Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I'm Not Sure Rusty "Gets It"

First of all, let me say that Rusty Humphries is a true American patriot. I was turned on to his show tonight by the indefatigable scribe of genius and genial musings, Doctor Zero, and there was not a thing I heard that I didn't like.

That being said, when I called his show and asked him what recourse we have when unconstitutional laws are shoved down our collective national throat, I found his answer wholly unsatisfying. I can't really come up with a direct quote, but I'll paraphrase thus:

Keep doing what you've doing; send Scott Brown money in Massachusetts, support your local candidates-of-choice, and exercise your right to petition the government for redress of grievance.


That's all jim-dandy, but with the Democratic lock on both houses of congress, a lot can happen legislatively in ten months. For a future congress under control of either party to undo the potential damage would be unprecedented in the history of our republic. To the contrary, although our forefathers fought for freedom on more than one occasion, succeeding generations seem less and less willing to fight to gain back the freedoms their parents ceded.

I believe that therein is the key to understanding the modern progressive-liberal mindset. They must be careful to cloak their principles in Orwellian-Alinskyite doublespeak, but they are undoubtedly principled individuals by any reasonable measure. They are united in loathing for our consitution because of the restrictions that it places on government. Obama has said as much. Obama is not comfortable with the idea of American Victory precisely because, although he can't come right out and say it, he is not comfortable with the idea of American power.

Say what you will about Barack Hussein Obama, but his actions clearly belie the notion that he has an eye to his re-election in 2012. Barack Obama understands that the principles he espouses will outlive any Democratic politicians' careers. We have made our voices heard, and we have made our will known. The men and women in power are ignoring us just as surely as they are ignoring the consitution on which our great republic was based.

It is no longer enough to petition for a redress of grievance from the government that abandoned us almost a century ago. As surely Barack Obama and his cohorts in Congress are finding sacrificial lambs to give over to the altar of progressivism, we must find men and women, if any remain, who are just as principled in standing on the correct side of history.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

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