I have watched as things on almost very side change for the worse, with no defensive moves coming from any of the Republican quarters. The leaders of the Republican Party, in Washington DC., that help the people can be counted on but one hand. It is time to look close at how we formulate the argument and exactly were do we get the correct grounds in formulating those arguments and were is the battle to be staged.
Might I suggest we look to a book written somewhere around 1579 and was highly influential in the thinking of the founding fathers—held by John Adams to be one of the most influential books in America on the eve of the Revolution, so it has been said. But Before I identify the book——we must determine if we think the argument is indeed not being formulated in the correct mode as I think—–it is not. What is it that we mean when we say the argument is not right or the wording is not right in the formulation of that argument?
Before I tell you of the book’s title—-we must look at the culture and the subjects in question—–are these problems of a serious nature? Those issues of last year—–have you found them to have slipped from bad to a worse this year and what of the culture? I give you two examples and I am sure you can fill in the gaps with a bunch of others—The debt and spending has not let up as we continue to go deeper and deeper into debt destroying ourselves. Ethics and morals—In 1963, 6% of American children were born out of wedlock. Today the number stands at 41%—with a large segment of the population now less capable of self-sufficiency than when the war on poverty began under President Johnson—-Welfare programs have exploded with no end in site and now have the ability to enslave the people in a hellish downward track.
Let me make this statement——-before getting to the book and it’s title in what I believe is the correct mode of arguing and stating the problem. This issue of how to argue or position the argument is of no consequence if——-in your mind—–the problems are not serious—nor if it is not showing you they are getting worse. Those two factors must be there—–a perceived seriousness of the problem and the fact they are getting worse. Those two factors will force you to question if you are indeed arguing from a position of strength, and/or having the argument formulated and rooted with the correct elements for which and from which to fight.
This is why you don’t see a serious argument in the correct mode coming from the Republican’s—few politicians—-if any—–see these problems as serious or important enough to stick their necks out in trying to resolve—–not when weighed against the politicians getting re-elected. The problem for us is compound because:
1/ The Politician do not care what you think—they care about themselves first, their election, and not the country nor you.
2/ They find it easy to abandon the people because the leadership has allowed them to do it—-as the leadership has already OK the escape hatch not wanting to fight themselves.
3/ The Republican leadership is setting the rules of engagement (within the Party)—and the people can not win—following those rules—the rules must change as does the formulation of the argument.
Now what is this book I talked about?—-The title is “A Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants” (Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos) Junius Brutus—–I have—-Still Waters Revival Books—Limited Edition—-Reprinted from the 1689 translation October 1989 (2000 copies) Believe it or not it has been on my shelf since 1989—25 years ago.
The book is made up of 4 questions I give you the 3rd question and title of that chapter. I say these are the type of questions that should be ask and forced on our leadership.
“Whether it be lawful to resist a prince who doth oppress or ruin a public state, and how far such resistance may be extended: by whom, how, and by what right or law it is permitted.”
Answers to these questions start on page 52 and runs through page 148, rather comprehensive—–picking up question 4 and running to the end of the book page 163.
If the leadership knows we are thinking in this mode—–they had better wake-up to the fact that the citizens are getting upset and have come to an understanding this is no longer a game and we want them to start giving us serious “Biblical” answers. We are at the end of the rope with nowhere to go for “We the People” and by the time December 31, 2014 comes around we may find ourselves in a pile of trouble and still being fed BS and nonsense from the same politicians—so I trust——”ALL” will know we understand Jeremiah when he tells us:
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked who can know it?”
Jeremiah 17:9 (KJV)
We Shall See—Don’t you think?