Skip to comments.Federal overreach — then and now
Posted on 08/11/2013 5:33:30 AM PDT by AtlasStalled
There is no connection, of course, between the prosecution of Whitey Bulger and the recent spate of scandals and revelations roiling the Obama administration. Or is there?
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The corruption of the federal government was a key element in Bulgers trial, as it was in so much of his sadistic career. Officials charged with defending the public from gangsters like Bulger used their considerable influence to defend the gangster instead.
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The Bulger trial, the IRS scandal, and our surveillance state are the latest reminders that even the best government in the world depends on human beings, with all their human vices and appetites. Politicians, regulators, and law enforcement agents are as capable of villainy as anyone else. Government is dangerous, and should always be handled with care.
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Specifically, the USC codifies a system of govt where the Federal is subservient to the many states except for a few areas that are clearly delineated. Everyone gets hung up on the BOR's which was really an afterthought to the primary purpose of the document. Well, as such, the USC has failed and the founders be would be appalled at FedGov unlimited power.
Actually I look at the Bill of Rights as a further extention of the basic document’s purpose: limited central government. It was the BOR which personalized the concepts of government actions against individual citizens i.e. the government is to have no right to limit speech while you can tell your neighbor to STFU.
That was the intention. Without the Bill of Rights, the current US Constitution probably never would have been ratified by all of the original 13 states.
Following this compromise, Massachusetts voted to ratify the Constitution on February 6, 1788. Five states subsequently voted for ratification, four of which followed the Massachusetts model of recommending amendments along with their ratification.
I think that this is a classic understatement -- they are worse. Let us remember always: "Power corrupts"
Bulger and Obama one a gun user one a gun runner.
Which is exactly the way 'amendments' are supposed to work in a legal contract.
They can only refine the original terms contained in the compact, they cannot redefine them.
FARSE, Cluster; 1 each.
Ask those legless Boston runners what they think of the performance.
[Government is dangerous, and should always be handled with care.]
Meet the New Ba’al, same as the Old Ba’al
Ba’al being a Hebrew word meaning Owner, Possessor, Lord, MASTER — typically manifested throughout history in the merger of Commerce, Religion, and Government into state-established theocratic tyranny.
And from which “TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS [American] Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed”
That's sure as hell what they're doing, and have been doing for many decades.
Clearly, you do not understand. We no longer need protection from the government. Humankind has evolved to a higher plain, best evidenced by our glorious Ivy League graduates now at the helm of the American ship of state.
Us lesser types must be pulled, pushed, and driven toward that Higher Plain. That’s what the Reeducation Camps will be for.
(Wait, Did I say that out loud?)
You forgot “absolutely”.
They (ideally) used the Big Fish to help net the SMALL Fish,
thereby doing Bulger’s essential work FOR HIM. Jacoby merely hints at the irony of this.
what has failed is not the constitution, but We the People.
We neglect to maintain control, and yes, that is why our monster government is out of our hands and in our pockets.
keep your powder dry.