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How Did We Get To This Point?

Written by | March 27th, 2011

No doubt, there are many factors, and opinions, that could be cited, as to how our country has arrived at this point in our history; but, please allow me to share a few of my general insights:

In The United States, indeed, every citizen should have the God-given right to vote; however, in our Federal Constitution, The framers gave The United States Congress 16 explicit, and Enumerated Powers, to which they could legislate; all other matters were to be left to the respective states.

Sadly, over the years, Congress has completely rejected these limitations; and, as a result, has allowed our country to be enslaved in debt; and, with trillions of dollars in unfunded liabilities, for so-called entitlement programs.

As a result, from their lack of prudence to our Constitution, our Congress has enabled the voters to vote for almost anything that any legislator could dream up! Therefore, while Congress has been constitutionally-elected, they have still set the stage for the voters to knowingly, or unknowingly, vote their fellow citizens out of their freedoms and property.

And, this is likely why we still have the ‘illusion’ that we have our Constitutional Republic; when, in fact, our Federal Government has been transmuted into a quasi-Socialist National Government.

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4 thoughts on “How Did We Get To This Point?

  1. Mary Shell Hughes

    Amen … may God help us all, because he’s probably our only real hope to save this country now.

  2. Jeff Minor

    How did we get to this point? We’ve allowed progressivism to infiltrate our culture.  People think PROGRESS is a word that always means good things, but that’s not so. People make fun of the way America used to be afraid of Communism.  Now communism is good, because we have a President that says he likes Marx, and whose father was an avowed Marxist. The watchdogs have been asleep for too long. We need to purge our culture of the insidious, Godless memes that are progressivism. The hard, bright light of day is required to show people how toxic all this New World Order business is.

  3. Lisa Blair Hathaway

    Excellent Article.
    One thing for sure, We got here by Elected Officials ignoring Our U.S. Constitution from the fact that it’s not possible to sanction socialism in part or in whole through Our U.S. Constitution. The only possible result from honoring Our U.S. Constitution is a Successful Capitalist Country with a Massive Strong Defense.

    I have to say, for the life of me I do not see how it is constitutional for Americans to have a Democratic Party when what it stands for it increasingly more socialism, even the socialists are suing the Democratic for stealing their platform. The Democratic Party is a Red Herring that we don’t need the distraction of; and perhaps that’s their purpose, the progressive distraction. Many Apologies for my being off topic.

  4. Bob Baker

    This is the history of governments — one man does something which is to bind another. A man who cannot be acquainted with me, taxes me; looking from afar at me, ordains that a part of my labour shall go to this or that whimsical end, not as I, but as he happens to fancy. Behold the consequence. Of all debts, men are least willing to pay the taxes. What a satire is this on government! Everywhere they think they get their money’s worth, except for these.

    Hence, the less government we have, the better — the fewer laws, and the less confided power. The antidote to this abuse of formal Government, is, the influence of private character, the growth of the Individual; the appearance of the principal to supersede the proxy; the appearance of the wise man, of whom the existing government, is, it must be owned, but a shabby imitation. That which all things tend to educe, which freedom, cultivation, intercourse, revolutions, go to form and deliver, is character; that is the end of nature, to reach unto this coronation of her king. To educate the wise man, the State exists; and with the appearance of the wise man, the State expires. The appearance of character makes the State unnecessary. — Ralph Waldo Emerson Politics (1844)

    Emerson, at the writing of this essay, felt that the character of American individuals would become more honorable and require less law and government because the wise and honorable man can govern himself. We weren’t that far from the revolution and the government had not grown that much, but Hamilton’s Curse would have its way. Emerson must have missed the importance of this passage:

    And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents. And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob. And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint: And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom. And Jacob said, Sell me this day thy birthright. And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me? And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob. Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright. — Genesis 25:27–34

    The numbers of people with the character of Esau has grown in America, while the number of people with the character of Emerson has shrunk.

    “The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.” — Buddha


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