Education Crisis in the House

With the media intent on covering the activity in Washington surrounding the conflict between the President and the Democratic Party, we are being given an opportunity to witness our government leaders unfiltered as they take their turns in the spotlight. But is this a good thing for many of them?

Remember the House Armed Services Committee hearing in 2010 concerning the U.S. military installation on the island of Guam? Hank Johnson (D,GA) said to Admiral Robert F. Willard, Commander of U.S. Pacific Command, “My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize”.

That comment would have been comical if Johnson had not proceeded it by commenting about the overall dimensions of the island and then stating he didn’t know what those worked out to so he ask the admiral if he recalled how many square miles there were to Guam.

Johnson’s moronic comments made entertaining media for a few days; much like his comments about imagining a world without balloons during a debate over renewal of funding for defense department helium. But while he continues to win reelection and serve in the house, he is no longer alone in making a fool of himself by trying to sound intelligent while arguing in support of destructive, corrupt or simply stupid new government programs. So sad!

Regardless of your position for or against the President, if you have the ability to read and understand above elementary school level, you have to be concerned for the quality of our government after 50 years of decline of U.S. education. During these past few days, the number of representatives who very clearly demonstrated their lack of understanding of the Constitution was seriously disturbing. These are our government leaders. Yet they speak with such poor grammar they would be admonished by every one of my long since retired middle school teachers; including shop teacher Mr. Rose.

One representative addressing Obstruction of Congress was trying to sound intelligent by using the standard practice of speaking slowly and occasionally pausing as if to be thinking ahead. What she was attempting to explain was how the Constitution identifies the 3 branches of government as “co-equal”. Her comments tell us she has no understanding of the meaning of the English language word “equal”. Additionally, she demonstrated no knowledge of the history of the United States regarding the relationships the three branches have had for over 200 years. And most importantly she isn’t aware of the constitutional process for resolving disputes. Her ignorant rhetoric is widely accepted as intelligent on one side of the aisle that divides the House into two main party groups. So sad!

The proof of the depth of such widespread ignorance is in the fact that during this three-and-a-half year drama the majority party leadership have chosen to refuse to join the President in asking the third branch to rule one way or another. Although these inter-branch disputes have historically been resolved by the constitutionally outlined process, this Congress simply decided they were more “equal” than the Administration, therefore whatever Congress ordered, the Administration must do. Otherwise – according to one political party – the President is Obstructing Congress. So wrong and so sad!

footnote: For those who dislike the President, this article is only intending to point out the ignorance on display in the process. It is constitutionally within the powers of Congress to impeach a President for any “crime” they should choose. The problem in this case is that there is no such crime as “obstruction of Congress” by either the judicial or administration branches. They are co-equal by design – for a reason!

Grateful for Impeachment?

We should be thankful for the impeachment process. Without the light of attention shining into the dark chambers of those who have created a fourth and powerful branch of government, we may not have discovered the serious threat to freedom of these unaccountables. Moreover, we are only now beginning to understand the power to control so much of our government and our lives these bureaucrats have created for themselves.

Because of the availability of so many media outlets, it is extremely difficult to understand the extent of ignorance by so many Americans about what has happened and is happening in Washington, DC. with regards to the, so far, non-violent attempt to overthrow our constitutional representative democracy. The impeachment activity is not the issue. The issue is: now that more and more of us are aware of the degree to which these bureaucrats have incorporated themselves and the extreme efforts they will undertake to protect their power, how do we “drain the swamp” ?

No question that the selective broadcasting of only the anti-Trump speeches in the hearings by so much of the media is partially responsible for the plague of ignorance affecting nearly half the population. No doubt the impeachment will continue to be reported as the lead story by much of the old established media. But when the process is finished, regardless of the outcome, if the subversive forces responsible are not exposed and held accountable, the peaceful transfer of power in America by the will of the people will be the ultimate loss.

We know the facts about how impeachment came about. We know the truth about some of those responsible; but not all!

Whether your team wins or loses, there is nothing to celebrate if the “swamp” isn’t drained.

Timeline to the 2nd Civil War

Before the rise of the Romans, scholars of the Etruscan period recognized a pattern of human behavior wherein a major crisis occurred coincidentally with the end of the lifespan of a generation. This time span of roughly 80 years was named saeculum. As we read the now infamous and quite comical Democratic Party – invitation only – Articles of Impeachment, it might help to identify this activity as the end of another saeculum in America’s history.

We are now roughly 80 years from the crisis of World War Two. That great crisis was roughly 80 years from the 1st Civil War, which itself was roughly 80 years from the American Revolution. Are you beginning to see the pattern now?

Former state Senator Greg Brophy recently presented his thoughts at a GOP breakfast on the importance of the 2020 election by comparing it to the 1864 election of Lincoln. While we are not yet engaged in armed conflict as was the case in 1863, it is undeniable that the political, social and desired economical paths for the United States has the country as divided as it was in 1860.

The very idea that more than 4000 people liked this obvious display of hatred for anything indicative of success and free market competition illustrates the depth of division in America today.

Before Strauss and Howe wrote Generations in 1991, Ronald Reagan warned us that freedom is always only one generation away from extinction. Since America is the last stronghold of freedom on Earth, if socialism emerges as victorious over freedom from the currently simmering crisis here, freedom will face total extinction around the world.

If life has only 12 years left due to man-made climate change, some might not care to engage in the preservation of freedom. But those us who have experienced the value of freedom may choose to fight to be free to live out our last few years in pursuit of happiness.

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