Civil War? Yes? If So When?
Can it be avoided?
This was the gist of a question on Twitter yesterday. It wasn’t the only one on the topic. Between those on the right (the “Patriots”) and those on the left (the Revolutionaries), it certainly seems conflict is in our future. Or is it?
First my response to the Twitter post. I said I cannot foresee the future, but I can SEE the present. There are those on both sides apparently pining away for war. This is destructive and not necessary. Why? Because we have a Constitutional Republic – WE the People ARE the government. We have the authority. All we need do is exercise it.
Now those weren’t my words exactly but the essence remains. In a nutshell this is how I see things. Now why do I put “Patriots” and “Revolutionaries” in quotes? Let’s start with the former.
A patriot, by definition is: “a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.” A civil war is an attempt to replace the government of their country by force. So my question is… if we have the authority to put representatives in place to run our government – why do we need use force?
Some will say that usurpers have taken control of the helm of government and put their minions in place. Effectively, they’ve staged a coup. I agree. What I do not agree with is destroying our nation in the process of rectifying the situation. We have legal standing. They do not. Surely they can claim they took office legally and passed laws in accordance with accepted norms. Technically they are somewhat correct. However, once one starts digging into the details, well, the ground they are standing on falls out from under them while their legs break off. How can I say this?
I say this because the “norms” they claim to have adhered to were put in place by their corrupt predecessors. Said “norms” are in and of themselves corrupt. Explain to me how the Speaker of the House can assemble a “committee” of seven members from one party and two from the other party. Those two were hand-picked by the Speaker herself to ensure they shared her own views on the subject. Meanwhile the “committee” itself was formed for the purpose of investigating alleged criminal wrongdoing. Such is beyond the scope of their constitutional purview. In short, she is ignoring rather than upholding her sworn duty to the Constitution. Other norms include compiling and passing massive bills covering a wide-range of ground in order to sneak through politicians own personal goodies. I’d say nearly all of the contents of nearly all of these bills reach far beyond constitutional limitations. And yet these are considered “normal”. Not. Now let’s talk about “representation”, shall we?
Our “representatives” are nominated by their respective political parties. Who runs these parties? I couldn’t tell you. Oh, I could probably find the names of the so-called “leaders” in any party in the nation, in any state, even in any county. All of this is public information, but who actually runs them? Maybe a better question would be who doesn’t run them. The answer to this question is far simpler… we, the people, do NOT run our own parties! We have no control. Zero. We do not formulate the platform. We do not control the flow of money. The money and the power are held by someone else. Always. This is evidenced most plainly by what happens once any politician takes office. They all take “The Oath of Office”. They all swear to uphold the Constitution. Then they promptly go forth to serve… themselves and their benefactors. How can I say so with such certainty? Look for yourself. What does nearly every politician attempt to do in office if not expand their power base? How do they do this? By expanding government. Our Constitution was intended solely to limit government. How are we doing so far?
Ronald Reagan put it thus: “Nothing lasts longer than a temporary government program.” This from a man who swore to end the Department of Education. I loved Ronald Reagan dearly but in this respect, he failed. The most painful truth about this is the DOE was only put in place by his predecessor, one-term President Jimmy Carter.
The bottom line is We the People have allowed the corrupt politicians to seize authority and control of our nation. To quote the Eagles song Hotel California, “We are prisoners of our own device”. The solution is not war… civil or revolutionary. We need not shed blood nor destroy our nation. We only need to take back what is rightfully ours – our authority and our power.
To accomplish this we need to eradicate political parties. Toss the politicians and their controllers out on their ears. We need to clean house – both literally and figuratively. This will be a big job. There will be tears and wailing. There will be disruptions. It will be messy. That said, the mess will be far less than the devastation wrought by violence. Where do we start?
My own idea is simple, maybe too simple but I think it is worth a shot. Our first step is a show of strength. We need to flex our muscles and put the usurpers on notice we mean business. How can we do this? We can gather as one in unity. NOT at the politicians center of power but at our own centers of power – our county seats. We do this at a specified time. We then flood social media with photos of us together so we cannot be ignored. This is not a protest. It is merely a show of solidarity. We need not agree on anything but the fact that WE the People are sovereign citizens of a Constitutional Republic and we want our country back.
Let’s do this.