In a perfect world, No. But last time I checked we are not living in that place or condition. Used car salesmen get a bad rap in the stereotype of all being shysters, crooks, cheats and con men and some are but it is unfair to lump all car salesmen or any salesman in that same pile. I sold cars for a short time and refused to be dishonest. It eventually cost me my job but my integrity was worth more than any sale.
John Adams once said, “There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.” That was incredibly wise and even prophetic when we look back on American and world history. Even Franklin D. Roosevelt, a president that would have suspended the constitution for his personal political end said, “Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy (republic) are not a President and Senators and Congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.” I somehow feel we have lost sight of that and feel certain that those in Washington do not agree, believe or intend for that to ever be reality again. Power corrupts and ultimate power corrupts ultimately! Thomas Jefferson said, “A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.”
There was a time when politicians and citizens recognized and respected the constitution and that WE THE PEOPLE were supposed to be the FINAL VOICE and VOTE in all matters government. That ship has sailed and while Barack H. Obama promised in his first campaign to be President that his would be the most TRANSPARENT administration in American history transparency seems to be that they have no regard for the people or the constitution.
One can claim to have done great things, get people in powerful positions of influence using vast mediums of dispensing information to agree but that does not mean it is true. One can plan deception and weave a web of deceit so intricate that even those closest to it are baffled by it and begin to believe it but it is still deception. History is replete with examples of how Tyrants used deception and distortion in the guise of government helping to seize power and become tyrannical despots. Is America in the process of succumbing?
Adolf Hitler was declared “Time’s Man of the Year” in 1938 and campaigned on a platform of benefit of the people. How did that work out? Hitler was a despotic madman with an evil agenda and hatred for Free Governments. He ‘fundamentally transformed’ German into his evil empire and was a clear threat to the entire Free World and even much of the Communist World.
Josef Stalin was the “Man of the Year” in 1939 and 1942 a man that FDR called ‘Uncle Joe’ during the 1930’s. He exterminated at least 20 million of his own people but campaigned as a man of and for the people and against those of power and position. Sound familiar? How did that work out for Russia or the Soviet Empire?
Nikita Khrushchev was “Man of the Year” in 1957. He proudly declared, “We will not have to destroy America with missiles; America will destroy itself from within.” Could it be that he saw through the crystal ball of life and knew what was happening with the Fabian Socialist and other Anti-American factions slowing making headway within our government?
The Ayatollah Khomeini was the “Man of the Year” in 1979. A despot who rose to power with the help of Jimmy Carter and waged savagery on his own people using the youth to torture, rape and execute political opposition. Ronald Reagan called him, “a maniacal fanatic who has slaughtered thousands and thousands of people, calling it executions.”
Those are just a few. Cuba’s revolution heralded a Freedom Fighter in Fidel Castro supposedly with the interest of the Cuban people at the heart of his campaign. How has that worked out? We could cite case after case of Despotic Tyrants in history and almost every time the common theme would be “We are here to help!” With that kind of help we need no opposition.
Today we are labeled ‘racist’, ‘phobes’, ‘bigots’ or something worse if we oppose what the bloated, overreaching and intrusive Big Government is doing. After all, we are supposed to quietly, passively be docile, drink the Kool-Aid and praise the work of THE GOVERNMENT. They would never deceive us, would they? After all the government is US, isn’t it? Therefore, if it is deceiving us then we are deceiving ourselves. We can be sheep or citizens. We can think or be mindlessly ignorant and fail to even casually observe. Big Government is not the friend of Freedom and never will be. WHAT SHALL WE DO AMERICA? WHAT SHALL WE DO?
God bless you and God bless America!