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Monday, February 29, 2016

Can the Voter Revolution be Stopped?

The current "grassroots revolution" is visceral, real and a very long time in coming. But, now it's here, and the elites are pulling all stops to extinguish the anger, quell the unwashed masses, protect their privilege. But it won't work this time. The genie is out of the bottle and this justifiable revolution will not be extinguished, tempered, demoralized.

Only time will tell if the rise of Trumpism will remedy our woes. But, right now--and unless Hillary, the felonious Alinskyite on the Left, manages to squeak out a victory in November--it appears that Trumpism as a political solution, for better or for worse, will have to play itself out. At this historical juncture, there appears to be no other peaceful, viable recourse.

Intensely interesting and profoundly unsettling times. Let's hope what precious little remains of our republic survives this maelstrom.

And this concluding remark: we are no longer a nation of laws firmly moored to foundational principles. Unmoored and floundering, for the immediate future our fate as a unified nation remains in the hands of those entrenched political elites who have so recklessly launched us upon this dangerous course. Where it all ends is anybody's guess. As for me, I'm predicting growing very civil tumult and, eventually, disunion. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Our Surreal Presidential Campaign

The internet is awash with justifiably indignant commentary regarding the dangerous direction of the country. Clearly, these internet commentators are extremely angry about a smothering, corrupt, overreaching and increasingly self-serving federal government run by political party hacks who have precious little interest in reining in the cancerous growth of unbridled government.

But, what I don't understand is how some of us can be so fired up about returning the country to constitutional order and the rule of law, but can so cavalierly ignore the very real ineligibility cloud hanging over two of the current GOP candidates. Political loyalty is fine, but blind loyalty is simply reckless.

If we are willing to easily discount the real possibility that two of the top four  GOP contenders are ineligible, then we have effectively subverted our own high-minded efforts to return to first principles.

What a terribly ironic--even surreal--state of affairs: a notorious felon and self-avowed socialist running for president on the Democrat ticket, and a swaggering empty vessel (Trump) and two most likely ineligible, albeit patriotic, guys (Cruz, Rubio) among the other candidates on the right, the latter who clearly appear no less eligible to be president than is the current White House usurper, a transformational neo-Marxist.

One thing seems certain, that being that the left will not caterwaul about Cruz's and Rubio's likely ineligibility as that would expose Obama for the fraud he is. So, maybe either Cruz or Rubio will end up winning the GOP nomination and go on to be elected to the highest office in the land on the strength of their being elected--not because they are constitutionally eligible. For me, this unseemly scenario underscores the obvious: the Constitution has become truly irrelevant and faithlessness to same is, at best, tenuous on both the left and the right.

Talk about uncharted waters. What a mess we've created for ourselves. Like it or not, in a democracy candidates DO, in fact, accurately reflect who we are as a people. As such, our leaders mirror our character flaws as well as our level of virtue and faithfulness to first principles.

("It is in the manners and spirit of a people which preserve a republic in vigour. . . . degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats into the heart of its laws and constitution." Thomas Jefferson)