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. (U.S. Declaration of Independence)
Tragically many well-intentioned people fail to see to the heart of the present Constitutional crisis because they continue preoccupied with a façade of political activity intended to hide the design for despotism until, “by a long train of abuses” it seems entrenched beyond recall. They bridle at Obama’s “unconstitutional” actions, then beguile themselves with the patently obvious delusion that people who, before their very eyes, are conniving at those actions intend to reverse America’s fall under elitist tyranny. The case in point: Mitt Romney’s thrice repeated refusal to say that, if elected President in November, he will reverse the suspension of the immigration laws Obama put in place. He says that instead he will pursue what the GOP’s basic constituency adamantly rejects- a comprehensive scheme for amnesty (by some other name, of course) that will supposedly render Obama’s action OBE.
Of course people gullible or simply stupid enough to fall for this line won’t stop to consider the events likely to follow from Romney’s intended course of action: Romney’s comprehensive scheme meets with strong opposition from those determined to restore America’s sovereignty. An impasse develops that the elite faction’s media (including, BTW, Fox news) will obligingly blame on die-hard, bigoted “Tea Party” conservatives. Romney, with help from other soft-on-sovereignty GOP leaders, overcomes this opposition by strong-arming susceptible GOP legislators into a coalition with the Democrats that basically fulfills the DREAM act agenda. While all this is going on, the Executive Order immigration policy put in place by Obama’s abuse of Constitutional power will continue. Indeed, I would be surprised if it isn’t stealthily expanded by Romney’s crypto-socialist appointees.
This is not only a recipe for pursuing the elite faction’s treacherous surrender of American sovereignty with respect to immigration, border security and the like. It is also a strategy for the marginalization and ultimate extinction of representation for Americans still loyal to the sovereignty of the American people, in both the geographic and Constitutional sense. But given the proven socialistic predilections in evidence throughout Romney’s political career, you’re beyond credulous if you think it will be limited to the immigration issue.
Using the same strategy the Romney faction will seek to impose Obromneycare on the nation, complete with tax-funded abortions, coercion of conscience, and mandated insurance purchases, like Romneycare in Massachusetts. The same strategy will also prove useful for imposing outcomes in the international arena that include: a comprehensive revision of the UN’s finances including a global corporate tax; a comprehensive Middle East settlement , in which Israel’s sovereign existence suffers the same de facto oblivion as the sovereignty of the American people; and a comprehensive consensus on basic rights in which the 2nd Amendment, the true guarantor the people’s liberty, suffers the same fate as America’s border security. If his past is prologue, the more Romney denies his allegiance to this anti-nationalist elite agenda, the more certain we can be that he will look for a way to get the devil to make him do it (as he claims was the case when he order Massachusetts Justices of the Peace to perform gay marriages.)
If, in the assault on the walls of our sovereignty, Obama is the head of the elite faction’s battering ram, Romney is slated to be the leader of their forces of occupation, charged with negotiating the terms of final surrender. But because, on account of the Republican logo, he will claim falsely to brandish the name “conservative”, those terms will include the extinction of all that once gave it meaning. In a Romney era the word “conservative” can and will mean nothing but the careful preservation of all the gains made by socialism in America since its long march toward dominance began under FDR.
A Romney era will also mean the extinction of all that once gave meaning to the term American. In the perspective of true American statesmanship that word has to do with the conservation of America’s allegiance to the Revolutionary principles of self-government epitomized in the Declaration of Independence. In contrast with the spectrum that defines European politics, this allegiance gave a profoundly revolutionary meaning to the conservative cause in America. In Europe it meant to conserve for the few the prerogatives of rank, privilege and power. In America the only prerogative it means to conserve is the equal dignity of all humanity; along with the God endowed rights and responsible dignity which therefore belong to all people of goodwill. In this respect the cause is not conservative so much as it is simply American. The crushing defeat of this cause will be confirmed whether the socialist Obama continues to batter, or the crypto-socialist Romney commences to occupy what was once the acropolis of the American republic. The temple of liberty is falling, though not yet fallen into ruin. Unless Americans of goodwill rally against the self-serving elitist politics both Parties now represent, that ruin will soon be upon them.
Tragically we seem to have forgotten that America’s temple of liberty was not erected to worship liberty. Rather it marks the bedrock out of which America’s founders hewed the foundation for America’s identity, and from which they fashioned its foundation stone. Etched deeply into it, as in the heart of all humanity is the nation’s acknowledgment of liberty as a right, but only insofar as it is part of the Creator’s endowment of right for all mankind. Etched also is the nation’s recognition that its institutions of government are intended to secure the rights thus endowed. Whenever the use of government power threatens such rights it surpasses the limit beyond which the people have no appeal but to their own prudent judgment of the circumstances, and the standard of faithfulness to their Creator, God.
It is by this standard of faithfulness that we must, above all, judge the fidelity of civil officers to the oath the Constitution requires all of them to swear. But by this standard of faithfulness, is it only Barack Obama’s unwillingness to enforce the immigration laws that represents insufferable evil, or his refusal to respect the endowment by which God bestows the unalienable right of life upon every child murdered by abortion? By this standard, is it Mitt Romney’s declared intention to continue Obama’s suspension of the immigration laws that represents insufferable evil, or the abuse of his executive power as Governor of Massachusetts, when he trampled upon the unalienable right of conscience by forcing the State’s Catholic hospitals to distribute abortifacient drugs? By this standard of faithfulness, which is the insufferable evil: when Barack Obama signs into law ta bill that allows people routinely to be placed under military arrest without due process; or when Mitt Romney makes clear that he would also have signed it, and will therefore leave it in place?
In my previous post we saw clearly the Constitution’s demand that Barack Obama be called to account for attacking its exclusive grant of legislative initiative to the Congress of the United States. For what appears to be a blatant attempt to usurp that Constitutional prerogative, Obama should be impeached. But even though the GOP holds the majority in the chamber charged with the responsibility for impeachment, how can we expect them to act on their responsibility when the person in prospect as their Party’s likely nominee for President has made it repeatedly clear that, if elected, he will not denounce and renunciate Obama’s destructive precedent? The GOP’s Representatives in Congress have a choice: Follow the Constitution or follow their allegiance to the elite dictated agenda of their Party. I predict that they will put partisan allegiance above their sworn duty to the Constitution, as they have repeatedly in the past; as they will time and again in the future.
Both Parties are hopelessly enmeshed in the toils of a factional politics that has no allegiance to any cause but that of power and elitist self-aggrandizement. This is the reason the economy is failing. This is the reason the Constitution is failing. This is the reason the nation’s heritage of self-government, of by and for the people is being thrown on the ash heap of human events. “It’s the politics, stupid”: The socialist politics of government control and domination; the elitist politics of manipulated choices and sham elections; the God-is-dead politics that banishes the justice of God-endowed right, and with it the citizen statesmanship that cares for the common good more than just its own.
The ills from which we suffer will not be ended until the people stop sheepishly accepting the elite faction’s insufferable, sham, partisan leadership, and find the courage themselves to take the lead, in order to throw off the false politics of the elitist faction’s design for despotism, and restore the God revering truth that was, and still remains, their liberty’s only lasting hope.