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It Doesn’t Make Sense August 23, 2013

Posted by Dr. Robert Owens in Politics.
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Our leaders aren’t stupid. They may be foolish, they may be corrupt, but they aren’t stupid.

This isn’t just a Democrat phenomenon. It didn’t start with President Obama’s occupation of the White House. This is a manifestation of the Dualocracy: the regime of the government party, that great two headed Hydra wherein the Democrat and Republican Parties are merely two heads on the same bird of prey.

When we look at the current direction our country is going in many people say, “That just doesn’t make sense.” I hear this or a variation of it all the time. We see laws, regulations, and programs spewing forth from Chicago on the Potomac on a daily basis that just don’t add up.

Why would our government spend us into the poorhouse? Borrow more money than anyone could ever pay back? Create money out of thin air like Weimar Republic? Pass Healthcare reform to insure millions that’s really a tax, is almost incomprehensible even to those who supposedly wrote it, and doesn’t insure anyone? Why would we help overthrow our friends to empower our enemies? Why do we look for ways to legalize illegals now and make promises about securing the border in the future? Why? Why? Why?

It doesn’t make sense.

The problem is these people are too smart and their organizations are too well-oiled to do so much that is nonsensical. I don’t believe the problem is that they are from Bizarro World or that they are political savants. I believe we are not looking at what is happening in and to our country in the proper context.

Much like a person who needs glasses: if the lenses aren’t right everything looks blurry or distorted. So too when we look at the actions of intelligent people who are operating with a grand design of how they want the world to be and nothing makes any sense: we need some new lenses. The problem most Tea Party types have understanding what our dear leaders are doing is that we think they should be trying to preserve the America we received from our forefathers. We look at their actions, and they seem like the theater of the absurd.

Who would do what they do if they want what we want?

That’s the key. They don’t want what we want. We want to preserve our heritage and they want to fundamentally transform the United States of America. We believe the Constitution recognizes what the Declaration of Independence calls our “unalienable rights” and it is a good thing to limit government from having the power to violate those rights. Our Progressive masters bemoan the fact that the Constitution only gives negative rights which limit the power of the central government. They dream instead of a second bill of rights which bestows upon the central government and its mammoth bureaucracy a mandate to legislate, regulate, and strangulate us into their vision of utopia.

The problem with any Utopia is that it’s always based upon coercion. People must be forced to do what some all-knowing god-like central authority decides is the way to achieve perfection. From Plato’s Republic to Sir Thomas More’s Utopia from Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World to Kurt Vonnegut’s Piano Player the visions of a perfect society herded and regimented by an all-powerful government will always end up as some dystopian reflection of George Orwell’s 1984.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but perfection will never happen in this life. We are imperfect people living in an imperfect world. God has endowed us with certain rights and without them it is not possible to be all that we are meant to be. The only way to ensure them is to limit governments from violating them. That is why we have a Constitution to empower our government to do those things we need done for the general good such as defense and providing a sound money while limiting it from trampling upon the things that make us a free people, namely our freedom of action, our privacy and our inviolability as individuals.

In recent years this has been turned on its head as rights we plainly have, rights which are explicitly enumerated such as the right to keep and bear arms are endlessly debated and infringed upon while rights imagined are held up as constitutional.

A case in point: What ever happened to the Fourth Amendment?

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

This is where our God given right to privacy is acknowledged and protected by the Constitutional government of the United States. It expressly mentions the inviolability of our “houses, papers, and effects.” It doesn’t mention abortion. This is the pattern in America today: ignore what the Constitution plainly says and extol imagined things the Progressives wish it said.

Today a Progressive Supreme Court has decreed there is a constitutional right to privacy involved when a woman wants to terminate the life of an unborn child and nowhere else in our 21st century surveillance state America? The right to terminate life is protected and even subsidized by the central government and the right to have a private conversation is no longer acknowledged. Today in the post-constitutional America it is all right for the government to listen to and record every communication of every citizen and the one person who tells us that they are doing so is a traitor.

All it takes is the right set of lenses and we can see clearly. Rather than not making any sense it all makes total sense. Our leaders are leading us from where we have been: a constitutionally limited government ensuring personal freedom, individual liberty and economic opportunity to a centrally-planned, highly regimented, constantly watched society marching lock-step towards a utopia that will never work. With leaders like this all I can do is echo Scott Adams warning, “Don’t step in the leadership.”

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2013 Robert R. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

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1. woody36060 - August 23, 2013

My old professor used to call it “your filter”. Everybody has a filter through which they view the world. Problem is that most are so comfortable with their current filter and refuse to change. It’s kinda like a pebble in your shoe. Until it becomes unbearable, you won’t do anything about it.
Well folks,,, IT IS NOW UNBEARABLE! WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT???

Dr. Robert Owens - August 23, 2013

I believe it is called either Paradigm Shift or Revolution.

woody36060 - August 24, 2013

We can have a bloodless revolution (maybe that is just a paradigm shift) by participating in a massive effort to educate the electorate. Of course all of the education in the world is moot if it does not create understanding. PRAY that their ears and eyes will be opened that this Revolution in America can occur. Maybe it is also called Revival?

2. Beverly - August 23, 2013

Well said Robert. I have said for many years that we are headed for ruination of our nation. To many people in government have their own agendas and doing what benefits them and not the rest of us. I strongly object to the lifetime salaries and other benefits afforded to Congress members, Senators, and any others that fall into that category, even if they have only served one term. Why??? When we retire from our jobs, we don’t continue to receive full salaries or benefits for the rest of our lives. They are just as able as the rest of us to go back out into the “big world” and get a job and earn and pay their own way!!! This goes for ex-presidents too and all the security afforded past presidents and first ladies — it is the hard working people of these United States of America who pay for all of it. So much money is given out in welfare benefits that it’s unbelievable. I saw on the news on TV yesterday that if you live in the State of Hawaii and go on Welfare, the annual benefits received amount to $60,000.00!! Maybe we should all move there and apply for welfare! To continue on the path we are on I believe is going to put our entire country into a depression the likes of which has never been seen to date. May God help us!!!

3. Charles - August 24, 2013

Very well said Robert! Quite a few people have figured out that they can vote people into office that will give them a paycheck from the treasury and not have to work. Those are the ones that no longer want the opportunity to earn what they have and better themselves. It is going to be a long road to bring the United States back to the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence this country was founded on. May God help us.

Dr. Robert Owens - August 24, 2013

Amen!


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