Skip to comments.Dysfunctional Authority
Posted on 07/31/2014 11:03:04 AM PDT by Yellowstone Joe
American society is currently in a dysfunctional state, and like all things dysfunctional, it will implode if not addressed very soon. We live in a world that contains a vast amount of knowledge, but little understanding. The United States has not experienced extreme tyranny, but it is headed in that direction. The shift of authority from private sector to public sector has created a serious imbalance. As a country, there is great arrogance. We take for granted that we will always be the land of the free. Like all civilizations prior, were moving from liberty to totalitarianism and its happening in plain sight.
The transformation is not covert, as it does not have to be. Were unable to recognize the change because we are no longer taught the fundamental principles of liberty and freedom. Unlike prior generations, we no longer understand nor respect the power of authority and its influence on liberty and tyranny. America is dysfunctional and therefore broken because its overall authority is out of order.
The word functional, contrary to dysfunctional, means that all of the underlying components of something work or operate in a proper or particular way. The various components of an analog clock must all work together in the proper way in order to produce the correct time. When one of those parts fails, slightly or completely, the clock no longer functions as intended. It either stops or drifts. American government is no different from that analog clock. Its made up of various levels of government, constitutions, declarations, taxes, political processes, representation and authority. In order to create the best conditions that could produce the most liberty, freedom, peace, prosperity and overall abundance throughout society, its various components must also function as intended. The Founders of America pieced together a well-oiled system of
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This is the first time I ever posted an article, so forgive me if I did it wrong.
I am but 15 Months old as freeper years go, so if I did this wrong please let me know. I am willing to learn.
Without taxes, our society implodes to serfdom. No bucks, no buck Rogers.
Limited government is the Christian position.
I would argue we haven’t, but if the Republicans continue to be against impeaching Obama, we will soon enough.
You think we have already, I’ll argue that you don’t know what tyranny is.
Take a trip overseas to N Korea, or some Middle East countries, there are any of a number of countries you can visit that will show you what tyranny is.
If Obama is allowed to continue his ways, I worry about the tyrant who will follow him that will make him look like what Obama has made Clinton look who has made carter look.
Imagine how bad the next Democrat president will be if they allow Obama to continue what he does.
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I agree. When we began allowing the tail to wag the dog, it was just a matter of time before the rule of law went away and the end of the Republic will soon follow.
Am not yet willing surrender the Republic. Am going to have plenty of company not willing to surrender.
The writer fails to see that what has made our society progressively dysfunctional is & has been addressed by the Federal Administration, which has been aggressively seeking what you, I and the writer deplore.
Consider the increasing Federalization of inherently local concerns--health care (as it relates to individual needs), education of individual children--for clear examples. These, as also the "safety-net ("Welfare") are not functionally addressed by layering multiple levels of bureaucracy over every problem.
The Administration's every action related to the immigration problem is clearly directed towards flooding American communities with individuals who will destroy community cohesion & continuity. The "immigrants" are being used by the Administration as pawns. This is patently intentional, however a mass media, thoroughly brainwashed in the idiocy that people are interchangeable, chooses to ignore the obvious reality.
You mention God & rules of authority having been flipped. Indeed, in a sense, the Administration is engaged in a collectivist/humanist effort to embrace an ideological equivalent to Nimrod's egotistical over-reach in Genesis by A Return To Babel.
Again, what is going on right now, is a deliberate reflection of a long-term attack on the political/economic/social & spiritual culture of rooted Americans. And time is running out on all the once well understood virtues of the once free people being targeted.
There, I fixed it.
The layering of bureaucracy in all sorts of areas of political concern is certainly not authorized by the Constitution, to uphold which all Federal Office holders are solemnly sworn; but in addition to being legally wrong, it is also just plain stupid, from the standpoint of what is functional.
In recognizing one vice, you do not offer a reason for denying another.
Federal refers to the states. Articles of Confederation. Confederate States of America.
The term Federal Government itself became a misnomer after 1913. It is used today entirely out of habit and nothing else.
Consider, for example of just how stupid this process is, Jefferson's description of how "Welfare" worked in the newly independent Virginia: Jefferson On Welfare.
No, it doesn't. You are misleading Freepers.
The taking of state functions by the one or the few can be described by several different terms. Federal isn't one of them. The Anti-Federalists of 1787-1789 used "consolidation."
So, I am not suggesting that what has been happening is legal, or entitled to moral respect--or is a "consolidation"; but it has given the Federal Government additional jobs to do, illegally. And unless the Courts or someone stops it, it will continue to create "Federal" agencies, in addition to those intended by the Federating sovereigns in 1789. (These take the practical immediate effect of layering Federal job holders over legitimate State & local agencies. Obamacare & "No Child Left Behind" are examples. The Constitution gave the Federal Government no role whatsoever in either civilian education or civilian health care--None!
To destroy a free country in 5 years is extreme tyranny.
That is what Obama has done.
I'll argue that you are self-absorbed and hopeful that some Freepers will find you aware and interesting. And they might.
Obama is the greatest tyranny that America has faced so far.
But let's insert your ego into this equation.
My ego, WTF! Explain yourself. I claim Obama is a bigger threat to the world than Putin, and you tell me my ego is part of the problem.
So you think we need the taxes at the rate they are/ I say we can do without 80% of the government we have and reduce the taxes on Americans by 90% to take care of the 20% the government has a right to run.
You are obviously an idiot if you think we need taxes at the rate we have.
There you go again.
I know tyranny quite well. Obama is a tyrant of the first order.
He is killing the finest republic in the history of mankind...and you say he is not a tyrant?
You have a voice among those who have been speaking for a long time.
Come slowly and carefully unto this world.
Just because you have a voice doesn't mean that you are worth listening to.