"I'm just trying to figure out the best poition to be in when it all washes out."
I think the position would be that of grabbing your ankles or getting on all fours.
I do agree with the fact that America will not return to that of a constitutionally functioning Representative Republic. Most Americans are too lazy and weak...not to far removed from Romans in the fading days of the empire.
posted on 11/08/2005 7:03:00 AM PST
(More medication, please...)
Very few topics evoke intense emotions like this one. Most people immediately posture themselves into the position where they are defending the government that we currently have, and anyone who doesn't support them is the enemy. Those who are dismantling our beloved nation count on this response because it provides good people, (who normally would stop them) with a different enemy.
I love my country. My family (like many others) has sacrificed many family members from the Revolution to Vietnam, with many serving in both Gulf wars (fortunately we haven't lost any in the Gulf yet). I myself have served my time. By causing this "rally the wagons" mentality, our enemies have essentially free reign to do as they want. I long for our Republic where we enjoyed liberty not because the central government allows it, but because they were powerless to prevent it. Now we still enjoy relative freedom but it is much like living under a good king - times may be good, but you are still a subject. Back in the late 60's and early 70's when I grew up, the trap had been set already, but the electorate still could have regained control. It is too late now. I'm not sure what form our government will take after the metamorphosis is finished. I suspect it will be a mixture, sort of a democratic, socialist something, with the "electorate" given a choice between socialists so the illusion of liberty still exists.
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