The Date Rape of America

John Ransom
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Posted: Jul 12, 2013 12:01 AM
The Date Rape of America

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.

Government seems to do least of all what it should, and mostly what it shouldn’t be doing. These backward policies don’t emanate just on the Democrat side of the aisle, but also on the Republican side.

So let’s just say that it’s a bipartisan problem.

Arming Al Qaeda is a bipartisan problem; free mortgages for everyone is a bipartisan problem; Social Security that offers neither security nor social benefits is a bipartisan problem; immigration laws that are hopelessly broken is a bipartisan problem; 70,000 pages of IRS code that’s a hopeless mess and a petri dish for corruption is a bipartisan problem; 10th amendment violations are a bipartisan problem; spying on citizens, while ignoring the terrorists, is a bipartisan problem; allowing our fiscal and monetary policies to be dictated by a narrow set of Wall Streeters is a bipartisan problem; tracking our children as a substitute for real education reform, which by the way, has failed in America, is a bipartisan problem.

At a time when more people globally are moving out of poverty and into the middle class, in many respects, America has been left behind.

To the extent that America has not benefited from the demographic reality of billions of people worldwide adopting the American mode of life, is the bipartisan problem that we all must face or suffer the consequences.

The financial markets that used to be the envy of the world have been reformed until they have been emasculated politicized and metastasized in another triumph of bipartisanship.

We have come to the point where the rule of law has absolutely no meaning anymore.

Laws are created so purposefully complex that the government can decide at any given time what is or what isn’t the law depending on how they feel about it.

That’s not a republic; that’s a dictatorship.

There is no attempt to varnish it either. The government does what it pleases and we comply.

I used to believe that economics trumped all other arguments. That was when I foolishly believed in the rule of law.

But now I know that the country faces only two choices: liberty or death.