WHERE IS THE “PRESIDENT,” AND WHERE IS OUR NATION?”
by One Pissed-off Vietnam Vet
(Feb. 20, 2012) — This is how it is: there’s an island, and it’s all yours. At first it’s just you and the plants and wildlife, but then you get hitched and raise a family. Years later, maybe 15,000, the island has more families, and speak the same language and get along reasonably well. A distant relation learns that there are other islands on your world that have a bunch of people, and some of those people are reasonable humans, and some are not. So the people who now inhabit the island decide that some of them should keep watch, stand guard so as to give early warning of an impending invasion. And these people, who have been given an exemption from making a living, are called government employees.
The government employees don’t produce anything; all they do is to save the working people time, time in which they produce goods and services, such as raising cows and corn, making trains and planes, and providing services such as entertainment and health care. The working people compensate the government employees with the means to purchase food and retirement. Cost-saving methods have been implemented by the people in order to keep the burden of supporting non-producing citizens manageable: citizens who serve short terms as politicians, doing their public duty, and the draft, citizen soldiers augmenting the military, not full-time, but, as the politicians, doing their public duty for a short time.
The concept of a citizen serving his country has served us well in the past, starting with the Revolutionary War. Citizens had a stake in the well-being of the island and took that belief to the conclusion asserted by a headstone at a National Cemetery. There came a time, however, when belief in honesty was discarded for selfish expediency: the “If I don’t horse-trade, someone else will” became “If I don’t take the bribe, the buying my vote, someone else will.” The door was left wide open for politicians promising energy independence on one hand while accepting contributions from oil companies on the other, as an example.
There was a time when the citizens trusted their government to do the right thing, for were not government employees also citizens? There was a time when truth was told by the media, for were not the reporters, writers and teleprompter readers also “of the people?” And there once was a time when the words “justice” and the “law” were synonymous, but when law enforcement started calling others “civilians,” as if they weren’t, and district attorneys and judges started ruling by votes rather than conscience, “government by the people” became a burden rather than an asset, a hindrance instead of assisting, and the enemy rather than an equal partner in protecting and upholding the Constitution.
We fight to get this wayward country back on track. We fight to bring the truth to the gullible and ignorant. We fight to right the wrongs. We fight so those who have fought before us will not have fought, suffered, and died in vain. There is but one truth, and the truth of the matter is that the Constitution is worth fighting for, for without her Constitution, there is no Lady Liberty, no Beacon of Freedom, no America.
This was written on Presidents’ Day 2012, a day when America has no president, but just a lowly impostor who refuses to disclose the truth, supported by politicians and government employees who have disconnected themselves from any sense of what being a Patriot is all about.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.