By Alan Caruba
There was a time when our government was responsive to the public will. They actually paid attention to what individuals or groups of citizens said. The government was limited by the Constitution and the individual States were understood to be sovereign republics as well.
We now have a gangster government whose elected Representatives and Senators—at least a majority of them—no longer care what Americans think and are indifferent to the Constitution.
We have a President eager to cede our national sovereignty to international organizations, giving them the right to tell us how to run our affairs.
I don’t frankly care how many “Tea Parties” are held around the nation. The only one that will count will be a million or more Americans showing up in Washington, D.C. and demanding that the Constitution be obeyed and demanding an end to the insane borrowing and spending that will render the dollar less useful than toilet paper.
The Constitution consistently refers to “the people” and that means YOU.
I don’t see much else changing the direction that Congress and the White House is taking. When Newsweek has the audacity of saying “We’re All Socialists Now” on the cover of one of its editions, you know the nation is in serious trouble.
The “catch” is whether younger generations of Americans have the guts to show up. Or the smarts!
The great tide working against the long history of the nation that fiercely protected its sovereignty has been the indoctrination of Americans since the end of World War II to yield to international organizations and, in particular, to the United Nations. Its ceaseless efforts to become a world government are widely documented and even trumpeted by the UN itself.
This indoctrination has been part of the curriculum of every school in America, along with a constant theme of environmentalism and the primacy of the planet over its individual nation states. No one seems to find any irony and danger in the demands that the industrialized and wealthy states of the West punish themselves with “cap-and-trade” taxation of their energy use while China, India and developing nations are exempt.
Perhaps the members of Congress and those in the White House know something that Americans do not? Perhaps they know how polarized the electorate is between those who have swallowed the socialist propaganda in whole and those who oppose its expansion?
Simply put, the generation that venerates Barack Obama has dangerously low skill levels in reading, mathematics and science, vital for the development of a professional class of engineers, physicians, and other jobs that require such knowledge. Comparisons with other nations reveal vast gaps between Americans who have graduated from our nation’s schools since the 1960s to the present.
As two million baby boomers begin to retire, the nation’s education system has only produced about 200,000 qualified replacements. For the past three decades, the United States that used to be in first place worldwide now ranks third for science and engineering graduates.
Too many younger Americans lack the education and skills to separate propaganda from fact, to make judgments that will affect the future and too many older Americans are failing to actively resist the financial burdens being put on them, their children, and their grandchildren by the current Congress and White House.
A gangster government is deliberately destroying America and it is not being challenged in the courts or in the streets.