After the Bolsheviks took over Russia, many who lived there before were able to compare life before and after the Communist take-over. It became readily apparent that they had gone from the proverbial frying pan into the fire. However subsequent generations, having nothing to compare, had no idea what life could be under some other kind of government and simply accepted the regime as a way of life. Is this what will happen in the United States?
As we experience the "perfect storm" of leftist control of the government and the country, Americans stand to see our traditional way of life deteriorating under our very nose. Those of us who experienced life under less government control of our lives are outraged and oppose the direction of the Obama government and allies in congress led by Speaker Pelosi in the House and Senator Reid in the Senate. Clearly the views and beliefs of the people who are opposed to current Executive and Congressional action are not being represented in our so-called representative republican form of government. Sadly, our representatives choose to establish their agenda and care not if the public opposes the agenda. The leftist mantra is "if not now, then when?"
If successful, and there is presently no reason to expect otherwise, the total transformation of our country with less individual rights and freedom and more government control of our lives than ever envisioned by country's founders, is a virtual certainty.
In the years following the creation of the United States citizens would not tolerate any such transformation and would object at all costs. The inclusion of the 2nd Amendment in the Bill of Rights is no accident; it was provided as a mechanism for the public to resist a take-over of constitutionally guaranteed rights by the federal government. It is a sad commentary on the evolution of our country that this form of patriotism has been replaced largely by apathy except for remaining patriots such as comprise the Tea Party members.
The federal government now possesses enormous power. The third branch of government, the judiciary, was to function as a check on the other branches but has not; instead, it has assisted the congressional and executive branches to expand their governmental roles by usurping the authority "not granted to the [national] government and reserved to the respective states and to the people." The consequence of current federal government power is the practical inability of Americans resist transformation by means other than the ballot box and this will likely prove insufficient to undo leftists' achievements.
If you doubt a transformation of our country is underway, consider what President Obama and the Democrats have done.
Obama has amazingly managed to convince millions of Americans that "black is white, that cold is hot, that the bad economy is the fault of George W Bush, and the only things standing between America and peace on earth are those darn Republicans and greedy capitalists." (Nancy Morgan)
Thomas Sowell, one of the best writers today, has pointed in "Is Reality Optional?"
"… social history in the last 30 years has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good. And no-where is this more evident than in the 'change' Obama is foisting on the American people."
The empty rhetoric of 'social justice' and 'compassion' is convincingly and successfully being used to justify ever more ludicrous social policies, which just happen to come with a huge price tag and more government control - all outside the Constitution.
Failure of these policies has not prevented Obama and Democrats from advocating more and more of the same policies. Dr. Sowell points out, "The anointed are often wrong but never in doubt."
For another example, though 80% of Americans are happy with their health insurance, Obama has declared a health care crisis. Obama and congress have devoted most of the year to try to impose government run health care on all citizens, despite the fact that 61% of Americans oppose it.
Similarly, despite convincing evidence undermining the dire claims of global warming and the falsification of data to support the bogus claim of man-made climate change, Obama and Democrats continue to ignore relevant science and insist that a massive redistribution of our wealth is needed in order to pay an imagined 'climate debt' to third world countries. Meanwhile, record unemployment and rising fees and taxes continue to devastate businesses and families across the nation. Only federal workers, who just got a 2% pay raise, are immune to unemployment because the government does not have to make a profit to exist and in the process severely undermines the rule of law and ignores the limitations imposed by our Constitution.
Excessive spending, such as record debt of over $14 trillion and a record $12 trillion dollars budget, is the result of evading the role of government as prescribed by the Constitution.
The policies of Obama and Democrats are destroying the dollar and bankrupting America. Moody's has issued a warning that our country's triple A rating is in danger and Obama is in the process of ceding American sovereignty to world bodies like the United Nations and the International Criminal Court.
Once again, Thomas Sowell says it best: "We may be entering an era where the greatest dangers to the survival of Western civilization will come from internal social deterioration. Other great civilizations have declined and collapsed. We may be the first, however, to sink slowly into the quagmire, still beaming from ear to ear in self-congratulation at how 'innovative' we are in our social policies."
Obama is a dangerous man. He has convinced millions of Americans that they are entitled to the fruits of another's labor. "Virtually all of his policies to date have been designed to foster a dependence on government. But what the government gives, the government can take. As millions of enslaved peoples across the globe could attest - if they were allowed." (Marilyn Morgan)
The result of all this is that some people are considering leaving the United States. Ironically those who are considering such extreme actions likely comprise the strongest patriots because they are the ones who feel the most love of country but can't abide the destruction of the country they care about is being forced to take. Since remaining in the United States not only exposes them to life under the transformed government, it becomes frustrating to be unable to return to the type of government that the likes of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Adams, James Monroe and the others who risked life, limb and fortune to create.
So what to do - leave the United States - why not?