“THIS CANNOT BE FIXED WITH A VOTE”
by Michael Gaddy, ©2016, blogging at The Rebel Madman
(Sep. 19, 2016) — “We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.” ~ Ayn Rand
A great many citizens of this country have an aversion to the truth and facts when those objects make them uncomfortable. Those citizens seek comfort and not reality. They yearn for the easy fix and believe a totally corrupt government can be remedied and brought back to what it was intended if only the right person can be voted into office. After all, voting is easy and doesn’t really require much effort at all—a simple trip to the polling place, perhaps a couple of minutes in line and then a few minutes filling out a ballot. In many cases today the government has made it so simple and painless you can do it from the comfort of your home.
There is a huge problem here that all too many do not see–or do not want to see. When it comes to corrupt government, a fact that is emblazoned across the pages of history is simply this: voting is like making an excuse, the only person pleased is the one who casts the vote, for then that person can sit and crow about contributing to a democratic form of government. Simply ignoring the fact our founders abhorred a democracy is lost on the historically challenged for someone on the lobotomy box (TV) or some idiot who teaches in the public fool system said our form of government is a democracy and by damn that settles it. Those people are sanctioned by the government and are incapable of lying, just ask Hillary or Bill!
Back in 1775-6 Americans were faced with a corrupt government, run by King George III, a government that was fairly docile compared to the government we have in this country today. Yet, many like John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and others yearned to be truly free and independent. I have read our Declaration of Independence on many occasions and have paid special attention to the third paragraph which I refer to as a “bill of indictment.” Imagine if you will that Jefferson in all of his eloquence forgot to mention voting as a sure-fire remedy which could be used to stop government oppression and corruption. What was up with that? Had Jefferson been able to view FAUX News, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, social media and the internet I am sure he would have recommended voting instead of secession from the tyranny of the day. After all, voting has brought us increasing freedom and liberty over the course of the past 150+ years, especially when we allow everyone to vote whether they are citizens or just passing through. Each and every election brings us closer and closer to socialist nirvana so why not continue to use voting as our number one weapon against bad government?
People, you cannot fix this out-of-control government with a vote—it just will not happen. While voting is free, true liberty requires more than mailing in a ballot or a visit to a polling booth. Rightful Liberty was defined thusly by Thomas Jefferson–please notice the absence of support for voting in his definition.
“Rightful Liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often nothing but the tyrant’s will and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.”
Using Jefferson’s definition above, how much liberty do you claim to have in today’s world? Jefferson mentions the law as the “tyrant’s will” which is his only reference to government in this quote. The government uses its “laws” in order to control the very people whose rights they are tasked with protecting. Our government is a total perversion to what it was intended to be. Good government does not require force when it restricts itself to its narrow limits as defined in our Bill of Rights. It is when the government seeks to expand its limits which require a standing army of military, police, and bureaucrats to enforce its oppression that things go terribly wrong. This cannot be fixed with a vote. It has gone too far–government has become the Borg—“resistance is futile.”
What more is required to prove voting will not change anything than the fact voting is encouraged by government officials, politicians, bureaucrats and the media? Do you really believe if voting would return us to constitutional governance and limit government to only its delegated powers, members of the government and media would be encouraging it? Dream on, broomstick cowboy!
I totally understand the frustration of millions with the path our government has taken. Voting got us there–it cannot take us back to the government of Jefferson. But, it is when that frustration turns to idolatry of one candidate because they aren’t the other candidate is when it becomes most disconcerting to those with a working knowledge of the facts of history.
Millions will vote for Trump simply because he is not Hillary. Others are claiming Trump will do certain things once elected like arrest and charge Obama and the Clintons for crimes they have committed. Never freaking happen, people. Others are making claims that Trump will negate all of Obama’s executive orders. Again, never happen.
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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.