It's inevitable and it's coming. Change that is. We elected a man who promised change, a man who promised if elected, to remake America. With the help of Congress and a sizable cadre of unelected, unvetted, and nearly unknown czars, he is doing it.
And it isn't only our president and his Democrat accomplices. Do you recall the summer of 2007 and the tough political struggle over amnesty for illegal aliens? Do you remember the millions of phone calls and faxes and emails to our congressional representatives? Have you forgotten that President Bush was for a bill that he could sign into law that would grant those entering our country illegally, a path to citizenship? Can you picture Lou Dobbs on CNN every night carrying on about the North American Union and how the dollar was going away and would be replaced by a new form of money, the Amero?
This isn't about political party. It isn't about conservative vs. liberal. It's about a radical shift in the way America works. It's about a government in Washington, DC that is muscling its way into every nook and cranny of our lives. It's about Washington, DC vs. the American people.
Sounds crazy, doesn't it?
Yet with each passing day, and each new revelation, or proposal in Congress, it becomes clearer and clearer to me that our economic downturn is not typical, that our government's actions are radical, and that the people making decisions are only telling us half the story. Far too much evidence has emerged to think that everything going on is coincidence. It cannot be detailed here. If you think I'm nuts, please do yourself one favor before you cast me aside. Do your own research on just a few things and see if you don't find yourself scratching your head in wonderment. How about a few questions?
- Why did thousands of banks and mortgage lenders make "toxic" loans to under-qualified borrowers?
- Why did Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and other secondary mortgage market businesses buy up these "toxic" loans from banks?
- Who is Franklin Raines, where did he work between 1999 and 2004, and how much money did he make during those years?
- How come Goldman Sachs received a huge chunk of TARP bailout money and their large competitor, Lehman Brothers, did not? (Hint: How many high level government employees once worked for Goldman Sachs before they came to work for the Federal Government?)
- How can the billions of dollars given to ACORN in the March 2009 Stimulus Package, stimulate the economy?
- Who or what is ACORN anyway?
- Who actually wrote House Bill HR 3200 (the healthcare bill that everyone is up in arms about)?
- Why do we need a national, civilian, quasi-military force?
So, what's coming?
No one can say for sure, of course, but it is evident that when the dust settles from all of this upheaval, the party we call America will be over. Yeah, I said "party." Why? because most Americans have been cruising along now at a pretty good clip at very little personal cost. The payment is about to come due.
Our house is dividing, splitting apart. Jesus said, and Lincoln echoed it during the Civil War, that "a house divided against itself cannot stand."
The two extremes of what may come are:
1. A nationalizing of more and more American industries and a super-sized, big-brother central government (as in the Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela, etc.)
2. A civil war (hopefully only with words and declarations and secessions) that leaves us with several smaller countries made up of collections of states.
It is possible that something in-between could emerge, but we sort of already have a mild form of No. 1 now. Some people are calling what we have now a "soft" tyranny.
So, if you have made it to the end of this little blog, you probably have at least somewhat of an open mind. Use it to explore the few questions I posed above.