We at 4gfc think that the POTUS’s recent defense of Morsi in Egypt, calling him the “legitimate” leader of Egypt, may be a good time to review what it means for a government to be legitimate. Ol’ Remus, from the Woodpile Report, has some good thoughts on this. Listen up, Barack.
The federal government was not intended to be a charity, nor an insurance or retirement agency, nor doctor, pharmacist or health advisor, champion of the poor or rich, changer of foreign regimes, protector of the planet, educator, space explorer, diet and nutrition czar, arbiter of interest rates or prices or wages, nor trafficker in currency unsecured by gold or silver. As legally constituted it may neither promote nor restrict transfats, sugar, tobacco, alcohol, coal, gasoline, drugs, salt or food of any kind; nor may it enact legislation favoring or victimizing or exempting any gender, race or ethnicity. In short, those things DC is doing outside of its enumerated powers are unlawful.
This is a recitation of plain, obvious, acknowledged fact. DC is not the federal government the Constitution describes and, just as a degree in dentistry confers no authority to pilot an airliner, it exercises powers is does not rightly have .Not only is the institution that represents itself to be the federal government an artful fraud, it understands and conducts itself as such, down to using surveillance, threats and violence to crush dissent and punish the enemies it creates. Even its ardent supporters concede DC is an unconstrained thuggery indistinguishable from any other third world, rule-by-law kleptocracy. In fact, they’ll point out DC is a ship run by mutineers, gladly and proudly.
Our one party two-party system conducts national elections as an auction on productive people’s future earnings, and the professional voters win every time. How is it not a joke when “our” representatives argue mere details of policies they hold in common, then vote on bills they haven’t read, mainly because they amount to a long list of benefactors, favors, payoffs, immunities and exceptions? For its part, the Supreme Court continues to endorse malfeasance with ever more bizarre rulings, as in this one where the right to remain silent is voided if the right to remain silent is actually used, no, it must be specifically invoked, not by knocking on a tree to summon Woden, but by reciting a Kourt Koan to summon its sprite, the populace being held incompetent to administer its own natural rights. And please notice it wasn’t enough for the court to protect depravity, and then to endorse it . They’ve now made it mandatory.
Read more at the Woodpile Report.