I had a thought a few days ago as yet another bad bill was passed by Congress. When nations are at war, we expect them to do things to each other in order to win. As I go through the ways in which one nation might attack another, I can point to actions taken by our own government that amount to the same thing. No, for the most part I do not believe our leaders are intentionally trying to harm us, though in some cases I have to wonder. Here in no particular order are the things that come to mind.
Attack the troops directly
Where would I begin? The last few years have brought us a series of ill-considered or outright treasonous statements and decisions that have harmed our military. The repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is only the latest offense, though one of the worst.
Attack the supply lines
They have robbed us of our own natural resources by preventing oil drilling. They have increased the price of food by subsidizing and mandating the use of ethanol. That also makes gas more expensive and can damage engines. They just passed a food safety bill that will further increase the price of food by the necessity of compliance with new regulations and put small producers out of business.
Aid the enemy
Make sure terrorist have an easy time getting across our boarder. make sure if we catch them that we give them the same treatment we would our own citizenry instead of treating them like the enemy. Be sure and look the other way when you see evidence that they are already opperating on our soil. Make nice with the front groups like CAIR who support them.
The FCC’s latest power grab sets the stage for more control than we ever thought possible in America, and based on statements from officials they would gladly do much more.
If you can get away with it, do all of this under the guise of making peace. Tell your enemy that you really want to help and convince him to invite you in and cheer you on while you destroy him from within.
I’m glad for the gains we made in the last election, but I still wonder what will have become of us by 2012. Will we have an election, or will the forces bent on remaking our nation turn real guns on us and drop any pretense of representative government? I don’t think we’ve come that far, though if the economy collapses completely that may change in a hurry. I heard someone mention that one only needs to watch what happens every so often during black Friday sales where people are trampled over trinkets to imagine what things will be like in a real crisis. We need to change our hearts if we are to have any real hope of changing our government.