Simple Solution for an Over-Complicated Nation

The problem:
As our private and government institutions continue to grow and centralize, despite those who claim to oppose such growth and centralization, professionals claim it is necessary to continue development of ever more complex and technical methods of Imagemanagement. The prevailing approach to managing megalithic private and government institutions has been through exponential growth in regulation. This growth in regulation is untenable because it fosters more growth to monitor and enforce the regulations it is supposed to be rectifying, and it continues to drive up government costs which are a major drain on desperately needed funds which fuel the nation’s economic engines.

The solution.
KISS – Keep It Simple, Stupid. When this nation was founded, the architects of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution developed an eloquent and fundamental approach to government. “We hold these truths to be self-evident” meant that anyone with any degree of intelligence or education would comprehend their meaning.

“That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, ImageLiberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Although there were some, at the time, who considered some people to be fractionally “men”, the fundamental truth was indisputable; God Himself, the ultimate moral authority, had created human beings with fundamental rights.

“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed”. The self-evident purpose of government was simply to make those God-given rights SECURE, and those who participated in that government would have no powers or privileges which were not derived from consent of the governed!

ImageFor good measure, the founding fathers threw in a remedy for government which ceased to secure the blessings of liberty and began to engage in activities and policies which exceeded the mandate previously expressed. “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.”

To demonstrate how the rights of states were intended to function in a national union which derived it’s just powers from consent of the people it governed, they also added the ninth and tenth amendments. The ninth amendment guaranteed that some tyrant, in the future would not try to LIMIT our God-given rights to those specified previously. On the other hand, the tenth amendment limited the power of the federal government to those specified in the Constitution.

It was a simple form of government for complicated people who love to fabricate complex problems. As long as there is recognition and Imagevalidation of the diversity of God’s creation, within a framework where NOBODY is superior or inferior, always seeking some common denominator which would integrate some (if not all) of everyone’s needs, government would move ever closer to perfection. Can we just get back to basics and keep it SIMPLE?

There should be nothing complicated or confusing about the VALUES we embrace and support. I am sick to death with those charlatans who divert and divide us by proposing issues of personal morality. I personally embrace the SIMPLE values which are the cornerstone of this nation. The moral issues which continually bewilder and befuddle us are issues which should be dictated by faith and conscience – NOT government. Nor should government be involved in providing fiscal incentives to immoral activities. Partisan activities which advocate VALUES which transcend or supercede CORE VALUES are a detriment to the function of government. If one should feel compelled to engage in partisan participation, the party should be the party of CORE VALUES – LIMITED government securing (as in making more SECURE – fixed or fastened so as not to give way, become loose, or be lost) our God-given rights to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Whether it is local or national, we cannot allow our VALUES to be compromised!

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The FOURTH Branch of Government

ImageCongress and the president have created agencies which invoke “administrative rules”, having the weight of law with ZERO accountability to voters. It has been a convenient method of granting the federal government new powers with “plausible deniability” for Congress and the president. Reference TSA, IRS, NSA, DEQ, DOL, FED, ad infinitum. Nobody is minding the store any more because there is a FOURTH branch of government which is accountable to NOBODY, and even the president doesn’t know what they’re doing or why (allegedly)!

Administrators of these agencies are appointed, not elected. They hire people who hire people based upon cronyism rather than competence or credentials. People with little more than high school educations make decisions regarding the disposition of parental custody, land use, environmental rules, taxes regulations, education, housing, permits, and virtually every element of our daily affairs, and who are they accountable to? Only their supervisors who hired them because they met the supervisors’ litmus test for gender, Imageage, “class”, “culture”, or any other criterion of their discretion. If you don’t like what they do, can you vote them out or recall them? No. Can you take them to court? Yes, if you have DEEPER pockets than the government which will use tax money to defend whatever they do. Most people are absolutely powerless to contest or protest anything they do.

State and Federal agencies make rules which have the weight of law, but NO accountability to voters. Recently the Oregon Department of Education’s 6 member Board of Governors made a “ruling” (administrative rule) that schools could not have mascots with names relevant to indigenous natives. This rule would’ve cost school districts millions of dollars but the Board of Governors have NO accountability to voters. If voters or school districts do not like their decisions there is NOTHING they can do about it. Imagehttp://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=183

Americans have no option but to meekly conform to the rulings of the FOURTH branch of government! How do you love being bullied by the UNCONSTITUTIONAL branch government your elected representatives created for you; not to serve the public by finding things they could do FOR you, but to be served by the public while they find new things they can do TO you!

Un-Christian “CHRISTIANS”: The Secularization of the United States of America

It would be nice if people finally realized this is NOT an equal opportunity nation where ANYONE who wants to get ahead can do so! ImageThere are government regulations which preclude a young girl getting ahead or paying for a medical procedure by selling mistletoe! There are higher education costs requiring loans which make the recipients indentured servants for YEARS after getting their education and STILL do not guarantee employment! There are arrogant and superior people who uproot neighborhoods of poor who cannot afford decent housing and must be compelled to live in slums, owned by ‘slumlords’ who will sell out to developers (in a heartbeat) when other affluent folk get tired of seeing the results of the poverty they create.

ImageNot EVERYONE is born, or becomes, a member of some special ‘class’ which is granted the special privileges of ‘Affirmative Action’! Not EVERYONE has had the blessing of employment permitting them to compile huge fiscal reserves in IRA or retirement accounts. Not EVERYONE can survive on the pittance Social Security provides after government has plundered their life savings for corporate welfare. There are those affluent enough to accumulate substantial pools of wealth and pompously express their disdain for Social Security; branding it as a ‘Ponzi Scheme’ or an “entitlement” which should be reduced of eliminated. Nevertheless, those with enormous reserves of wealth seldom, if ever, decline receiving their Social Security checks! If not for Social Security, MILLIONS would be destitute, with virtually NO means of support!

I am disgusted with the growth of government and it’s intrusion into virtually EVERY element of my life! I find it deplorable that there are those who have more wealth than they need, yet would steal from a blind beggar’s cup or evict seniors to live on the street! This is the type of imperiousness which forces people into poverty and then ensures they remain there! Not only that, but once these MILLIONS of less-fortunates are enslaved by poverty, they would condemn government humanitarian intervention while demonstrating that 80% (the vast majority) of charity comes from people whose income is in the lowest percentiles of income: Those with the GREATEST fiscal blessings donate the LEAST to charity!

I would just like to know what kind of CHRISTIAN care and compassion is demonstrated by these predispositions, attitudes, and policies? Perhaps the diametrically opposing character of people claiming to be CHRISTIANS, yet behaving in such an UN-Christian fashion, is what fosters the prevalence of secularism in the USA today!Image

When Quiet Desperation Mutates to Irrational Violence: The Evolution of Panocide

ImageA society fraught with class injustice can expect explosive eruptions of violent psychosis manifested in arbitrary slaughter of anyone and everyone – Panocide.

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.” – Thoreau, “Walden”

Ah, the sweet breath of life fills our nostrils with the air which fuels our body’s metabolic engine and allows us to envision, and sometimes achieve, the potential for happiness and personal gratification which we are all born with; equally. From the moment of our first breath until our last, something transforms our potential for rejoicing in the abundance of ‘natural’ bounty to perpetual suppression of even the most modest enjoyment. Some individual, group, or organization finds a means of selectively denying access to the abundance of ‘natural’ bounty. They call it ‘society’, or the principles which allow multitudes of human beings to live together as ‘social’ creatures.

To have ‘society’ we must have laws and principles which provide security for all human beings. These laws and principles must be carefully fashioned and crafted in such a manner they provide equal security and liberty to all. Alas, mankind has yet to construct a social fabric which does not twist and distort the public good to transform the good intentions of honor and justice to selectively favor the elite members of society who fabricate these laws and principles. Since human beings are fashioned by their Creator with an inherent concept of fairness and justice, those who seek ‘special’ consideration must be willing to provide something in exchange; something considered of universal value, like gold and precious objects. The acquisition of these precious commodities ensures the possessors of their ‘special’ favors while denying such ‘special’ treatment to others. Thus was born the leverage which separated the haves from the have-nots. Time has allowed the genius of the human mind to fashion myriad methods of justifying, magnifying, and perpetuating these “class” distinctions born of wealth. Global politics has been a case study of how numerous ideological ‘good intentions’ have been twisted, annulled and distorted by those with the wealth and means to do so.

Human cleverness and ingenuity notwithstanding, occasional transitions occur from have-not to have by fabricating a means of more efficiently and effectively providing for the needs of human beings; or by more stealthily committing larceny within legal constraints; conforming to laws fashioned by the privileged “class” possessing wealth and subsequent political leverage – entrepreneurs. It is essential, at this point, to make a distinction between those who acquire wealth by means of their creative ingenuity in fashioning resources which provide goods and services which enhance the human condition and those who employ their wealth to maximize their own self-interests. Thus the distinction between those who are morally and spiritually upright, blessed with wealth, and those who are morally and spiritually bankrupt and use their wealth for the Imagesole purpose of indulging their obsession with wealth, power and the acquisition thereof – the Aristazzi. A name fabricated from the word “aristocrat” – to describe those who enjoy wealth and power by ‘divine right’ – and “paparazzi” – a somewhat self-interested and perhaps a bit parasitic “class” of news photographers who disregard all elements of personal rights to privacy, or propriety, to produce wanton images of celebrities.

Intellectuals, patronized by the wealthy elite, produce prose which embodies ideas, concepts, ideology, and rationalization consecrating the virtue of oppressive injustices. Injustices manifested by denial of ‘natural’ bounty to the less fortunate lacking the wealth to pay for that which God bestows without cost or charge. These intellectuals have fabricated concepts such as Capitalism, Communism, Socialism, Theocracy, Monarchy, Democracy, and etc., all to justify and legitimize those who subscribe to their description of social distinctions. Nevertheless, the less fortunate, continue to be assured continued denial of fundamental needs and unalienable rights by a plague of taxes, penalties, fees, charges, and etc..

The virtuous intellectual architects of the United States Constitution were the first, in the history of the world, to fabricate a government which granted sovereignty and supremacy to the People and the regional governments they fashioned – by consent of the governed. No sooner was this revolutionary style of government approved and encoded as law than it came under attack by the Aristazzi and, before the Constitution had existed for one decade, the Supreme Court ruled that the Federal government was supreme; despite the tenth amendment which explicitly stated the People and the States were supreme and the Federal government had no more powers than what was specifically provided by the Constitution. The following two hundred years have seen a prolonged and contrived agenda manifested by the Aristazzi to usurp all power from the People and the States.

The heinous practices of the Aristazzi may be imposed without consequence; as long as the victims remain ignorant of injustices. Educated people will be much less likely to submit to egregious and reprehensible abuses than ignorant people. This ‘natural’ concept has resulted, and been expressed, in ambivalent outcomes in the United States. The right of the people to vote has produced both a Public Education system which was formerly internationally second to none and the opportunity of the elite oligarchy, in Washington, D.C., to transform Public Education to Public Indoctrination according to the prevailing ideology. The result is the “Deliberate Dumbing Down of America” (Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt) to facilitate and promote the minimization of the People to influence and manifest government to express their civic responsibility and sovereignty.Image

It may be possible to introduce a multitude of additional examples of ‘good intentions’ sabotaged by the minions of the Aristazzi, but the onerous result is in the social conditions which produce the “quiet desperation” of those who wish only to enjoy a modest enjoyment of life for themselves and their posterity. A modest enjoyment of life which is and continues to be denied by the abhorrent and despicable obsession with wealth which incessantly denies all but the Aristazzi the enjoyment of life’s ‘natural’ bounty. The multitude of victims is largely controlled by legislative constraints and laws which control and suppress any subsequent emergence of organized opposition.

Regardless of the fact there is no conceivable justification for genocide, homicide, infanticide, or any other barbarian denial of life, the plain and simple fact is that it has, does, and will continue to occur. Intellectuals may fruitlessly seek to rationalize the irrational results of pent up rage and desperation. Legislators may continue to legislate punitive efforts to deter aberrant and irrational behavior. Medical practitioners and specialized experts may seek explanation of the unexplainable. No matter what efforts may be employed to ease the public menace and uneasy realization there is absolutely no way of predicting or preventing Panocide, it will continue to be an equal opportunity threat without regard to innocence, age, creed or class. Nobody will ever be able to predict what will be the mental ‘straw that broke the Camel’s back’, triggering the irrational, random, and tragic outcome of Panocide. True change will only begin when causes and conditions of intentional exploitation or abuse of unalienable human rights for the sole purpose of ensuring the privileges of elite few are addressed. Governments will never be able to ensure the security and safety of the governed so long as privilege governs government. Panocide will continue so long as equal opportunity to achieve the full potential of every human being is obstructed by intervention favoring those who will never be satisfied or content with their wealth and privilege – the Aristazzi.