by George Weir –
For a long time now the news has been out that “We the People that make up the fabric of America” are living in troubling times, high unemployment, wars and rumors of wars, devastating disasters caused by natural forces, but, probably the worst thing we may be facing is our loss of liberty.
And this loss of liberty isn’t directed toward any one group of people, but, it is directed toward all. Yes, we are living in troubling times, but until these troubling times becomes a concern to all, we will be a nation that is in slumber, and unable to be awakened to the changing times that will dramatically effect or alter our continued quest to be a free people, a people seeking only the right to dream our dreams and see the finished product.
But I fear that for many they have pulled up the cover over their heads, and slipped into a deep sleep concerning these perilous times, and will be awakened only by the cold fact that they (just didn’t care).
As each day passes, new laws are passed, and none of these laws have any embedded words that put any heavy emphasis on the probability of a more accommodating and compassionate governing body, but on the contrary, as each new law is passed, more power and authority is given to the governing body, and less to the people.
Recently as I was watching TV, these two men were arguing over a National policy, and one of the men said this “ Congress needs to pass a bill to defeat this debacle”. Yes, I suppose that I am one of the millions that subscribe to this notion daily, (Pass a bill) as if this would be the fix all the problems that are plaguing our country. But I wonder, do we really need more laws? What about upholding the laws that we currently have on the books without having to make more laws to cover those that we are willing to ignore?
The constitution of the United States is our law-giver, but it seems as if the modern law-makers seem to want to circumvent the wise and time tested principles that it represents by passing laws that goes contrary to what the founders of this great republic envisioned as our way to a more just society.
It seems as if this bloated government can just pull new ideas out of the sky as they wish. This is what happens when the power is shifted from the people and invested into a governmental body of politicians that are in government for the prestige of power, and have no intentions of governing for the people and by the people.
Yes they are great at making promises, especially in the year of elections. Recently I’ve noticed a trend among the politicians, they all promise to up-hold the constitution. This seem to be the year of the constitution, but actions speak much louder than words, and the framers of our constitution went to great length to warn of the impending dangers of un-kept promises, and the consequences of such.
At this moment in time the federal communications Commission, FCC, is planning on launching a new and bold plan designed to gain a better study on the news that we receive over the airways.
Apparently through much head scratching the agency has identified eight “underserved Populations” . the FCC explained that it wanted information from television and radio broadcaster to (ascertain the progress by which stories are selected, for content production quality, and population served).
Folks, this is chilling, the FCC has identified eight Critical Information Needs,(CIN) or topics that the government believes should be covered. It was always my understanding that “We the People” were the ones watching, and that “We the people” should be the determining factor as to the content of the programs, we and watch, or turn it off, it’s that simple.
Yes they make the claim that this is voluntary, but, there is a (fly in the ointment ) the FCC issues the permits in which these broadcaster work under, and these permits can be revoked. Apparently the FCC is wanting their cake and eating it also.
According to FCC, CIN is to ascertain information from TV and radio broadcasters about “the process by which stories are selected, and how often stations cover critical information needs, plus any perceived station bias, and perceived responsiveness to under served populations”. Folks this is getting scary, those that we trust to report the news will have to read the FCC manual before going on air, to ,make sure that they are complying to government standards in reporting.
But here we go once more The FCC is trying to circumvent the Constitution.
Just for the sake of getting it right, let’s take another look at just what the constitution has to say about the subject that the government seems to willing to change. Quote, “ Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of the press”.
This is about as clear as the founders could have written this proclamation. If we scrape this we may as well scrape the rest, because then the press has lost their liberty, we have lost our liberty.
The above is just one of the latest power grabs by the most arrogant, self indulgent , left-wing social engineering , that we have seen since in the history of this great nation, and I have only scratched the surface, but I’m sure there will be many more coming in the future worth noting.
Among these are the Internal Revenue Service, the National security agency and many more that have stepped out of the bounds of their authority with the intentions of gaining more power over the people, but this list is to long to reflect on them all to any extent, but the people need to be aware of these power grabbing institutes, and hopefully in the near future elect leaders with conviction and honesty toward the constitution.
I would like to close this letter with a few quotes from some of our most knowledgeably and patriotic leaders of the past, enjoy!
Alexander Hamilton, federalist, No. 28, 1787. “If the representatives of the people betray their constituants, there is then no recourse left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which paramount to all positive form of government”
George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796. “The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all departments in one, and thus to create whatever the form of government, a real despotism. A just estimate of that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, in the human heart is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position”.
That what is good and trustworthy pertaining to the just an honorable justice of America has been entrusted to the people, if and when the people lose sight of this, the cause will have been lost. ‘we the people” must not loose sight of the mandate in which we have been given.