Steve at Motor City Times has a great post today noting the similarities between today’s governmental encroachment on our freedoms, the bloated bureaucracy we deal with every day and the foreboding warnings from the father of our country.

I’ve written more than once on this very speech. George Washington was indeed a prophet and sayer of soothes.

As Steve points out:

On November 2nd, 2010, Americans will go to the polls for the most important mid-term election in years.  Politicians and professional punditry say this sort of thing every two years. However, things have changed.

With increasing frequency,  elected officials are acting less like representatives and more like members of a Junta.  Ask the Speaker of the House of Representatives where in the United States Constitution they get the authority to do X or Y and she scoffs at the question then arrogantly retorts with “are you serious?”

Yes, we are serious.

Damn skippy we are.

The founders studied these issues with an intensity we would do well to mimic and  strive to duplicate. Washington was prophetic in many things he spoke of in that speech. Almost every point he warned us of has come to pass.  As the Teacher points out in Ecclesiastes, “There is nothing new under the sun.” We would do well to remember this fact and to not discount the wisdom of the men who crafted this, the most unique and fair system of government ever conceived and implemented by man. So unique they believed as I do, that it was divinely inspired.

Steve has taken away several important points from Washington’s words that deserve your attention. Please take the time to read his reminder as to why we write and fight.

Comments
  • steve July 24, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Thank’s for the link!

    It was quite amazing re-reading Washington’s Farewell address this afternoon in light of the power grab happening today.

    • mnrobot July 24, 2010 at 9:54 pm

      There’s a lot in that address to pull from.
      I almost pointed out that G.W. was the original Dubya, but I didn’t want to sully Washington’s reputation. lol Maybe a post later comparing the two would be in order to smack the RINO’s and progressive repubs into remembering where we came from. They surely need it.

  • John Carey July 25, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Great post mnrobot! I am working on a post that is somewhat similar. George Washington had incredible insight and understood the nature of human nature. He knew where human nature would take the Republic if left unchecked. He understood that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. This is why the Constitution was craft in the manner it was to limit the power, role, and influence of government on a national level. It was structured to protect rights, not create rights or encroached on our liberties. The one truthful thing Barack Obama said was the Constitution is a “charter of negative liberties” because it tells us what the government can’t do to us. This is not a bad thing, in fact it is the way it must be if we are to survive as a free people.

  • Opus #6 July 25, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Washington knew human nature.

  • Obi's Sister July 28, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Ah…”the arduous trust…” Can you imagine his reaction to America today? It’d be like Jesus with a lightsaber, overturning the temple.

    I like his farewell speech so much, his loving quotation regarding the Constitution has its own page at my blog.

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