Monday, October 6, 2008
The Government of the United States of America...
.., as powerful as is it, can crumble like a stale cookie if it loses its Legitimacy in the minds of the People.
The actions of our (well-intentioned) Leaders in the face of this Economic Holocaust have thus far proven to be inadequate.
The solutions put forth by Leadership are obviously skewed to directly benefit the few, at the expense of the many.
As the crisis grows, so too does the threat to the Nation, the greatest threat to its survival since the Civil War.
We have witnessed some of our unelected, appointed leaders taking unilateral actions involving the expenditure or commitment of 100s of billions of taxpayers funds that have already been proven to be ineffectual.
We have endured our elected leaders passing legislation blatantly in opposition to the will of the People, legislation that benefits a select few at the expense of the many, and whose efficacy is dubious.
We watch in helpless awe as the leadership squanders their legitimacy as they display their subservience to special interests, at the expense of the People.
Below are some words of the Civil War President, from his Gettysburg Address:
" Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a
new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men
are created equal.
"It is ... for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us...--- that this nation, under God, shall
have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people,
for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Is our government a government "of the people, bythe people, for the people" any longer? Or is it now a government of, by and for Goldman Sachs?
The events of the days ahead will answer that question.
All I can say is that it is now a question.