Here is a topic I have heard a lot, especially of late. And I must admit at first it was an easy question for me to answer; of course we do. But do we really need a President and if so, why? How come in a nation of 320 million Americans are we so focused on finding that one person to completely and blindly turn over our lives, so to speak, and entrust that one person will make the right decisions to “govern” us. Do we need to be governed? Is there really one person, along with their administration, that can make the right choices for our individual rights and liberties? No, there isn’t. The proof is in the pudding.
Let’s look at a declining past in order to really answer this question. I won’t take you on a long history lesson, but I must start at 1776. It was an exciting time, a self finding moment and even a time when people collectively would come together to find a way to have structure while maintaining individual rights and sovereignty. The Articles of Confederation was replaced with the Constitution and Bill of Rights and our founding fathers had a vision of self rights with limited government. Sounds great, right? What happened then? Why, when our country was founded on freedoms for all, are we seeing a decline in rights and liberties? This is where the article could get really long so for times sake I will just say the greed, self interest, and corporatism entered the free people unknowingly.
We are seeing attacks on the very freedoms and liberties that the founding fathers tried to tie down and secure. The 2nd amendment is being usurped by a foreign government, the United Nations, while my fellow citizens don’t even understand what the United Nations really is. It’s an all out blitzkrieg on the 4th amendment whether it is in the form of unconstitutional checkpoints on our roadways, or the acts performed at our airports by the T.S.A., or the N.S.A. spying program on innocent civilians. And of course, it is always in the name of security.
So, how does all this relate to the above question as far as do we need a President? Well the current President has taken away not only our individual sovereignty, but our nation’s sovereignty. That is crucial in the preservation of a Republic. This President can not take the blame alone though. This is a plan that is as old as the Constitution itself. And that plan is globalism. It has been openly called for and very aggressively fought to achieve. Here is where the citizens need to rise and take back their government. In a Republic it is our way of life we protect, not the politicians.
Self governing is at the heart of the question when one talks about Presidents and government. Albeit the smallest form of government is what is needed, but we are seeing an overreach of power with no consequences to the perpetrator. In fact, they are often protected, reelected, and continue the oppression that we use to define as treason. How have we lost our way in such a manner that treason is over looked and even protected and defended?
Could we really self govern ourselves in this day and age? In a time when our monetary system is fraudulent, our wars are undeclared and usually just a result of bad foreign policy that we have come to refer to as blowback. Or in this highly advanced technological age when cyber security is a daily threat. The answer is really quite simple. Yes, we could. The private sector out performs the government sector on every facet of life. Spending, protection, education, agriculture, business, financial, and many other ways that are essential to maintaining a Republic. So, how do we get to that point?
Before we get to that part let’s look at what the government really is. They collect taxes off of the working class in order to pay for programs that not only help the poor, but also programs such as social security. This makes the government the “middle man” in our lives. Often times at a gross over spending and poor oversight. Look at the roads situation. This a a hot topic to many. When I have had this conversation in the past I always get the “who will build the roads argument.” As many of you have as well. Let’s address that point. First off, the government doesn’t and have never built a road in the history of government. What they are suppose to do is get bids from the private sector and the winning bidder will be awarded the contract. Why do we need them to take our money illegally through taxes, sit on it for a while, just to award their friends of their investment partners the contract? We don’t need to. That is something that could and really should be done at the local level, state level if necessary.
This has nothing to do with the President thought. No it doesn’t, but it does show a big flaw in government in general. What point could I make to circle back to the main question in this article which is do we need a President. There are numerous points I could make to show this, but I will focus on one in particular. How about foreign policy? That is a big one as far as the way the world sees us and has gotten muddy regardless which party holds office. And to be frank, I do not see it changing in the future, only expanding its global reach. Take the past few elections for example. Let’s go back to 2008 when the country was tired of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We were on the cusp of exhaustion and weary from burying our men and women. Many of us didn’t really understand why we were at war to begin with. After all, Iraq nor Afghanistan had anything to do with the events of 9/11. Then here comes this smooth talking, smart Senator, who belonged to the opposite party than the current President of the time, and he claimed to be against these wars. He even vowed to end these wars if elected. Long story short, the majority bought it and place him in the White House as the new Commander-in-Chief. Good times coming, right? Wrong. We didn’t get an end to the undeclared, unconstitutional wars we found ourselves in. In fact, we started more of these wars under his administration. Not only that, but the expansion of many programs through executive actions.
The N.S.A. was protected and expanded upon. The T.S.A. was now taking over security jobs in our airports that were once held by the private sector. The Patriot act was replaced by the Freedom Act. And our debt was out of hand through over spending and foreign aid. Not to mention the dreaded N.D.A.A. bill that was signed in 2012. So much has happened during this administration that it is hard to fit in this article so I will just stay on point.
Societies or communities that are self governed are generally doing better and thriving. Every thing from community funded schools to neighborhood watch groups seem to provide a better quality of life and reach their objective better, faster, and with greater results than government programs designed to accomplish the same. I guess at this point it would be better if I asked the question do we need government at all? At the end of the day we all need some form of structure. Minimal and effective, but structure nonetheless.
So, why can’t we provide these services ourselves and still maintain the Republic. We can and we should be taking it back. We need to hold these officials accountable who break their oath of protecting the Constitution. The only thing the government should provide is national defense and an honest monetary system. They have failed on both occasions.
The Federal Reserve is as crooked as a dog’s hind leg and is not open to an audit or even government oversight. And out national defense has become a cash cow for the military industrial complex and have hampered our trade relations with foreign nations. Not only have they failed at their only responsibilities, but face no consequences for doing so.
How would a self government society work and who would make the decisions? Well I do not have all the answers and will not pretend to, but this answer is really simple. We would. We would make the decisions based on our needs as a community, as free people, as a collective group of individual, sovereign citizens. Our foreign policy could be changed through trading and open dialogue. Our monetary system could be changed through trading, bartering, and using value back currency instead of printing money out of thin air, that is backed by nothing, then charged interest on. This is and should be unaccepted to all. It feeds banks at our expense and cuts out the middle class which is the backbone of the country. Entrepreneurial, innovation, creation, and small business is being wasted in this country as many are feeling hopeless do to regulations and over reach from the same people that swore an oath to protect them.
We are heading down a dangerous and slippery slope of world government that will dictate how we live our lives instead of being in charge of our own free will and decisions. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is our responsibility, but we will never truly achieve this until we hold those accountable for taking away our way of life. If not now, when? We have the authority, per Constitution, to change our government. Do we have the will power to change things? Do we have the passion? These are trying times and how we handle them will not only affect us, but those that come after us. Do the right thing and help restore the Republic.
Written by: Michael Howell