by Gunnery Sergeant John McClain, USMC, Retired
Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way that you can quickly understand them. This quote came from the Czech Republic. Someone over there has it figured out. It was translated into English from an article in the Prague newspaper Prager Zeitungon.
"The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president."
I have been long advocating either choosing to address the fundamental issues of our Nation as A People, having a serious, in depth conversation amongst ourselves, and choosing to return to being “a Nation under the rule of law, with the rational form of a government with exact and specific limits on its power, or, if we simply won’t find cause to deliberately return our Nation under the rule of law, rising up in rebellion against a criminal, illegal central government, and face consequences, such as they may be.
I’ve been told for years, I’m too idealistic, I am not being realistic, we can’t undo this massive government, the behemoth, precisely because we have failed to hold to standards, but must live with it, we must do what we can to reduce it when possible, and accept expansion when it can not be countered, but always, we have this government, it is ours, and no matter what, we must do what we do, with and around it.
That perspective has always appeared to be exactly that of the colonists who saw the truth, knew the truth of Kings and England, and having weighed the two, found more security in evil known, than in the possibilities of great change, but had no security of absolute surety in outcome.
I learned the perspective I have of the founders when I was a boy, and it is from their attitudes, their ready acceptance of death as a consequence of their taking a stand on principles, things which had only recently began to come together, out of more lengthy and long pursued attempt to facilitate the abiding of the English Law to the same standards as it was held in England its self.
The facts today are rather simple; we have entirely left the realm of “a government under the rule of law”, and allowed it to assume its own choices of purpose, standing on its own self-anointed authority, and denying any “controlling legal authority”.
It is suggested that our advancements and substantial expansion demand a different form of government. The federal republic model is denied capacity to deal with modern issues. They stand as well on the “fact” that science has demonstrated the absence of God, pursuing an atheist based government on this premise. There is no compromise short of denouncing faith which suits their stand. They ignore the fact it was establishing a nation on those exact principles which allowed them to be atheist in public and to have “rights”.
At the same time, we remain the only Nation in the world established on those principles by man, and while we have not operated under those principles for well beyond a century, the stability established by our enormous prosperity and productivity under that system, has continued to keep our Nation from sinking even after over a hundred years of subversives poking holes in the bottom of our Ship of State.
As long as those in office held to the fixed principles established at our inception, we prospered. As long as we kept from intervening in every other Nation’s business, and allowed them to war with each other, and recognize both, this Nation has moved forward and upward. The entire fall of our Nation, every single bit of failure we have experienced is a direct and exact outcome of failure to hold to principle.
Every man who has ever worked by the side of a Black man has known the equality and manhood of that Black man, and only a fool denies it, not in belief, but in greed, in envy, and in theft. The capability of stealing not a man’s product, but the man himself, and all his produce is not ignorance, but sheer greed, and this accounts for the continuation of slavery in the world to this day. This seminal failure of principle at our inception is why there is a bitter divide not only over Black and White, but over any minority.
Each and every one of the founders from each and every state knew well, those slaves imported by the British, to serve their plantations were “man” in every way our Declaration proclaimed, and it was deliberate, calculated greed, which kept the truth from being pronounced, and it was the holding the fate of the states in jeopardy, which was used to extract compromise on principle, from those who knew and stood by this truth.
From the time of our war of Independence, to this day, there has never failed to be opportunity to repair and undo most of that damage. The sole reason we have not done so is because it has been the intent to use this damage to destroy our Nation, because our stated principles stand in the way of every authoritarian government. Simply amending our Constitution to discard the inequality written in, and defining all as citizens, would keep divisive elements from their success.
Americans invested in their Faith in God know we all must hold precisely on principle, and can no more compromise on it than we can argue with God, and demand He listen and heed. It is those with no belief who have been the driving force from the first, to keep an aristocratic form, even while denying any such reason or purpose, and denying the very idea, but such would never consider stepping into a home with a dirt floor.
The singular separation which has meaning in this Nation is that between those who believe in the words of our Declaration, “that all men are created equal, and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights” and those who find simplistic juvenile trust in those words, who will speak of them as if with respect, but cannot find any facts in the whole of that declaration because it begins with the belief in God.
The sole rational meaning of our Declaration depends on an author both creating and endowing, and while all, both the faithful and the deniers, find liberty and equality because those Believers lived and acted on their principles, it should be properly recognized as the direct fruits of the efforts of those who invested all, and by no means can be claimed by those who stood by, un-moved
They who merely enjoy the benefits, not finding any responsibility or duty, having no faith or belief, have worked since our inception to divide us into bickering groups of differential principles. They have lied and manipulated facts to have their socialist perspective appear to be rational, and capable of providing “the only true equality, that of outcome”. In our own ignorance, we have allowed them to operate on a principle they abjectly deny: the capacity of proving a negative.
In a Nation where every major office holder is elected to office, such a government can only arrive in this state by the losing the idea that only an educated and historically knowledgeable people can choose to miss the errors and pitfalls of the past, and make wise and knowledgeable choices. An ignorant people cannot rule themselves.
When I say it is time we have a revolution, it is because war may be a terrible thing, but it does not hold a candle to the wasted, failed people who hold no hope for themselves, will not work to achieve, and are quite willing to bequeath to their children a burden of debt they themselves not only won’t carry, but indeed avidly add to it, while watching their grandchildren.
Such a society is not only depraved and self destructive, but it serves no purpose and should be destroyed in hopes those ideas are killed with it, that they not be propagated. A society of fools should not propagate.
I can easily put far more trust in the vagaries of war than I can in the hands of fools.
Copyright July 11, 2012 by Gulf1