In his piece in today’s American Thinker which he calls “The Sun is Setting on America as Founded”, Steve McCann makes the following points: The structure set up by the founding fathers was genius; however, it had two severe drawbacks. The first was acknowledged by John Adams when he wrote: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” The second is that the fragmented political system as envisioned by the founding fathers can only function with two major political parties each as viable opposition to the other. The leadership of the Republican Party, for the past 20 years, has willfully chosen to not fulfill their obligation to be the opposition party extolling the virtues of limited government and vociferously opposing the agenda of the Left.[end]
To which commenter ‘Orson’ responded: “My much-maligned Tea Party comrades foresaw this coming in 2010, and expressed it doctrinally under the name of Obamunism, with the added warning to becoming expat Patriots by 2015, and remaining loyal Americans to the old Constitution that used to govern the greatest nation on earth, not the one that’s dropped out of the top 10 (or 20, by other estimates), freest nations on the planet”.
During the 1990s, in my humble opinion, the other party that once was the loyal opposition became seduced by the ideology of post-modernism, translated loosely that ‘there is no truth nor ethics, only Power matters’. And thus the Dems under the corruption of the Clintons, became prisoners and advocates of the Big Lie – the bigger the better (as, for instance, with ‘Black Lies Matter’, or that ‘Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam’).
Today, since the advent of Obamunism (following on from the Corrupt Clinton Communist Collusion), the current rising opposition cannot attack or expose them as prisoners of the Big Lie; hence, the rise of Trump to cure that defect. However imperfect the messenger is, those ‘R’ stalwarts like Jonah Goldberg lack introspection and persist in believing that all that ails the Right is Trump’s ego – not the polity screaming against Obamunism.
These days, no assessment of Big Government and the ruling class elites, is complete without constant application and inclusion of the adjective ‘corrupt’. Corrupt executive. Corrupt legislative. Corrupt judicial. Corrupt bureaucrats. Corrupt Big Legal. Corrupt Big Media. Corrupt Big Academia. Corrupt Obamunism.
Is every individual corrupt? No, but to docilely accept it is to be tainted by it, and that affects all but a very, very small percentage of each of the aforementioned.
The system is not deeply flawed, it is the people in the system who are marinated in corruption, and until they are rooted out and severely punished, nothing will change because nothing can change.
As Thomas Jefferson put it: “Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition”. We’re seeing the truth of his comment play out today as more and more Americans fall prey to dependence on government and become subservient to its unelected bureaucracy and ruling elites.
The sun is setting just as the grave comes to those who are evil.
As repeated and repeated throughout history (and you Liberal-Progressives, like it or lump it, it is the TRUTH) an immoral people and nation cannot survive. The USA is a wholly immoral nation — in all its facets. Leaders of all stripes and functions in society have jettisoned the Christian faith and belief in the God of the Bible that led, informed, inspired, and chastised their grandparents and great grandparents. All that was bequeathed since Jamestown has been scorned.
Mocking, ignoring, and spurning God Almighty. A surefire recipe for demise. So this sun will set. Soon.
The seemingly endless and sweltering Philadelphia summer was finally coming to an end. It is the 17th of September 1787 and for nearly four months delegates from twelve of the thirteen states, after many compromises and at times virulent disagreements, consented to what would become the Constitution of the United States of America. At the signing ceremony Ben Franklin gave an emotional speech using an anecdote involving a sun that was painted on the back of George Washington’s Presidents Chair. As recounted in James Madison’s notes:
“Whilst the last members were signing it Doctor Franklin looking towards the Presidents Chair, at the back of which a rising sun happened to be painted, observed to the members near him, that Painters had found it difficult to distinguish in their art a rising from a setting sun. I have said he, often and often in the course of the Session, and the vicissitudes of my hopes and fears as to its issue, looked at that behind the President without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting. But now at length I have the happiness to know that it is a rising and not a setting Sun”.
What made Franklin so optimistic was that the framers had devised a political system combining a republic with never before seen limitations on a central government through a unique system of checks and balances, as well as disbursal of governmental power to the various states, in order to avoid the possibility of a monarch or an oligarchy ever assuming the reins of an unfettered national government. Yet, two hundred and twenty-nine years later the same question can be asked as it now appears that the sun is indeed setting on America as founded.
Continues in American Thinker…
See also Bringing Down the Left