A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Call it a “Constitutional Republic,” or a “Representative Republic,” the fact is – America, as a “republic,” is done for.
How did it happen? Well, those who would turn America into a Socialist Utopia used the very democratic process, in which Americans pride themselves, to execute a brilliant coup de tat and take over the US government. And they did it in plain sight, right before our eyes.
In a democratic nation the risk of electing a dictator, is always there, lurking in the shadows. All it takes is a bad mistake at the polls by freedom loving people misled by slick, smooth, oratory and, let us not forget, the promise of, or the implication of… something for nothing. I cannot overemphasize the importance of the electorate’s ignorance. It is my belief that ignorance played the largest role in the election of Obama to the presidency of the US than any other single causation.
In a mad rush to the polls to elect the nation’s first “black” president, everything else was overlooked. Important things like Obama’s socialist leanings, his obvious preference of Muslims over those of the Jewish faith, his bent toward collectivism, Marxism, and his penchant for a “command and control” economy for the US. None of this mattered to those ignorant of history, ignorant of the philosophies espoused by and believed in by Mr. Obama. No, what was MOST important to them was the election of America’s first black president, whatever the cost.
Well, the bill has come due. The cost? The cost was only our country – only the republic.
America is not the country it was as recently as one year ago. A year ago, America was still a constitutional republic. Today, America is a socialist nation with Progressives/Socialists/Marxists in control of our government and our economy. The nation is broke and on the cusp of total collapse. And we are being lied to by our leaders when they tell us the recovery from the recession has begun.
Just a few minutes before I penned these words, I read an article by a internationally known wire service in which they boldly stated the recent decline in unemployment numbers points to the beginning of the recovery from tne recession. What they didn’t tell their readers was this: The decline was caused by discouraged, unemployed, Americans who decided to simply stop looking for work, after having been unemployed for months on end. Those numbers are not counted. This explains the drop from 10% to 9.7% of America’s workforce out of work. If Americans were told the truth we would see the actual unemployed figures would be closer to 13% to 15%, or even 17%, unemployed in the nation.
I am convinced our government is lying to Americans. I am also convinced our government is cooking the books.
The plain truth is -- it is going to get a lot worse over the months ahead. There will be a general bump upwards in the stats, which will point to a recovery, as we approach the election in November. Don’t believe them. It will be, as they say: “Bravo Sierra.”
What we are seeing in America’s economic decline today is what always happens when socialists, somehow, gain control of a nation’s government, and/or a nation’s economy. It dies. Eventually that nation dies just as America is doing.
Can America be saved? I doubt it. Even if there is a complete turn around at the polls in November it will take decades to get a grasp on the damage done in a single year by the Obama Regime and his minions in the Congress.
We may find that we must re-invent America. We may have to re-found America, as it were. The real America is gone. I doubt that it can ever be recreated.
We may also find that instead of a single country, always at war with itself, the states may decide to split into two or three coalitions or confederacies, or, dare I say it… countries. If we are honest with ourselves we will admit that America is, at the very least, two countries existing under the banner of one nation. A number of states are investigating the possibility of seceding from the current group known as the United States. It is obvious to anyone caring to look… we are anything BUT united.
First, however, we must stop America’s slide into oblivion. Then we can decide who and what we want to become. Even before we do anything we must accept the fact that America, as a constitutional republic, no longer exists. It may be gone forever. I sincerely hope not. I hope Americans will decide to recreate America as its original founders intended. But, we must face the fact that THAT is not likely to happen.
The Last Days of the Republic have come and gone. America exists today as just another socialist nation along with its counterparts in Europe. It is a completely predictable end for a nation, which deliberately chose ignorance of its history and of its government. Ignorance brought America down. There is no other reasonable explanation for the government we have in Washington, DC, today!