The Road to Ruin.

A giant of industry once said to me, “I don’t want any better ideas, let’s first finish what we’ve started.”

On the face, it would appear his admonition is restrictive, unyielding, and certainly not conducive of improving his business. On the contrary, his view was to concentrate on quality performance before setting out in new directions.

In my view, Americans need to follow his example. Far too many of us are willing to ignore the well crafted direction established by the Constitution of the United States in favor of directions that cannot be sustained, either by funding or the will of the people.

Those who designed this Representative Republic were not without fault. Who among us is perfect? It would seem, nowadays, we are prone to point fingers at the human frailty of others before carefully considering a proposal. No one can point to a self-government throughout history that has been more successful than the United States experiment, and, yet, there are those who would abandon our direction.

No one is without fault, in my view. Let’s agree on that premise at the outset. Expanding government is not the answer to the woes of American society, its people are the answer, providing we follow the road map of the Constitution. One can quote many passages in the Holy Bible urging us to care for those in need…”I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” (Matthew 25:26). But, the Bible also directs us: “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” (Proverbs 14:23)

It is clear to me the combined direction of this country is toward a socialistic government in direct conflict with the Constitution and Christian teaching (and most other faiths). The culture of corruption in our national government has been growing larger for many years. In recent days we have seen ample demonstration proving this culture. It is of no use to point fingers why, but it is our duty to return to government of, by, and for the people.

With respect to the discussion of the Benghazi fiasco, American patriotism would have dictated the United States, in the very least, make an effort to protect and save those in harms way, even though there be little chance of success. Yet, nothing at all was tried. Officials simply threw up their collective hands in surrender.

Americans must protect Americans!

The Internal Revenue Service clear attempt to undermine grassroots “Tea Party” efforts, is evidence of symptomatic disgust for those who pay the taxes to support the government. It is clear evidence of the culture of corruption rampant in Washington, DC. In my view, it is also a clear signal a wholesale abandonment of the current methods of funding the federal government is in order.

Top government and administration officials swear they knew nothing of these two instances. If that is the case, clearly these “managers” overseeing the government are incompetent in the very least, and may be guilty of dereliction of duty. Administrators are required to know what is occurring. Private industry managers would have been summarily drummed out of office.

Every bill passed by Congress carries a directive for all agencies impacted to establish such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the “intent” of the legislation. It is this broad agency empowerment that has given rise to a government that makes it all but impossible to operate a business or go about our individual lives without running afoul of some obscure requirement.

Decisions made in the Beltway should not be made on the basis of political party, but on the basis of the good of the people. All too often, I believe, the “greater good” is twisted by the bureaucracy for their own selfish purposes, resulting in dictatorial measures.

The Founding Fathers are rolling in their graves.

But, this is just my opinion.

 

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