THE EVOLVING OF FACT

7 05 2017

Authored by William Robert Barber

The earth is no longer flat nor positioned as the center of the universe… it once was. And once upon a time, not so very long ago, a king professed a divine right to rule and to dispute the king’s right was a sin. Well, the concept of such powers debunked. The U.S. Constitution at one time, definitively, enforced covenants such as popular sovereignty, limited government, separation of powers, federalism, and a system of checks and balances. These covenants are no longer. When implemented the covenants are no longer translucent, evident, and palpable. Now days, every covenant is subject to a legal process of arbitrary means and methods. The ligne claire of what is fact is eroding into the subjective and relative.  

The evolving acceptance, by institution and individual, of what facts are factual encroaches, even threatens the susceptibility of deductive thought. However, the actual crisis of righteousness for the average American layman exists not merely because of the prevalent ambiguity of “the law.” But principally, whether one is guilty or innocent, the dependence of the outcome is premised on money. In reality, justice and fairness have little to nothing to do with the legal process.

It is amusingly sad (and I say amusingly only because crying facilitates the same result) that the original constitutional covenants are so distorted from original meaning and spirit they are unrecognizable.  These distortions are directly responsible for the abatement of American values such as self-reliance, individualism, and liberty.

I do credit the Trump administration’s efforts to redirect this nation’s priorities. Seemingly, the progressives — or should I say the “resistance” — are on a Machiavellian quest. Their objective is to deny Republican success, even if that success would correct the nation’s failing healthcare system.

The Democratic Party believes that they can pacify all who-voted-for-Trump into willfully, yielding to the liberal progressive ideological belief system of governance. Well, after the successes of FDR and Obama I can understand the probability of such reasoning; nonetheless, there has been a political awakening and this emergence of “change” is vibrant.

But of course, the world once was flat and Obama was, remarkably, elected twice…





THE POWER TO TAX

2 05 2017

Authored by William Robert Barber

It is implied that since the affirmation of this republic the three branches of America’s government are comprised of super-cognitive persons. Nonetheless, the miracle of the 1789 Constitution has been usurped by layers upon layers of wrong-headed judicial interpretation, ideologically driven distortion, and the nonsensical growth of a solo-driven unaccountable bureaucracy dedicated to processing. The law as written is no longer the assessment of its meaning; nowadays, the text of the law is subject to the prevailing thought, societal panache, or the cultural slant of a particular judicial review.

It is these “elected,” possessors of superior cognitive ability, graduates of renowned academies of smartness that rule. Indeed, congress is jam-packed with elected persons modeling many high-achievement validations for smartness.

Respective of being governed by the super-cognitive, laws put upon the governed over the last hundred years, is so burdensomely preponderant in ambiguity that  the common citizen is perplexed as well as wholly dependent on the anointed for a just interpretation. Additionally, covert lawlessness is no longer this nation’s most lethal threat to America’s sovereignty: The lethal threat is the statutorily compliant corruption of America’s original ideals. The perpetrators, the dastardly ones that threaten America’s traditional meaningfulness are the officers of the court and the elected. These persons reside in governments from the federal to the local level; their actions and non-actions have perverted the literal meanings of constitutional covenants and statutory laws to the point of opaque discernment.    

The basis of statutory compliant corruption is found in a manifold of distinctive variables. However, the origin that sophisticated the means as well as the pockets of those that governed plus incentivized the proliferation of statutorily compliant corruption was the ratification of the 16th amendment to the constitution. The use of taxation as the utility of legal larceny has been the mainstay cause of governmental enrichment. The enrichment of the governing régime has eliminated the practice of prudent oversight, encouraged deceit, and substituted tolerance for moral compliance. America’s out-of-control national debt and budget deficits are perfect examples of classic financial impairment. Nonetheless, both are ignored as containable by-products of a complex economy; in fact, both debt and deficit are sustained unabated by the elected whose sole interest is retention of status.

Today, the political parties and the media joust over the ideological fairness of taxable nitty-gritties; in my mind’s eye, the concept of taxing individuals is the reasoning of corruptive inducement. Therefore, the less people are taxed, the less inducement for corruption. Yes, government must be funded and taxation is the means; but when one cogitates over the irreconcilable abuse taxation has caused and is causing, the merit of taxation dilutes into a maxim: the less an individual is taxed, the better the socio-economic outcome.

The rational of funding government is sound; it is the implementation of such funding and the distribution system of tax dollars collected that initiates the wherewithal of corruption.

Every citizen should be taxed, otherwise the non-taxed have no measurable in their government. In fact, when one pays no tax whatsoever, is one effectively disenfranchised from citizenship? Those that have the legal definition of “more” should pay a static percentage more than average-taxed person. The sliding scale of taxation is un-American and distinctively unfair.

Taxation is the knife, fork, and spoon; the utility of government excess, indulgence, and corruption — it is the feeder of largeness and disconnect… less is definitively better.





CONFRONTATION IS REALITY

21 04 2017

Authored by William Robert Barber

A democratically inclined republic is purposely vested in a representative form of governing. The representatives are elected by the people validating the founding principle of democracy. Therefore the republic qualifies as a government of, by, and for the citizens of the republic. All well and just as long as the citizens participate in elections and render all aspects of every form of government, political parties, and governing with clear-eyed askance.

There is however an issue of overriding concern. A concern that is plainly transparent, data palpable, and frankly, wholly unacceptable: Citizens do not sufficiently contribute to the process required to maintain this constitutional republic.

A significant portion of Americans are media driven voyeurs, effortlessly stimulated to accept and react. They call themselves political activists.

We are led by “Politicians.” The direct and well-worn meaning of the word is acknowledged. However, the word does denote other indirect colloquial meanings: such as “forked-tongue,” deceiver, manipulator of truthfulness, and disseminator of factoids. Legally, in the defense of his client or to elongate the term of adjudication, an officer of the court may lawfully exaggerate, lie, distort, or skirt the truth. Politicians, when speaking on the Senate floor or speaking to the nation’s citizens. are not obligated to speak the truth. They may — and do — exaggerate, lie, distort, and certainly skirt the truth.

The mainstay duty of a citizen is to not trust the government and to regard the politicians with askance. Instead, because of laziness, ignorance, and entertaining distractions we trust and thus, suffer the consequences.

We Americans trusted Eisenhower to end the war in Korea and subsequent administrations to protect America against the North Korean menace; instead, we have a gangster nuclear arm nation of fanatics. We trusted Truman’s decision not to cross the Yalu River and drop a nuclear bomb in communist China. We trusted Kennedy’s decisions not to invade Castro’s Cuba. We trusted Carter when he kicked out the Shah in favor of the religious fanatic. We went along with Carter giving up the Panama Canal to a military dictator. We trusted Johnson’s management of the Vietnam War and Nixon’s decision to enable defeat. Obviously, I could go on and on…

In the present, Iran enriched by Obama’s silliness is evermore the terrorist supporter. North Korea with nuclear capability is at the brink of killing hundreds of thousands in a losing war. And Russia bullies its weight around the peripheries of its sphere of incidental influence.

Since the end of WWII American political leadership will not, in favor of dalliances of convenience, accept international realities. Leadership has watched too many Hollywood movies wherein the hero as well as the villain is identifiable and the ending morally ordained.

Reality dictates that force of arms is the requirement of prelude to confrontation and the finale of said confrontation. The satisfactory ending of a present confrontation is nothing less than a prelude to the next confrontation; violent confrontation is a never ending continuum.

Our dilemma of present confrontation was created by enabling our enemies and thwarting prudence in favor of deception. Deception was necessary for reelection and an obligatory of sticking one’s head in the sand in the interest of supporting a policy of hopefulness.





PROGRESSIVES ON THE EDGE

11 04 2017

Authored by William Robert Barber

One may assume that the believers of political socio-economic progressivism are the smartest of the smartest; these believers of progressive ideologies are intelligentsia personified, they have achieved the highest of educational standards. Nonetheless, since the loss of H. Clinton’s presidential bid, progressives are wandering about babbling nonsensical conspiracy theories that suggest President Trump enlisted Russia’s help in defeating their heroine.

At multiple levels of government investigation the Democrats are hounding after what does not exist. They seem clumsily perplexed, hyperbolical in response, and befuddled by Trump’s awe-inspiring election victory. Instead of the progressive’s political leadership consenting to introspective thoughtfulness-these super- shrewd –progressives have conjured up a scurrilous factoid as the reason for their devastating electoral loss.

Striving to satisfy a rage of unrequited antagonism, the Democratic Party has settled on revenge as their raison d’être. A characteristic of revenge is passion run amok. True to form this passion, stirred by revenge, applied asymmetrically in a willy-nilly manner free of thoughtfulness, is self-defeating.

Trump’s Tomahawk missile attack on a Syrian airfield is a perfect example of an unpredictable event erasing a scurrilous conjecture.  Obviously, the president is not in cahoots with Putin’s intelligence service. Of course there really are certain media and leftist crazies that will not accept the obvious; instead, they have created a much deeper conspiracy theory wherein the attack was a ruse to cover Trump’s indulgences with Putin.

Well, the “dye is cast;” the Rubicon has been crossed. Trump is now a player in Syria. The Russians and the Iranians can make the worst or the best of it. And then there’s North Korea…





SPEAKER RYAN: RECREATE AND RESUBMIT

29 03 2017

Authored by William Robert Barber

Bipartisan, meaning cooperation, agreement, and compromise as practiced by this nation’s political parties, is definitively a misnomer of delineation. Considering the diametric differing of political ideology, statecraft, and policies, after eight years of Presidents Bush and Obama this polarized right-to-left has had a whipsawed effect on the electors.

And then there’s President Trump, the disrupter: He distinctively points out that Bush and Obama are just partisans on the opposite sides of the same governing establishment. Both from Ivy League pedigree sporting law degrees and the ability to successfully persuade; however, in actuality, both are representing the establishment — one is simply more conservative, the other more progressive.

The administrations of Bush and Obama added to the national debt, both subjected commercial America to more regulations, one invaded Iraq, the other confusingly sleepwalked and wandered about in the Middle East, allowing the very worst of the worst of Jihadist expeditiously procreate.

 Withstanding the significance of the Trump presidency, the Republican capture of legislative function and the defeat of the Democrats have been nullified by the purist within the Republican Party. The Speaker of the House did not manage the process of legislative requirements in a prudent manner; he alienated and divided, confused and befuddled, tried to force the round onto the square: he ignominiously failed. Constitutional governance was forfeited and conveyed into the abyss of what could have been. The concept of convenience underpinned by the believers of this or that have once again defeated the good of common interest. The presenters of policy attested the complicity of incompetence with the receivers; their musings of stupefied arrogance and disregarding ignorance proved destructively proportional in ineffectiveness.

I suggest, Speaker Ryan, recreate and resubmit…





THE RUSSIANS, THE MEDIA, AND THE NEWS

12 03 2017

Authored by William Robert Barber

Today’s unfolding events are delivered to us consumers of information by means concurrent and distinct. These events are disproportionately varied in accord to and discordant from ideological determinatives.  In the midst of an aroused 24/7 profit motivated media focused on populating eyeballs to their particular venue, the titillation evoked by the written word has displaced the reporters’ essential: Who? What? Where? When? Why?

Reporters are novelists. When a story is analyzed as “worthy” by the reportage, but the supportive facts prove weak, even distorted, reporters dig deep to justify (within the purview of statutorily compliant deception) a joint-venture of opportuneness with contrivance and — voilà, the “worthy” story is saved.

The perfect example is this contrivance of Russia conspiring with the Trump campaign acolytes to secure Trump’s presidency: There is not a shred of evidence to sustain that charge, nonetheless the Democrats press on simply for the negative effect of such misinformation on the Trump presidency. Of course if our president could stop tweeting nonsense and stupid that might stop him from aiding and abetting his democratic enemies; of course that is obviously asking way-too-much of my president.

Seemingly, promoted by the televised drama of daily news followed by Sunday news specials, the pundit is now a celebrity. Their persuasion is a production. The production of a news show is — with notable exceptions — contingent on the network’s political ideal of the “truth.” The news show’s host usually reflects a venerable person espousing a known perspective. In other words, the viewer, embodied with progressive thought, is comforted by knowing there will be no ideological or truth-telling revelations to contradict closely held beliefs as long as they tune in to the NBC brand. If one is a holder of conservative views, the Hannity at FOX will never let them down. Generally, the viewer requires a reinforcement of preordained perspective. If however, a differing or contrary offering is presented, then in the first cause that contrary offering must be profoundly dissected. If upon dissection the differing is found truthful, then that truth must be slowly pieced into acceptance.

Such is the “slings and arrows” of self-governing. It’s a mess. However, remembering the history of this nation’s tussle with self-governance at the least, the Tories are no longer fighting their rebel brethren and the North is not facing the South at Gettysburg.  

Yes, the battle over the philosophical interpretive of what’s best for the common good is frustrating. The diverse character and differing appreciative perceptions induced by our nation’s varied social fabric is confusing. The concept of self-reliance is waning in direct proportion to our embrace of a socialistic economic system, and from my personal insight, the often out-and-out counter-cognitive of dealing with those that do not agree with me… imagine that!

Self-governing is chaos seeking a bridle…





THE LIBERAL PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

27 02 2017

Authored by William Robert Barber

It is decisively clear that the Democratic Party has enfolded into the very leftist protocols esteemed by the likes of Eugene McCarthy and George McGovern. Although the deal points of contention are dissimilar, the political philosophy of progressivism and its ultimate goal remain steadfast. There is however one poignant exception to the progressivism of the past: The strategy and tactics of today’s progressives, insofar as implementing and injecting progressive ideals into American culture and government is stubbornly much broader in scope, refinement, and substance.

For example, as the Republicans have elected representative majorities in local, State, Congress, and the presidency, the liberal progressives employing the political wherewithal of progressive ideals and thought have dominated (throughout) the political philosophy of academia’s unions, teachers, administrators, and students.

Bolstered by a predominance of liberal predisposition amongst the governors of academia’s managing régimes procedural discretion is the justification for denying variant thought on campus. The prevailing leadership of Academia has surreptitiously redefined the spirit and meaningfulness of the 1st Amendment of the Constitution to service their political philosophy.

 Interestingly, these intellectually endowed progressives are very flexible when it comes to Constitutional interpretation. But then, I must remember they are omniscient; therefore it follows that their sense of moral righteousness predominates. As a credit to their intellectual superiority, they are able to maneuver thru the twists and turns of their own contradictions and hypocrisies, achieve reelection, and passionately endorse socialistic answers to today’s problems. Neo-Marxist Saul Alinsky would be very proud of the ideals, formation of rationale, and especially the measurable influential advancement of today’s progressive movement upon America’s culture.

All was going so well for these progressives until November 8 of last year… and then came the unbelievable:  A Donald Trump electoral win! Baffled, confused, and strenuously disorientated, the progressives abruptly lost their intuitive skills. They wandered about, mumbling and rubbing their bellies, hoping to comfort their inners. After multiple attempts at blaming this, that, and the others, the progressives have settled on “résistance” as their stratégie du jour.

As a conservative, I am very pleased. If their strategy was to direct their energy toward the betterment of the nation, not necessarily abandoning their Democratic Party values, but putting indifferences aside where it was possible, well, that could siphon off some voters in the next election… Thankfully, revenge is their motivation.

As an extra bonus (for the Republicans) toward the next election, the Democrats elected DNC’s chairman Tom Perez…