It's all about control
To the Editor:
Control is what it is all about.
Our Founding Fathers knew this from their knowledge of world history and from their understanding of human nature.
And, because their purpose was for the future of this country and its people rather than personal power, they wrote our Constitution on the principal of subsidiarity, which is that responsibility and authority should be at the levels closest to the requirement.
To interpret the 14th Amendment in such a way that virtually everything comes under the authority of the federal government is, clearly, unconstitutional.
The public schools are a good example of the importance of subsidiarity.
Parents understand the needs of their children better than federal bureaucrats. They also understand how harmful it is to the family and to society when the children are perverted to spy on the parent and, even, to publicly display support for the public power of the day, as was done in Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia, and which was seen about a year ago among young children in schools saying, "I pledge to be a servant of the president." And singing, "Obama change songs." In Hitler's Germany, they sang, "Adolph Hitler is our lord."
By the tactic of gradualism, end runs around the Constitution have been made for many years with the purpose of centralizing power in the state and, eventually, into a one world government. "The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse." ... Edmund Burke.
That so much that is unconstitutional has come about through all branches of government is well known by most of our Congressmen, as one recently admitted. If they think so little of their oath of office to preserve the Constitution, why should we re-elect them? Alternately, it could be ignorance, indicating they had reached their level of incompetence. Same solution.
The monopoly dominant media is playing it like Obama is shifting toward the center.
Not likely, since his whole life, as that of his mentor Saul Alinsky, has been for socialism leading to total state fascism (and, as Winston Churchill said, collective misery for the people).
An attempt to repeal ObamaCare would be vetoed but it could be defunded.
That a lame duck Congress co-opted the START nuclear treaty is arrogant; that Republicans helped is not a good sign for the future we anticipated from the November elections.
Bullying and bribing to change our society is still a major threat.
Although there are Tea Party groups which will undoubtedly track the votes of Congressmen for the 2012 election.
"A government big enough to supply everything you need is a government big enough to take everything you have." ... Thomas Jefferson.
If the socialists in Congress and the White House are successful in bringing us into a socialist police state, we should give heed to what Fidel Castro's deputy, Che Guevara said, "The oppressors (capitalists) must be killed mercilessly...the revolutionary must be an efficient and selective killing machine."