Authored by William Robert Barber
We Americans are a people hyped by a cause and hypersensitive to the effectual outcome… well, I am speaking of televised professional sports, NOT the cognitive contemplation associated with the research required to enlighten oneself on the nation’s current socio-economic-political issues and policies.
The nation’s people have devolved into tribal camps wherein those on the other side of the ideological mountains are considered the incredulous Philistines, hell bent on inserting their particulars of governing upon the governed. By measures as ancient as Pericles to the acolytes disseminating the counsel of Machiavelli, these practitioners of processes extralegal, illegal, and fraudulent brazenly serve the interest of political party or person. As with Caesar’s legions, the elected, appointed, and staffed explicitly pledge their fidelity to a political ideal and/or leader — not to the republic’s constitution.
Technology is overwhelming a citizen’s cognitive ability to comprehend. Information is impenetrably voluminous. Laws are ambiguous by such specificity, the reading renders the average illiterate; in sum, there is a steadfast propagation of opacity within the process of governing. I do believe that ambiguity is the purposeful tool of the licensed and political elite; for self-serving reasons they want to project governing as mysteriously difficult.
National politics has a veneer of intuitive contrarianism. It is as if the goal is more nihilistic than rational with slogans, catchy phrases, and scurrilous accusations recklessly bandied.
Our republic is no longer an ideal in the making but instead a gigantic monolith that inhales tax monies and exhales debt. It is a bureaucracy managed by an unmanageable unknowable process. Discretion and those with the power of discretion govern this process. Judges and their judgements have voided Lincoln’s of, for, and by the people. Regulators interrupt the laws passed by congress and often make their own laws.
Save the republic from progressivism! Only a republican victory can bring the possibility. The election of Hillary would mean the last shovel full upon the casket… the Never-Trump crowd should snap hook onto reality because a No-Trump vote is Hillary’s dream and the demise of conservatism.