Yeah, that is an old country song but is my springboard into some thoughts on how high the waters of political corruption are in America. Each time I think I have a handle on just how corrupt politics is in America something new surfaces to make me realize that I ‘don’t know nothin’.’ The political swamp appears bottomless and the Deep State is beyond deep it is unfathomable. We have created a monster in America and a monster that likely will destroy us if it hasn’t already.
The COVID-19 pandemic nor the riots created the condition we find ourselves. They have been useful tools in the hands of the politicians and nefarious who want to strip America and Americans of our system of government and freedoms. Some of the Napoleonic local and state officials seized upon the opportunity to flex their political muscles. The edicts, lock downs, mandates, regulations, requirements, and threats of fines and imprisonment if we did not comply have been extremely disconcerting.
I, like virtually everyone in America, want to be safe, but without being an ‘expert’ in the medical field I realize that the stated objective was and is an impossible dream and unattainable. I saw an article that said the now-famous governor of New York was confused that most of the hospitalizations in his state were from people who ‘stayed at home.’ Wait? Doesn’t that fly in the face of the insisted requirements issued by the ‘experts’?
Some, including the governor of California, insisted that the lock down might need to be extended for 18 months. He said, “No normal until there is a vaccine.” Sadly, that may not available in 18 months and even then, it will not prevent the disease or its spread, no vaccine for any of the flu type viruses has or does. In some ways, it is grasping for straws and on the darker side, it is an exercise in control where the would-be tyrants and dictators exercise TOTAL CONTROL. That is dangerous and deadly for any republic.
During the previous administration we witnessed the weaponization of the FBI, CIA, and DOJ, not to omit the IRS and other agencies and bureaus of the federal government. We have allowed Congress to engage in illegal, immoral, unethical, and constitutionally destructive behavior and activities to achieve their political ambitions. We shut down the incredible economy that was giving new hope to millions and those ‘experts’ in medicine, science, and law tell us that we may need to do this into the foreseeable future. How high’s the water mama? It is deeper than deep, and the flood gates are open. America’s Constitutional Republican status is hanging in the balance.
Those of us who are ‘baby boomers’ are becoming a rare commodity and our influence and authority are vanishing. The war on our views and values has been going on for decades and the agenda of academia, the media, political elitists, and globalists are bearing fruit.
I was and am surprised that there were not been more people violating the mandates issued by the Napoleonic officials. When thinking patriotic and freedom-loving people are issued a mandate that is illogical, they are likely to violate that mandate. To tell parents they cannot enjoy a time of recreation in their yards with their kids is illogical and unreasonable. To tell a citizen that he/she cannot launch a tiny boat on a pond void of other people is illogical and invites the citizen to disobey. Threaten a Christian pastor with jail or fines for offering spiritual comfort and instruction to his parishioners sitting in their cars in a parking lot is illogical and unreasonable. I have been surprised at the numbers that acted as docile sheep and complied without a whimper.
When we see members of Congress privy to inside information sell off massive amounts of stocks ahead of a downturn in the market and now find that even family members did the same, what do we expect from the public? If those charged with making the laws ignore them why should the public value the law? When Congress can engage in illegal, unconstitutional, immoral, and unethical activities lie to other members of Congress and the public, what are the people to think and do? Would that not be an invitation to anarchy and chaos on a massive scale?
The psychological dangers in an extended quarantine, as we have been engaged, are off the charts. Various countries including the United States have experienced a rise in the suicide rates. We have seen an increase in addictions and people relapsing into the bondage of drugs and alcohol as well as a growing number of spousal abuse incidents. I have personally encountered more road rage, shopper’s rage, and general anger over the past few weeks from people I encounter. I don’t go out much because there is no real need and my wife’s medical condition fighting Stage Four Metastatic Breast Cancer. We were already ‘sheltering in place’ in a significant fashion before the edicts were issued.
The lunacy of emptying prisons to keep the prisoners from being endangered by the virus but locking up citizens who violate some overly restrictive and likely unconstitutional mandate is insane. It invites anarchy, resistance, rebellion, and protest. When governors and local tyrants declare that it is illegal to speak ill of them or their policies that is untenable and must be resisted.
I am reminded of General George Washington, our First President’s words when Congress was seeking to fire him as commander of the army and leader of the revolution. His understanding of human nature is amazing. He said:” A small knowledge of human nature will convince us, that, with far the greatest part of mankind, interest is the governing principle; and that, almost, every man is more or less, under its influence. Motives of public virtue may for a time, or in particular, instances, actuate men to the observance of a conduct purely disinterested; but they are not of themselves sufficient to produce a persevering conformity to the refined dictates and obligations of social duty. Few men are capable of making a continual sacrifice of all views of private interest or advantage, to the common good. It is in vain to exclaim against the depravity of human nature on this account — the fact is so, the experience of every age and nation has proved it, and we must, in a great measure, ch⟨ange⟩ the constitution of man, before we can make it otherwise. ⟨No⟩ institution, not built on the presumptive truth of these maxims, can succeed.”
Our Founders believed that true revolutionaries and later government officials should be guided by “pure virtue” without concern for personal necessity and benefit of their service. John Adams said of his cousin Samuel, “he has the most thorough understanding of liberty.” They were motivated by Freedom and desired that all be free. They detested the attitude and character on display in today’s politics and so should we.
To insist that we must comply or die for the common good is good only if the mandated objective is attainable and reasonable. We must not destroy an entire nation to save a few lives, that is not reasonable or logical. COVID-19 has become, if it was not from the beginning, an excuse used by the Deep State to pursue a World Government and Totalitarian control.
We either reject the leftists agenda and throw off the chains of oppression or we lose our freedom. The choice is a clear and easy one in November for the Lover of Freedom and the person who honestly reasons and weighs the costs and dangers. I vote against the Leftist, reject the Democrats, and will vote for Donald Trump for president.
God bless you and God bless America!