We know Thomas Paine was writing about a different time in history when he declared the following, but he may well have been speaking of our time:
“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.”
If you are a Washington politician, no matter your declared party affiliation. If you are a member of a civil law enforcement agency, albeit it an over militarized one. If you are a member of the United States armed forces, especially if you are a senior officer responsible for the welfare of many and sometimes the fate of the nation. If you are a member of the constitutionally protected profession called journalist. If you are member of America’s aristocracy be you of the Kennedy class, the Hollywood class, or the Buffet class. If you are the everyday American who abides the law, works, supports a family, stands good for your debts, pays your taxes, and serves when called.
It is time for you to choose.
In the capitol of the world’s most powerful nation, there are but two brands of politicians. There are the ones who believe in our representative republic and its constitution. There are the ones who do not. It is not more complicated than that and the light of that truth is burner brighter with each passing day. With one vote, the majority party in the United States Senate proved they represent the ones who do not.
The President of these United States declared that that thanks to the Senate action to end the filibuster rule our democracy is finally working. Now we can get some things done. For the understanding of our Ivy League credentialed leader and self-proclaimed constitutional law professor, the United States is not, never has been, and was never intended to be a democracy. If we were a democracy, the fate of our nation would be in the hands of our liberal population centers. We would be Detroit. This is also why there is clamoring to do away with the Electoral College. So these same bastions of liberalism can forever select our Presidents. Rome was a democracy Mr. President. Right up until the day it was burned by the imported hordes.
No, what happened in the Senate a few days ago is not democracy. Neither is it the representative republic that Mr. Franklin questioned our ability to keep. It most certainly is not governance of the people for the people and by the people. A body such as the Senate cannot call itself an exercise in democracy, expect for the politically illiterate. In its conclave of 100, a majority of them now decide what will be foisted upon the American people and that, as is clearer each day, is not what the majority of Americans want. The voices of the millions of people represented by 45 United States Senators was silenced.
In the United States Senate, we now have the wolves and the sheep. Problem is, the sheep do not get a vote when it is time to decide what is for lunch.
In Washington, with a singular vote, the United States Senate fundamentally transformed out nation into a one party ruled dictatorship. A representative republic, the most exceptional form of government known to humankind. The government that led a nation into prosperity was changed, in the proverbial blink of an eye, into a communist dictatorship.
Our free representative republic built prosperity, freed people and save lives across this world. Communism has a legacy too. Destitute and totally government dependent populations and millions of dead, politically imprisoned, murdered and starved. Welcome to Barack Obama and Harry Reid’s America. If you believe it stops with one rule change in the Senate, stand by and watch what happens between now and January 2015.
It is time for you to choose.