Wednesday, November 03, 2010

As a reflection of ourselves

Momentous occurrences have and are transpiring, We have just imbued power to new Persons, who promise certain affects to our rule of law, taxes or the lack thereof; our freedoms, rights and also to the delegation of such.

Many more people are said to have gone out in vote this past November the 2nd, than in many years past.

Much to do with frustration, but also contemplation and pride for ones ideals and future within this Great Country of ours.

Now many theories, some fallen to conspiracy have been abound, many for many years as well. However, whether they hold to truth or to false pretenses is up for conjecture, but what is important is that may U.S. Citizens whether, denoting self to one party of the other, or just voting conscience; have made statement that they; We, know that corruption is rampant in many areas of our leadership and governing body and that we were; are trying to effect change by our Right to a non-violent revolution known as a vote.

I am proud of the Many Americans who voted their conscience whether they voted opposite to me or in likeness. For now we have a large number of new individuals of whom will begin this new set and form of Public Service to the Citizens of the United States of America.

Yet we must remind ourselves that we have had many changes in the past to see only the same actions by different faces and names with different party affiliations. With the insidious nature prevalent among some if not many of our Leaders and officials, who speak in serpent tongue to disguise the nature of their true business.

And that only by daily education of ourselves, and persistent policing of our Public Servants may we eventually find a breath of honesty and virtue among those who serve our interests.

Alexander Hamilton wrote specifically about such deprecating events that could harm our Society in the first Federalist Papers, writing;

"A torrent of angry and malignent passions will be let loose. To judge from the conduct of the opposite parties, we shall be led to conclude that they will mutually hope to envice the justness of their opinions, and to increase the number of their converts by the loudness of their declamations and the bitterness of their invectives. An enlightened zeal for the energy and efficiency of government will be stigmatized as the offspring of a temper fond of despotic power and hostile to the principles of liberty.

An over-scrupulous jealousy of danger to the rights of the people, which is more commonly the fault of the head than of the heart, will be represented as mere pretense and artifice, the stale bait for popularity at the expense of the public good.

It will be forgotten, on the one hand, that jealousy is the usual concomitant of love, and that noble enthusiasm of liberty is apt to be infected with a spirit of narrow and illiberal distrust.

On the other hand, it will equally be forgotten that the vigor of government is essential to the security of liberty, that, in the contemplation of a sound and well -informed judgment, their interest can never be separated; and that a dangerous ambition often lurks behind the specious[Superficial/Deceptive] mask of zeal for the rights of the people than under the forbidden appearance of zeal for the firmness and efficiency of government.

History will teach us that the former has been found a much more certain road to the introduction of despotism than the latter, and that of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious[dutiful] court[Pay Homage to; Seek favor of] to the people; commencing demagogues[A leader who obscures, distorts or incites the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people.], and ending tyrants."

This essentially translates into modern English as 'There will be parties and persons who will try and waver your opinion and virtue by inciting and or manipulating emotions and bitterness, by bringing up the passions, beliefs and or prejudices of the Citizenry so to make them riled about their Rights and Liberties; and it is in this way that one can take away those Rights and Liberties more so than doing the same by just trying to incite for or against the stable and efficient function of government.'

These are powerful and well educated words that should be well adhered to every day that we are alive, because Tyranny and Criminals never sleep and that is why no matter our affiliation, we need to be ever vigilant to protect our Life, Liberty, and Eminent Domain.

R. William Holzkopf jr.

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