It is undeniable that in America today our federal government is bloated, overpowered and out of control. The more power and wealth it controls and the more aspects of our lives it micromanages translates to diminishing economic and individual liberty.
Most Americans of sound mind are aware of the infringements on many of our rights. Since the attacks on September 11, 2001, we have had several of our rights infringed upon. These are not just limited to the obvious, like the 1st and 4th Amendment. When Barack Hussein Obama was elected he promised to fundamentally transform America and that’s the one promise he’s kept.
Let’s not play the game of blaming everything on Barack Obama or George W. Bush. Subverting and perverting the constitution is nothing new in our government. As the federal government has grown over the last 80 years, it has drifted further and further from the Republic that our founders’ framed us to be. Some argue that we ceased to be a Republic shortly after the Great Depression.
I recently read a book written in 1955 titled, “The Decline of the American Republic”, by John T. Flynn. In one passage he wrote:
“The American Republic the founders described existed for 144 years. In the 22 years since 1933 it has been subjected to profound change, accomplished without any change in the actual words of the Constitution. It has been done by sheer usurpation by power of the federal government. This could not, of course, have been brought about without favoring circumstances. The chief influence was what has come to be known as the Great Depression of 1929.”
FDR’s recovery from the Great Depression involved the so-called “New Deal”, a series of economic programs. These economic programs were a massive power grab and elevated FDR’s administration to something resembling the fascism of Mussolini. The progressive movement was in full swing jam packed with socialist revolutionaries.
When Flynn wrote his book in 1955 he offered solutions he felt could restore the American Republic and stop the march to a socialist state. It struck me while reading this that his time in history is a microcosm of modern day America under our current oppressive regime and all it’s thuggery. Obama has accelerated process of bankrupting America, both morally and economically. It’s moving at an unrelenting pace.
One burning question remains: Regardless of which party controls the executive branch, will the next President stop or facilitate the fundamental deconstruction of America that has been taking place over the last several decades?