There is certainly no limit to the tyranny of an Executive who has both the ambition and opportunity. There is certainly enough to show how a once freer America has been subdued. This has come primarily through three key Executive powers in this country: the Treaty-making power, the abuse of executive orders, and the ascendancy of government-by-emergency.
Upon the whole, we are too apt to charge those misfortunes to the want of energy in our government, which we have brought upon ourselves by dissipation and extravagance. —”Candidus” At a conference several years ago, during a Q&A panel discussion, a gentleman asked (paraphrasing), “At what point did things go wrong in America?” He […]
The curse of the Total State is something of a package deal. Samuel’s warnings in 1 Samuel 8 were meant to deter the people from breaking God’s laws revealed in Deuteronomy 17—lusting for a “king like other nations.” Just like the king forbidden in those laws—the king who has a standing army, a large treasury, international […]
Restoring America One County at a Time Chapter 9: National Defense 9.2.a. How Freedom Was Lost (A Tale of Two Rebellions) In regard to original intent, a mere Amendment would not be enough to withstand the military powers its larger brother, the Constitution itself, gave to the new central government. This problem is best illustrated […]
Restoring America One County at a Time Chapter 9: National Defense 9.2. How Freedom Was Lost The destruction of the early Puritan-American views of the military, of voluntary militias, etc., as described previously, began with the first skirmish of the first world war—not World War I, mind you, but what was perhaps the first true […]