In Common Sense, Thomas Paine wrote,” Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one: for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries BY A GOVERNMENT, which we might expect in a country WITHOUT GOVERNMENT, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we furnish the means by which we suffer”. Emphasizing the influence of reflection, Alexander Hamilton in Federalist #1 wrote, “…it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force”. An enormous period of historical reflection must be sought prior to any political or legal transformation of a government or entity conceived in Liberty and dedicated to maintaining such Liberty for the people.
Prior to 2008, were the world’s foremost people of Liberty truly ready, or even comprehending, a fundamental transformation of their personal liberties by a Government of The United States of America? Could it be conceivable that in the 21st Century this society would abdicate and relinquished its personal liberties toward socialism and its long history of failure? Many legal and illegal migrants risk their lives escaping socialist countries attempting to gain entrance into a country where capitalism is a proven success for mobility across all social classes. Have we forgotten the lessons of history as explained by Santayana?
Per Thomas Paine and Alexander Hamilton, the very basic nature of humanity itself may dictate an ability, or not, of humans to form a society adaptable for the general protection of its members. The nature of man is to seek companionship; however, wherever two or more humans are involved there is soon a requirement for social contracts or laws regulating interactions. Governments are instituted for the purpose of holding and enforcing those laws as the society desires.
Ideologies utilized in the politics of government usually revolve around the appropriate role of government in a society. Core values of a society are approximated in a doctrine or document constituting the form and methodology of the desired governing entity. A constitution describes how the government will be formed and gives substance to its authority of, by, and hopefully for the citizen society ordaining and endorsing its foundation. Politics are the thoughts and activities which are utilized to gain power or control over the administration of the constitution.
The Government of the United States of America created by the Constitution is almost unrecognizable today. Growth in Government has created a monstrous 4th administrative branch of government not elected or ordained by the people. This giant bureaucracy rules without appropriate oversight or due process. A slow but deliberate abdication of power by the elected government has allowed this bureaucracy to assume legal authority over an electorate that recently stated, via Presidential election, “This is not what the governed meant”!
The progressive ideological liberal left realized the threat posed by a President politically unlike any they have ever known. Bureaucratic ideologues in the administrative branch realized this threat prior to the election. The ideological left attempted to politically undermine and circumvent the opposition candidate, before and after his election. These attempts have led to administrative legal attempts to obstruct and disenfranchise the ability of the duly elected President to perform the duties of his office. Career politicians in efforts to save their elitists positions continue to embarrass and incriminate themselves with feeble attempts to grandstand before a misguided mainstream media. For the sake of Liberty and Freedom, the reflection of a liberal left transformation will be forever blurred by their political lies.