Umana, John [MC1965]
What happened to checks and balances in our Government?
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As a fat old white guy injineer speaking ex cathedra from my belly button at the editorial desk in the Jasper Jottings’ newsroom, “We, The Sheeple” allow the Gooferment to escape its Constitutional “chains” and transform from “servant to master” (Note 1) by many of the Amendments to the Constitution and the countless non-Amendment authorized violations to the Constitution like the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”. (Note 2)
“We” lost the war for the American heart and soul when “we” allowed the Gooferment at all levels to take over “education”. As Rush Limbaugh says “the minds full of mush” have been lost forever. They have been converted, like a cult, to worship Mother Earth and to look to Father State for “solutions”. There’s no hope for them, but the first step back to “checks and balances” is cut the Gooferment back to its Constitutional bounds. The entails zeroing out a bunch of unConstitutional departments and agencies — DOEd, DOE, HEW, BATF, DEA, FDA, etc. etc. etc. And then onto, the things that “just happened” — “no fly” list, “civil asset forfeiture”, gun laws, IRS abuses, Marijuana & drug prohibition, “free speech zones”, Congressional corruption, farm subsidies, “welfare / warfare” state policies, the existence of the“deep state”, etc. etc. etc.
The hardest part will be to refocus “We, The Sheeple” from the “panem et circenses” of this Gooferment Skrule team beats that Gooferment Skrule team. That distracts “We, The Sheeple” from the real problems of the day! Personally, I believe that the repeal of the Seventeenth Amendment — direct election of Senators — is the best first step back to real “Federalism” and regaining control of the Leviathan State. Of course, to do that “We, The Sheeple” has to convince the politicians and bureaucrats to vote against their own self-interest financially.
On a microlevel, each of us can strike a blow against the drug war by jury nullification. Remember why Alcohol Prohibition was repealed? Jury nullification! (Note 3) So each and every one of us, who gets on a jury, can end “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”! Or, police searches! Or any other “burr under our saddle” with Gooferment action. How did Gandni convince the British to leave India? Peaceful non-cooperation. (Note 4) Likewise if 350 million American refuse to cooperate with the Gooferment, what are they going to do about it. My current example is the speed limit laws. Most folks pay absolutely ZERO attention to them. It’s a waste of taxpayer money to post them.
So that’s what has happened to your “checks and balances” and how imho we can take our country back one jury at a time.
Remember the sources of my education! I’m just a fat old white guy retired injineer who’d now a poor old senior citizen on a fixed income with:
- Law “degree” from watching Judge Judy;
- Medical “degree” from watching Doctor Phil;
- Building “degree” from watching “Holmes on Homes”;
- Investing “degree” from reading about Bernie Made-off;
- Finance “degree”from listening to Ric Edelman;
- sensitively managing Human Resources from watching Chef Ramsey; and
- creating loving / caring human relationships from studying the movie roles of Gunny Ronald Lee Ermey
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Note 1: “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence — it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.” — attributed to George Washinton but unverifiable
Note 2: Why did alcohol prohibition require a Constitutional Amendment, but “drug prohibition” did not?
Note 3: “Prosecutors could get a jury to convict any one on booze arrests; that’s why they had to get Al Capone on Tax Evasion. So regardless of what the Gooferment, the politicians, or the bureaucrats say, American Juries can put an end to this nonsense all by themselves. No victim; no crime. Sorry. A juror doesn’t have to explain or even talk; just vote “not guilty” and this house of cards will come tumbling down.” https://tinyurl.com/y4dzfxb8
Note 4: “Yes. In the end, you will walk out. Because 100,000 Englishmen simply cannot control 350 million Indians, if those Indians refuse to cooperate.” — movie Gandhi (1983)
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