Ep. 176 - Red Meat for We the People
Taking a hard look at putting all the options on the table.
Here’s something to chew on:
The government cannot make you do anything that you do not want to do.
Remember the Most Dangerous Superstition? That is the underlying premise. When the government attempts to impose its will by force, you can resist and fight to the death. This is a timeless truth that is embedded in the very nature of being alive.
Keep that in mind, always.
Did you know there are some 600+ federal agencies that use taxpayer dollars to advance some element of the government’s agenda? (list here)
They each have staffs and budgets. They each have a mission. They each have some degree of authority to shape American society. Altogether, this is the Deep State.
It’s not just intelligence agencies and clandestine operations that work to subvert the will of the people, its the socialist sympathizers and progressive agents — working through these agencies — that ultimately erode the rights enshrined in our constitution. Every single agency assumes the right to tell you what to do.
That is the very purpose of their existence.
When you hear Biden talk about a “whole of government” approach to anything and everything from gun violence to long covid or the climate crisis, realize what this entails. In means there will be a concerted and coordinated effort, across hundreds of agencies that you have never heard of, to implement the globalist agenda.
Of course, realizing this leads directly to the logical question:
What are we going to do about it?
Obviously there is no simple solution. The beast of bureaucracy is not easily restrained. The whole-of-government has no intentions of giving up power.
Nor can we just barge in and demand they relinquish control.
No, if we want to get serious about reigning in an out-of-control government there are only a few limited options that are worth considering:
Starve the beast.
Slay the beast.
Before we can properly consider the validity of these options, we need to better understand what we are really up against. It’s not just hundreds of unaccountable federal agencies being directed by unelected bureaucrats. It’s not just weaponized agencies threatening retaliation for your questioning their existence. It’s all of that, plus the hordes of useful idiots who believe these government agencies are essential.
Beyond that, the challenge lies in our very understanding of what government is.
Government is just a group of people who everyone assumes has authority. They assume they have authority, and, the public assumes they have authority. In theory, it’s a symbiotic relationship that allows society to function. We need leaders to make decisions and deal with the day-to-day function of making the world go round.
To be clear, I am not advocating for no government — just limited government.
I’m advocating for a constitutional government “of the people, for the people, and by the people.” I’m arguing that we do not need 600+ agencies sitting around concocting ways to intrude upon our everyday lives. We don’t need unelected bureaucrats scheming on creative ways to spend our hard earned dollars on the global surveillance state. How many Americans really want to support every single government fetish?
Probably not many. But then again, ignorance is bliss. Blindly following along with the latest and greatest decree is the hallmark of complacency — and that is the root of our problem. The majority of people have no idea what is actually going on.
For that reason, and because most people are perpetually afraid of their government, the majority will continue their indentured servitude in perpetuity. Stop paying taxes? That’s illegal, we can’t do that! We’d get in trouble!! Thus, it would be exceedingly difficult to starve the beast. Besides, they can just print more money anyway.
So, option #1 doesn’t really have much weight.
Is it possible to slay the beast?
Maybe, but first you need to understand what I mean by that.
What is the beast of bureaucracy? It’s a small group of people making a whole bunch of rules. People. Rules. This provides a clue as to how we might be able to slay the beast.
By slaying the beast, I mean reducing and changing the rules. Moreover, I mean replacing the entrenched political establishment who feels entitled to make the rules however they see fit, with complete disregard for the will of the people.
Is this even possible? Fortunately, yes. In their divinely inspired foresight, the framers of our constitutional republic penned certain contingency plans that could be used to reign in a run-away government. Chief among them is Article V of the constitution which allows for a Convention of States to restrict the powers of congress.
Although highly controversial among conservative circles, this path is constitutionally sound and has the full backing and endorsements from brilliant legal scholars such as the late Justice Antonin Scalia, Abe Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and Ronald Reagan; as well as Senators Ran Paul, Rick Santorum, Jim DeMint, and others; Governors Greg Abbot, Ron Desantis, Bobby Jindal, and more; including but certainly not limited to Lt. Col. Allen West, Dr. Ben Carson, James O'Keefe, Charlie Kirk, Ben Shapiro, and even “The Great One” Mr. Mark Levin — who has the following to say about it:
"I have wholeheartedly endorsed the Convention of States Project. I serve on its Legal Board of Reference because they propose a solution as big as the problem. And they are promoting state applications for a convention for the purpose of limiting the scope, power and jurisdiction of the federal government. And that’s what needs to be done." -Mark Levin
Having discussed the COS option with many fellow patriots, I understand this is a contentious issue. The most common concern is that there might be a “runaway convention” wherein, once assembled, the politicians could reconstruct the constitution anyway they see fit.
I understand the concern, but is it really founded?
Here now, I’m not going to attempt to persuade anyone to change their opinion. Instead, for those curious about the COS response to such objections, I would direct you to dig into the Myth Busting section at their website — and perhaps ask yourself these two reasonable question:
How likely is it that all those passionate, patriotic, conservative politicians, constitutional legal scholars, and stalwart political pundits are actually wrong about the Convention of States?
What do you know that these well-informed patriots do not?
Consider that Article V was written into the constitution for a reason. Could this be the founders method for We The People to slay the beast of bureaucracy?
I suggest learning more about it and then deciding for yourself.
What other options do we have?
The third option mentioned above is civil war. Just to be blunt, this is a terrible option. Can you imagine Americans killing each other in the streets and backwoods all across the country? Try to imagine that. It’s horrifying.
Imagine taking up arms in a fight to the death. Imagine leaving your family and never making it home. Imagine war in your own damn neighborhood. Imagine the stench of death wafting across your own back porch. How glorious is that?
It is true, as Thomas Jefferson famously said, that from time to time the tree of liberty must be refreshed with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
But friends… my fellow patriots… this is never ever an option to be sought.