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America: Running On Empty?

01 December 2014 @ 10:04

In the Comments section of a post by Friend In The Ether Smitty, over at The Other McCain, Evi remarked at one point:

…The more power is diluted from any one individual, the safer we become. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Commentator Never A Dull Moment responded:

With all due respect…Power doesn’t corrupt people. People corrupt power.

Smitty then remarked:

It’s not really clear what difference it makes, or how political power exists in a stand-alone form.

Adobe Walls commented:

Political power can’t exist in ”a stand -alone form” it is always wielded by humans and therefore modified by human nature. That’s why the American Revolution was the last successful revolution. The founders accepted human nature as they found it. That’s why they designed political power to compartmentalized. Relying on the virtues and vices of our natures to create a balance. Every other revolution since has relied on changing human nature to create their perfect (see fools errand) societies.

Damn well put.

Sadly, we have come to embrace more Vices and less Virtues, so the equilibrium has become deranged and we find ourselves far down The Road To Serfdom – with, perhaps, not enough fuel to turnaround and get back Home.

There are going to be some very hard and cruel times ahead. A hard rain is gonna fall. Such is the Purgatory we must endure for our past neglect of our duties as Guardians of The Republic.

As to the question posed in the title of this post: it would seem we’re running on fumes, if you are speaking of The American Republic as constituted by The Founding Fathers, but the American Spirit that animated The Republic’s creation will remain alive as long as one American believes in it. And, fortunately, there are millions of us that still do.

We may never see in our lifetimes the physical Restoration of The United States Of America as we found it when we were born, but we sure as Hell have a fighting chance to preserve it’s Traditions, Morality, and Ways in some form, on some patch of land, somewhere across The Fruited Plain. We have the opportunity to leave our Posterity the necessary materials to rebuild that shining city on a hill.

Nil Desperandum.

OUTLAW.

7 Comments
  1. rkae permalink
    01 December 2014 @ 14:13 14:13

    It’s like the old line “Fortune doesn’t change men; it unmasks them.”

    You never truly know a person until he’s handed the hammer of the gods… or a few million bucks.

    Look at Bill Cosby. The story now (and, really, WHY would anyone make this up?) that he made all the female staffers at the Letterman Show sit silently and watch him eat curry.

    So many celebrities always were lunatics, it’s just that with opportunity swinging their way they ultimately became the weird people who were always lurking below the surface.

    This is one reason for a vow: to prep yourself for inevitable temptation by admitting you WILL have a weakness for that temptation.

  2. 01 December 2014 @ 15:20 15:20

    The American Republic died when the 17th amendment passed. It’s been dying a long, slow, yet progressive death for a century.

    • 01 December 2014 @ 21:52 21:52

      Indeed, but now methinks even the fumes have been consumed.

      The Constitution is dead – overthrown by that alien force known as ‘Leftism’.

      • Adobe_Walls permalink
        01 December 2014 @ 23:29 23:29

        So the solution is to destroy leftism, not defeat it or push back against it, but crush it utterly and extirpate it’s minions from these shores,

  3. theebl permalink
    03 December 2014 @ 09:11 09:11

    Excellent post! We are way out in the wilderness, but the first step for rescuing yourself is figuring out which direction you should be going.

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