Monday, December 28, 2009

We Have All Been Betrayed

After eight years of the Bush & Cheney Whitehouse, we all thought that sanity would resume once the Democrats were in the majority.  There arose an historic opportunity with 60 Democrats in the Senate and a large majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives, that policies favoring the Common Good of the public would finally return to America. 

Yet, our Democrat majority Congress continues to bankrupt our nation with the escalation of unending wars, mandates to enrich private medical insurance companies which unethically gouge prices, bailouts to banks with borrowed funds which they don’t even know who are the recipients, and a predetermined accord to allow the planet’s ambient temperature to rise by 2ยบ before reducing carbon emissions.  Not only have the American People been betrayed, but so have all the people on our planet.  

Our government was instituted to secure and protect the rights of the people, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, and promote general welfare, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.  When the government ignores the majority of the people, which want Peace, universal public health insurance, and a binding accord to save the planet from global climate change, and instead become destructive to these ends for the protection of corporate profits, then it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it. 

Governments long established should not be changed for light causes.  But when a long train of abuses and usurpations pursuing invariable the enrichment of a handful of mega-profiteers at the expense of all the rest of the people, as well as most of the other species on Earth, it is the right and duty of the people to throw off such a government, and provide new guards for our future security and welfare. 

We must therefore acquiesce in the necessity to hold our own government, Democrat, Independent, and Republican, Executive, Legislative and Judicial, all responsible as unlawful tyrants, and replace them with a government that will serve the welfare of the people. 

The founders of our country were armed militant revolutionaries, but enough blood has been spilled already.  Unlike George Washington, Marquis de La Fayette, and Ernesto Che Guevara, we must overturn the tyranny within our government by dropping our differences and uniting in opposition.  We, the People are an overwhelming majority, if only we could resolve our petty differences and unite.  We must unite NOW! 

People, as they are, prefer to unite under a charismatic leader.  We thought that leader was going to be Barak Obama.  Although Obama may be charismatic, his bent is toward protecting profiteers at the expense of the public.  Who will be the charismatic leader to galvanize the public and convince the armed forces to defend Democracy rather than corporate interests?