Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Might of the State Does Not Make Right

In a truly free country, such as ours has been, the government gains its power from the consent of the governed.  The governed is We the People.  When the People have made it clear that there are laws that get no respect from the People and further they are unconstitutional then it is time for the law to go.  In the case of Illinois we have a number of those laws, especially the gun laws. 

Now there are several ways to make these laws go away, or at least have their effect neutralized.  Let’s take a look at some of the ways.  They can be repealed by the legislature.  That isn’t going to happen anytime soon because the Chicago Machine rules with no consideration for the Constitution.  Another way is for State’s Attorneys and law enforcement officials to refuse to enforce unconstitutional law.  A third way is for sitting juries to refuse to convict when in their opinion they feel the law is not good.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Reflection on the Election

I have reflected on the recent election almost constantly for the last few days.  What does this mean for the future?  Where do we go from here?  How do we right the ship, not of state, but rather the thought processes of an electorate who votes for dependency on a grand scale? 

I am reminded of the story that is told about the school teacher who was going to teach her young class about elections by having an election for class president.  A little boy candidate gets up and talks about how he would like to set a committee to help the classroom by improving the gerbil area and maybe another to set up a book loan system of favorite books for the classroom.  He was followed by a little girl candidate who stood up and simply stated I am going to have ice cream.  Needless to say she was cheered and eventually won the election.  She didn’t say how she was going to pay for the ice cream, she only painted a picture of the short term benefit.

In the same way the electorate who turned out voted for ice cream.  The ice cream takes the form of free health care, free food stamps, 99 weeks, nearly two years, of unemployment, free cell phones (absolute necessity), I don’t have the room to list all the “free” stuff.  The big question is how is all the free stuff going to be paid for?  The proposal is the taxes will be raised on the rich of course; that always sells good.  The truth is there aren’t enough rich people to pay for all the free stuff.   

Consequently the burden will fall on the millions of middle income earners just like it always has.  Other ways to raise revenue is to borrow from our children and grandchildren; borrow from China and others and let the kids pay it back and we will spend it today.  Also you can inflate the money supply.  This lets the government print and spend the money at today’s value.  By the time it filters to the People it has lost value and this is called inflation tax. 

Inflation tax is a silent but deadly form of tax that stinks to high heaven.  It affects all the people equally.  There are no deductions even for the poor, since the poor can only spend what they get on necessities it hurts them the most.  People my age (6 decades) will recall past inflation in the late 70s and early 80s.  Government will respond like it always does with wage and price controls and rent controls but it will NOT lower spending by government. 

As to Obamacare, a truly deadly decision for Liberty, it will never live up to its promises over the long haul.  You can base this on every other country that has tried it around the world.  The unadvertised truth is that it will create a dependent public who will worship at the feet of “free” health care.  The good book states the borrower is the servant to the lender.  The point is that a person who is dependent on another will always serve the one upon whom they depend, in this case that will be the government.

This deadly program will start for real in 2014.  By 2016 there will be no one who can possibly get elected that threatens repeal of this deadly program.  Therefore in my opinion you can kiss our republic, which was built on Liberty, independence, self-reliance, and Biblical principles goodbye.  The takers now outnumber the producers. 

By the way you better stock pile guns and ammo because the Supreme Court will end up being stacked against the citizen and with the government and gun control.  Government traditionally hates an armed populace.  Never turn them in.  We are about to follow classic historical patterns.