Ol-i-gar-chy\ 1: government by the few 2: a government in which a small group exercises control, esp. for corrupt and selfish purposes; also: a group exercising such control 3: an organization under oligarchic control
This is the troubled crossroads the U.S.A. has reached. It's not a pretty sight. Let's take a quick look at the current distressing status:
- We have had "Obamacare" rammed down our collective throats by the president and a left-wing legislature. Over 70% of Missouri voters repudiated mandatory health care this week. When asked what the vote meant, the president's spokesman replied "Nothing."
- The state of Arizona is being sued by the Justice Department for trying to protect its people, a job that representatives of the federal government are sworn to do; but although it is the first duty of a government to protect its citizens, they steadfastly refuse to do it.
- For the second time, judicial activism in California has overruled the majority of voters on the citizen's right to define marriage within the state.
- The Department of Homeland Security has issued memos addressing how to circumvent Congress, and the entire legislative process on which our nation is founded, in order to legalize illegal immigrants.
- New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission cleared the way for construction of a mosque at Ground Zero of the 9/11/01 attacks over the majority opinion of New York voters.
According to the Rasmussen poll, the vast majority of Americans (86%) believe that the powers of the federal government should be restricted. The majority of those governing (54%) feel quite differently. That leaves us overruled, discounted, and working for the people we pay to work for us. They will tell us how it's going to go down, and we will learn to live with it.
This is the bad news. We, the citizens of the United States of America, are now the unwilling subjects of a small, arrogant, and disinterested ruling class. Currently, we as a people are held captive to the whims of these radical tyrants.
Now, a bit of good news. It is doubtful that the overbearing oligarchy that calls itself our government will be efficient or organized enough to actually abolish the right to vote before November 2, 2010. That's just 84 days away. One can only guess how many jet-setting vacations our royal elites will want to schedule with our disappearing tax dollars in that short span of time.
So, fellow citizens, evaluate your candidates and read your ballots with a keen eye, and prepare to vote with some discernment this coming Election Day. If we are not careful this time, it may be one of our last "free" elections.
Oh, one last item:
820 days to the 2012 election!