IT'S TIME TO STAND UP - PUT UP - OR SHUT UP
By Jim R. Schwiesow
House minority leader, John Boehner, who is known for his candor, expressed his feelings on the immigration amnesty and corporate welfare bill that is currently being debated in the Senate by calling the bill a piece of crap. Actually Mr. Boehner expressed himself in more eloquently blunt terms, but in deference to the tender sensibilities of those who are easily offended by blunt language I have altered the congressman�s words a bit. So we�ll just say that the subject of the �piece of� that the congressman referred to rhymes with �wit.� In actual fact the congressman could have used any number of euphemisms or politically correct words to express his disdain for this treasonous legislation, but apparently to his way of thinking a piece of, uh, crap by any other name is still just a piece of crap.
Too be sure the congressman will come under fire from the mealy-mouthed apologists for the disastrous policies of George W. Bush and his administration and those communist congressional lackeys who do the administration�s bidding in regard to the sellout of the country to the interests of the corporatists. We�re talking here about the same corporatists who have used their ownership of the politicians to completely destroy the nation�s industrial base, and to alter irrevocably the job market to make it infinitely more hostile to American workers and immeasurably more favorable to illegal aliens and the industrial workers of other nations.
If there are still those among us who are unaware that this country is under siege and on the doorstep of an absolute desolation wrought by the presence of twenty plus million illegal aliens who have unlawfully and surreptitiously infiltrated the borders that have deliberately been made porous and easily breached by Mr. Bush and his treacherous henchmen in and out of congress, it must be that they are either mentally vacuous or socially isolated. The bill referred to heretofore will accelerate to full-speed a precipitous slide to the ultimate demise of our culture; the complete destruction of the already crumbling schools and hospitals in the nation and the complete obliteration of an already rapidly dwindling middle-class that pays the taxes that supports these freeloaders, will also be accelerated with deadly potential.
Iowa Congressman Steve King has likened the bill to a "hand grenade" that the Senate will likely pass before the Memorial Day break and toss back to the House as the senators "run for the hills" in their home states. Congressman King very accurately lays the blame for such treachery where it belongs. �The people on the left embrace Marxism," King said. "Everyone on the Democrat side of the judiciary committee is embracing [this] plan. That tells me that I'm not wrong if I oppose it." The only thing that Congressman King failed to mention is the fact that it is the George W. Bush Republican administration that is urging these Marxists on in this egregious betrayal of the people of this nation.
The amendments votes and the debate on this �piece of crap� have shown that almost the entire senate is out of step with the will of the people. Individual senators, Democrat and Republican alike, cavalierly ignore the fact that eighty-six percent of the people object strenuously to this bill, or any other bill that resembles it. The congress, both the house and the senate, have picked up on the fact that the people are fickle and forgetful. They know also that the people have no way to remove them from office, other than to vote them out, and in the case of the senate six years between elections is a long time.
The fact that their execrable actions actually constitute malfeasance in office is also meaningless, as they have been granted the enviable status of being subject to no other enforcement against treasonous and criminal conduct other than that of policing themselves. A fat lot of good that does when a majority are involved in the same reprehensible conduct in regard to the sellout of the people and the cave-in to the corporate money mongers. They certainly are not going to convict themselves of malfeasance; it is like asking criminal cliques such as the mafia and the hell�s angels to police themselves. When the people are too feeble-minded to remember the treacherous conduct of their elected senators, their congressmen, or their presidents from one election to the next it sets the stage for a tyrannical freedom repressing government such as we presently have.
The people in this country have every right to rebel. Unfortunately at this stage in our existence a real in the streets revolution is not the answer. In fact it would play into the hands of the tyrants who have seized the power to rule over us like monarchs and dictators. Old King George and confederates would just avail themselves of the dictatorial powers that they have, with the aid of the congress, seized, and declare martial law and finish off what little is left of the Constitutional Republic. An active revolution brought our Constitutional Republic into existence, but at this stage in our history the same would most certainly finish off the pitiful remains of that Republic.
A passive, or non-violent, rebellion is quite another matter. The people have the power; they just do not realize it. If millions of people would unite and throw off the shackles that bind them to a despotic system they could take back control of the government and enjoy a concomitant restoration of their freedoms. If citizens in numbers too great for the government to prosecute would refuse to comply with the many thousands of laws, rules, and regulations that are not supported by the Constitution the pathetic and petty tyrants who populate the government would soon be shaking in their boots. If millions would defy the bureaucratic administrative rules that they have been erroneously led to believe have the force of law, it would shake the government to its foundation. The fact is that these tin pot despots are able to sustain their unconstitutional control only because a majority of the people have enabled them by willingly and voluntarily complying with untold thousands of edicts that have been snatched out of the air and have no foundation in the Constitution.
Like blind sheep the majority in this country file tax returns, willingly allow the withholding of monies from their pay, allow the government to regulate that which is in the realm of personal choice, and capitulate to untold thousands of bureaucratic licensing requirements in regard to their vocations, their property, and their families. In short they allow themselves to be regulated from the cradle to the grave. This compliant majority most certainly enables the government to persecute, prosecute, and incarcerate the few who do have the courage to stand up against the tyranny of the government and the government�s unconstitutional laws. Before I receive a ton of emails asking if I in fact do not comply with these unconstitutional laws, let me just say that I do not want to be among the few who are picked off and railroaded into prison. When I see a real commitment by a very significant number of citizens, I�ll jump on the bandwagon. There is strength in numbers, and significant numbers is what it will take to take back the powers that have been stolen from the people.
We have witnessed in the past few months millions of alien law-breakers demonstrating in our streets and parks across the nation. And they have done so with the blessings of a government, which refuses to hold them accountable for their illegality. It is time; no it is way past time for the real citizens of this country to do some demonstrating of their own. Now is the time for a peaceful, non-violent, stand up for freedom and personal liberties, and for a stand against a non-constitutional confrontational government. Real Americans need to pack the council meetings, county board meetings, legislative chambers and general assemblies across the nation, where they should speak loudly, insistently and continually for a restoration of a government for and of the people.
The nation belongs to the people, not to a coterie of piddling politicians and corporate bigwigs. It is the �legal� citizens who are supposed to be the government, and it is way past time that they take back the power that has been seized from them by petty thieves who believe themselves to be possessed of dictatorial powers by a divine right. And if they do not stand, and if they do not take back the power of the people that has been usurped by a run-a-way government, they deserve the fate that awaits them. In short, it is time to stand up, put up, or shut up.
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Jim Schwiesow is a retired sheriff with 46 years of law enforcement service. He served with the Unites States Army with the occupation forces in post war Berlin, Germany, and has a total of nine years of military service, which includes six years in the U.S. Army Reserve.
His law enforcement service includes: three years in the military police, fifteen years as an Iowa municipal police officer, and twenty-eight years as the duly elected sheriff of Sioux County, Iowa.
Jim has written a number of articles, which have been published in various professional law enforcement journals.
Too be sure the congressman will come under fire from the mealy-mouthed apologists for the disastrous policies of George W. Bush and his administration and those communist congressional lackeys who do the administration�s bidding in regard to the sellout of the country...