The times they are a changin’ as for the 1st time in American history we’re witnessing a baleful sitting president actively working against the best interests and national security of his own country with a seeming malign duplicity. As meanwhile we have a Republican controlled Senate and House caught in the upheaval of an insurrection among its own ranks with non-establishment members having called to task the perfidious conduct of their entrenched ranking GOP establishment leaders. That’s an oversimplified summation to a complicated issue that’s become a commonplace national spectacle which can only be described as a protracted implosion of this government finally collapsing in on itself under its own accumulated weight of chronic dysfunction. Which goes to reaffirming and supporting something I’ve been saying for awhile: George Washington was right!
Let’s face reality here. This government of the United States has been so perversely warped and contorted beyond the intended purpose of our Founders that if we could transmute it today and grant to it the physical attributes of human anatomy it would look like the Elephant man. It’s grotesque what we’ve allowed to be done to our country and by extension ourselves. Which is why when I look at this carnival barkers burlesque for a government we have today, I feel compelled to refer back to our first and greatest president of them all, George Washington. Both the man and his intuitive contempt for the substantive threats inherent with a 2 Party political system and the dangers such a system posed to our fledgling government. In his farewell address, Washington eloquently expressed and detailed those threats that the American people eventually would be destined to forget, bringing us now to this deplorable destination where we currently find ourselves at as a nation over 2 Centuries later.
From George Washington’s Farewell Address, September 19th, 1796
~”I have already intimated to you the danger of parties in the State, with particular reference to the founding of them on geographical discriminations. Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally. This spirit, unfortunately, is inseparable from our nature, having its root in the strongest passions of the human mind. It exists under different shapes in all governments, more or less stifled, controlled, or repressed; but, in those of the popular form, it is seen in its greatest rankness, and is truly their worst enemy. The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism.”~
”But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty. Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight), the common and continual mischief’s of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.”
“It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which finds a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions. Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another.
“There is an opinion that parties in free countries are useful checks upon the administration of the government and serve to keep alive the spirit of liberty. This within certain limits is probably true; and in governments of a monarchical cast, patriotism may look with indulgence, if not with favor, upon the spirit of party. But in those of the popular character, in governments purely elective, it is a spirit not to be encouraged. From their natural tendency, it is certain there will always be enough of that spirit for every salutary purpose. And there being constant danger of excess, the effort ought to be by force of public opinion, to mitigate and assuage it. A fire not to be quenched, it demands a uniform vigilance to prevent its bursting into a flame, lest, instead of warming, it should consume.
“It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration, to confine themselves within their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism. A just estimate of that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, which predominates in the human heart, is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position. The necessity of reciprocal checks in the exercise of political power, by dividing and distributing it into different depositaries, and constituting each the guardian of the public weal against invasions by the others, has been evinced by experiments ancient and modern; some of them in our country and under our own eyes. To preserve them must be as necessary as to institute them. If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed. The precedent must always greatly overbalance in permanent evil any partial or transient benefit, which the use can at any time yield.
“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked: Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice ? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”
I don’t know if, as you read those words, you found yourself also making analogous correlations between Washington’s prognostications of 229 years ago and this apparent fruition in our times of practically every threat he had intimated about to the people of his time so long ago. Where Washington states, “…the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty.”, and you naturally think of the current occupant of the people’s White House. A shameless spectacle at the center of an appalling parade of political scandals which, like any cancer when left untreated, has only further debilitated and given increasing infirmity to the state of our nation in their progression.
“It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration, to confine themselves within their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism. A just estimate of that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, which predominates in the human heart, is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position.” The sagacity of Washington’s prescience expressed in his disposition of the various banes political parties posed to government is both eerie and remarkably precise. Especially as we look around us today at the metastasizing lawlessness of Barack Hussein Obama and this accelerated defacing of our national landscape to accommodate his ‘fundamental transformation’ in just these past 6 1/2 years. Simply referring to it as grotesque or obscene doesn’t even begin to describe it.
Just as profound too is Washington’s firm belief in morality and religion as being indispensable supports to the political prosperity of our nation. “In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them.” This from a man who so many lesser individuals now would have us dismiss along with most of our Founders as outdated and irrelevant to the complexities of our times. Lesser individuals it should be noted as part of this hierarchy of enemies within whose own conspicuous bias of acrimony and contempt against our country stands in contrast to the ridiculous credibility they’re afforded in our society. A ridiculous credibility we owe thanks in large part to this Progressive transfusion of political correctness into our cultural bloodstream. Much the same as we owe thanks to political correctness too for this monstrosity in the White House.
We live in a time now where we’ve begun to witness in recent years, an unprecedented wave of persecution and assault on religious liberty sweep across our nation. An intolerant breed of fascism avid for the wholesale subjugation and oppression not only of our individual religious liberty, but when you apply the transitive properties of reasoning, of our individual freedoms as well. Because you cannot suppress and deny one to an individual without also suppressing and denying the other. Even more ominous is that for the 1st time in our nation’s history, we have a sitting president who has overseen and even helped encourage this unconscionable malevolence against our Judeo christian heritage and its aggregate faiths. But don’t you dare disparage Islam and slander its pedophile prophet Muhammad, or Obama will send his personal goon squad Gestapo from the Department of Justice to pay a visit and set you straight.
Consequently, for many decades there have been those enemies within who have sought to disparage and impugn the reputations and legacies of the men George Washington and his peers were in some fashion or another. A common argument relied upon is that Washington and other of our founders were all slaveholders as they fought a hypocritical revolution on the paradoxical premise that all men were equal and all were entitled to the unalienable right of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness except for those they deemed to be slaves. The following excerpt addresses directly that specific charge to this seemingly irreconcilable contradiction…
The Founding Fathers and Slavery:
David Barton – 07/2011; Even though the issue of slavery is often raised as a discrediting charge against the Founding Fathers, the historical fact is that slavery was not the product of, nor was it an evil introduced by, the Founding Fathers; slavery had been introduced to America nearly two centuries before the Founders.
The Revolution was the turning point in the national attitude–and it was the Founding Fathers who contributed greatly to that change. In fact, many of the Founders vigorously complained against the fact that Great Britain had forcefully imposed upon the Colonies the evil of slavery. For example, Thomas Jefferson heavily criticized that British policy:
“He [King George III] has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating and carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither. . . . Determined to keep open a market where men should be bought and sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce [that is, he has opposed efforts to prohibit the slave trade].”
Benjamin Franklin, in a 1773 letter to Dean Woodward, confirmed that whenever the Americans had attempted to end slavery, the British government had indeed thwarted those attempts. Franklin explained that..
“. . . a disposition to abolish slavery prevails in North America, that many of Pennsylvanians have set their slaves at liberty, and that even the Virginia Assembly have petitioned the King for permission to make a law for preventing the importation of more into that colony. This request, however, will probably not be granted as their former laws of that kind have always been repealed.”
While Jefferson himself had introduced a bill designed to end slavery, not all of the southern Founders were opposed to slavery. According to the testimony of Virginians James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and John Rutledge, it was the Founders from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia who most strongly favored slavery.
Yet, despite the support for slavery in those States, the clear majority of the Founders opposed this evil. For instance, when some of the southern pro-slavery advocates invoked the Bible in support of slavery, Elias Boudinot, President of the Continental Congress, responded:
“Even the sacred Scriptures had been quoted to justify this iniquitous traffic. It is true that the Egyptians held the Israelites in bondage for four hundred years, . . . but . . . gentlemen cannot forget the consequences that followed: they were delivered by a strong hand and stretched-out arm and it ought to be remembered that the Almighty Power that accomplished their deliverance is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”
While much progress was made by the Founders to end the institution of slavery, unfortunately what they began was not fully achieved until generations later. Yet, despite the strenuous effort of many Founders to recognize in practice that “all men are created equal,” charges persist to the opposite. In fact, revisionists even claim that the Constitution demonstrates that the Founders considered one who was black to be only three-fifths of a person. This charge is yet another falsehood. The three-fifths clause was not a measurement of human worth; rather, it was an anti-slavery provision to limit the political power of slavery’s proponents. By including only three-fifths of the total number of slaves in the congressional calculations, Southern States were actually being denied additional pro-slavery representatives in Congress.
But given that these revisionists hold little regard or respect for the authority of historically documented facts to begin with, when those facts present an irreconcilable obstacle to the very revisionism they seek to perpetuate, it avails little to try and persuade these imbeciles of the truths they despise. Besides, why would you seek to find common ground with those enemies wholly dedicated to the uncompromising eradication of not only our history, but our very way of life as well in the process?
I think it’s safe to say Washington and his peers would be horrified and heartsick if they could see today what has become of the country they had fought a revolution for over 239 years ago against the world’s greatest military superpower of their time only to witness how their government has now literally become everything they fought against then. And remember, these are all men who had sworn their sacred honor to their country. Contrast that to these parasitic elitists we have in our nation’s Capital today living off the life’s blood of we the people from whom they extort and ignore, it becomes abundantly AND painfully obvious how far we’ve fallen during the intervening years between then and now.
For them to define the United States as unrecognizable would be no hard feat. I mean just in my lifetime, since I was a kid, so much about our country I’d grown up with has now become systematically destroyed so that I don’t recognize my country anymore from what it was then. I’m willing to wager this is a sentiment shared by many of you as well. We have a sitting president who is literally brokering a deal that will see our enemy Iran, who persistently chants for our death, acquire nuclear weapons. Not only that, but as part of this diplomatic obscenity, Obama has guaranteed we will protect our enemies against our nation’s best ally in the Middle East, Israel. An ally our enemy Iran constantly vows to completely and utterly destroy from the face of the earth. An ally who has simultaneously been Barack Hussein Obama’s greatest adversary in his Middle Eastern negotiations. Not to mention Obama’s contentious relationship with the Jewish State’s Prime Minister since the outset of his presidency.
And where’s the opposition Party in the midst of all this? While Republican leadership has vowed to derail Obama’s nuke deal, judging by developments we’ve been seeing play out recently in media headlines, certain ranking GOP establishment RINO’s appear more preoccupied with attacking their own rather than focusing on this renegade president after being called out for corruption by their non-establishment, conservative Party members. All of which dovetails back to my earlier remark about this seeming revolution being waged between the old lions of the Republican Party against the younger ones. At least it’s a change up from the RINO’s and many of their propaganda sycophants at Fox News relentlessly attacking Donald Trump.
‘Read the GOP resolution seeking to oust Boehner’
But this is a conflict which underscores my previous statement that we’re all bearing witness to a protracted implosion of this government (I say ‘this‘ government because it’s not ‘our‘ government anymore) finally collapsing in on itself under the accumulated weight of its own chronic dysfunction.
How will all of the particulars of this collapse play out? Only time can tell that story, but what you need to remember and take away from this is that 229 years after the fact…
George Washington was right!