I have been a practicing chiropractic physician for 36 years. During the course of that time I have come across a number of cases where life threatening issues appeared. I must always be on the lookout for those subtle clues that say to me, “better look a little deeper.” The patients, many times, would prefer to avoid the cost of ruling out life threatening conditions. If there is enough suspicion I must pursue it further.
The signs of serious illness are distinctive, yet can be elusive. If missed, and the warning not given, then the life of the patient and the peace of the physician can hang in the balance. During the course of practicing my profession I have found 4 brain tumors, 3 that were ultimately fatal. I have discovered several lung tumors, and one abdominal tumor, and several metastatic malignancies of the spine, and many heart conditions.
Right now I see signs and symptoms of a tumor, a cancer of another sort that appears to me to be highly malignant (malignant means, BAD). This tumor is within the halls of government. It is developing insidiously. It is highly invasive. It is expansile. It is metastasizing and spreading throughout our land. However I believe that it can be treated and controlled, but never likely to be eradicated. It will take the People acting and participating in their government to bring it back on track.
If the People continue to ignore the destruction of the foundational principles as stated in our founding documents, which are comprised of our Declaration of Independence and our United States Constitution, then we will see the cancer of usurpation of power and the tyranny of ‘government-out-of-control’ take this nation by storm and convert it from the land of the free and the home of the brave to the land of the defenseless and the home of the slave.
I am compelled; I am forced, by the very oath I took as a physician, and now as representative of the People of Pike County, to issue a warning consultation of the most ominous news. I do not take the responsibility lightly. We the People must turn the ship of state around or face the most serious death of our Liberty.
In February our Pike County Board voted to pass an ordinance that affected about 60 businesses. As to whether the decision was good or bad only time will tell. My point is that there was only a handful present from the group that will be directly affected by the tax. They will be forced to collect it and pay it to the county. No others showed up in person to either object or encourage it. If the People intend to be free then they will have to show up and participate in their government. You cannot solely depend on us as elected officials. We need and welcome the public’s input on important issues of the day.
Thomas Jefferson said, “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. The functionaries of every government have propensities to command at will the liberty and property of their constituents.”
At our latest board meeting a number of individuals took time from their busy schedules to show by their presence a grave concern for some of the Liberty issues of our time and in our county. I thank them and I am sure the gratitude of our board is shared by all. Please come and feel free to express yourselves at appropriate times. The governor of the state cannot take everyone’s calls, it just isn’t practical. That does not make him bad, it just isn’t practical. We on the county board are more approachable and better able, within reason, to hear the concerns of the People.
My diagnosis? Governmental sarcoma. This diagnosis is terminal to Liberty without ‘radical’ treatment. The patient is showing the signs of a cancerous lesion of socialism and corresponding rule of government which can lead only to the death of Liberty. The cure requires the active participation of our People in the issues of government at the local level. Our elected officials must know that the People are concerned enough to cross party lines and choose candidates based on solid foundational issues.