Feb 122014
 

In the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson declared:

…shouldn’t be changed for light and transient causes….But when a long train of abuses and usurpations (establishes) absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, replacing it with one serving everyone equitably.Tyranny

If we don’t wake up…if we don’t stop being compliant, easily herded sheep VERY soon…the Constitutional Republic created by our founding fathers, bought with the blood of generations of Americans on battlefields around the world, America is lost.

Why?

Because in a very few years a new generation will come of age, a generation of now 4-5 year old children who will never have lived in a free society, who will never have known privacy, who will never have know even a bit of a government restrained by our Constitution and Bill of Rights, and if they have never known it they won’t miss it, and if they don’t miss it they won’t fight to get it back.

We have a president who has announced his intention to continue to treat congress as an irrelevant nuisance, a president who announced yesterday his intention to rule as a dictator, by fiat…writing his own laws, ignoring existing law, all with impunity. Congress has demonstrated no spine to do its job.

With a tyrannical government such as ours has become, there are but three ways to bring back our constitutionally limited government…and two are violence and bloodshed free.

Congress can do its job, providing the “checks and balances” they are supposed to.  They can grow a pair of balls, stiffen their spines, and bring a president who has plainly stated his intention to rule by executive order, by a dictator’s fiat, under the law, governing according to the law, the Constitution.

They probably won’t, and we are virtually out of time for this to be effective.

“We the people” can engage in peaceful civil disobedience and protest on a larg, long-term basis.  History has proven this to be effective, with Rosa Parks and the Montgomery, Alabama bus protest probably being the most well known example here in the United States.

There could be an America’s Tahrir Square style event.  If 500,000 to 1,000,000 or more people showed up on the National Mall in Washington, not for an afternoon like the Glen Beck event, or the Bikers to DC protest, but for as long as it takes for the government to meet certain specific, reasonable demands.  Simple…just show up and stay, no violence, no “civil unrest”…just show up and demand, inperson, up close and personal, that our government return…immediately…to constitutionaal governance, to rule of law, to constitutionally limited government, to elected officials returning to being public servants, not a ruling class.

10 years ago people were either asleep or so tied up in who won the Super Bowl or World Series that there was no way this could happen.  National complacency about our government’s destruction of our right went unnoticed.  Also, a nationalistic attutude caused by 9/11 made the unconstitutional ursurpation of powers seem acceptable.

That was then, but this is now.  Thanks to the current administration’s tyrannical, dictatorial actions, the ignoring of the rule of law, and congress’s lack of action in doing anything about it, the people are finally awake, and aware of what is going on.

Add to that the Benghazi, IRS, NSA, Dast and Furious scandles…along with many more…and the people aren’t just awake…they are pissed.

Since Congress will not do its job, will “we the people” do our duty?

If civil disobedience and protest doesn’t work, what is left?  There has already been one American Revolution.  If civil disobedience doesn’t work, perhaps its time for a redux.

Semi-retired North Georgia writer, blogger, boiled peanut salesman, fisherman, politician – baiter…and the best damn cook you know who doesn’t make a living at it.

Which do I enjoy the most? It’s a toss up between fishin’ and baiting politicians.

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