America at the Crossroads


by Michael Dennin

On June 28, 2012, America as we have known and loved it died.

On that infamous day, the Founders’ Experiment in limited, enumerated government that began in 1787 finally failed.

On that day, a cabal of public officials seized the sovereignty that our Forefathers invested in us over our government and violated the Founding Principle that rights and responsibilities are derived from the individual, not the government and public officials.

On that day, America ceased to exist as a constitutional republic governed by the rule of written law and became an oligarchy governed by the arbitrary fiat of legislators, executive officials and judges.

On that day, we ceased to exist as a people who govern, and became what our Forefathers were in 1775 – the subjects of a capricious, dictatorial government that operates beyond the consent, control and will of the people.

How did this happen? How could this happen??

It happened because our government is totally out of control.

It happened because all three branches of our government, which were established to check and balance the power of government in order to defend and preserve the inalienable rights and freedom of each and every individual American, effectively colluded amongst themselves to serve as a vehicle of destroying its enumerated constitutional restraints – i.e., its checks and balances – and expanded the power of government at the expense, in every sense of the word, of the individual.

It happened because a Democrat majority in Congress, resorting to closed door meetings in the middle of the night, kick-backs to reluctant legislators, accounting gimmicks and procedural chicanery, presumed to grant itself a power that it didn’t possess under the Commerce Clause to subject citizens to an individual mandate, enforced by an unconstitutional regulatory penalty, that an overwhelming majority of Americans rightly and vehemently opposed and still oppose.

It happened because a Janus-faced Democrat in the White House – President Barack Obama – who originally told the American people in 2009 that the individual mandate penalty in the “Affordable Care Act” was not a tax, turned around and defended that penalty as a tax before the Supreme Court. To further insult the intelligence of the American people after the fact, the administration yet again reversed course following the Supreme Court ruling and asserted that the exaction was not the tax it defended in court – it was the penalty that the court struck down as unconstitutional.

It happened, worst of all, not only because four Leftist judges ruled the individual mandate penalty constitutional, but because a sole justice on the court – Chief Justice John Roberts – ignored the language in the statute defining the regulatory exaction as a penalty, and in an unprecedented and astonishing exercise of “judicial tax writing”, unilaterally declared the penalty a tax, even though the court is not legally permitted to rule on the constitutionality of a tax until it is actually collected from taxpayers. In doing so, not only did the Chief Justice grant Congress unlimited power to impose itself and its priorities on individual Americans under the Taxing and Spending Clause, he did something that was even more insidious – he effectively struck down the rule of law in this country. If the language in a statute doesn’t matter any more – if it can be arbitrarily changed at the whim of one or all of the branches of our government – then our government is no longer a government of the rule of written law, it is a government of arbitrary fiat, and there is no longer any point in going through the time, effort and expense of crafting, executing and interpreting the language in statutes anymore.

Thus, one is left to ask, why do we continue to pay to support this masquerade, this farce, this LIE?? What kind of debased creatures pay for the privilege of prostituting their very freedom for the crumbs that false and designing men “magnanimously” toss at them from their own tables?

We don’t have to submit to this.

We don’t have to crawl down on our hands and knees for the benefit of the self-serving, parasitic tyrants who demand that we do so for their own self-aggrandizement and will to power.

Our Forefathers didn’t put up with it, and if we wish to be considered men and women and Americans along with them, we will not put up with it, either.

On October 14, 1771, Samuel Adams wrote:

The liberties of our Country, the freedom of our civil constitution are worth defending at all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have receiv’d them as a fair Inheritance from our worthy Ancestors: They purchas’d them for us with toil and danger and expence of treasure and blood; and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle; or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men. Of the latter we are in most danger at present: Let us therefore be aware of it. Let us contemplate our forefathers and posterity; and resolve to maintain the rights bequeath’d to us from the former, for the sake of the latter. — Instead of sitting down satisfied with the efforts we have already made, which is the wish of our enemies, the necessity of the times, more than ever, calls for our utmost circumspection, deliberation, fortitude, and perseverance. Let us remember that “if we suffer tamely a lawless attack upon our liberty, we encourage it, and involve others in our doom.” It is a very serious consideration, which should deeply impress our minds, that millions yet unborn may be the miserable sharers of the event.

Friends and fellow patriots, it is time to fulfill our sacred duty. Make no mistake, if we don’t do it, no one else will.


Posted August 16, 2012 by Candidus in America

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