Without getting past this morning's headline about the drilling moratorium's being lifted, I immediately understood that obtaining drilling permits would surely serve to delay actual drilling starts. And, sure enough, that was the story behind the story.
This Administration absolutely believes Americans are unredeemably stupid, mindless pawns to be used for their entertainment and political self-interests.
Step by odious step, Obamunism is reducing our nation to a third world banana republic. That has ALWAYS been Barack's and his Progressive minion's ideological goal in Congress, in the courts and within his ever-burgeoning and loyal government bureaucracy.
The mind-numbing tragedy is that nearly 45% of the electorate still remains either blithely ignorant or deliberately unwilling to see this clear and present danger. Why? Because so many of his supporters within and without the government are either dyed-in-the-wool socialists and elitists or me-first entitlement types. And these groups are, indeed, hard nuts to crack. But crack them we must!
I pray the nation can survive the next two years and the Progressives' likely ideologically driven legislative blitzkrieg following the midterm elections this year. So much to block, to repair and to undo, and I'm no longer confident we can successfully pull that off. By 2012, the Progressives, like the loathesome ideological lemmings they are, will have willingly self-destructed leaving in their wake incalculable economic wreckage and ruinous political discord.
Very disheartening and truly alarming.
And I am not convinced the Republicans, tainted by years of appeasement, accommodation and big government policies of their own, are up to the task of repairing the awful damage either. Not unlike the Progressives, too many GOPers are enamored of power and only tenuously committed to restoring constitutional order. And therein lies the real problem for our Republic.
Whom can we trust?
If our constitutional republic cannot survive with the current crop of politicians, then perhaps we should honestly stop deluding ourselves and simply "dissolve the political bands" which have connected us as a people. And along with countless other millions, I'm not kidding about this at all!
As a nation, we should remain indivisible only insofar as that unity upholds constitutional order. Indivisibly socialist would be intolerably un-American. Thus, if it becomes a clear choice between socialist servitude or republicanism, for most American patriots the choice would be glaringly obvious. And if secession is unavoidable in order to safeguard that sacred constitutional order, then so be it. Who's to stop it?
Of course, let's hope we don't reach such a breaking point. But, in truth, hasn't the unravelling already begun?
Unlike anything we've since prior to the Civil War, around the country nullification is in full swing and states are beginning to understand that an overweaning and excessively intrusive national government has become a menace to our way of life. My bet is that many States will no longer routinely defer to WH executive orders, legislative overreach and arbitrary black-robed judicial dicta which continue to undermine the people's political and economic interests. I also predict that states will soon begin--in earnest--to resist federal encroachments at every turn, thus reversing the country's inexorable slide into socialist tyranny. Unquestionably, it is only this sort of determined state-level resistance which offers any genuine hope of redeeming the republican union and preventing its ultimate dissolution.
"The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive." Thomas Jefferson (1787)
"Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience." John Locke (1690)
"If there were a separation...," T. Jefferson wrote, "God bless them both and keep them in the union if it be for their good, but separate them if it be better."