PATTY CAKE, PATTY CAKE… LET’S ALL COMPROMISE

8 07 2013

Authored by William Robert Barber

Today, America as constitutionally depicted versus as practiced (particularly by the Obama administration) is not a nation of laws; this nation has evolved into a nation of men. Societal inclinations and political contrivance have displaced constitutional statutes. President Obama’s disdain for the constitutional system of checks and balance and the principle of separation of powers is evidenced by the most recent scandalous behavior of the Department of Justice, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Environmental Protection Agency.  All of these agencies have exercised a willful ambivalence and arrogant disregard for the function and responsibilities of Congress. Under the custody of President Obama and the Democratic Party misrepresentations, distortions, lies, and tactical stonewalling have become the acceptable order of the day.

Idealism aside, discarding the common meaningfulness of the president’s pledge of transparency, fairness, and equality under the law most Americans understand that what the president meant was that under the pretense of his pledge raw, often brutal, coercive power is ruling.

The nation has reelected an administration wherein arbitrary discretion is the governing policy; piecemeal contrariness and political correctness have displaced what was once a nation of laws. The contextual ambiguity of legislation coupled with an imperious bureaucratic process have purposefully disquieted and replaced what was once comfortably self-evident. The electors’ sense of common knowledge is so manipulated and distorted that truthfulness is indistinguishable. For all political parties (the Democrats are just better at it) one man-one vote is nothing less than the quantitative of a successful electoral marketing strategy, wherein the singular mission is to promise anything to capture that physical vote. Whether the promise is fulfilled or whether the voter has a cognitive understanding of the prevailing electoral issues — such is considered irrelevant.  

Today, instead of a democratic republic, America has become a conglomerate mesh of political parties and multi-interest diversionary groups that yell loudly. Union persuaders, lobbyists of every description and petty affiliations all tied to special demands of every hue.  This conglomerate mesh of an entourage seeks endorsement of and for their particular; their commonly held declarative is “give me the money.”

There is a profound belief amongst the electorate that the act of governing requires compromise; that without compromise chaos would ensue.  The ideal compromise is believed to be achieved when neither antagonist is pleased with the resulting agreement. Such is the exemplar of how the act of compromise should govern a democratic republic.  Contrarily, I believe that compromise within the legislative process only breeds dissent, hostility, and ultimately, a sense of revenge. This nation, upon inception, compromised on slavery and a woman’s right to vote while insisting that freedom and liberty remained the essence of being an American. The result of the compromise was a bloody civil war and a bitter confrontation with our fellow Americans that happen to be women.

This administration is determined to enlarge and enhance the power of the federal government. The president has convinced half the nation that a largess government is obliged to care for those that has less by righteously taking resources from those that has more. Ostensibly, in the interest of compromise the Republican Party is seeking a parity of ideals expressed in legislation that will move the country forward. And at the same time they are berated and abused by the media, Democrats, and some distinguished members of their own party.

Compromise is for the most part full of silly, child-like behavioral peculiarities and characteristics that effectually sanctions legislative nonsense as a means to satisfy today’s presumption of need.  

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