by Russell D. Longcore
I saw a news story this week that told how colony/state governors have rejected the high-speed rail system proposed by the Obama Administration. But Mr. Obama already has a bullet train of his own, inherited from every previous administration since Reconstruction. It’s the “Disorient Express”, otherwise known as the Federal government.
Washington is figuratively a bullet train, picking up speed on its one-way trip to financial disaster, meltdown and oblivion. Many of those riding in the train when it crashes will likely not live to tell about it.
Most of us have already heard that President Obama delivered his 2012 Federal Budget to Congress on Monday. If the budget was adopted “as is,” it would total $3.7 TRILLION dollars…for one fiscal year.
And, Ladies and Gentlemen, there are also hundreds of billions of dollars in the Federal spending plans that never see the light of day, considered “off-budget” spending by Washington. So, the $3.7 trillion is a lie. It’s much higher than that.
We have no intention of dissecting this budget and showing its fatal flaws. The flaws do not really matter. The political positions that are being staked out by Republicans and Democrats don’t really matter. What does matter is that Washington cannot and will not fix itself.
This Federal government needs to spend only what it receives in taxes. The only way to do that is to end entire Federal programs and Federal Departments, and de-fund most Defense Department activity. But Washington employs 2.15 million Federal employees, lots of them being union employees. And that big number excludes
over 600,000 postal employees.
So cutting Federal employment massively is nearly out of the question politically.
I heard Glenn Beck say yesterday that the message sent to Washington by America in November 2010 was to stop spending, to fix health care and to stop borrowing. But in my opinion, the mid-term elections sent no such message to Washington. The mid-terms only reinforced DC’s belief that they can do whatever they like. America voted to replace some officeholders with some other officeholders. The elected officeholders in Congress are only a small percentage of the giant bureaucracy running Washington, and running America off the cliff. But America did NOTHING to force them all to obey the Constitution.
There is not enough political will in Washington to downsize the Federal government to its constitutionally-authorized size and scope. Further, there is not enough political will in Washington to stop borrowing money completely. There exist mostly politicians whose highest aspiration is re-election.
Politicians are usually not statesmen. Politicians are usually opportunists mostly worried about their own fortunes. Statesmen do what is best for the people that elected them. And Washington is not exactly overrun with statesmen…not even the new Basilisks of the Beltway that recently slithered into DC. For these serpents of surfeit spending will make compromises just like all the other members of Congress before and after them. It is entirely too much to expect Congress and the Obama Administration to downsize the government to the point that it lives within its means. And even if Washington had the will to do it, it no longer has the time to shut down the train before it crashes.
The more and more I observe the mendacious, malevolent machinations of Washington, the more I am convinced that secession is the only true solution to establish individual liberty and property rights on the North American continent.
In one magnificent act, an American colony/state may uncouple itself from this train hurtling toward its final destination of death. Separation from the American Union means no Federal tax liability, no responsibility for Federal debt, no more Federal regulations, no Federal Reserve notes, no tyranny from the Federal judicial bench, no more undeclared wars abroad.
Secession is the Hope For Mankind. Who will be first?
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