John Ransom

I grew up in a country where the rule of law was supreme. Or at least it seemed that way.

But somewhere along the line the varnish of polite society has been worn off so that the brass now shows through.

That’s why today nobody is really surprised that the DOJ has sent rapid response teams to Florida to organize African-Americans to protest against the government.

That’s why, as a man fights for his life in a court room in Florida, like George Zimmerman does, no one seems very surprised when the judge intercedes to try to throw the trial for the prosecution.

In the late 1980s, when Leona Helmsley bragged that rich people didn’t pay taxes only little people did, prosecution quickly followed. She served time in jail for her braggadociosness. But today it’s almost as if Obama and his cronies rub our noses in it, and celebrate the fact that they get to decide who pays and who doesn’t pay.

If I learned anything from my study of the Soviet Union in the 1980s and 1990s it is this: You can't exercise that type of power without using some bayonets. And as Boris Yeltsin observed "You can create a throne of bayonets, you just can't sit on it for long."

Make no mistake there are two classes in America: the powerful on their thrones and everyone else.

And everyone else pays for the privileges of the powerful throne sitters, while the powerful are only are required to leave a tip- and a very cheap tip at that.

We live in a country where it’s illegal for me to use my cell phone as I stand at Walmart pharmacy counter because of HIPPA laws, but the NSA can spy on the most intimate details of my personal life, my financial transactions and my telephone records without even notifying me.

These two divergent policies- HIPPA and SpyGate, both enacted for my own good- were purposefully created by most of the people who populate Washington, DC today. These kings on their thrones are so out of touch that they think the apathy and apparent powerlessness of the people to react effectively against the government as they date rape us is the same thing as assent. 

The American people have more reason to be paranoid than ever in my lifetime.

And for those liberals out there who voted for Hope and Change and got more of the same, I would hope that even at this late stage you would change your mind and join the rest of us as we stand for liberty.

While there are many things that should be properly left to the government to do, we have long passed that point here in America.


John Ransom

John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance.
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