Sunday, October 05, 2014

Rule of Law Collapse, Part 3,587

We have written a few times about the slow but steady collapse of the "rule of law" in the US.  A large part of that has come from "courts" who have ruled, e.g., that 'fees are taxes' (or was it that 'taxes are fees'?) or that unborn babies are not entitled to the right to life.  Make no mistake:  this is a war against the rule of law, and as in any war, the truth is the first casualty.

Another part of that collapse comes from a Federal Leviathan which--for the last 20++ years--has less and less observed the National Interest in favor of its Political Interest.  This has been consistent through regimes of (R) and (D), albeit the Obozoites have accelerated this cancer exponentially.

Another pundit, Longstreet, refers to this as the collapse of the fulcrum.

The “fulcrum” of our nation, the point on which our nation balances and turns, is the reliance upon a competent and honest government, limited by constitutional constraints and bound by laws duly and legislatively codified.  It requires an embodiment by those who would vow to uphold those laws, promise competence, and swear to duty.

He then lists (and it's a long list) the deviations from law and duty promulgated by these cretins.

Noonan indirectly makes the point, too. the past year of listening to testimony from government officials, there is something different about the boredom and indifference with which government testifiers skirt, dodge and withhold the truth. They don’t seem furtive or defensive; they are not in the least afraid. They speak always with a certain carefulness—they are lawyered up—but they have no evident fear of looking evasive. They really don’t care what you think of them. They’re running the show and if you don’t like it, too bad

We are locked in some loop where the public figure knows what he must pronounce to achieve his agenda, and the public knows what he must pronounce to achieve his agenda, and we all accept what is being said while at the same time everyone sees right through it....

The only people who seem to tell the truth now are the people inside the agencies who become whistleblowers. They call a news organization, get on the phone with a congressman’s staff. That’s basically how the Veterans Affairs and Secret Service scandals broke: Desperate people who couldn’t take the corruption dropped a dime. What does it say about a great nation when its most reliable truth tellers are desperate people?

(HT:  Cold Fury)

Whichever you care to call it, one of the potential results is anarchy; another is dictatorship.  Neither is pleasant to contemplate.  Restoration of the rule of law is the third possibility, of course, but that will be arduous and a lengthy process indeed.

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