Skip to comments.The despotism of our 'invisible' government
Posted on 06/27/2013 10:20:01 AM PDT by Perseverando
Millions of Americans are frustrated and perplexed watching bureaucrats party it up on their tax dollars, even those who work for the very agency that takes their money in the first place. More and more people are at a loss to understand why somebody doesnt do something about it. Day in and day out, they watch thieves flaunting their ill-gotten gains on television, while at the same time using their power to try to punish those who would question their authority.
How did America evolve from a constitutional republic to a dictatorial nation where the ruling class is far more powerful and brutal than King George was back in the good old days of English rule? The intent of the founders was that representative government would reduce governments involvement in peoples lives. They believed, somewhat naïvely, that the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government would hold each other in check. Instead, what we have today is ever-increasing government power over the lives of individuals, so much so that the government now spies on its own supposed employers, the citizenry, beyond anything the Gestapo in Nazi Germany could have imagined.
Nothing has so expanded the power of the state as the increasing emphasis on elections, which have totally changed what the founders had in mind when they talked about self-rule. But even more important than the electorate is that political power is no longer visible. Since World War I, most power in America and in other Western countries as well has become invisible as a result of the explosion of government bureaucracies. What allows these agencies, departments and commissions to wield their enormous power without much notice is that they are camouflaged as necessities for carrying out humanitarian work.
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Our military is designed to take out our foreign enemies.
Our armies of bureaucrats are designed to take out domestic enemies.
Guess who the domestic enemies are?
false-dichotomy. The armed forces are sworn to defend the constitution against even domestic enemies. (Whether or not this oath means anything to them, as a whole, is another topic.) All that said, the conclusion is right: the federal government is targetting the citizen.
Just look at the Prop 8 ruling — a simple yea or nay would have been infinitely better than what was given. This is because what was given was an assertion (and precedence) that the citizens have no standing (A) to see laws [or constitutions] enforced, or (B) to challenge the constitutionality/lawfulness of a statute.
We have Posse Comitatus (or what’s left of it) that prevents the military from intervening directly.
For PR sake it’s better to have a bureaucrat toting a gun threatening to take your life, your livelihood and do a little asset forfeiture on the side than have someone in camo do it.
Posse Comitatus is a bullshit feel-good law — the Constitution explicitly says:
The Congress shall have Power To
[…] provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
And how much do you want to bet in the pile of federal law, or
war power act, or the NDAA there's such provisions there.
Hell, the NDAA suspended Habeus Courpus and allows for [indefinite] military detention of citizens. Obama could just give a list with orders to
detain those people... and then let the troops sent
For PR sake its better to have a bureaucrat toting a gun threatening to take your life, your livelihood and do a little asset forfeiture on the side than have someone in camo do it.
This is true; but then there's the above scenario to consider, too. I wouldn't put it past the government to plan/spark (maybe false-flag) some fighting on the $th of July — blaming it on
bitter, bible-clinging, gun-loving, christian militia.
The most encouraging thing about such a proud/arrogant FedGov is that there are ways we can use that pride to trap them.
* Maybe pre-emptively.
Yes, yes, I know. All you have to do is look back at the Whiskey Rebellion to know that.
Gitmo was the ground test for the NDAA.
Now all you need to do is identify who the real terrorists are!
Here's the procedure:
Are you a Member of Congress or the Supreme Court?
Yes: Not a terrorist.
Are you a loyal member of the Executive Branch (that is loyal to the head of the Executive branch)?
Yes: Not a terrorist.
Have you signed a statement of loyalty?
Do you positively assert there is NO binding law upon government action, other than what the Supreme Court or Congress or the president dictates?
Yes: Not a terrorist.
How long before the “militia of one” movement begins?