Dr. Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College published an article in the Imprimis, December 2013, Volume 42, Number 12 entitled, “A Rebirth of Liberty and Learning” in which he describes the ‘Two Ways of Education and Two Ways of Governing.’ Both provide some incredibly timely and salient points that all Americans should read and allow to sink in for they describe why we are where we are and the dangers of being there.
I want to focus on the ‘governing’ portion although the education portion gave me much to think about, something in the ‘governing’ part caused me to think about ‘what’ and ‘why’ politicians are doing what they are doing and how it is affecting America, Americans, and our Constitution. There is truly a ‘method to their madness’ and it is so heinous that words are inadequate to describe. What they are doing and why they are doing it, in my view, should cause every American who cares about Liberty & Freedom to immediately commit themselves to becoming involved in restoring our republic. It will not, but should!
Dr. Arnn so eloquently stated the contrast between the old constitutional way of governing and the new progressive, statist, liberal, oligarchical, and politically elite way. One of the things he highlighted was how simple the laws used to be. Bear in mind that a Law passed by Congress and signed into law by the President are laws that we are to be ‘governed’ by. How can we obey or operate under laws that we do not understand and those charged with enforcing them cannot understand? That is part of their objective! They keep us in the dark and confused and they can manipulate the law and we the people according to their agenda, objective, and political ideology. Ignorance is not bliss it is ignorance!
When you consider that the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Northwest Ordinance, and the Constitution of the United States of America are all under 4,500 words in length compared to the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare which without the rules, regulations, etc. weighs in at 363,086 words. This law, as Dr. Arnn states, is not a law but something much more sinister and the public, congress, the IRS, the bureaucrats, the insurance industry or the health care providers understand it. HOW CAN YOU OPERATE UNDER IT?
James Madison who is frequently identified as the ‘Father of the U.S. Constitution’ suggested in his Federalist Papers that the Constitution receives its authority from the principles of the Declaration of Independence. That was the common view of his day and should be in ours but it is not in the minds of the Progressives, Liberals, Statist, and Political Elite.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among those are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their powers from the consent of the governed… That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of those ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government…”
When you contrast that with the belief of the current President of the United States of America Barack H. Obama as revealed in his book of 2006, “The Audacity of Hope” it is startling.
“Implicit in [the Constitution’s] structure, in the very idea of ordered liberty, was a rejection of absolute truth, the infallibility of any idea or ideology or theology or ‘ism’, any tyrannical consistency that might lock future generations into a single, unalterable course…”
I stand with Dr. Arnn in asking, “How did Barack Obama come to believe something so foreign to America’s heritage as that in the name of liberty we must reject absolute truths, which essentially include rejecting those truths included in the Declaration of Independence?”
Their purpose is to ‘keep us in the dark’ so they can ‘manipulate’ us. If the public becomes informed and is cognizant of what is really happening, understands the laws, rules, and regulations that are so voluminous from Washington THEY LOSE THEIR CONTROL. They must keep us ‘ignorant’ or “uniformed” in order to practice their deception and move us closer and closer to a Tyrannical Despotic Government in which we are literally pawns and serfs of the government and subjected to the whims, whishes, and desires of the political elite or as they view themselves THE TRUE RULING CLASS and RIGHTFUL OVERSEERS. I do not view them that way and neither should you. The Constitutional form of Government that we have derives the authority to govern from those being governed and we have dramatically shifted from that to a government that does not listen and is not responsive to WE THE PEOPLE.
We MUST change that or we will soon have a republic in name only if we have that! May God bless you and may God bless America!