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11:47 am in Ameritopia, common man, communism, dictatorship, dr phil, Editorials, freedom and liberty, great leaders, happy thoughts, liberal friends, little chance for freedom or liberty, Mark Levin, middle class must rise up, Obama's Waterloo, people like Obama have this dream, rabble rousers, ruling class, taverna, this is Obama’s plan, unconscionable behavior by Obama, utopian government, utopian society by Dr. Phil
By Dr Phil Taverna
Mark Levin has put together a great book entitled Ameritopia. He takes you on a trip about utopia and what the founders had in mind for America. The real question is can you really have freedom and liberty under utopia? But more importantly we need to discuss: Is socialism or Obama’s communism really utopia?
Levin discusses a few utopian beliefs. They come from folks like Plato, More, Hobbes, and Marx. Something strikes me as quite odd about all this nonsense. All these clowns were philosophers and writers but what did they really know about the common man. Or were they looking for a means to make a select few rich and to corral the masses to think happy thoughts and obey their rules.
I always thought that utopia would never work. The problem is that you needed to get the masses to work together for a common cause with some means to be equal. Most of you might already have heard that the Pilgrims tried this crap and they almost starved to death.
And there were some successes in small group when a business was centered on utopia. And they had great leaders/rabble-rousers and a product that created a profit. But one thing that seems to smack you in the face is the concept of replacing a monarch or a dictatorship. But in all the experimental models it seems that the middle class was too stupid to rule themselves and that they needed a monarch or a group of men to make the rules to keep them in line. And no matter how hard they tried to imagine the ruling class as bribe free, they never really could achieve equality among the middle class. And no way, and no how could equality be created among all men under a utopian government.
So Levin paints this jump to make Obama’s communism as this quest for equality as a quest for Utopia. Thus ultimately Obama and his liberal friends are trying to achieve Ameritopia as their utopian society for Americans. And we all know that equality can never happen. If we could only achieve fairness on all counts I think we all could be happy. Equality is a pretty stupid concept. It is a subjective reasoning experiment, and generally the liberals see equality as the redistribution of rights, money and freedom as a form of equality. They are dreaming and it is about time they wake up to the fact that fairness and equality can be achieved but it must come from within and not from the ruling class. In other words the middle class must rise up and take back the reins of freedom. The liberal’s equality is only meant to harness the masses for the benefit of a few. There is little chance for freedom or liberty.
Folks like Levin work real hard to put together an argument as to why tyranny is based on this utopia or more to the point to the fact that we are no longer following the intent of the constitution. But let’s face it, you can write about it until the cows come home, but will the exercise of writing about the constitution have any more of a benefit then the liberals experimenting with their redistribution policies in the name of equality.
In other words we need a plan to fix the problem. The problem is simple; people like Obama have this dream that equality can only be obtained by screwing just about everyone in the process by having enough rules so that all people are equal. That is, all would be equal only to those who the rules apply.
On the other hand the capitalist/conservatives should vacate this foolish constitutional argument for the sake of equality. Equality per se can never be obtained. But fairness can be obtained. Will it be perfect, absolutely not! But at least everyone will have a chance to obtain their choice of life. As it stands today, the liberals think it is fair if they cause the price of gasoline to go up to five dollars a gallon. Granted a few will make a ton of money, but for most it will cause pain and it will cause a great deal of inflation. This is something that would be suicidal in Obama’s poor economy.
If Levin wants millions of people to understand his book, then he should write it at a 5th grade reading level. Or better yet, make a story about it. If he wrote his book for the benefit of constitutional law folks with the notion to persuade them to give up their liberal persuasion, he probably came up short on his goals.
Unless we can eliminate the liberal judges that sit on our courts, there is little chance of any book on constitutional law alone making a difference for the cause of Freedom and Fairness.
And just like the deficit, tyranny is not something that fits in the wheelhouse of most Americans. Most of us are free to buy guns, vote, go to work, marry, die and pay taxes. What else could you possibly ask for? The bottom line is that most Americans feel that wackos like Obama will take these rights away!
But there is something for most to ponder that is a fundamental difference between Obama’s communism and George Washington’s freedom. The commies believe in communal justice. That means that all justice and administration as such is for the good of the community. For example in most of utopia, once you are no longer a benefit to society, then it is time for you to die. Keep that in mind when a liberal sits on an Obama Healthcare death squad and they determine whether you get treatment or die. The question they will answer is the money spent on your treatment good for society. If it is only good for you, then it will be deemed that it is not good for society… It will be a burden!
And for some reason, commies like the Russians closed 70,000 churches in its heyday. So why are the liberals against your freedom of religion?
In Constitutional freedom, each and every citizen, not illegal immigrants, benefit from individual justice. You know like the best interest of the child. Under Obama, it would be under the best interest of the community as to how your child will have justice served.
If you get a chance to read Ameritopia, the Unmaking of America, please do. I am sure you will have a better understanding of what the ultimate goal Obama has for this country. And it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that at anytime in history utopia has never worked. Maybe you will be the one to come up with a plan to fix the problem after you read the book.
The more people that understand that this is Obama’s plan, the more people will understand that this unconscionable behavior by Obama will be his Waterloo.
7:06 pm in American History, Commerce Clause, continuance, cow jumped over the moon, dictatorship, Economic Freedom, Featured, Individual mandate, judicial review, personal liberty, spotlight, Supreme Court Obamacare by drrobertowens
This week the eyes of everyone concerned with the continuance of limited government were riveted on the Supreme Court. For three days the nine Justices heard arguments by the Solicitor General in favor of ruling the individual mandate which is the keystone of Obamacare constitutional. They also heard the representatives of twenty-six States argue that it is unconstitutional. This is the first time that a majority of the States have combined to protest an act of Congress. Now We the People must wait while the fate of our Republic is decided in secret by our Black Robed rulers from whom there is no appeal.
How did we get here?
We elect our representatives and they enact laws which are supposed to be within the framework of the Constitution. It should be the expectation of Americans that those we entrust with our delegated sovereignty would craft laws in accordance with our wishes as expressed in the founding document of our government. These laws should reflect our desire for limited government, personal liberty, and economic freedom.
And the unicorns danced with the elves until the cow jumped over the moon.
The perpetually re-elected who control the two houses of our legislature make law with no regard for the limits, the spirit, or the letter of our Constitution. In this case they have decreed not participating in Commerce is commerce, and that a penalty is not a tax, that is a tax, and then isn’t again. After years of stepping so far over the line they have forgotten there was a line. The Party of Power has finally legislated us to the point of no return. If the court of last resort gives this power grab the green light what limits are left?
Since the law was passed over the overwhelming rejection of the voters its validation would cement the dictatorship of the Party in the transformation ofAmericafrom what we have known into what we would never choose. The Court appears to be our last line of defense. But where does the Supreme Court get its power?
The Supreme Court is principally occupied in a task that has no basis in the Constitution. The nine justices spend their time judging what is constitutional and what isn’t through a process known as judicial review. However, when the delegates of the thirteen original States drafted the Constitution they decided after much debate not to delegate such a power to the judicial branch or any other branch of the new Federal Government.
If the Constitution doesn’t give this power to the Court how did they get it? The surprising answer is that they assumed it unto themselves, and since no one stopped them they just kept doing it. The process began in 1794 when for the First time they declared an act of Congress unconstitutional. Then in 1803 they used a minor case Marbury v Madison to outline their justification for the process. Since that time the belief that the Supreme Court is the ultimate judge of the constitutionality of anything and everything has become such a cornerstone of the American System that the average person erroneously believes the power was granted in the Constitution. Thus the first power grab has become our last defense against what could be the final power grab.
In other words we who want to see the rebirth of limited government are hoping the Supreme Court will use an unconstitutional power to save the Constitution. We stand hat in hand waiting patiently to find out if the Commerce Clause can be stretched to give the central government unlimited power or will we step back from the precipice and wait for the Party of Power to try again.
Across the country we have watched as everything from abortion to gay marriage has been imposed upon us by the black robed tyrants of the Federal Bench. We have watched as popularly passed referendums were overturned, and common sense laws such asArizona’s immigration statutes cast aside by activist jurists determined to force our nation into their mold. Unelected and almost unaccountable these imperious lawyers on steroids hand down pronouncements from Olympus on the Potomac as the sons of pioneers meekly accept the rule of tradition and the arbitrary decrees of men instead of the rule of law our ancestors fought and died to establish and preserve.
Now the arguments are over. The talking heads endlessly dissect what was said telling us what it means. For months we will hear rumors and hints as we wait until June for the word from on high. Is not purchasing insurance commerce? Does the government have the power to compel a citizen to enter into a contract? Is a contract made under duress valid? Does Congress have the power to make the purchasing of a product necessary to maintain the status of a law abiding citizen? If the answer to what should be rhetorical questions is not a resounding “NO!” we have strayed beyond the pale of liberty and are adrift in the seas of arbitrary power.
As we look to an unconstitutional process to save the Constitution perhaps we should reflect on the state of our Republic. I would also recommend a deep study of the works of our Anti-Federalist fathers. Since we are living in the world they predicted maybe we should take a second look at what they recommended as an alternative to what we have become?
Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion for Southside Virginia Community College. He is the Historian of the Future and the author of the History of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2012 Robert R. Owens firstname.lastname@example.org Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens