When In The Course of Human Events……
The Founders of this nation put forward a very basic premise:
to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them
That no government, no person whether royalty or not, King, Queen or Pawn, can take from one to give to another, to make one lesser than another, to bring remove from one the basics of humanity for the privilege of another.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness
That the very premise of humanity is that one has a right to live, to be left alone to do as one pleases, and to pursue — but not be guaranteed — happiness. The only lawful and proper constraints arise when your exercise of same prevents someone else from having that same peaceful enjoyment.
One cannot have a right to life if one cannot defend it using tools at least as powerful as those who would take it from you.
One cannot have liberty if one is compelled to slavery for another’s benefit.
The Founders put together a document called The Constitution. The debate over it, and what needed to be added to it, is found in The Federalist and The Anti-Federalist; two books that are the chronology of the running debate of the time. Anyone who claims to have an opinion on the foundations of our nation and why the Constitution is important ought to have read both, as should anyone who claims a right to run for elective office at any level — state, local or federal.
Chief among the foundation of this nation is The Rule of Law and that it apply equally to everyone, all the time, in each case without exception. Our government and We The People have made a mockery of this.
THERE IS NO RULE OF LAW.
This can’t — and won’t — change without Americans rising up by the millions and demanding that it stop and be willing to enforce that demand by whatever means are necessary. This does not mean violence is required but until and unless those who claim to be “our leaders” believe that any such demand has the force of the people behind it and will be enforced should they stick up their middle finger toward common people once again as they have done for the last 30+ years they have no reason to stop stealing, stop rigging the system and stop screwing everyone else.
There’s no reason for me to be hopeful because there is no reason to believe that Americans, say much less the people in any of the other developed, western nations will in fact demand this crap stop. In fact there is every reason to simply sit back and enjoy what little time is left, given that within the next six years tipping points will be reached in the US on a budget and monetary basis that will destroy the illusion of “growth and prosperity” and from which there is little or no chance of recovery.