“Hey, Martin,” he called out across the room at a meeting I attended recently.
He walked closer so that no one would hear what he was about to say.
“What chance do you give our survival as a nation?” he asked.
“Not much,” I said, as I walked off. I did not want to engage in this type of conversation in a setting where eavesdropping ears were nearby. He followed me to an area off to the side of the room where he continued to press me on the issue.
“That’s a terribly morbid assessment there, Martin. I would have hoped that you would not take such a morbid point of view.”
“Morbid or not,” I said, “Those are the facts. Either we face the facts and do something drastic to save us from disintegration as a free nation, or we can go on pretending that this is only a passing phase, a part of a cycle that is to be expected, knowing that the pendulum will swing back in the other direction. The only problem is this time, the pendulum is not swinging back. This is not a passing phase in a cycle. Too many of our freedoms have been annihilated by this government, and too much of the Constitution has been shredded for this to be merely a passing phase.
“What has happened,” I continued, “is that we as a nation have crossed the threshold into a post-Constitutional era. Once that happens our freedoms and liberties and rights are either vulnerable or completely gone.
“Note the lesson of history,” I said. “Once freedoms are trampled upon and rendered inoperative by oppressive government, that government never gives those liberties back to the people. Never. The people are forced to take them back.”
The United States has already outlived all other great nations in history. As noted by the following quote that has been attributed to various and sundry political experts, “Great nations rise and fall in 200 year cycles.” We as Americans are already well beyond that limit.
And as incredibly pessimistic a statement such as the following may be, it is a terrible truth that must be faced — the upcoming election in November is not going to save us from our current fateful course. Too many Americans have thrown in with peddlers of taxpayer funded entitlements that they will continue to vote for them no matter what. Even if the Senate goes Republican we are not out of the woods. Too many of them have aligned themselves with the D.C. elitist class. To be sure there are candidates and elected officials here and there who are trying their best to guard the Constitution and restore the parts that have been shredded. But there are not enough of them.
Thus, so far precious little has been done to stop the ominous tide of “progressive” anti-constitutionalists who are leading us over the cliff. Unless this is stopped, we’re done.
And the next step will be war. Patriots will never start a war due to the fact that most of us hate war with a passion. Americans have never supported war activity unless we were forced into it. The problem is we are gradually being forced into it by the progressive cabal that is firmly embedded in the permanent political class. Sooner or later the forces of anti-freedom will do something stupid and fire off some shots at the citizenry. When that happens all bets are off. There will be no stopping what will follow. Even those of us who do not want any civilians hurt will have little or no say in the matter. Once this genie is out of the bottle, it will take on a life of its own that will be out of our hands