Is government the servant or the master?

This is the central question facing voting citizens in the US in the approaching November election.  What is at stake is the future course of the country for all citizens, young and old alike, engaged and apathetic alike.

The founders and framers of the Constitution knew this question well.  If you read the US Constitution, you can see that their answer was that government was to be made the servant and constrained to remain the servant of the people, otherwise, if not constrained, the government would inevitably grow in power to become the people’s master.

This election is about us, the people of the US – about who we are, and about what we value.

 

 

Do we want the government to run our lives through: ever increasing regulations coming from career bureaucrats in Washington, overreaching laws (such as the Affordable Care Act aka ObamaCare) erupting out of Congress, unconstitutional power grabs in the executive branch aka Executive Orders, and the whims of the black robed ideologues aka Supreme Court decisions? Are we really willing to abdicate our personal responsibility for our own lives and entrust our future to the ruling class entrenched in the halls of government?!

Or, do we still value freedom, true liberties?

If you like the current situation in the US – a central government that continues to erode our rights as citizens as it expands its reach through legislation, regulation, and executive fiat into all aspects of our daily lives; an economy that has too many government imposed barriers to business formation and growth and thus cannot create good, high paying jobs for its unemployed; and an increasingly polarized populace becoming violent as it becomes more frustrated and angry at the status quo – then your candidate for much more of the same is obviously Hillary Clinton.

If you recognize that we cannot continue along the same path and hope that things can somehow get better, then you cannot rationally vote for Hillary Clinton, the candidate of the same old same old.  Mr. Trump, despite his many faults and rough edges to his personality, did speak truth some time back when he said of Hillary Clinton that she tells us that things can never change.

We cannot have it both ways:  we cannot have both the nanny state and retain our true liberties.  There is a cost to being free and freedom requires that we take personal responsibility for our lives.  The government cannot replace the family.

A final word of caution to Americans.  There are no safe havens for us to emigrate to, at least not in large numbers.  We are going to have to live with each other for the rest of our lives in this country.  If Hillary Clinton is elected and delivers on her promises and gives reign to her lifelong lust for power, we will all suffer, even liberals who will elect her.  I think it is not so far-fetched to say that when anger and frustration increase – as these will increase when things worsen – many folks are going to be very angry at the people who elected Hillary.  While we continue to fight amongst ourselves, our real common enemy (the corrupt and entrenched ruling class) continues to grab power at our expense.

copyright 2016 – larrysmusings.com

3 thoughts on “Is government the servant or the master?

  1. What I find frightening is how corrupt President Obama’s administration is, and yet most Americans seem oblivious or apathetic:

    –Tens of billions of dollars in fines have been paid to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which has funneled at least $1 billion of that money to activist groups that traditionally vote for Democrats. Congress has a bill to stop this, but Obama will never sign it.

    –DEA (Fast & Furious sold weapons to even Mexico’s drug cartel, and yet the weapons had NO tracking devices, so from the get-go, the operation seemed intended to provide criminals with guns.

    After border patrol agent Brian Terry and others were killed with some of the weapons, Obama’s DOJ held no one accountable. DEA employees got to retire–just like after Benghazi, Hillary Clinton got to retire from the State Department when she should have been fired and charged with reckless endangerment, lying to government officials, and obstruction of justice.

    –EPA (its now-disgraced, resigned head Lisa Jackson used aliases for emails in order to covertly target companies).

    –Democrats, such as Harry Reid, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Nancy Pelosi, and Hillary Clinton, openly talk about limiting free speech; i.e., what they define as “hate speech,” especially any criticism of Islam and of politicians.

    –Hillary’s private email server. Obama’s DOJ failed to charge her and her staff with violating national security laws; lying to government officials; destruction of evidence; obstruction of justice; and, if any employees were killed as the result of her security breaches, involuntary manslaughter.

    Every other American would have been prosecuted if we’d done just one security breach.

    Obama’s covering for Hillary can mean only one thing: He and his administration need Hillary to become President, so she can cover up their crimes.

    For example, billions of dollars have disappeared from numerous government agencies during Obama’s presidency, yet the money is never recovered and no one is held accountable.

    If you visit Kenya, you’ll find lots of new buildings and businesses, especially related to green energy.

    –Hillary Clinton’s corruption; i.e., her State Department’s, Clinton Foundation’s and Teneo Holdings’ pay to play scheme.

    –Hillary Clinton broke two U.S. laws in failing to provide adequate security for her employees at the U.S. diplomatic compound.

    She should have been fired, and based on her actions after the attack began and in the days, weeks, months afterwards, she and her staff should have been charged with lying to government officials, destruction of evidence and obstruction of justice.

    Hillary herself should have been charged with manslaughter, because U.S. security in Libya had been decreased from 34 to only 6 and repeated requests for increased security had been denied by her State Department, even though Benghazi was 1 of the 14 most-dangerous outposts in the world and had experienced to bombings that summer.

    Worse, Hillary went home while her employees in Benghazi were still under attack. Hillary was in the Situation Room to get the glory for killing Osama bin Laden, but when it came time to rescue her employees, she instead chose to rescue her career, cover her political ass and wipe her hands of the matter.

    At a result of Hillary’s dereliction of duty, the rescue of her employees being attacked by 60 heavily armed terrorists was left up to Libya’s poorly trained militia, which Hillary knew or should have known had NEVER responded to any requests for assistance prior to September 11, 2016.

    Former Navy SEALS who were the nearby annex’s security team went against stand-down orders and rescued Hillary’s employees–after being delayed by 25-30 minutes.

    How many Americans would vote for Hillary if they knew that, when help finally arrived more than 8 hours after the first attack, only one plane had been sent.

    The rescue plan was to leave behind at the annex all of the witnesses–the security team members who hadn’t signed confidentiality agreements–and rescue all of the CIA staff .

    If the last attack hadn’t happened right before the CIA staff was ready to leave the annex–killing Glen Doherty and Ty Woods and critically wounding other security team members–the security team that hadn’t signed confidentiality agreements would likely have all been killed.

    Their deaths would have enabled the Obama administration to cover up what happened in Benghazi: Obama and Hillary would have continued to tell the world that four Americans were murdered in Benghazi because of a protest over a bash-Muhammed video.

    We learned about Hillary’s email server only because of Congress’ investigation of what happened in Benghazi, so if all of the annex security team had died, Hillary would have continued to hide her email server, her national security breaches, and her corruption (State Department’s, Clinton Foundation’s and Teneo Holdings’ pay to play scheme).

    Unfortunately, Americans couldn’t care less about Hillary’s and Obama’s corruption.

    That’s why we deserve to have Presidents as corrupt as they are.

    That’s why we no longer deserve to be free.

    • Wow. Yes, I agree that Obama and Hillary Clinton have been bad for the country. However, if/when we lose our remaining freedoms/rights, a lot of good, decent Americans are going to suffer. It is not fair, but that is the reality. The tragedy is that the good people will suffer, do suffer, because of the apathy and ignorance of the many not so concerned, not so decent folks around them.

      • Hey, Larry. I’ve been busy, so I’ve been rude & not responded. Mea culpa. You’re right: We’ve only ourselves to blame for the condition of America. My savings grace is that, in my entire adulthood, I’ve always been “the opposition.” I’ve whined, screamed, wrote letters, made phone calls & campaigned against reckless debt, unsustainable entitlements, dishonest immigration policies, NEA-controlled schools, government unions, Ponzi-scheme local and state government pensions (so that school districts now are paying for 1-3 retired teachers, retired school administrators, retired city councils, state legislators, mayors and governors; retired city, county and state workers, etc.); unions using workers’ dues to fund Democrats’ campaigns; CFPB negotiating corporations’ fines to include “donations” to far-Left groups. The latter is corruption; if CFPB was doing this for conservative groups, the media would be screaming for this practice to be shut down and everyone involved in this scheme to be punished. Everyday, there’s a new government corruption–usually related to increasing political power for politicians and special-interest groups and marginalizing their opposition. I’m grateful for the internet; otherwise, I’d only have access to network news & PBS–which are the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party and therefore should be charged for using the airwaves, because they no longer provide a public service that benefits all Americans. Ditto for local “news.

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