“Germany’s Weimar Constitution was changed into the Nazi Constitution before anyone knew. It was changed before anyone else noticed. Why don’t we learn from that method?” ~ Aso Taro, Japan’s Finance Minister
“All tyranny today stands upon the foundational notion of “National Security”. It has become the go to excuse for everything. Essentially, we are meant to believe the lie that the safety of government power is more important than the safety of the citizenry, or, that the safety of government power IS the safety of the citizenry. In reality, the truth has always and will always trump national security concerns or the “good image” of the people in power.” ~ Brandon Smith
Have you noticed something in the air lately? The same dark clouds that have been gathering in the west have found their way eastward. First the people of the US and now the UK and Japan are all falling under the same ominous shadow that Jefferson so clearly warned us of. “Do not be too severe upon (the people’s) errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, judges and governors shall all become wolves.”
And just as in the deadly scene of the deadly movie “Outbreak” when horrific reality of the deadly virus mutation struck Dustin Hoffman’s character, he turned to Morgan Freeman’s character to utter the worst words imaginable, “It’s airborne.”
Jefferson may have never forgotten that it was foolhardy to sacrifice real progress, however compromised, to the dreams of the ideal…but we sure have! This is exactly what is happening! Can there possibly be a greater temptation to the power-hungry wolves than an inattentive and immoral citizenry too bedazzled and entitled over “affordable” healthcare to bother with the fine print…made with vanishing ink?
The conditions for what the meteorologists refer to as the perfect storm are in place. While the private sector shrinks in 41 states, 41% of the new jobs created…are in GOVERNMENT! From New York to London and Tokyo, the once free press is now shivering from the Big Chill. Think of the set of brass balls it took for Woodward and Bernstein to break Watergate! Now they have become George in the hilarious Seinfeld episode where the cute girl walks in on him changing after a swim in the very cold pool…as she peers down at his shrinkage and laughs…yes we can laugh now. But add a heroin habit totaling $17 Trillion, a “fundamentally transformative” Marxist President who has made snooping on everyone just one more executive privilege on the lawless pile of presidential abuses…and the laugh is on us! 😦
“And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”~ Thomas Jefferson