How many of us know the phrase, “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country“? Maybe from a pre-1975 typing class? Back during those times it was an innocent seeming phrase from an unknown author used to teach junior high school kids to type. It was originally used to test and exhibit very early model typewriter performance and capability. I first learned it from my mother somewhere around 1961 or 1962 as I banged on her old pink Smith-Corona typewriter.
I had absolutely no idea this phrase would one day be so significant regarding the relentless assault against our country and our constitution!
I view the phrase much more personally now than I did back in the 60′s. I know for myself and hopefully that many other patriots will agree it should be revised to say, “Now is the time for this good man to come to the aid of My Country”.
For decades Republicans and Democrats alike have been co-opting this phrase to expand their power and grow the Federal Government, always to the detriment of the country. But they use different, subtler, sneaky and redefined words. We just have not been listening close enough.
Our current president and his administration disguise it daily with phrases like, “…to pay their fair share”, “…play by the same rules…”,”…level the playing field…”, or “…everyone has to sacrifice a little…”
House and Senate leaders of both parties use phrases like, “… get something done for the American People”, “…our plan cuts a ‘megagozillion’ dollars over ten years” or “…come together across the aisle…”
In the history of the country, can anyone name one piece of legislation that added to instead of diminishing liberty and freedom from one or more American’s? The mother of all abuses was “We have to pass it to know what’s in it“.
The most recent deception foisted upon the country is “…access to contraception…” invented solely by the Democrat party to deflect attention away from the administration’s position on abortion, more specifically their ongoing attempt to legalize infanticide.
When they elude “…come to the aid of their country” they mean something completely different than most Americans think. They never mean “aid” or “country” in a constitutionally compliant manner. Instead they mean for you to buck up and personally come to “Their” aid. Ergo, to pay for “Their” failed social programs, pet projects, “payola” to campaign contributors, favored classes of people or idealistically imagined vision of a Country that we would never recognize. Their subsequent actions always produce larger government, higher taxes, incredible waste and incremental loss of individual liberty and freedom with each new call to action.
Just consider that any one dollar bill sent through the front door of the Federal Government comes out the side or back door as less than forty cents. Special interest, theft or bureaucracy devours the other sixty cents. Even when states send money to the Fed for distribution that will be returned to that very same state, that state gets less than forty cents of their dollar back. That’s just downright idiotic.
Even though many Americans as I have been passive participants in the electoral and governmental process for scores of years, that docile involvement is no longer adequate short of surrender!
While so many of us around the country, the silent majority so to speak, have stayed tacitly informed and reactive as we focus on earning a living to support our families, embezzlers, colluders and autocratic narcissists have slowly and methodically stolen our freedom, our money and are on the verge of stealing and destroying our country.
The days of religiously voting and leading occasional discussions about the ill state of affairs in our country to win over friends, family and dissenters is akin to submissively watching our country reduced to ruin with the only vaccine in the palm of our hand; namely voting en masse to reclaim control and demand a conservative constitutionally compliant government be it slightly left or slightly right.
Trust in political leaders, particularly prior to 1993, used to be cautiously extended. We could be reasonably certain or at least thought that our leaders, while disagreeing constantly on methodology were genuinely interested in the best result for our country without deviating from its founding constitutional principles, specifically freedom, liberty, opportunity and independence.
That Cautious Trust is 100% dead! The majority of taxpayers in this country cannot and do not trust our government officials at all!
At least three major forces within this country, one of them being liberal minority special interest groups, have purchased influence in Washington while we were working and trusting our elected leaders to act in our best interest.
Currently, many liberal oriented small minority groups are being banded together by powerful, well financed sinister forces thus allowing them to stealthy co-opt power over this country. They accomplish this by using threats of either not funding or smearing career politician’s campaigns in exchange for regulatory favors and exponential payback with your tax proceeds. These small single cause groups are more than willing to prostitute all redeeming attributes of their original cause in exchange for fame, fortune and acceptance into the larger financier group. They bear no burden of patriotism to this country and our constitution once aligned with the larger group.
The current administration has placed many leaders from these small groups in various government positions for the purpose of writing a record setting number of regulations. Every regulation written by one of these unelected department heads wastes taxpayer money and steals another piece of liberty from us. This method was used by the previous administration also. Both administrations knew they could not get such unconstitutional restrictions passed through any sitting congress.
Another major group manipulating power in our country is private and public sector unions. To repackage an old phrase,
“The bosses of these unions, using only short term vision are determined to increase their share of the egg production by choking the chicken.”
They accomplish this by demanding money from the Federal coffers using threats and intimidation toward weak minded and unscrupulous politicians. Then they use large sums of that money along with dues coerced from members to pay off the next public servant in the way of their next extortion. And make no mistake it is extortion.
The unions are in full mode panic right now because this circle of life that is their Modus operandi has been shrinking for decades and is in danger of extinction when this country’s taxpayers wise up. That makes them all the more dangerous this 2012 election cycle. They must get politicians elected who are willing to burglarize the taxpayer to pay them back and they will deploy whatever tactics necessary to accomplish this goal.
A very significant major group with a strangle hold on liberty and freedom in the country is large corporations through their K Street proxy’s; primarily Wall Street firms and large banks as of most recent. These groups have been given free access to the country’s treasury through their co-mingled relationship with the Federal Reserve and the White House. Bailouts to these groups were nothing more than politicians paying them back for support while choosing the winners and losers.
Numerous corporations that actually produce a product can be divided into at least two significant groups. The first are the corporations chosen to be the winners by some politician (s) who then gives unfettered, no risk access to the country’s treasury because their promised product satisfies the politician (s) or another favored group’s idealistic desires.
The second group is the corporations who “pay to play” for protection from what the politician seeking “payola” could do to them financially through targeted regulations. These are essentially the spineless executives who will cast you the taxpayer under the bus to dazzle their stockholders on a quarterly basis. If the average taxpayer knew whom they pay and what regulations are passed in favor of these corporations, their stockholders would get a real surprise and not a pleasant one.
Many of the mid-size to large corporations, due to lack of intestinal fortitude to oppose the minority group pressure and oppressive regulators seeking to strangle the country, have taken the proceeds from your purchase of their products to buy trial lawyers and politicians in order to influence legislation in their exclusive favor. Our country loses in every case.
Are these “big corporations” Evil as so many want you to believe? … No, most are not evil, just managed by unprincipled cowards often with leftists and scoundrels at the helm! The most recent Rush Limbaugh flap is evidence of a few.
Huge Wall Street Brokerages and banks the likes of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup or Bank of America and mega companies like GE, GM, Sunpower, Solyndra and the list goes on are perfect examples of the “influence purchasing” group. They and the politicians they support know that in the end you will pick up the tab for all their blunders. Again, our country loses.
Meanwhile small entrepreneurial companies who create most of the jobs in the country get no breaks, no favorite status and are constantly barraged with crushing regulation and taxation. These are the very enterprises that can solve our country’s employment and economic woes yet they are the targets of the political class warfare campaigns. They are especially hated and demonized by the progressive left.
Until we the voting electorate purge all of the career politicians and we the consumer show these corporations our displeasure in dollars and cents, this behavior will not stop.
They must be forced to realize that we, the consumer and taxpayer need to be considered first in the fight for or against over regulation instead of the current “If you can’t beat ‘em pay ‘em off” strategy. If we do not emphatically convey this point to the politicians and the corporations this country will continue to decline as basic economics force production to move to the next country. Jobs and our money will continue to leave the country with them!
The current president of our country has broken all previous records for pilfering the taxpayer’s coffers and paying off his friends, union bosses, special interest groups and financially supportive corporations. He even took over a car company from the stockholders and bondholders and gave it to the unions.
The current and past administrations, (D) and (R) in one form or another, want to transform my country into something I don’t recognize.
These groups want to regulate, kill, diminish, cheapen or change…
- Our Constitution
- My Faith and Religion
- Absolutely abuse, underpay and deny appropriate respect and esteem for our military, current and veteran, by using them as political pawns and cutting pay and benefits
- My Sexuality
- My Sensibilities
- My Ability to raise my kids the way I see fit
- Totally control how my kids and grand kids get educated and by whom; qualified or not
- Force my acceptance of behavior by way of legislative and judicial fiat that I cannot endorse for reasons of my faith, not to mention simple common sense
- My Ability to truthfully use the English Language for fear of legal penalty and excoriation in the name of political correctness and sensitivity
- Surrender this country to foreigners by turning a blind eye to Illegal immigration and over granting visas
- Have other Patriots and I pay more and more for all of these uncommonly nonsensical actions
- And so many more direct assaults against the citizenry of this country
I for one have had enough! Get you hands off my country!
I’m not certain what impact we will ultimately have in this effort to reclaim our country but Southern Muster is my start. I am calling on all Patriots around the country and especially Southern Patriots to join me to get educated and get involved. I will provide access to information, literature, other influential websites, meaningful campaigns, information about leaders and potential leaders and anything else I can garner to help guide our way. Whatever I find will be free and available to all here at Southern Muster.com.
The decline we see in our country is to be blamed on both Republicans and Democrats. For too many years both sides have succumbed to all of the groups waving dollars around. I do presently ascribe more blame to the Democrats simply because the democrat party has been completely overtaken by the banding together of many of these small self-seeking ultra left wing liberal groups. A Democrat like JFK would not recognize today’s Democrat party. Without exception, the founders of this country were conservative both to the left and the right of center but none were progressive or liberal as defined today.
The Founders also had high intellect and knew the correct unambiguous meaning of words and phrases like free speech, establishment of religion, free exercise… They most deliberately understood the role of our creator in the foundation of this Christian principled nation. None of the founders would recognize the erroneous definitions applied to these words and phrases today by the judiciary.
If we allow this country to slide to the left any more than it is today, this country will be gone for good in very short order. World history has proven this fact time after time and I for one do not need to ignore history for the sake of accommodating internal enemies of the country.
Whether you see and accept it or not, the people behind these politicians and groups manipulating the transformation of this country are your enemies. Make no mistake; the consequence of the current trajectory of the country will not end well, but it will end ugly!
It is time to take action and rewrite that phrase for good…
“Now is the time for this good man to come to the aid of My Country”
We have a huge election coming in this country in 2012. If we don’t get this one right we could see our country implode or vaporize in front of our naïve eyes. I pray that God will open enough eyes and ears in time to save our country. (Jer 5:21)