is all quite separate and distinct from that of its masters.
How does an animal become Feral? I’m no expert but I will attempt to suppose a few ways which the process might occur.
- The owner doesn’t have regular contact with the beast.
- The beast is allowed to roam about the country side free of any bounds.
- A quick and forceful correction is not provided when the animal first shows rebellion.
Let us stipulate, for the moment, that a combination of these three themes if present will tend to allow an animal to go feral. The correlations with our Federal government should be plain to most.
We speak to our representatives but once every two years for the house, four years for the president, and six years for Senators.
Our constitution, the fence which once restrained, has become nothing more but an antique piece of paper to which platitudes and false oaths are mumbled.
We have allowed our Federal government too much mischief for too long and it has forgotten that there is a whip.
However, the parallel between the two situations end at the philosophy because we all recognize that Men aren't the same as animals in the sense that we proclaim to have reason ,logic (though they may be seldom used),and cunning.
Take for instance a comparison of the concept of government and a dog. If the dog goes feral and bites its owner the sad reality is that the dog must be put down. However, if as our government has, a government turns bad and mean against it’s people the notion of putting it down may remain but the doing comes with more difficulty.
The dog doesn’t have the cunning of those who make up government. Our gun rights have been limited – they have done this by “interpreting” the second amendment. In this interpretation they put more weight on the preparatory clause and totally ignore “shall not infringe” in the analysis or treat it as a secondary clause.
Late last year, the Feral government passed the NDAA which eliminates due process as a hurdles to government bureaucrats or military commanders to indefinitely detain without counsel, charges, or any legal reason. Now is the time to invest in companies that make black head bags and those shrink ties for hands?
I wrote my Senators before the vote was cast on the NDAA and my representatives. After they voted for it anyway, I contacted their offices by phone. The response I received was form letter from all basically saying the same things – the executive branch was doing this anyway we just codified it.
So now what? The election process seems to be controlled by the folks who are running for election or have ties to them, our constitution is being used as toilet paper, and we are treated as nuisances. What must be done to bring back sanity to our lives – Lives which are all being interrupted by the abuses of a government that has no purpose now but the whimsical agendas of petty office holders; while its simple and logical purpose of protecting and defending the rights of all individuals to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness is treated as an antiquated and inane principle?
If we stand up in the streets or take our guns out in protest will we be terrorists? I fear that this whole situation is going to be much worse for us all and I’m starting to feel a bit despondent.
All I can do for now is vote for Ron Paul for President and against Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker from the State of Mississippi and hope that we are allowed to vote for someone who understands the constitution – its point and purpose - and who is strong enough to be faithful to us and to the oath of office; candidates like Dr. Ron Paul. If you don’t know about Dr. Paul please visit www.dailypaul.com or google Ron Paul.