On the pages of this blog I have repeatedly analyzed and warned against the naïve notion that simply voting for candidates handpicked by the failed leadership of the GOP will somehow help to revive the prospects of America's constitutional liberty. The news today offers two apt illustrations of the reason why. The Obama faction is poised to use the health care legislation as an excuse to eviscerate the legislative process established by the U.S. constitution. In response, "Rep. David Dreier (R-Calif.) indicated yesterday that he was resigned to letting congressional Democrats make the Senate health-care bill the law of the land without ever holding a vote on it in the House of Representatives…" Despite its patently obvious violation of the U.S. Constitution "If this passes and is signed into law, I think it becomes law… There's nothing that can prevent it," Dreier said. "It's something… that they can clearly do, if they have the votes."
With these words Dreier supinely accepts the notion that the Constitution is no longer the supreme law of the land. He promotes the idea that bills approved by majority votes that patently violate the clear, plain language of the Constitution nonetheless have the authority of law. At present he does so in a context that also undermines the separate legislative prerogative of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Congressional chamber that has been regarded as "the people's house" since the inception of the U.S. government. It embodies and represents the people's most direct participation in the national legislative power. The Senate, on the other hand, has always embodied the role of the more elite elements of the society. It does so now more than ever, as its members have become more and more subject to the blandishments of corporate interests, whose pursuit of global profits thoroughly adulterates the allegiance they should give to the American republic.
In recent years the GOP leadership in the House has more and more identified with their elite counterparts in the Senate. They have accepted the role of overseers, tasked to keep the restive envoys of the masses from representing the morals or economic interests of their constituents to any extent that interferes with elite control of (and profit from) the U.S. government. Government of, by and for the people has morphed into government of by and for the corporate, governmental and information elites (among which latter we must include academics, as well as media and entertainment personalities.)
Ironically, the bureaucratic and corporate base of this new oligarchy enforces a "team" mentality more in tune with left wing collectivism than with the ethos of individual rights, responsibilities and initiatives essential to the survival of American liberty.
Dreier's nonchalant acquiescence in the Obama faction's unconstitutional abuses serves and reflects the attitudes of these American oligarchs. Their increasingly successful assault against the moral and material bases of the republic is encouraging ever more open disdain for the charters of American liberty. Moreover, once the health care takeover establishes control over the life and death resources of the health system they will move to call in the demographic re-enforcements with whose aid they hope once and for all to defeat the potentially saving remnant of Americans still loyal to liberty and the constitution.
Those re-enforcements will take the form of newly minted citizens drawn from the ranks of illegal immigrants. Both their current circumstances and the situation in the lands from which they come prepare them to play the role of manipulated masses in the stage play that legitimizes elite tyranny. So it should come as no surprise that the man the elites have self-promoted as the guru of the tea party movement, Dick Armey, disdains to defend the moral ideas essential for liberty, while ridiculing opposition to the contrived flood of illegal immigrants that so deeply concerns most of the citizens he claims now to represent.
"Who in the Republican Party was the genius who said now that we have identified the fastest-growing demographic in America, let's go out and alienate them? This is a nation of immigrants. ... There is room in America," he said.
As I surmise from firsthand experience, today Dick Armey and the GOP leadership he represents work to assure that authentic voices speaking on behalf of the moral, economic and national sovereignty of the American people will be kept off the stage. They pretend to champion a return to smaller government and lower taxes, while praising with faint damns (and inept opposition) the agenda of moral surrender and socialist government expansion that makes that return ever more unlikely."When I was Republican leader, I saw to it that Tom Tancredo could not get on a stage because I saw how destructive he was," Armey said of the anti-immigration former congressman. "Republicans have to get off this goofiness. Ronald Reagan said, 'Tear down this wall.' Tom Tancredo said 'Build that wall.' Who's right? America is not a nation that builds walls. America is a nation that opens doors, and we should be that."
I have been to tea party events large and small. I have witnessed the truth that most of the people attending them have the common sense to understand that the Obama faction's push for abortion, amnesty for illegals, and the government takeover of economic control all serve the same purpose and lead to the same end- the overthrow of American liberty. They also have sense enough to know that GOP leaders like Dick Armey pretend to spring to the defense of America's economic sovereignty, but all the while they neglect or help to unlock the gates that defend the moral heart and national sovereignty of the American people. Such patriots realize that if any of these gates are left undefended, the citadel of freedom will be taken just the same.