The Fate of The American Republic is Now Sealed

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The Fate of The American Republic is Now Sealed


The last nail is being driven into the coffin of the American Republic. Yet, Congress remains in total denial as our liberties are rapidly fading before our eyes. The process is propelled by unwarranted fear and ignorance as to the true meaning of liberty. It is driven by economic myths, fallacies and irrational good intentions.The rule of law is constantly rejected and authoritarian answers are offered as panaceas for all our problems. Runaway welfarism is used to benefit the rich at the expense of the middle class.

Who would have ever thought that the current generation and Congress would stand idly by and watch such a rapid disintegration of the American Republic? Characteristic of this epic event is the casual acceptance by the people and political leaders of the unitary presidency, which is equivalent to granting dictatorial powers to the President.

Our Presidents can now, on their own:

1. Order assassinations, including American citizens,

2. Operate secret military tribunals,

3. Engage in torture,

4. Enforce indefinite imprisonment without due process,

5. Order searches and seizures without proper warrants, gutting the 4th Amendment,

6. Ignore the 60 day rule for reporting to the Congress the nature of any military operations as required by the War Power Resolution,

7. Continue the Patriot Act abuses without oversight,

8. Wage war at will,

9. Treat all Americans as suspected terrorists at airports with TSA groping and nude x-raying.

The Fate of The American Republic is Now SealedAnd the Federal Reserve accommodates by counterfeiting the funds needed and not paid for by taxation and borrowing, permitting runaway spending, endless debt, and special interest bail-outs.

And all of this is not enough. The abuses and usurpations of the war power are soon to be codified in the National Defense Authorization Act now rapidly moving its way through the Congress. Instead of repealing the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), as we should, now that bin Laden is dead and gone, Congress is planning to massively increase the war power of the President.

Though an opportunity presents itself to end the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, Congress, with bipartisan support, obsesses on how to expand the unconstitutional war power the President already holds.

The current proposal would allow a President to pursue war any time, any place, for any reason, without Congressional approval. Many believe this would even permit military activity against American suspects here at home. The proposed authority does not reference the 9/11 attacks. It would be expanded to include the Taliban and "associated" forces—a dangerously vague and expansive definition of our potential enemies.

There is no denial that the changes in s.1034 totally eliminate the hard-fought-for restraint on Presidential authority to go to war without Congressional approval achieved at the Constitutional Convention. Congress' war authority has been severely undermined since World War II beginning with the advent of the Korean War which was fought solely under a UN Resolution. Even today, we're waging war in Libya without even consulting with the Congress, similar to how we went to war in Bosnia in the 1990s under President Clinton.

The three major reasons for our Constitutional Convention were to:

1. Guarantee free trade and travel among the states.

2. Make gold and silver legal tender and abolish paper money.

3. Strictly limit the Executive Branch's authority to pursue war without Congressional approval.

But today:

1. Federal Reserve notes are legal tender, gold and silver are illegal.

2. The Interstate Commerce Clause is used to regulate all commerce at the expense of free trade among the states.

3. And now the final nail is placed in the coffin of Congressional responsibility for the war power, delivering this power completely to the President—a sharp and huge blow to the concept of our Republic.

In my view, it appears that the fate of the American Republic is now sealed—unless these recent trends are quickly reversed.

The saddest part of this tragedy is that all these horrible changes are being done in the name of patriotism and protecting freedom. They are justified by good intentions while believing the sacrifice of liberty is required for our safety. Nothing could be further from the truth.

More sadly is the conviction that our enemies are driven to attack us for our freedoms and prosperity, and not because of our deeply flawed foreign policy that has generated justifiable grievances and has inspired the radical violence against us. Without this understanding our endless, unnamed, and undeclared wars will continue and our wonderful experience with liberty will end.

 

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John:  Thank you for your heartfelt comment! 

As an activist for The Gulf, I have heard very similar stories time and time again from the ignored many by the ruling few...  Make no mistake about it.  A Revolution is unfolding as we speak.  Activists are arrested almost daily.  People are revolting all over the US, but the corporate media is not covering it.  I am aware of it because I tap into the independent media, the only one covering what's really going on.  Go back and read the history of the Russian Revolution.  They talk about 1917, but it actually started several years before that; smoldering fires in many places, until it enveloped the entire land and swept away the rapacious few who raped and pillaged the millions.  The outcome wasn't what many would have hoped.  But then again, Revolutions never are.  Violence only begets more violence. 

Personally, I am very much opposed to that.  I keep hoping for a civil and democratic resolve, but the powers in place are too myopic to recognize the world wide storm they are causing.  They are too arrogant in their belief that they are too smart and too powerful to fail. 

I will continue my plight to inform others, pray and hope that my peers will wake up from their slumber and take action before it's too late.  I have faith in the human spirit and I envision a new era unfolding upon the world, where we realize our connectedness to each other and work to elevate us all and preserve Mother Earth.  Meantime, I am busy fighting against fracking and offshore drilling, pushing hard for sustainable, green energy, and doing whatever little I can with my time and my money to provide immediate help to those who need it the most.  I am but one of many who are actively seeking change and who have made a difference, if not in a worldwide scope, at least in small and meaningful ways to some.  These trickles of good can add up to a bucket of difference...

Don't despair!  Pray!  Meditate!  Hope!  Savor the moments!  And have Faith!  You are not alone.  And you are loved.

I know this to be true and I hope you will believe me!

Mirela

 

May 27, 2011 11:58 AM
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A new authorization of worldwide war will mean unrestricted powers to use the military at home and abroad at a time when the majority of Americans want limits on U.S. involvement in foreign conflicts. Not only will this authority make America less safe, it is unnecessary and will undermine our values and change us as a nation.

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May 28, 2011 12:10 AM
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Given the enormity of the proposed law, you’d expect the House to debate the amendment to strike it extensively, but that’s not what happened. The amendment was debated for a total of 20 minutes. That’s right. Twenty minutes to debate whether Congress should hand the executive branch sweeping worldwide war authority.

House Passes Authority for Worldwide War

May 28, 2011 12:22 AM
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Great Post!  Thanks!

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