Its sole function is to use force for purposes sanctioned by the governed.
nstead of handing out condensed copies of the Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation compiled by George Washington, Ditzyrat "Representative" Betsy Markey would more constructively serve her constituents in Colorado — i.e., those "fortunate" enough to attend one of her Limit-20 "Town Halls"™ — by showing them this simile commonly attributed to him:
- Government is not reason, it is not eloquence — it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
Also, any use of this force is supposed to be the measure of last resort — and (with very few exceptions) only a temporary one at that. After everything else totally fails, then and only then do free citizens use it. However, once that force has accomplished its purpose, or they judge beforehand a different measure would be adequate, continuing to apply it is no longer wise. The continuous risk of enormous collateral damage which it poses has lost that central justification.
So "Representative" Ma[la]rkey would serve her constituents even better by also showing them Ronald Reagan's summations of such risk:
- Government is never more dangerous than when our desire to have it help us blinds us to its great power to harm us.
I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts.
As well as the following characterization of such damage, which is contained in a letter from that "too well dressed un-American angry mobster evil-monger political terrorist" Thomas Jefferson:
- I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious.
In light of the far more applicable quotations above, any "representative's" support of Der Führer Baracketeer Half-whitey Øfascist's extremely partisan Unicornal Nazional Socialist Death Snare® is unreasonable.
The people have instituted government amongst themselves not in order for it to be their well-meaning friend but to be their well-equipped bodyguard. They're the brains of their republic, while it's their hired brawn.
- We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.__That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,__That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
The reason such wise words appear on our nation's birth certificate
is because they arose directly from hard experience. They are essentially written in "the blood of patriots and tyrants." The doctors of liberty who signed that vital document gave the world at-large formal notice that, from now on, the people themselves, not any swarms of bureaucrats hellbent on harassing them and eating out their substance, can and will do whatever they believe must be done.
- And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
What the members of that generation of Americans set out to do, and what they did — without any "help" from their long-established government — was something no previous society or culture on earth had ever done. They created a land where the people alone are sovereign, not their government.
Fixing our health insurance problems is Jimmy Carter-grown peanuts compared to that!
To deny that yes, we ourselves can do it without the senescent government's "help" is to deny that this generation of Americans retains the same redoubtable and irrepressible Spirit of Independence and Love of Freedom born in the hearts of that first generation. It's no different than saying only the government is fit to be sovereign now.
Whether our alleged "representatives" deny this or not is irrelevant. If we deny it, too, and tacitly and submissively sanction these usurpers' Acts of pretended Legislation to send hither swarms of bureaucratic "help" that "competes" with us, then this generation will compose the most definitive death panel imaginable as its members collectively fill out and sign, in essence, the last document that would apply in this world to all American liberties:
Our once Free and Independent States' death certificate.
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