Taking Back Control of Our Government
By Brett A. Fernau
When I’m driving along on the Los Angeles freeways and I observe one of those careless, inconsiderate, speeding, lane-changing hazardous drivers, I will often remark that I don’t mind if bad drivers kill themselves in their cars, but I don’t want them to take me out as well. I feel the same way about the careless and foolish people in powerful positions within the United States government.
History clearly shows that all forms of tyranny result in disaster for the economies and societies over which they rule. Conversely, on those rare occasions when the market is allowed to operate freely and when people are allowed to make their own decisions, guided by a moral code, economies and societies flourish and prosper. Always, when there is a trend toward less government control and more individual freedom, people’s lives get better. When productivity is rewarded, the result is more productivity. When it is penalized, you get less of it. When upright, moral behavior is rewarded, again, you get more of that sort of behavior. When sloth, depravity and criminality are tolerated, or even praised, rewarded and applauded, you’ll see lots more of it.
More and more, we have federal and local governments which tolerate and reward all sorts of criminality, sloth and depravity. Under the influence of those people who try to find justification and approval for their own crimes, we are told that nothing is our fault, no one is responsible, that human beings are simply helpless victims of their environment. Our elected officials pass laws making it a crime to differentiate between good and evil, between survival actions and suicidal actions, between moral and immoral. It is a hate crime to publicly proclaim immorality as such. One exposes oneself to public condemnation if he holds criminals responsible for their own actions. Morality, Christianity, patriotism, loyalty, integrity, and honesty are subjects of ridicule to many high ranking officials and media commentators.
None of this would be a problem, if it only affected the politicians, criminals and commentators who espouse this philosophy of moral equivalence. Unfortunately, in their rush to change this once great nation to one where all behavior is tolerated and no judgment is allowed, they are driving the rest of us off the cliff along with them. It’s time to revoke their license and get them off the road so that the majority of us can begin to repair the damage that has already been done. The election of 2016 is a good place to start, but we can’t afford to wait until then. We must find and support candidates who have read and understood our Constitution and are ready to enforce the limitations on government which our Founding Fathers wisely included in that document. We can’t let mainstream media control the message, we must make sure we run and elect principled, courageous candidates and we must hold them accountable to the people who elected them. We can no longer afford to allow someone else to decide what is best for us, we must take the wheel, assume control and never again allow government to have this much power. It isn’t too late, it’s never too late, but it would be much more desirable to accomplish this without any bloodshed. Let’s have a peaceful revolution this time, while we still can.