The Sign Of The Times... Corruption And Tyranny

By: Les Carpenter III
Rational Nation USA

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.

This words above are those of Thomas Paine, the author of Common Sense, and the individual that was largely responsible for galvanizing public opinion against the British Crown. Thomas Paine, perhaps more than any other single man, was responsible for sowing the seeds that grew into the American Revolution.

Over the ensuing 233 years we have grown to take for granted the liberties men like Thomas Paine, and those of his generation fought so hard to gain. We have lost sight of the fact that liberty is a prize worth fighting for, and once won that  only a strong vigilance can insure that liberty is not lost.

The founders of our great nation understood civil society must be bound by ethical principals, and laws based on such principals need be established for society to flourish. They knew as well that people, when left to their own ingenuity and individual abilities, were by for better off (and freer) than when government determined the course course of their lives.

America today stands on the brink of losing the very founding ideals of our nation. Our government has become corrupt and self serving. The only discernible goal of our representatives and leaders is to insure they retain power and control over the people. The results of administration after administration has been to increase the size and scope of government. With each new law and regulation affecting the individual a piece of liberty is lost.

The progressives, socialists, and statists will tell you that government is your friend. That each new infringement on your ability to live your life without intrusive government is meant only to better society as a whole. They will tell you that the collective good serves to enrich the lives of each individual. This is a lie and an understanding of history shows it to be a lie.

 The reality of the USSR, Eastern Europe under the Soviet Union's communist grip, communist China, communist Cuba... to name just a few point out the results of government control of the social and economic aspect of the lives of the people. American has progressed well along the path to government dominance of the economy and our personal lives. With todays corrupt and power hungry government we are nearing the point of no return.

Barrack Hussein Obama, in his enlightened vision has essentially told us all he knows what is best for us. Surrounded by his choir in congress singing from the socialist statist songbook,  BHO is planning to use whatever shady and perhaps unconstitutional means necessary to get his agenda through congress. He told us yesterday he is not concerned with procedural issues.  Translation... I, and my party faithful are going to run ObamaCare down your throat like it or not.  And folks, we all know the health care reform bill is not a good one.

Which brings me to the point of my post this morning. Our corrupt and elitist government, in the pursuit of the crown jewel of socialism and statism, universal cradle to grave health care, will sell us down the river to  accomplish their agenda. As Obama has made so crystal clear... to effect the transformation of America. Folks, unless this narcissistic power hungry President and congress are stopped we will witness our liberties and our nation turn into a banana republic with power invested in the few who exempt themselves from the laws they pass to control the people.

I received an email from a dear friend yesterday. After listening to the barrage of propaganda from the Obama administration, and observing the shenanigans congress may use to ram "the bill" through congress and straight down our throats he asked if I would post the following. I agreed as it is perhaps as sensible as anything  I have seen in a long while.

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

 For too long we have been complacent about the workings of Congress.
Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire with the
same pay after only one term, that they didn't pay into Social Security,
that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have
passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual
harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws. 

The latest is to exempt themselves from the Health care Reform that is being all of its forms.  Somehow, that doesn't seem logical.  We
do not have an elite that is above the law.  I truly don't care if they are
Democrat, Republican, Independent or whatever.  The self-serving must stop.
This is a good way to do that..  It is an idea whose time has come.

Have each person contact a *minimum* of Twenty people on their Address list,
in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the
message.  This is one proposal that really should be passed around.

Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:
"Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States  that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and,  Congress 
shall make no law that applies to these se
nators and/or Representatives 
that does not 
apply equally to the citizens 
of the United States."


  1. The health care reform bill has stated, consistently, from the very beginning, that those people who have health insurance through an employer will in no way be required to change it.. in fact, they won't be affected at all (except that their premiums will probably decrease somewhat).

    Now, how would this make Congress 'exempt'? They have healthcare. Under the reform, they wouldn't be required to change it.. exactly like every other person who currently has insurance through their employer.

    I'm not seeing how this is somehow evil or wrong. If I don't have to change my insurance, why should they?

  2. Oh, but they have their lawyerly ways to slither out of anything. Our constitution is a swiss cheese, infested with rats and cockroaches...

  3. Satyavati devi dasi - If you believe this wait until after the bill passes and the elites start their work.

    I doubt many have read the entire bill(s) and after the power grab what will survive will be something by far different and worse than even the present form.

    But hey, as long as the progressives can "feel good" about deciding for the rest of us what is right it's okay. Right?

  4. Silverfiddle - I bet the stench in the official cellars of the power base in DC is really something.

  5. Why can Congress opt-out of paying SS taxes then collect SS? Why does Congress have a Mercedes health care plan but yet offer Americans a Chevrolet plan? Why can they serve one year but collect a pension for life? They are PUBLIC SERVANTS! We are paying their way, yet we get the shaft. Something is really messed up and it's NOT the American people.

    You are right, Les, MORE people need to read this bill. If it's HEALTH CARE, why in Sec. 103 are we providing Money for College for Blacks and Hispanics? I'm just curious as I wasn't aware that college had anything to do with health care.

  6. Pamela - they can do it because... they say so, and we the people have been asleep at the wheel for by far to long.

    These goodies in the bill are of course designed to garner support. "You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours."


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