Before we (Colonist) drafted and adopted the American Constitution we were governed by the Articles of Confederation. Our Founding Fathers drafted the Declaration of Independence and our pursuit of Independence was officially underway. Many things had transpired prior to that event but that was the official beginning.
It was only eight days later that a committee led by John Dickinson (former President of both Delaware and Pennsylvania) submitted a draft of the Articles of Confederation. One would have thought the need for rapid adoption, Congress took over a year to debate, rewrite, and fight over that document. Sounds a lot like Congress today, doesn’t it? They were a divided lot, and some feared a centralized government having too much power and placing too much influence in the hands of a select few.
The issue of States Rights or the Power of the individual States was a major issue. Additionally, there was concern about how the votes would be distributed or divided amongst the states. Some wanted the larger more populous states to have more say and more votes others insisted that it would be one vote per state. Those issues were finally settled, and the final draft was ready for ratification on November 15, 1777 but would not be completely ratified until 1781 when Maryland finally ratified it on February 22, 1781. Yet, it served as the de facto system of government beginning in late 1777.
The Articles of Confederation asked each state to “enter into a league of friendship with each other, for their common defense, the security of their liberties, and their mutual and general welfare.” In many ways, it was quite an impotent document but provided the pathway for the drafting and adoption of the American Constitution and the system of government we have enjoyed for almost 250 years.
Since the adoption of our Constitution, the inclusion of the Bill of Rights, and the other amendments, we have operated in a uniform system of government that has slowly morphed into more of an Oligarchy than a Republic. The politicians and the courts have misinterpreted, misconstrued, misapplied, and ignored the directives, limitations, and requirements of our Constitution. Both sides of the political aisle have been complicit in this erosion of our nation’s most precious document.
Those in positions of governance did it, but we the people allowed it to transpire. The more I study history the more I am amazed at how little interest the American people have shown in the affairs of their government. It has largely been a matter of personal interest. If it did not affect us as individuals, we were content to allow the politicians to play loose and free without Constitution. We slept through the fundamental transformation of our system of government.
We now have a self-anointed Ruling Class who envision themselves as the appointees of God to govern. Please understand that many of them believe more in their own power than the power of God. Some do not believe He exists, and others have such a loose interpretation of Him, they are, to an extent agnostic or atheistic. Some seem to believe that God is an absentee landlord and has left the affairs of man up to man, and whoever can seize power and control is the one with His favor.
I am reminded of Amos 3:7, “Surely the LORD GOD does nothing unless He reveals His secret counsel to His servants the prophets.” I am reminded of that because it is my observation that the political elitists virtually always tell us in advance what they plan. They do not always purposefully do that, but they do it with their language, their morphing of positions, and legislative actions. Hollywood often reveals the plans of the followers of toxic liberalism and progressivism in their movies, and we think of them only as entertainment without hearing or seeing the warnings and subliminal messages presented.
I don’t know if Joe Biden is a man that is a complete dunce, suffering from the awful condition of dementia, or diabolical. I don’t know if he is one, two, or all three of those, but all three surfaces in the actions of this administration. The question I keep hearing from people watching is, “What is really going on?” It is difficult to determine if what they are doing is a planned strategy to reshape the political landscape and complete the fundamental transformation Barack Obama touted as his desire.
I remember the politically astute tactics of President William Jefferson Clinton where they insisted his administration were all moderate Democrats. His wife quickly and frequently proved that a delusion or outright lie. The result was enough voters awakened from their apathy and slumber and America the first Republican Congress in 50 years. They called themselves New Democrats and their strategy was to win the election by any means necessary.
Most are oblivious by choice or naivety of what has been called the “Fourth Branch of Government” – the Intelligence Community. I believe that it began in a limited fashion with Clinton but grew into a monstrosity under Obama where the Intelligence Community has literally ruled America. They know everything about everybody! They have an inordinate amount of power and leeway in which to operate extra-constitutional and that is dangerous. Unfortunately, many on the Left and those in the upper echelon of those agencies think it is brilliant and wonderful. Many of us do not!
I have mentioned this before but the Biden administration’s about-face regarding COVID rent moratoriums and student relief extensions suggests a dire possibility as to what is really going on. The economy is in shambles, many sectors intentionally decimated and the border boondoggle is telling. It could be that he and the Leftists in power are simply trying to outpace the peaceful protesters. Of course, they have little effect on those protesters that are looting, maiming, burning, and destroying. They are an organism of their own and will have to be dealt with separately.
It appears that the plan of the Left and the Biden is to keep the handouts flowing as long as possible. They have to know that the longer they continue the more difficult it will be to make the cease. I predict they will be like the other entitlements and will be a perpetual part of our federal budget for perpetuity. They will continue and be demanded until and unless someone with more intestinal fortitude than is now visible comes to the fore and ends them.
I am convinced that the would-be dictators on the local level are receiving much if not all of their marching orders from the powers on high. We are in the fifth year of the Leftist’s plan to get rid of Donald Trump. They still want him annihilated and destroyed personally, financially, and politically.
I would love to laugh at the lunacy demonstrated by the alliances of the Left and the RINO consortiums. The Left claims to be the Allies of the Oppressed People standing against the White Oppressors. Yet, many of them are elitists and Caucasians who have participated in suppressing the supposed oppressed. I am becoming more convinced that the egotist of the political elite is brilliant in some things but dumber than a box of rocks in life and people.
Many Americans, the so-called White Oppressors are just normal middle-class people who want to follow the rules, go to work, and be left alone by the government. They are joined by millions of non-whites who desire the same thing. Yet, the Political Elitists of the Left insist that they do not and are doing whatever it takes to prevent that from happening. The perpetuation of the pandemic and the mandates will, in all likelihood, blow up in their faces in the future. The question is, “Will there be anything to salvage at that point?”
God bless you and God bless America!