by Michael Oberndorf
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The mind boggles. In March 2006, the liar-in-chief was a do-nothing Senator from Illinois who said this:
The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.” (Congressional Record, p. S2237 [March 2006])
His tune now is that without raising the debt limit to heights hitherto inconceivable, old people will die, children will die, Thumper and Bambi will die, the entire planet will die. And this incompetent, knee-jerk Marxist fool thinks no one will notice his complete, unabashed reversal.
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The country is literally on the brink of complete economic collapse, a collapse that likely will bring on a global crash, throwing the world into apocalyptic chaos, and what is the reaction of our “leaders” in Washington? Smoke-and-mirrors, dithering-and-caving.
In November 2010, a crystal clear, unequivocal message was sent from the American people to the political class. It told them a) Taxed Enough Already; b) reduce the size of government; c) drastically reduce spending; and d) honor your oath of office: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
Obviously, the message is being ignored by all but about 100 of the 537 elected supposed servants of We, the People. Around 435 senators, congressmen, and the “President” and Vice President, have, with malice aforethought, betrayed us and chosen to continue headlong down a path that they are completely aware will lead to the destruction of America as a free, capitalist nation. This can only be viewed as willful sabotage.
Thus, with annihilation of our country impending and government in the hands of criminals, we are left with the question, “What can we, the citizens who will suffer the consequences of this dereliction, do about it?” It’s clear that we can’t wait until January 21, 2013, to constitutionally right these wrongs. By then, America will be a Third World dictatorship. So what do we do?
I suggest we turn to the Declaration of Independence, the statement of our country’s founding principles, for guidance:
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.
Indeed, Thomas Jefferson, the author of these words, our third President and hero of many liberals, also said, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
I am not advocating armed rebellion. However, I am strongly urging conservatives to take to the streets. We need, as we had in 2009 and 2010, mass demonstrations, not just in Washington, but in every city and town in the country. We need to engage in civil disobedience – throng welfare give-away centers, IRS and EPA offices, any and all of the wasteful, unconstitutional institutions that the neo-fascists and Marxists have saddled us with over the years. We need to demand the resignation and/or arrest of the 437 criminals, and their replacement by people elected in an emergency election, run not by our clearly corrupt and out-of-control government, but by We, the People.
This is no longer a matter of politics. This is a matter of national survival. We must act decisively and act now.