:By Rich Kozlovich
On July 10th I posted this article, Green and Problems of Democracy, with the intent outlining just how outrageous things have become and to highlight the similarities between what the King of England was arrogantly doing versus what an arrogant federal government and federal bureaucracy is doing.
These were some but, not all, of the grievances listed in the Declaration of Independence. Do they apply today?
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance. He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation: For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury: For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies. For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments: For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever. He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us. He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
Do we really doubt that so many environmental and social laws that are being imposed on society today are “unwholesome for the public good”? When we look at the irrational and clearly unconstitutional rulings by federal judges can we doubt these are de facto laws that are “unwholesome for the public good”?
By creating these gigantic government bureaucracies are they not erecting “a multitude of New Offices” who “swarm and harass [our] people and eat out their substance”? By agreeing to outrageous international treaties with the U.N., such as the Montreal Protocol, the Kyoto Accords (not signed) and a host of other treaties that take precedence over the U.S. Constitution according to the Supreme Court. Are we not subjected to the laws and whims of “foreign jurisdiction”? That doesn't even include the LOST treaty which also hasn't been signed.
When bureaucrats take into their heads to fine you for some violation, such as one family that was going to be fined tens of thousands of dollars for raising and selling rabbits for a few dollars; is this not imposed without “trial by jury”?
Has not the federal government through the courts and these agencies set itself up as an “absolute ruler” overturning state charters, in clear violation of the intent of the Constitution the Founding Fathers?
How do they “plunder our seas, ravage our coasts, burn our towns, and destroy the lives of our people”? With regulations they determine what can be done at sea and land. Fishing and drilling are prohibited depending on the whim of the bureaucrats at the federal level. By confiscating property or forbidding the use of private property under the outrageous application of laws such as the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act they are having the same effect as if they burnt down the property of the legitimate owners. Can we doubt that the green movement will eventually destroy our lives if allowed to work unchecked?
If you have any doubt that all this is said here is true, go back through my posts and review what is now happening and what has happened in the past.