Skip to comments.We are a nation in deep trouble.
Posted on 02/07/2002 4:25:05 PM PST by Private Pyle
When the attorney general of the United States purports to make laws instead of enforcing them, we are indeed in very deep trouble. Such is the case with the so called Anti-Terrorism Act which Attorney General Ashcroft presented to the legislature for rubber stamping. What is the difference between what is happening with our constitutional system and what Lenin and Stalin did in the darkest days of Bolshevik rule? Is not the Congress merely a rubber stamp for what the executive and its officers want done? If there is a difference between the former USSR, and the U.S. today, I would like to have it pointed out.
Every member of the legislature should be obliged to read and study Washington's Farewell Address which ought to have been made a part of the Constitution, and then be obliged to take a test on what they have absorbed, before being allowed to continue in their posts. Particulary, we would invite President Bush, and Attorney General Ashcroft, to observe the following extract from Washington's memorable speech:
"It is important likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those intrusted with its administration, to confine themselves within their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department, to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all departments in one, and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism. A just estimate of that love of power and proneness to abuse it which predominate in the human heart, is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position.
Most ominous is the deathly silence of the Republican Party. The Republican Party may be written off as an enemy of the Constitution. Let us put an end to the charade, and call a spade a spade. I warn the American people that under the excuse of tragedy of September 11th, our rights and our liberties are all but obliterated. The New World Order is at hand. Orwell's 1984 is a living reality in Washington D.C, while the so called Republican Party busies itself with legislation of little importance and allows the Constitution to be bludgeoned to death. There is not even any pretence anymore.
Pyle, you knucklehead!
I would refute you, but I'm just too busy fighting off the secret police at the moment, trying to recover my private property that has been confiscated, trying to recover my voting rights that have been obliterated, trying to get permission to drive my car to the grocery store, trying to get the goods I need on the black market...
Bush is in the White House by the slimmest of slim margins. Ample reason not to explode the powers of government during his term. The War on Terrorism could be easily won by enforcing the will of the citizenry and guarding our borders and allowing the unrestricted right to keep and bear arms.
For starters, in the old USSR this thread wouldn't last a minute. Of course it might not last two minutes on FR.
Too many people are using the spades to dig us a deep deep hole. The rest apparently don't know what a spade really is: a bloody shovel.
I agree with the sentiment of your post. I like the quote. It's helpful to review our wise Founding Father's words of caution.
What's that you say? Someday the wars gonna be over? Someday there won't be a threat from terrorism anymore? Well, big fr!&&#n deal! We're all gonna die right now if we don't let them boys in Warshington do what rightly needs ta be done, and done NOW!
Hell, we'll worry about what kinda laws they've passed when the smoke clears. Hell, you think their out to get us or somethin'? Them's our boys up there, or have you fergot that? Right now, don't you question a dern thing their doin' son!!
You wanna be free, or you wanna be safe son?