Friday, June 29, 2012

The Four Year Horizon

Ronald Reagan once said that tyranny is only one generation away. It is now every 4 year Presidential election cycle away, and the economic implications are staggering. Why have other ostensibly free market societies never measured up to the titanic wealth-creating achievements of America? Why did America explode with economic success in the second half of the 20th century while at the same time bank-rolling the free world’s defense? Look no further than our Constitution’s guarantee of liberty. The parliamentary democracies do not offer a business or individual planning horizon longer than the term of the current government which in most cases is between 4 and 6 years. The prospect for a tyrannical regime ready to confiscate wealth and private property is always a possibility at the next election. Entrepreneurs must guard capital instead of investing it and not waste their personal investment in time, talent, and skill. Nations without the rock-solid foundation of institutionalized Liberty can and will steal the fruit of private enterprise.

The essential element that has given longevity to America’s spectacular ability to create wealth has been the multi-generational guarantee of a society free from tyranny and the confiscation of wealth and property. This guarantee was assured as long as respect was paid to that great gift, the crowning achievement of the Enlightenment, the culmination of the genius of Locke, Montesquieu, and Madison, the Constitution of the United States. Thank you, Constitution, for two hundred and twenty-five great years. May you rest in peace.

We now live in what Mark Levin, the great legal scholar, has termed “post-constitutional America”. The Supreme Court decision on health-care has conferred unrestrained confiscatory power on the federal government. Private property is now secured or imperiled one presidential election cycle at a time depending upon the inclination of the incumbent. We have become a nation whose ability to create wealth and happiness is subject to the same whims of electoral fancy as the unstable parliamentary democracies.

In post-constitutional America it is up to the people to affirm the notion that government derives its just powers from them and not from some leftist, faculty-lounge theoretician. With this court decision every city, county, and state, along with your body, has been nationalized. It is therefore essential to bring the national fight home to every level of government and insist on deference to individual liberty and private property rights. There is no more free-riding on the Constitution. Every judge, commissioner, mayor, council member, and soon your local death-panel appointee’s national political identity is now crucial to their ability to effectively represent you in compliance with our American traditions of Liberty. Insist on disclosure. It matters.

It may take another constitutional convention to restore long term institutionalized freedom to the nation. For the moment we must trust in Providence and carry the fight four years at a time.


Anonymous said...

Wow. Just wow. I had always thought Glenn Beck was insane, but have never actually seen anyone parrot his insanity and then take it to new levels of crazy.

You righties and your lack of ability to think for yourselves. Suggestion: try actually READING the PPACA instead of just letting some talking head do your thinking for you. Yes, I know it's big document, but in all fairness, the insurance companies have been working for decades to remove your rights. It's going to take a long time to get them back. The people you parrot for have done a great job selling us out to the highest bidder.

Anonymous said...

Conservatives actually tend to think for themselves more because they don't let the federal government do all their thinking for them. Like "you lefties." And we believe that Bozo the Clown could do a better job of running health care than they can, that same federal gov't that has been WORKING FOR DECADES TO REMOVE YOUR RIGHTS.

Anonymous said...

Actually, us "righties" do tend to think for ourselves because we don't let the federal government do all our thinking for us, like you "lefties." And we'd sooner trust Bozo the clown to run healthcare than that same federal gov't, the one that's been WORKING FOR DECADES TO REMOVE YOUR RIGHTS.

Anonymous said...

Funny that it's been those on the right who have worked the hardest to remove your rights, but those are the people you vote for. The lack of critical thinking skills you demonstrate here is staggering...