Independence Day: Is It Time To Celebrate … Or Reaffirm?
As we all gather on this fourth day of July to celebrate Independence Day, look around you … No I mean REALLY look around you, and you will see the utter chaotic state of a Republic via the mechanisms of a representative government wrought with corruption, cronyism, greed, complicity and (theatrical) destructive infighting. This is resulting in the slow but inevitable awakening of We The People, regardless of our political affiliation or mindset, to a very painful reality.
A historically large majority of Americans today no longer trust the lame excuse for governance that we depend on to lead this country (see attached Poll below). And this is not a Democrat or Republican issue as this fall from grace has been long in coming, with plenty of blame for both parties.
To blame one party or the other merely plays into the hands of those who wish us distracted and divided. But to not see the marked acceleration of this process of complicity and tyranny since the dawn of the twentieth century, and the shift into overdrive since the dawn of the twenty first century, is to pose a blind eye to absolute reality.
A serious look at the shift in policy and conscience of this government during the stated period reveals the constant erosion of our unalienable rights, our precious freedoms, our standard of living, our respect in the global community and more. This all culminates in a country devoid of self respect.
Today we suffer the mutation of our unalienable rights into granted privileges within limitations defined by this government. This is actually what our children are now being taught in our government influenced public schools!
A few quick examples of our rights (now granted privileges) being corrupted or redefined … Government designated Free Speech Zones, yea that’s freedom of speech (chuckle) … Constant spying on US citizens (reasonable privacy) but hey, if you are doing nothing wrong, don’t worry (nothing angers me more than when sheeple spout that line). The almost total negation of our 4th amendment rights (upheld by the Supreme Court), including warrant-less searches. This government’s self-appointed power to negate your right to due process (indefinite detention). A recent President claiming the absolute power to assassinate Americans with no need to prove why, etc…
So why is this happening?
A few reasons … but certainly NOT a complete list …
A gridlocked or complicit Congress unable or unwilling (via corruption, cronyism or complicity) to grab the reins on the runaway spending, leading this country to inevitable and total financial collapse.
A congress where over seventy five percent of all bills, mandates, laws or regulations passed ultimately fall outside their realm of authority, or jurisdiction, as defined by the Constitution.
A congress whose bills and laws constantly ignore the will of a vast majority of the people, only to favor the mega corporations that exercise almost total control over this same government.
Presidents (Obama) who constantly threatened, and then facilitated (all but unchallenged), illegal and unconstitutional Executive Orders and actions to … bypass Congress, thus the will of the people (actually today that last statement is an oxymoron) and blatantly bragged about it while congress pouted and complained but NEVER effectively pushed back…
Question: Isn’t Obama a Constitutional Scholar? And isn’t it the duty and purpose of congress to “check and balance” the executive branch … So why was this allowed to happen? Answer: Complicity!
But understand this slide into tyranny did not start with Obama … it has been progressing since shortly after the birth of this nation. But this process has greatly accelerated since the turn of the twenty first century.
The transformation from a Republican form of government (governance of, by, and for the people) to a Fascistic government (the blending of the power of corporations and the state). And DON’T even try to push back against this, because any idiot can see this if they choose to look at the many laws passed to favor mega corporations, while the average citizen or small business is over-regulated and excessive tax burdens are levied. This ultimately leads to the elimination of competition and absolute monopolies (illegal) for said corporations or cabals.
And lest we forget the many “Too Big To Fail” bailouts that you and your children, and their children will be paying for generations to come. So the huge mega corps are not allowed to fail … but you and I who PAY for those bailouts … ARE! Tell me again who controls this government? Because it stopped being we the People a long time ago.
A run away imperialism that sees US military forces stationed (overtly or covertly) in well over 150 countries across this planet (with some stating as many as 170), having very little to do with the protection or safety of this Republic.
A large number of deserving (and some not so deserving) Americans suffer today from budget cutbacks and reduced social program spending, while the military industrial complex grows fatter by the day. This government allots over fifty percent of its annual budget (our money) to military, or military related spending, adding up to almost one and a half trillion dollars (don’t be fooled by the published military budget, do your own research). WHY? Who is there to challenge the military might of America? NOBODY! But this is no longer a mechanism of protection, and is wholly owned and controlled by those same corporations who own this government (the puppet masters). This is now a tool or mechanism to achieve their global ambitions … FACT!
The untended invasion of this country by illegal immigrants to the tune of MANY millions (easily the largest invasion of any country in the history of humanity), while this corrupt government debates an issue that strains an already failing economy, and intentionally stalls any corrective actions by our current President (Trump). This is putting a massive burden on this country’s resources at a time when so many Americans are already doing without in record numbers, and facilitating benefits to these criminals (yes they are doing something illegal making them by default Criminals) some Americans are not afforded.
While you and I are constantly spied on to insure we are not a threat to our country, illegals are still streaming across the southern border daily, although the number has drastically decreased since the election of Donald Trump … How many are criminals, murderers, drug traffickers or terrorists? Yet it is you and I, loyal American citizens, concerned only with keeping this country strong and prosperous, who are under the microscope, while who knows what enters this country illegally or sorely under-vetted. Does this make sense to ANYBODY not working for this out of control government?
Need I continue? Because believe me I CAN!
None of this is made up, contrived or even exaggerated, and all must be seen as blights on America’s survival today. The days of Democrat or Republican are gone and the only consideration we must focus on is PRO-American or UN-American because the time runs perilously short to save this country … and a day may soon come when there will be (in the truest definition of historical significance) NO-American …
If our founding fathers were alive today they would hang their heads in shame at the utter travesty we now call our government … and ask themselves why they had even bothered.
BUT … We The People share some of this blame by virtue of the fact this was created as a government Of, By and For The People, and we have, through our misplaced trust, ignorance, apathy and complacency, allowed much of what we suffer … We have in fact acquiesced our power to the innate authority of these treasonous tyrants.
This Must End!
Or America as we knew it, and dream that it can once again be, surely WILL … well after reading this commentary YOU finish that sentence.
We once struggled as a people to throw off the yoke of an over-imposing and tyrannical government bent on bleeding us dry of our wealth and freedoms … that was in 1776. Today history has come full circle and We The People once again face a government that is intent on tyranny. Only this time it is not a monarchy from across the ocean, but from oligarchical agents within our government, hell bent on intentionally destroying what was once the worlds most successful Republic.
Is it truly time to celebrate our independence … or is it once again time to renew the struggle to regain and guarantee it, because nearly all our founders bequeathed us has … evaporated. Where Do We Go from Here?
As you settle in to celebrate Independence Day this year and give thanks for all you have, and how privileged you are to reside in America, the land of the free and the home of the brave … Think again … Stop freaking LYING to yourself … Wake up to REALITY … or don’t get too comfortable in your Celebration because a LIE, unless addressed, will ALWAYS come back to Bite You In The A**!
What you will find below is that a cross section of all Americans ALL Americans, Democrat, Republican, Independent. Tea Party, Libertarian etc… are starting to speak more each day of their massive dissatisfaction with the triad of governance (Executive, Congressional & Judicial) in America today and …
MANY OF US ARE PISSED OFF!
In the latest, largest poll available covering the entire US population (and it is almost four years old) showing over Sixty-five percent of Americans are dissatisfied with this nation’s corrupt and self-centered system of government, and how badly it works, or how miserably it is failing … Any bets that if that poll was taken today it would cross the 75% mark with ease (as some less well known polls already are)?
So why are we celebrating our extreme dissatisfaction? Do we celebrate a car that constantly breaks down, or a computer that constantly presents corrupted information … or do we fix or replace the faulty components that are making life miserable for us? The answer seems so freaking obvious, unless you are part of the most afflicted society when it comes to programmed ignorance, on this planet.
See more here: In U.S., 65% Dissatisfied With How Gov’t System Works
Now what are we going to do about it ???
My parting shot …
According to the Constitution:
We The People sit at the top of the food chain (Sovereign) and every politician that ever existed in this Republic is subservient to us and our collective will.
No president or congress can overrule the will of the people … but only if the people care enough to express that will.
ANY tyranny can be undone by the will of the people if they care enough to exercise their authority. Far too often we have not, and through apathy and complacency have allowed just about all we suffer … this is not a guess … this is a fact!
What can you do?
Get off your butt and fulfill your duty to this Republic … We The people must first recognize our own failings before we can fully understand how to undo and prevent the tyranny we suffer (TLB).
So again … Is it time to celebrate our independence … or reaffirm it … I think you know my answer … and you say ???
About the Author: Roger Landry (TLB) spent about three decades of his adult life either in, or working for the military, with about two decades working directly for the Military Industrial Complex facilitating DOD contracts. His awakening to Political, Economic, and Health realities was less than seven short years ago. Since that time he has founded The Liberty Beacon Project (TLB) consisting of over a dozen proprietary global websites, media projects such as TLBTV, and partner websites across the planet. He contributes regularly to multiple forums both in and outside of TLB Project. Most of his work can be found on the TLB Flagship website TheLibertyBeacon.com
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