“THESE are the times that try men’s souls…Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered…Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but “to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER” and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth.”
So said Thomas Paine in 1776. In our own trying times, the Obama regime has replaced the British king and his men, but the taxings and bindings of a grotesquely metastasized government are even more onerous than those that incited the aggrieved colonists into open rebellion (see ‘increased revenues‘ and the ‘Individual Mandate‘ provision of Obamacare). And the worst part is, we asked for it. At least some of us did—the Democrats. Tom Paine warned us:
“Shall a band of ten or twelve thousand robbers…conquer America, or subdue even a single state? The thing cannot be, unless we sit down and suffer them to do it.”
Actually, old Tom’s estimates were inaccurate. These days, it only takes 270 thieves—a majority of the plunderers in Congress and 1 in the Oval Office. And as they pluck the last feather from your back and ready you for the communal stew-pot, they’ll tell you how fortunate you are to live in a democracy.
Ours, of course, was created as a Republic, not a democracy, and the Founders embedded numerous restraints in our Constitution to ensure that the American people remained the masters of their government lest the barely tamed and always ravenous beast turn upon and devour them. But they hadn’t reckoned on the patience and cunning of the brute that licked the hands that fed it even as it chewed through the ropes that bound it:
The Senate is set to vote on a bill…that would define the whole of the United States as a “battlefield” and allow the U.S. Military to arrest American citizens in their own back yard without charge or trial…
Under the ‘worldwide indefinite detention without charge or trial’ provision of S.1867, the National Defense Authorization Act bill, which is set to be up for a vote on the Senate floor Monday, the legislation will “basically say in law for the first time that the homeland is part of the battlefield,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who supports the bill.
The bill was drafted in secret by Senators Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), before being passed in a closed-door committee meeting without any kind of hearing. The language appears in sections 1031 and 1032 of the NDAA bill.
[…] Unlike any prior American administration, this one is intentionally destroying what’s left of America’s free-market prosperity and now they are openly calling for all-out war on all patriotic Americans. Obama’s civilian army is ready to roll in the streets of the U.S.A. and as labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. put it at a Labor Day weekend rally, “Let’s take these son of a bitchs out!” – telling Barack Obama that “we (labor union members) are your army and we are ready to march.”
…Days before, leaders of the Democratic Socialist Black Caucus called upon blacks to begin race wars against white Americans in the streets, and make runs on U.S. banks to cause even more economic chaos during the most tumultuous economic time since the Great Depression…
…Never before in U.S. history has an administration taken such overt actions to create a class/race war in America, using the army they built out of minority groups, without whom, a Democrat Party would not even exist today.
Democrats operating under the Democratic Socialists of America groups, the Black Caucus and Progressive Caucus, led by the Obama administration, have seized total control of the Democrat Party, the White House, the federal legislature and the federal judiciary.
When the group was asked if Democratic Socialism was in competition with the Democrat Party, they responded as follows:
“No, we are not a separate party. Like our friends and allies in the feminist, labor, civil rights, religious, and community organizing movements, many of us have been active in the Democratic Party. We work with those movements to strengthen the party’s left wing…
It’s been said that a nation’s institutions are only as strong as the consensus that produced them. Unless the self-proclaimed “99%” really are, a possibility as unlikely as a pig with wings, the rest of us had better turn off the boob tube and start re-claiming the country we seem to have forfeited.