Something Evil Came Our Way

stormAs my title conveys, the urge or trepidation to sugarcoat has now been laid to rest as mounting results from one political speech continue to encroach upon our American way.

A timely convenience surfaced years back at a Democrat convention which was immediately recognized and thus seized upon since the pedigree of the orator dovetailed with the ageless quest for “de-freedomizing” America. (I might add that the quoted word also signals my “laying to rest” this insipid cloud of political correctness which Americans have gradually adopted. We have much to atone for, of which PC is just one piece of the gutter rubbish which has crept through our cracks.) Besides, we understand its meaning!

Back on point, we have America’s young, America’s brave sacrificing half way around the world while we at home accept one abuse after another. Devoid of political correctness or emotional overtones, this is the pure and simple of it all. It brings what is taking place into a finer prism. Slowly, we have become frogs and the water’s temperature now threatens!

We have embraced a glib, smooth talking interloper who managed to gain a public trust which, in retrospect, was foolishly thrown away. That being said, his re-election stands out as an unassailable testament to our manipulation. Whether it be his distribution of trinkets and/or false promises of utopian fairness or be it from his media minions who parse, reinterpret or just plain refuse to report information in a truthful format, we have been gently nudged into accepting what in former days would be considered absurd.

We have also gravitated towards a decidedly narrow information source which from their own oblique and self absorbed presentations, manage the same distortions and preferential analysis; only with a more disgestible or comforting approach. Many of these self appointed and anointed conservative experts are nothing more than vocal appeals to what we all instinctively hunger for.

In general, we have been subjected to an roller coaster of fantasy, as we are tantalized over what is humanly unnatural and sadly unattainable. As intricate as is the human heart, so it is with our individual thought processes. We each hold preferences, notably exemplified through our particular ice cream favorites. And our career choices. We as humans think and as thinking animals, we form likes and dislikes. Our species excels based upon these differences. These traits are all elements of our “human nature” and it is to this complexity which our Forefathers directed much of their astute judgments.

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Our Forefathers realized that this superior and successful human animal, bless with abilities which would continually service their needs and improve their living, also presented inherent frailties. Our Forefathers agreed that if men were angels, government would not be necessary. Thus, since angels they were not, they sought to write what they thought would best serve against the more tempting side of human nature.

To set the stage of our current waywardness, Benjamin Franklin stated, “Let me add that only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” Also mindful to consider, when confronted by today’s secular influences, are the words from another Founding Father, James Monroe. In his first inaugural address, President Monroe stated in part, “It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising the sovereignty. Usurpation is then an easy attainment, and an usurper soon found. The people themselves become the willing instruments of their own debasement and ruin.” Far sighted they were!

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We have “soon found” our present day usurper. And as our Founding Fathers so plainly described, we are now the “populace” which seems unworthy of “exercising the sovereignty.” As a matter of fact, and supported with this debate ending conclusion, most modern day Americans couldn’t begin to explain what “exercising the sovereignty” means!

So, as Mr. Franklin pointed to “only a virtuous people,” and President Monroe mentioned “when the people become ignorant and corrupt,” I think today’s situations have been first instigated and then beset by what has been best identified as “usurpers.”

Enter modern day government. The last century can best be described as an onslaught against our Forefathers attempts. The latest attack, and probably the most bold and far reaching, has sadly been re-elected. In a sad admission, he is but the latest with a fancy to extricate themselves from “the chains of the Constitution.”

With the betrayal of our recent “fiscal cliff” still smarting, we find ourselves swept along with what happened at a grade school in Connecticut prior to our Christmas joy. Since that dreadful event, our front pages have been filled with the gruesome and often minute detailing of the tragedy’s aftermath. However, within hours of that tragedy, Obama callously voiced his usurpation intents as part of a national speech.

The official definition of an “opportunist” is as follows: “One who takes advantage of an opportunity to achieve an end, often with no regard for principles or consequences.” This one insensitive performance will forever portray this President as such. And, as such, he will further his Presidency as that of an usurper!

Since Obama’s original election, the American voter has been fed one lie after another. The one trillion dollar “stimulus” bill actually failed to stimulate. The President laughingly remarked, “those jobs weren’t as shovel ready as I thought.” How did that sit with those seeking employment?

Obamacare will somehow pick up an additional thirty to fifty million uninsured and yet it was billed as “free healthcare.” Forget that its pages remained unread and that it “had to be passed to find out what’s in it.” I may have paraphrased but we all are familiar with Pelosi’s insult, which has sadly become a government routine. This infers that their regard is with informing their subjects rather than reporting to the citizens who are their employers.

Still, this insufferable record now takes second place to what is now being previewed by the most useless Senator and now the most do nothing Vice President in American history. Biden now publicly ponders whether it will be a decision to either write an executive order outlawing our Second Amendment or piecemeal it out of existence.

This attitude and expectation must alert and unite Americans, regardless of political ideologies! What we are talking about is an out of control public servant who somehow thinks that he can legislate without Congress. But more than that, he somehow conceives his authority to be at a higher level than that of our Creator. We now must ask, “what the hell is next?”

At what point will free Americans say “enough is enough?” What special interest will continue to prevail over our American birthright, our loyalties and our self preservation instincts?

Our Bill of Rights are a list of ten unalienable rights from our Creator and bequeathed to us at the time of our birth. As such, they are set above the “mischief of man.” If at any time there could be reasoning which would justify the challenging of these God given rights, which is inconceivable to even consider, the only possible way to re-write or eliminate any Amendment is through our Amendment process. To suggest otherwise is an act of treason, based upon one’s oath of office.

This outlandish overture now reveals a person who not only is intent to dismantle our world leadership but to ruin our economy and our societal structure. His actions are predicated upon the fact that he remains insulated from an impeachment conviction because of his party’s superiority in the Senate.

This man needs to be taken out of office. His impeachment is now imperative. From a Constitutional standpoint, he is evil personified. His current intent against our unalienable Second Amendment rights typifies his continued overreach of authority.

In conclusion, much has been lost or given away from our original prescription of freedom. In Washington’s Farewell Address, he cautions that, “…reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” Basic education during our Founding Era and beyond included religious instruction. A backward glance to our infamous Supreme Court of 1962 is an option.

Now, as we face further attempted usurpations of our freedoms and unalienable rights, especially with our current concern for the Second Amendment, I reference a Jefferson letter he wrote to his nephew in 1785, which included the subject of personal exercise. He mentioned that two hours per day should be allotted and that, “as to the species of exercise, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind.”

St. George Tucker, authored the first legal treatise on the Constitution, and which became the legal Bible for well into the nineteenth century wrote, “This may be considered as the true palladium of liberty…The right of self defense is the first law of nature, in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible.”

He further wrote that, “The congress of the United States possesses no power to regulate, or interfere with the domestic concerns, or police of any state: it belongs not to them to establish any rules respecting the rights of property; nor will the constitution permit any prohibition of arms to the people…”

Although not well known, Tucker is not to be taken lightly. He was a Founding Father, a leading Constitutional scholar and author, best remembered for his View of the Constitution of the United States, published in 1803 and was widely relied upon by legal minds for over fifty years.

As previously stated, we are at a dangerous crossroads in our Country. By his own statements and subsequent actions, we have elected one who presents “a clear and present danger.” I for one will now treat this for the threat it represents. Hopefully, his stunning intent will unite all Americans.

Lastly, I refer to these writings for their substance of being from the original mindset and purpose of our founding. If relevant then, when it was most crucially relied upon, why not now? Our Constitution will negate Obama!


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Jim Bowman is a 67 year old drafted Vietnam veteran, and a retired boiler maker with 31 years of service. He has been published in numerous newspapers in Florida and Philadelphia, is the author of This Roar of Ours, and the publisher of the Americanism of our Founders website. He is the proud father of a son and daughter, two grandsons and one granddaughter.
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  • thisoldspouse

    We conservatives, corporately, will do nothing because we are addicted to ease and non-confrontation. I constantly implore conservatives around me to make the hard decisions, sacrifice, plan, communicate, and get involved on more than a superficial level. And the replies are always that same: “That’s too much trouble.” “I just can’t do without my favorite T.V. shows.” “Lowe’s is a further drive than Home Depot.” “AARP is who I have my insurance through.” “Our city’s public schools are fine; I don’t have time to home school.”

    We don’t realize that we are in a vicious, deadly war, on our own soil. And all domestic wars require uncomfortable sacrifice, discipline and a high level of craftiness. As long as we insist on feeding the beasts who are sold out to a liberal culture and government, we are part of the problem.

    • Well said, Spouse. A dismaying number of conservatives have been hypnotized by the BS of the Left into failing to realize we are at WAR for the heart, soul and body of our nation. So many of them think they can “nice guy” the Left into seeing reason; what a bunch of naive crap! When someone is coming at you with the intent of taking your freedom and property, you have to FIGHT.

      Thank God it is still possible to fight with political tools at this point, but if the Right continues to operate with its head shoved firmly in the sand, fighting politically will be an option that is taken from us along with our freedom. We will be left with two choices at that point: fight for our freedom and property with arms, as our forefathers did during the American Revolution, or surrender.

      The hour is late…