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Government and honor lost

In years past, during most of the lifetimes of the reader’s of, there have been, at best questionable government representation. Those elected by the people who would instead put their interests before their constituents. With the next election, however those more self serving ones in Congress were replaced with those who were selfless, who were more aligned with the voters’ values. Where have those selfless people gone? Those people who are loyal to the people who believe in them, those who protect the liberties of the constituency.

"Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a State than that all persons employed in places of power and trust must be men of unexceptionable characters" written by Samuel Adams in a letter to James Warren in1775 and quoted by the Patriot Post on February 10, 2010. Why then are there so many current politicians seemingly oblivious to those wise words by one of the Founding Fathers of this Nation? Simply put, there are many Liberal Democrats that follow closely to the teachings of Karl Marx and Chairman Mao. That point has been well documented recently by many sources and those same politicians believe the Constitution of the United States is a “living document”. As such that revered Document may then be changed at will. That particular socialist agenda point was more than likely not a talking point during the campaigns that helped get such Liberals elected.

"[T]here is no more dangerous experiment than that of undertaking to be one thing before a man's face and another behind his back." --General Robert E. Lee. With that, one is left with questions of just whom does this government represent? A few current issues that are representative of the Liberal agenda being driven through in spite of the majority of We, the People are:
• “Obama pushing for a vote on healthcare despite overwhelming public opposition;
• The world's permissive attitude towards Iran's nuclear enrichment program; and
• A deficit climbing to an unmentionable zenith”* [the National deficit]

All of these examples are self-serving when those issues are pursued in opposition to the will of the people, the voters. The “big brother” form of government is allowed by a complacent group of voters who have been lulled into submission over time. The American voter is a victim of a long term sneak attack by the Liberals and with the patient introduction of their own agenda. Such arrogant political antics have been given the name “Liberal Fascism” by author Jonah Goldberg in his book of the same name. This is a quite fair assessment of the government now in power. The Democratic Party incumbents, for the most part share a preoccupation of advancing that same self-serving agenda with complete indifference to the wishes of the people. That power, real or supposed, are the results of the uninformed body politic. Those same people who voted for the “buzz words de jour” that were thrown about during many previous campaigns that brought the Liberals into power because of lack or examination by the voters if those politicians shared their own ideals.

James Madison once said, "A well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people." He also said, "Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.” That is what “We, the People” currently have, a distorted and hopefully not a bastardized form of government. With heightened awareness becoming the new norm throughout America, the enlightened voters may soon take back their government. Those honorable few men and women who want to serve within a realm of ethical performance will once again rise to the top. People, the voters must know what they are voting for and who among the candidates share those values and will protect them while they are in “Public Service” for the people, by the people.

* R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. Founder and Editor in Chief, The American Spectator


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