With fiery radio Talk Show host Mark Levin’s new book, The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic, now available at Amazon in both hardcover and Kindle editions, an American’s message to Americans – “Our republic is broken,” is sounding a plaintive “for whom the bell tolls” to our country and its people.
Mark, and another of his conservative conscience colleagues, Michael Savage, are but two increasingly loud voices calling out for collars and leashes to be put on the political canines that are running the United States, and as a result, ruining our domestic and foreign policies, depriving us of constitutional rights, and creating that Orwellian world that we read about as fiction and which is, at the behest of out of control government, becoming a fixed reality today.
The dangers that our new-found freedom would face in the future was evident to its engineers almost 250 years ago. Ten times that period, 2500 years ago, Gautama Buddha also foresaw the dangers inherent in a way of life that it, like its democratic republic over two thousand years later, faced from the ravages of time.
The dangers, Buddha said, would come from within, especially from what later became a global confederation of Buddhist clergy, much of which is controlled by state agencies. Today, in the United States, the constitutional faith that was founded and written for us to follow has also undergone extensive state manipulation. One Executive Order after another, the introduction of the Patriot Act, the creation of the FISA farce, apathetic and greedy members of Congress, accommodating judges aided by willing scholars and other academics, all of the confusion and subsequent ruin compounded by a public, media and politicians that somehow miss the entire point of what our nation was, what it can once again be, and where it is, sadly, heading.
Comparatively speaking, Buddhist Thailand is having nearly identical problems with its own political infrastructure, but in an even worse way. The Thai establishment, however, is seriously suggesting that elections be written off the books and that a benevolent king and coalition of good people write a new constitution. According to the supporters of this wayward solution, it is politicians who are the problem, and for some strange reason, not society itself where those politicians hail from.
In the United States, it is not our system that is to blame, nor our politicians, nor our appointed officials – insofar as steering straight course goes – but is rather, as an ancient bard pointed out, Shakespeare, “It is not in the stars but in ourselves that we are underlings.” And he was absolutely right. It’s our fault. The crooks running the show and their minions supporting them were created right under our noses. Most of us had a choice to oppose them, many of us need to become better acquainted with what liberty requires from all of us.
Before more loopholes, guaranteed by our constitution, are closed by an increasingly dictatorial state, we need to begin fighting a new kind of war against our own government – a war that pits freedom, and guarantees of that freedom enshrined in a charter than cannot be, as it is today, undercut by ambitious and misguided men citing national security and dangers to the nation. Those citing such dangers are themselves at the top of the danger list, and need to be fired.
The imminent danger our nation faces by pursuing policies crafted by men without values and without conscience, by career politicians who have made their personal enrichment a priority over the welfare of our country, by misguided or just plain evil wrongdoers who don’t care what ruin they have already brought and will continue to bring to our great land, this imminent danger is that which we, today, live under and are oppressed by.