Posts Tagged ‘fourth amendment’

Lawless Government

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Dear Friends,

It seems to me that the US government has become utterly lawless. We the people are supposed to follow all rightly constituted laws, passed by the legislative branch and unless overridden by the congress, signed by our President. Our government is supposed to follow, to the letter, our Constitution, the contract between the governed and the governors, strictly enumerating the power we give up to government, to ensure our property is secure, establish standards, and control criminal behavior as well as protecting us from foreign powers. The US government increasingly seeks to control every aspect of human behavior, while at the same time totally ignoring, not only the intent of our Constitution and it’s limits on government, but are now actively urinating on the text. Examples abound, from their abdication of both tenets of the First Amendment, the total destruction of the second amendment, government living by rapine, we are no longer safe in our personal papers, government can seize any of our property at any time, to the crushing of State’s Rights in every way possible. To make the system work, increasing amounts of violence must be used against us, even as we behold our government ignoring the basic rules they are supposed to follow. We stand naked before government while they hide behind a wall of guns, woven together with red tape, aimed at us.

Fail to follow any arcane regulation, law or ordinance and the full weight of the US government will fall on you. Disagree? Try withholding taxes because they go to something you are morally against, like funding abortions, and see if armed men don’t come to your door and arrest you. We are held to the highest standard possible, to the point of being monitored by camera while driving down the street, our emails are scanned and saved on some government computer in Utah, our homes are peered into by the government with infrared and other sensors, our computers can be seized at any time, banks record our cash transactions and send them to the government, our credit card transactions are available to government for any purpose, etc… Every aspect of our lives is open to our government, but our government hides even the most mundane things from us.

The recent internet regulation was hidden, and even now that we are supposed to follow it, most of it’s intricacies are covered in arcane wording and red tape. Despite being called Net Neutrality, it does the exact opposite it was billed as. It creates a market web which players pay to play and the old internet which is free, so I ask you, which will get the funding? The one where companies can make a profit, (and is regulated as to their content and political correctness)… or the one where financial loss is guaranteed but is open to anyone to say anything? I submit to you, Net neutrality was and is designed to wither the open internet on the vine, creating a system where government can increasingly control the flow of information.

The Amendments are ignored and given less and less lip service every day that passes. If you are stopped by a police officer, make the mistake of talking to him or her, and you are carrying cash, they can simply take that cash, your life savings perhaps, and you are out of luck. How is that different from a highwayman? Moreover, it is a direct violation of the Fourth Amendment, but isn’t the only violation of the Fourth Amendment by far. Your church may be forced to provide abortions, pay for blasphemous art, limit what they teach or marry gay couples. You are limited in your speech in a myriad of ways, all the government has to do is label whatever you say as “hate speech,” or you as an “extremist” and you are now a criminal subject to prosecution… which are blatant violations of the First Amendment.

The Second Amendment has been eviscerated. Today States pass whatever law restricting our Right to keep and bare arms they want without a peep from the Judicial branch. The right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed… seems simple enough to understand, but the learned members of the new class have a hard time understanding what infringed means. It is no coincidence that those places where guns are outlawed, have the highest violent crime rates, the highest murder rates, and the most government tyranny as well. Look at Chicago’s murder rate, violent crime rate, and secret prison for example.

The interstate commerce clause has been so perverted government can regulate every and any aspect of your life. That perversion is based on Wickard v Filburn. In that case, (which still stands), the government can force you to plow under crops you are growing for your own consumption! Because you won’t buy that food on the open market and therefore effects the prices of food across state lines. In other words, the government has the power, as yet unused, to regulate you and your family to starve to death! Now, I can hear some innocent Pollyannas saying, “They would never do that!” But only a few decades ago, it was unthinkable that a human being could be executed by dismemberment, simply because he or she has been recategorized as a fetus.

The US Constitution makes no provision whatsoever to allow for the bureaucracy. Yet the bureaucracy has become the largest part of government today, and is totally unconstitutional. It too is based on Wickard v Filburn. The bureaucracy bypasses the Constitutional legislative process, creating unconstitutional regulations that stymie economic growth, erode what Constitutional liberties remain and most perniciously, move us from a limited representative republic to an administered despotism.

Our government has been disconnected from the limits the framers built into our Constitution. The new class elite claim the Constitution is a “living breathing document,” and thereby unshackle themselves from the limits put on them by it’s original intent. The Tenth Amendment says – “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” In other words, if the Constitution doesn’t say government can do a thing, government is forbidden from doing, and those things the Constitution says government cannot do, it cannot do. Sadly, government does whatever it wants today, there are no limits, they have broken the contract over and over.

Today, those powers that are not bestowed on government, are regularly done, and those powers the Bill of Rights strictly forbids, are commonplace. We stand naked before an all powerful government while they hide behind a wall of guns aimed out at us. We not only have to worry about a robber taking our hard earned money, the government itself has become the thief, government undermines economic standards whenever a politically favored group wants, it encourages an invasion of people who seek to change our way of life, and the list goes on. Government hides everything they do, as they tell us, if we have nothing to hide then we should stand naked before it. Can there be disagreement we don’t live under a poorly concealed despotism? Isn’t it time to reign them back in?

Sincerely,

John Pepin

Cognitive Dissonance

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Dear Friends,

What does it say about a government’s attitude towards it’s citizens, when that government allows illegal aliens to break the laws of the country with practical impunity (not requiring drivers licenses for instance), allows lawmakers the privilege to break any law they see fit with no negative repercussions (tax evasion for example) but holds the average citizen to the highest standard of personal conduct, even enforcing that conduct with the use of intrusive surveillance techniques such as video monitoring, including breath, urine and blood tests of the citizens (to prove their innocence), coupled with ever more attacks on free hold property rights? What would you think of someone you treated so poorly?

There is a psychological term called cognitive dissonance. Without going into a long lecture on every connotation and possible meaning of the term I will simply explain it as, Mental moment of inertia. We do what we do and we keep doing it. So for example if we stop at an Arby’s for lunch, the next day we are slightly more likely to stop at Arby’s for lunch. If we do, then the likely hood of stopping the next day grows, so on and so forth… If we are mean to a stranger… then we like that person less. It is in our nature, to justify, in our minds, that which we do, as occasioned by the other. So if we are accidentally mean to someone or intentionally unkind we dislike that person more after. Our attitude must comport with our actions. We have started Mental moment of inertia and the next time we see them we will be more likely to be unkind to them… etc.

So when a government treats it’s citizens as enemy combatants while treating illegal aliens, foreign terrorists and seditionists better than citizens; that government starts to dislike it’s citizens. To offset cognitive dissonance. The more it is done the less the Elite in government like the people they “serve.” This is a fundamental fact of human nature.

If you are a thinking person, you have already considered the slippery slope dilemma, that is the obvious outcome. The slope is, an Elite that increasingly, and at an increasing rate, come to despise the people. Once the Elite actually despise the citizens the government has every incentive to attack the people’s rights in every way. The attacks become more loathsome and less based in pseudo logical rhetoric (sophist or spurious logic), and grow into more emotionally based rhetoric. Once the cycle has completed the Elite will disarm the people, eliminate the market system and it’s feedbacks, and once and for all reduce the people to slaves. The normal state of Mankind; Not the Right state of Mankind. In a few hundred or maybe a few thousand years…

If you think about it, what is a sobriety road block or a safety road block, but a violation of the 4th amendment to the US Constitution? Not that I in any way advocate drunk driving or unsafe operation of a motor vehicle but I do believe a slippery slope that has the obviously terrible consequences as this should be taken seriously. Because it has far more dire consequences for Mankind, than the carnage that drunk drivers wrought on our highways, but less obvious. The one is not shown at all in the unbiased media while the other is sensationalized. Which kills more children every year in the US, guns or bicycles?

Consider this; In Germany in the 1930s the economy was destroyed by a foolish government that spent far too much money, was too liberal in their social policies and not liberal enough in their economic policies. This inevitably led to a backlash in society and a cultural philosophy catching on that liberty was in conflict with good economics. Liberty was seen as the threat not illiberal economic policies.

So if we accept that those in government are human beings and we accept that the theory of cognitive dissonance has merit, then we must also accept that the Elite in government are emotionally affected by their actions in the day to day running of government. The actions and rhetoric of the Elite in government for once agree, the people cannot be trusted.

Who is vilified when the economy goes bad? Business. Who is vilified when energy prices go up? Energy producers. Who is vilified when children cannot read? The parents. The list is endless and the point is clear, we cannot be trusted. But who is always blameless? The people running the show. They are faultless in everything and in every way. Unless something goes right…

Cognitive dissonance explains a lot. Look around at reality and get a good look. Take it in. It may be ugly and revolting but even the ugly and revolting can be avoided if we look at it and actually see it. Otherwise we end up scraping it off our shoe.

Is there anyone who thinks this is a good thing? And is there anyone who doesn’t see it?