As the Federal Government breaks specific limitations of authority outlined within the Constitution and spends to the point of endangering the currency, it falls to the states and our individual families to decide the future.
In mass November 2, 2010 Americans sent to Washington stark repudiation of Socialist governance. Maybe these patriots will stand without equivocation and return the Federal Government to its Constitutional role, but on the issue of the limitation of free speech embodied by so-called “Net Neutrality,” both Congress and the Courts opposed it, but the Federal Communications Commission did it anyway. Consequently, individual liberty in America is under attack – again. It’s time to talk.
Years ago at an international policy conference featuring Georgia Anne Geyer at the University of Tulsa, I had an opportunity to speak at length with an economist from the European Union. One of his favorite points was that Europeans were amused that Americans thought of their national economy as one system. He asserted that it was at least three economies if not more.
Of course there has been global commerce since mankind learned how to build boats and camels found useful for hauling stuff, but that is not economy. That’s simply commerce. I suggest there are more like eight American economies (two each on the ease and west coast, the gulf coast, the Great Lakes, mid-central, and western), but other students of economics may disagree. Regardless of how many, these economic regions are separate economic communities and they vary greatly in their current economic health. All economy is regional.
Oklahoma is not besieged with over-priced housing or massive foreclosures. Experienced with oil industry boom and bust cycles and without a large criminal class demanding other people’s property they can not afford, Oklahoma is much better equipped to recover our economic growth despite unfunded pensions and other state government based financial liabilities.
The question becomes; what responsibility do Oklahomans shoulder for the lack of fiscal maturity if not lack of sanity in California or New York? The short answer is not a dang dime, but the tyranny of bi-coastal congestion promoted by media propagandists in behalf of socialism and crony capitalism might propel us there and threaten all our forefathers fought and died to build.
Here is a thought for a new Amendment to the United States Constitution: Any state that declares or is declared insolvent must, before receiving Federal bailout funds, revert to its original controlling document. Thus removing all other legislation, an insolvent state would have a fighting chance to balance their own budgets. Let them add back what they can afford after such a default if necessary. Only services and obligations outlined within a state’s constitution would continue at the “reboot” and, in emergency, be supported by out-of-state taxpayer money.
More fundamental conversations expected around many Christmas dinner tables this year will focus on the recent Federal Court decision that Obamacare is unconstitutional on its face. The Commerce Clause of the Constitution addresses “interstate” commerce not individual commerce. While government can require insurance to drive on public highways, that is totally different from requiring someone not utilizing public facilities or services to purchase a product or be penalized.
The bottom line is that if the Supreme Court allows Obamacare, then America is no longer a nation of free citizens.
President Barack Hussein Obama Jr. is an anti-colonialist as he outlined in “Dreams from My Father.” As Dinesh D’Souza details in his book “The Roots of Obama’s Rage,” Barack Obama Sr. was a Luo tribesman who grew up in Kenya and studied at Harvard and abandoned his own two year-old son to pursue Marxist revolution in Kenya. He was a polygamist, a regular drunk driver (killing others, causing his own legs to be amputated due to injury and, in 1982 killing himself) who believed “we need to eliminate power structures that have been built through excessive accumulation” proposing that the state confiscate private land and raise taxes with no upper limit saying further, “theoretically there is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100% of income so long as the people get benefits from the government commensurate with their income which is taxed.”
Of course President Obama claims he is not an ideologue, but he lied about most everything during the campaign and, more to the point from his background, in Obama’s world “ideologues” are the ones with lit fire bombs in their hands.
International Financier George Soros caused the economic collapse of four national economies and America (the big prize) is fifth on his list. From the preponderance of public evidence, Soros’ non-profit organizations seek to end American sovereignty. Soros has claimed to be god and says he loves the feeling. He is the primary funding source for the majority of leftist/socialist/communist efforts in America over the last decade significantly including media. He is the money behind the coup d’état executed by the Democrat Socialist Party (formerly the Democratic Party) figure-headed by now-President Obama.
Before the reader jumps to a conclusion that this writer is a conspiracy nut, know that for the last seven years I worked as a private employee for county government. A writer and public information manager during that time, the obvious I can not ignore – while Congress may not read the bills they are passing, some son-of-a-gun with my skill sets authored each bill. The primary think-tank generating written material for President Obama’s administration is the Center for American Progress; a George Soros funded and influenced organization.
Maybe our newly elected Congress can right this ship of state, but it is sinking at the moment. Again, it falls to each state to look after its own and to each family and then to each individual. To quote a television theme song: “What ya going to do when they come for you?”
As for me and my house, our position is direct: “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness (which we interpret as personal property) – That to secure these Rights, governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
My entire life, I believed all responsible American leaders stood strong in support of those concepts, but in public hearings before the U.S. Senate now-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan refused to acknowledge to Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn that citizens had any rights before and or surpassing government degree. Her appointment by President Obama is significantly revealing and one root of growing government distrust.
This 2011 New Year Holiday consider the facts facing our future, talk with family and decide if our current Administration or, even greater, the form of Government has become destructive of Liberty. This is not a “game changing” consideration. The game was changed by George Soros and his minions including Barack Hussein Obama. The question is what are we going to do about it?
It’s a conversation starter we are overdue to engage don’t you think?
About the author:
An individualist, David Arnett has long argued that government is incompetent if not corrupt at the Federal level, put his life on the line to fight corruption on the state level and questioned almost every “authority” in Tulsa at some point. Passionately belligerent in the demand for equal treatment under the law, Arnett fought for racial integration of Tulsa Public Schools and equal rights as youth liaison to the Tulsa Community Relations Commission before he graduated from high school. Arnett is an equal opportunity aggravator.
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