Authored by William Robert Barber
Since Presidents Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, administration of both political parties have step-by-furtiveness step increased the size, scope, and power of government. Proportionally and in unison with such expansion of federal power there has been an abatement of individual freedom. Furthermore, the country’s fifty states, as an intended consequence of the 16 th amendment and the seemingly ubiquitous application by congress of the “commerce clause”, an enumerated power listed in the constitution in article 1, Section 8, clause 3, are more like fiefdoms with a fealty for pecuniary dependence than sovereign entities. Presently, as an example of the “commerce clause” and its instinctive status of overreach, Obama Care mandates that every individual citizen must buy health insurance.
I suppose it is just a matter of time until congress takes the final step and regulates what and when we eat per meal plan and of course, what we pay for what we eat. Such an overreach will eventually instate mandatory exercise programs detailing time and location, and naturally, what one wears to exercise must be purchased from government licensed union stores.
Is it not so that the spirit and meaningfulness of the whole is nothing less, nor more, than the sum of its pieces and parts? If the spirit of Americanism represents the intangible value and meaningfulness the tangible, isn’t subsequently the measure of the tangible, with all of its meaningfulness, wholly dependent on the veracity of the intangible spirit? Therefore, if the spirit is effected, the long-tail result of such an effect will be that the meaningfulness of the particular tangible will disunite from its original intent, its veracity of purpose will diminish, and the theme of truthfulness distort? Is this not exactly what happened to the application of our nation’s constitution?
I suggest that one’s individual liberty as defined in the meaning of Americanism is the spirit and the definitive of meaningfulness is the constitution. These constitutional rights in the simplicity of the textual are to the common reader unambiguous and pointedly targeted to the political, social, and economic affairs of each and every American. These rights to liberty are, for each and every citizen, innately proprietary.
In symbiosis and lawfully enjoined to individual liberty is the freedom of and for personal sovereignty. Liberty cannot exist without the freedom. The a-priori meaningfulness of personal sovereignty (freedom) is conspicuous within the tangible of laws that restrict the power of government; conversely, where the natural liberty of the individual is limited by government, the impairment of personal sovereignty is imminent. Therefore, the operating objective of legislation, respective of any perception of needs, is to make no law that ingresses upon an individual citizen’s natural liberty and personal freedom.
An indicator of governing ingress on liberty and freedom is the following rule of thumb: The greater the ingress on individuals and businesses, the more porous, ill defined, and ambiguous its tax laws. For instance, if an individual is required to hire a professional in order to, with surety, accurately affirm one’s individual tax return, the governing power is, by matter of practicality, coercive. If one requires an attorney to tell the truth in court, then maybe attorneys should not represent clients in the courtroom. Besides, it is apparent that these representatives of the court in cooperation with judges, have complicated the process of litigating, simply to insure their profitable participation.
When the electorate voted for Obama and his progressive brethren, a new order of an old brand of governing principles was enacted. The populous traded values, from the bucolic American expressiveness emboldened within the existential spirit to the reliance on government programs, committees of experts, a belief that social collectivism is a solution and corporate capitalism is the problem. These resuscitated governing doctrines are an old brand of liberal progressivism, cousins of socialism, communism, and fascism.
Individual liberty and freedom trump any and all government entitlements, promises, or covenants of surety; a citizen, in the interest of being and staying a free person, must not ever trust any government, politician, elected representative, or any of its proclaimed intentions. Vigilance is the necessity as well as the obligation of citizenry.
Do vote conservative!