Monday, November 8, 2010

This election may be over, but the struggle has only just begun

Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid both received a temporary setback in November of 2010, but they did not lose their seats.  They have not yet yielded either their power and/or influence.  Their allies in the Congressional Progressive Caucus are as strong, and some might even say even stronger, than ever.  And so long as they both hold onto their local seats, in California and Nevada, the Democratic Socialists of America will have a seat at the table in Washington DC.  A fist with which to force European and Socialist International-style legislation (and other so-called "roses") upon their beloved, the working classes of the United States of America.
 Many working American people do crave a helping hand.  But whether that hand is of a divine nature which is voluntarily offered and serves to shed light, or is of a more "human" nature which forces things through (deem and pass) and may ultimately be used to crush them, remains to be seen.  The socialist rose is an ill-defined and unlimited promise of hope and change which conceals all thorns.  An unlimited promise that has heretofore NEVER been kept by those who made it, save one, those that offered in advance and in a self-limitting manner to merely light the way and NOT provide certain or even more nebulous and/or grandiose results.

As the Preamble to the American Constitution states:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
"Provide" for the common defence, not merely "promote" it.  And "promote" the general welfare, not "provide" it.   A small distinction, perhaps, but one which results in a HUGE difference.  One infused with and empowered  by the self-imposed limits of "liberty".
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." ~ George Washington -