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The People meddling in the affairs of the Ruling Class?...Oh my!

Updated on January 12, 2012

Listening to Obama’s latest speeches on raising the debt limit, one would conclude that waste, fraud, corruption, inefficiency, ineptitude, over-regulation, bloated bureaucracy, patronage, constituent group pay-off and vote buying, unaccountability, pork, bloated salaries and benefit packages, excessive growth, poor to nonexistent management and oversight, outright lying to the people (e.g. Social Security “lockbox”, Healthcare Reform Bill, etc.) have not been endemic to our Government. He thinks more of this would somehow be better for us. Now the battle lines are drawn over raising the debt limit to avoid default on our current debt, in other words, borrowing to pay the interest on what we have already recklessly over-borrowed and spent. You can postulate all you want about cyclical events and evil Republicans, but this is check-kiting at its worst. We have to stop writing bad checks to cover bad checks.

Unfortunately, the Ruling Class in America has clearly demonstrated over the last 80 years that all of this is simply beyond them. This current President is right in lockstep and has no intention of (and is apparently incapable of), exercising restraint when it comes to more reckless over-spending, more unnecessary and wasteful government expansion, and a complete disregard for America’s freedoms. “Lend me more so I can spend and control more”!

President Obama and the now undeniably “Tax and Spend” Democrats are so morally bankrupt that they are willing to terrorize the elderly and our Veterans by publically threatening their benefit checks and showing videos of old ladies in wheelchairs being thrown off cliffs. Where is some Presidential leadership? When did the EPA, DOE, Interior, Commerce, Agriculture, HHS and all the other hundreds of agencies and departments become such sacred cows that our seniors and veterans can be threatened, while nary a peep is uttered about Bureaucratic belt tightening? And the mere idea of taking the axe to some of this waste is heresy. Rather, Obama and his minions use the elderly and veterans as pawns to up his credit line.

Federal Triangle, Washington DC
Federal Triangle, Washington DC

What we’re seeing with the Balanced-Budget Amendment effort and holding the debt ceiling is really the inopportune meddling of the People into the affairs of the elitist Ruling Class. Enough is enough. Since the “smartest people in the world” (the Ruling Class) never get it, and won’t until they succeed in throwing the rest of us over the cliff, the People have intervened. And the Ruling Class are apoplectic.

We have some very basic and amazingly simple truths in our country that are unique to America: The Government owns nothing. Every Federal building, national park, vehicle, computer, airplane, road, monument, pencil, desk, or chair (including the Oval Office itself), and every Tax Dollar belongs to the People. No House of Congress, no Executive, no Agency, no individual bureaucrat or czar, and no Political party own any of it. None have any right to its use except as the People say. And those millions who work in those places are nothing more than our employees, there to serve the People and our will, not their personal agendas and ambitions, political parties, global ambitions, or other interests.

And another truth unique to America is that the People have the freedom to fail or succeed, to own property, to earn money, and maybe even to prosper. Success itself is not a right. I’ve been "poor" for most of my working life. But, by God, I was free to earn every penny of it. Just the mere possibility of success drove me forward. Now, through the twisted reckoning of the Ruling Class, success is to be punished. “We must take back what the successful have achieved; they are obviously evil for having done such a thing”. The operative thinking among the Ruling Class is that the money we earn is theirs to use, the real question being “how much of our money are they going to let us keep?” Oddly, (be honest here) why is it that the Ruling Class never includes itself in the punishment?

The United States of America is not the United States Government; it is the People of the United States. The People do not exist to serve the Government; the Government exists to serve the People. Consider the first three words of the preamble to the Constitution. When America re-learns this simple principle, America will re-capture its greatness.

But now look, here come those pesky meddling People. What an inconvenient truth they bring, and they will have their say!


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    • Connie120 profile image

      Connie120 4 years ago

      That is true. I was thinking about writing a Hub about the lack of real appreciation for freedom in this country.

    • grayghost profile image

      grayghost 4 years ago

      I agree, but the will and fire to be a free people among many in this country no longer seems to exist. We seem to be ready to trade it all for a little security and comfort. Sad to say, but if much of the current population of America were around in 1776, I sincerely doubt that America would have happened. Thanks for reading and for your comment!

    • Connie120 profile image

      Connie120 4 years ago

      Great Hub! We really need to study the Declaration of Independence and put it into action!

    • grayghost profile image

      grayghost 5 years ago

      Out of control it is! We do live in unbelievable times. I think 2012 is the time to dismantle and reconstruct it. Thanks for your comment!

    • Drew6405 profile image

      Drew6405 5 years ago from Central Vermont

      As my husband reminded me last night, the Declaration of Independence is for the "people" who, when seeing the government is getting out of control, including the president, have the right to dismantle it and reconstruct the government so not one branch is ruling over another or OVER the people.

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      grayghost 6 years ago

      Deja Vu all over they say. Thanks for the comment.

    • American View profile image

      American View 6 years ago from Plano, Texas

      Henry Morgenthau, Jr.was the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury during the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt

      "We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work. And I have just one interest, and if I am wrong … somebody else can have my job. I want to see this country prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises. … I say after eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started. … And an enormous debt to boot."

      To reduce the deficit he argued for increased taxes, particularly on the wealthy.

      "We have never begun to tax the people in this country the way they should be..... I don't pay what I should. People in my class don't. People who have it should pay."

      Does this sound extremely familiar to you? Does to me. This was the fiscal policy of FDR trying to get America out of the depression. It failed then and Obama could learn from history for it is not working now either.