12 September, 2008

Would You Stay In An Abusive, Forcibly Arranged Marriage?

Because that's exactly what we have in the United State of America. Please follow along and let see if this analogy does not fit the current political climate in our country.

I wrote the following in response to a good friend, whose name I shall refrain from printing to protect the innocence of, but that I felt was worthy of posting for [hopefully] the benefit of others.

Seems to me it's been more and more downs as we continue to spread the "American way" throughout the globe, even despite the objections of other nations and our own citizenry.

Never mind the continued abuses of Presidential power by executive order and squandering of billions of taxpayer dollars a day on the "war on terror", an analogous, ambiguous abstract concept.

If all you want to do is "hope" that things will get better, then that is your prerogative and I respect that. I believe that, under our current system, it WILL NOT get markedly better. Liberties we have lost are already gone and are unlikely to be reinstated.

Sometimes the only road to freedom is a full and amicable separation.

Without meaning to bring up bad memories or anything, but consider that the citizens of Virginia (and other Southern states) are represented by you. Consider that the federal government is represented by your ex-husband.

Now, do you consider that it was the better option for you to be relieved of the burden that marriage placed on you financially and spiritually or would you prefer that you were still together under the same, ever-worsening circumstances. I apologize for the bluntness of this analogy but this marriage of States to the Union is just like an abusive marriage of man and woman.

The United State is the abusive, licentious husband and the citizens (States) are the scared, battered and yet complacent wives. At some point the States must break from this abusive relationship and seek out a more amicable relationship, because it has been proven scientifically and psychologically that abusive relationships rarely change, even when the abusive partner swears they will do a better job. The abused party still lives in constant fear of retribution for past "transgressions".

Furthermore, because the States legally broke off (divorced) from the Union, they are (should be) free to pursue their own happiness. They were forcibly returned to their status of fealty under Federal rule. Even though the divorce was final, the North refused to recognize it and had his way with the South regardless. Our people, our culture and our history has been forcibly raped and plundered by the United State for almost 150 years and it's time to put an end to it. The United State can either peacefully (preferably without any military action) accept that we do not want to be repeatedly sodomized by their illegal occupation or they can face the consequences.

I don't want to live in fear of my liberties.
Have you ever watched Star Wars IV: A New Hope?

Grand Moff Tarkin: The regional governors now have direct control over their territories. Fear will keep the local systems in line.

This is how our nation was treated (and is treated to this day) after the War of Northern Aggression. It must not be allowed to continue.

Initially, after the illegal "Patriot Act" was enacted there came a great roar of applause from the people, not knowing that their civil liberties were being siphoned off in the name of "national security". The office of the President was given almost unlimited power to rule by executive order during times of emergency. Sound familiar? It would if you had seen Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith.

Supreme Chancellor: In order to ensure our security and continuing stability, the Republic will be reorganized into the first Galactic Empire, for a safe and secure society which I assure you will last for ten thousand years.

Padmé: So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.

I don't feel one ounce safer since the day they enacted that illegitimate usurpation of liberty from the people. I have never feared for my freedom from without, but I question the impetus of such acts to attack my freedom from within. The government believes they have the right to limit whatever freedoms they wish, but if the Constitution was acknowledged appropriately the people would see that they have the right to limit government.

Deo Vindice

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