Remember that we who work and have taxes taken from us by force are the ones paying for this lazy individual.  I want a refund.  Don’t forget, we will still be paying this individual until the day he dies.  I’m all for removing pensions from government jobs.  This goes double for elected positions.  They can save and invest for a retirement just like the working folk who are taxed to support them.  It’s way past time to make this change.

A statue is down, a person is dead and several injured.  It is known that the officials didn’t intervene during the removal of the statue, but now have arrested some suspects.  I’m thinking the arrests are to make the government officials look good in light of the travesty occurring and their actions during the same.  What I would like to know to salve my cynicism regarding officials trying to play it both ways is: When is the statue going to be fixed and replaced?

As you could probably tell from the previous post, I went momma bear on that story.  After some reflection, I came to a realization that was much more troubling.  Let me start with Batman.  I like old movies and believe they still hold the best characters and story lines.  Batman would receive a call from the commissioner that there was a bad guy needing apprehension.  Task done, the bad guy would see vertical grey lines in his future.  This was a quiet storyline in each of the tales.  Batman would do his best to meet the challenge, and the bad guy would see bars.  The same was in the radio show of the Lone Ranger.  He was a bit more explicit though.  The Lone Ranger stated his purpose was to help law enforcement establish the law.  Superman also delivered the bad guy to jail.  It was quite a break with tradition to have the bad guy in the movie die.  That happened in the ’80’s.  I noted the difference then.  For decades, the quiet push was to have law enforcement establish the law and everyone was bound by that law.  Order was known to exist when everyone was abiding by the law.

What happened prior to the proliferation of lawmen?  How were people to protect themselves?  We had the second amendment.  It isn’t a hunting clause.  It is a self-protection recognition.  It has been noted to apply to protection against government and is properly know to exist in that realm.  It is also to exist in the realm of self-protection.  The individual was charged with ability to protect him or herself.  After all, there were no police to assist.  There was no 50 minute for response to a call.  There was no place to call except oneself and maybe a neighbor.

Once it is known that the law will not be protected or enforced by the government, why should anyone trust in either?  This concept removes the decades of learning to rely on application of the law and instructs the citizen that justice is only found if done by oneself.  If that concept reverberates through society, the action by this judge will have much grander results than anyone can vision.  Note, I do not use the term “grander” in the positive sense of a Paramount Picture, but in the scale term it generates.  If one captures a parasite in the act of evil and pins them to the ground, what now will be their consideration?  Hold them for a justice system that will not provide any due course for their actions, let them go to keep practicing evil, or administer vigilante justice on the spot.  With the previously noted action, this judge has tilted the scales towards one of those above options.   What is left for wonder is if this concept and potential for chaos was at the root of the decision.

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The United States Government is devolving from a government largely controlled by the population to a government bent on control of the population.

The government is operating in exactly the opposite of its foundation.  If a convention of states is empaneled, my advice would be to return to the roots of the foundation – repeal the 17th amendment and remove all the bureaucracies.  Return the government back to the people.  That means locally.  No more bowing to Washington in every aspect of your daily life.  For anyone who doubts that last statement, suggest to me any aspect of life not controlled by some regulation from Washington.  Turn on a light switch and tell me how many regulations are in place in that action – even to the bulb residing in the socket.  For those who say it will permit slavery, remember that it was the states who controlled the provisions of slavery and the federal government let it be.  Only those with land were able to vote.  How would that improve things now?  Imagine voting only going to the ones who were having money removed from themselves for the government.  Imagine half the population not being able to vote largess for themselves.  Horror.  Politicians would not be able to purchase votes with the forceably removed tax money of workers.  Picture this for a moment and then obtain a copy of the book, “God of the Machine.”

It’s a difficult job beyond imagination.  If one thought the mind police of the USSR were bad, consider this video.  We have agencies of millions on our tax dollars sworn to not tell us what they are doing.  What little we have learned is that they are monitoring all our contacts, all our internet searches, placed cameras at intersections to monitor our movements – all to be utilized if the need arises.  Can you say blackmail?  I once spoke with a manager of an airline.  He mentioned that if he spoke of what he knew, he would go to jail.  Consider that.  This is someone not even in government and still bound by the same silence.   There is an ugly picture of the scale of this in my head.

has been expressed by our president in Poland.  Do we have the will to survive?  That is a very prescient question.  Are our values worth defending?  That is an associated thought.  This country was founded by patriots who thought a concept was more important than their lives.  They sacrificed to allow their progeny freedom and it’s flip side of the coin – responsibility to flourish here.  We should fight to maintain responsibility from those who would remove it in the government as freedom is also lost.

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