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It Doesn’t Make Sense

Our leaders aren’t stupid. They may be foolish, they may be corrupt, but they aren’t stupid.

This isn’t just a Democrat phenomenon. It didn’t start with President Obama’s occupation of the White House. This is a manifestation of the Dualocracy: the regime of the government party, that great two headed Hydra wherein the Democrat and Republican Parties are merely two heads on the same bird of prey.

When we look at the current direction our country is going in many people say, “That just doesn’t make sense.” I hear this or a variation of it all the time. We see laws, regulations, and programs spewing forth from Chicago on the Potomac on a daily basis that just don’t add up.

Why would our government spend us into the poorhouse? Borrow more money than anyone could ever pay back? Create money out of thin air like Weimar Republic? Pass Healthcare reform to insure millions that’s really a tax, is almost incomprehensible even to those who supposedly wrote it, and doesn’t insure anyone? Why would we help overthrow our friends to empower our enemies? Why do we look for ways to legalize illegals now and make promises about securing the border in the future? Why? Why? Why?

It doesn’t make sense.

The problem is these people are too smart and their organizations are too well-oiled to do so much that is nonsensical. I don’t believe the problem is that they are from Bizarro World or that they are political savants. I believe we are not looking at what is happening in and to our country in the proper context.

Much like a person who needs glasses: if the lenses aren’t right everything looks blurry or distorted. So too when we look at the actions of intelligent people who are operating with a grand design of how they want the world to be and nothing makes any sense: we need some new lenses. The problem most Tea Party types have understanding what our dear leaders are doing is that we think they should be trying to preserve the America we received from our forefathers. We look at their actions, and they seem like the theater of the absurd.

Who would do what they do if they want what we want?

That’s the key. They don’t want what we want. We want to preserve our heritage and they want to fundamentally transform the United States of America. We believe the Constitution recognizes what the Declaration of Independence calls our “unalienable rights” and it is a good thing to limit government from having the power to violate those rights. Our Progressive masters bemoan the fact that the Constitution only gives negative rights which limit the power of the central government. They dream instead of a second bill of rights which bestows upon the central government and its mammoth bureaucracy a mandate to legislate, regulate, and strangulate us into their vision of utopia.

The problem with any Utopia is that it’s always based upon coercion. People must be forced to do what some all-knowing god-like central authority decides is the way to achieve perfection. From Plato’s Republic to Sir Thomas More’s Utopia from Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World to Kurt Vonnegut’s Piano Player the visions of a perfect society herded and regimented by an all-powerful government will always end up as some dystopian reflection of George Orwell’s 1984.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but perfection will never happen in this life. We are imperfect people living in an imperfect world. God has endowed us with certain rights and without them it is not possible to be all that we are meant to be. The only way to ensure them is to limit governments from violating them. That is why we have a Constitution to empower our government to do those things we need done for the general good such as defense and providing a sound money while limiting it from trampling upon the things that make us a free people, namely our freedom of action, our privacy and our inviolability as individuals.

In recent years this has been turned on its head as rights we plainly have, rights which are explicitly enumerated such as the right to keep and bear arms are endlessly debated and infringed upon while rights imagined are held up as constitutional.

A case in point: What ever happened to the Fourth Amendment?

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

This is where our God given right to privacy is acknowledged and protected by the Constitutional government of the United States. It expressly mentions the inviolability of our “houses, papers, and effects.” It doesn’t mention abortion. This is the pattern in America today: ignore what the Constitution plainly says and extol imagined things the Progressives wish it said.

Today a Progressive Supreme Court has decreed there is a constitutional right to privacy involved when a woman wants to terminate the life of an unborn child and nowhere else in our 21st century surveillance state America? The right to terminate life is protected and even subsidized by the central government and the right to have a private conversation is no longer acknowledged. Today in the post-constitutional America it is all right for the government to listen to and record every communication of every citizen and the one person who tells us that they are doing so is a traitor.

All it takes is the right set of lenses and we can see clearly. Rather than not making any sense it all makes total sense. Our leaders are leading us from where we have been: a constitutionally limited government ensuring personal freedom, individual liberty and economic opportunity to a centrally-planned, highly regimented, constantly watched society marching lock-step towards a utopia that will never work. With leaders like this all I can do is echo Scott Adams warning, “Don’t step in the leadership.”

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2013 Robert R. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

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If you see something, say something, the government is listening.
Silence isn't golden, it's yellow.

Actually, if you think about

Actually, if you think about it, what they are doing is good for one thing, control and "progress". Consolidate power, control the flow of people, etc etc. Eventually, you will end up with a collective that can be aimed at various goals; unfortunatly these goals probably dont include making most peoples lives easier.(I am sure everyone has read about this sort of thing many times) However, the one thing that thwarts this is plain human nature. Its the one thing that cant be comletely controlled no matter how hard you try.
The US was and has been manipulated into war in the middle east, in essence, they knew how to control what the US would do. However, they play a dangerous game. On one hand society could end up a complete dictatorial state(or choose your term here), but on the other, the people could just as likely rise up and mangle any plans for this. Suddenly, that ignored guy pops up on radar, good ole Dr. Paul, and gains popularity.(honestly, to those who think elections are all rigged, do you think they would have let him have a place in congress if they thought he would rise to popularity at a critical moment in history? well, critical according to this topic anyway)
Right now, we are at the tipping point(tipping point could take a few years to resolve). Things could go one way or another. Even if(more like when) the economy actually collaspes, that doesnt necessarily mean things will go straight to 1984. If we manage to avoid total chaos, and things head in a positive direction. In the end, things might just change for the good permanently.(when you factor in technology etc)

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Greed and evil don't have to make sense.

Greed and evil don't have to make sense. They just motivate people in power to serve themselves at the total expense of all others. They do not care about consequences. They do not care about the future. Which is interesting, since they all think they'll live forever. But absolute greed and evil means living for the moment, consuming everything, even that which is not needed or wanted, and leaving a wasteland behind.

Sense? Why even bother with that word?

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

Like Francisco D'Anconia said, "Check your premises."

'Confused' is just a short way of saying you were conned, f'ed, and used.

...
-If you don't understand why your dollar is being devalued to nothing
-If you don't understand why your sons and daughters are sent to die in some foreign meatgrinder war of aggression
-If you don't understand why your government acts against the interests of the people in every way imaginable
...

http://www.dailypaul.com/291562/confused-is-just-a-short-way...

even Teddy Roosevelt disdained pandas

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Brave New World.

Brave New World.

Coming soon.

Maybe.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius