UPDATE: In the year since this was posted, it doesn’t seem quite so radical. The Gulf oil spill is the latest crisis being used against the American people. Every day, I fear that we are one step closer to what at one time was unthinkable…
Explore with me one possible future:
“Now for tonight’s headlines.” The newscaster took a deep breath and sighed uncharacteristically before he continued. “With the support of all unions, the president has declared the Constitution invalid. Here’s the Rose Garden press conference…”
“In the interest of global unity, I have declared the Constitution of the United States null and void. It is no longer practical to allow the citizens to believe they have any influence on the future course of this nation. We have a greater good we must deal with,” the president paused for dramatic effect, “and I will share what this actually is as you need to know. Trust me. In the mean time, I will be the absolute final authority on the American economy and the American people. All voting will be suspended until further notice.
Now that there is healthcare for all, we need to control the costs. Everyone is going to have to be realistic in their expectations for their healthcare outcome. So, there will be mandatory genetic screening, if you have a genetic pre-disposition towards cancer, heart disease or obesity, we will ask you to report immediately for counseling and treatment. This way we can assure that no one who deserves excellent healthcare will be denied. Funerals will, of course, be covered by the Single-Payer option.
As for our carbon output, it is time for all Americans to tighten their belts once again. To discourage the irresponsible use of electricity, we will add an additional 50% surcharge to your bill to help you remember what you’re doing to the earth. I know there are Internet rumors that claim that Global Warming isn’t based in fact, but we’re going to err on the side of caution and make sure that we win this fight. Also, all southern states, I know it’s summer, but you can’t go expecting a/c every day, all day. You’ll just have to go green or get hot. And since we’re already taxing all American’s in every way we can think of, you probably can’t afford it.”
You are probably thinking, the extreme picture I’ve painted for you above just isn’t possible. However, it is just one of the many possible futures for America from the cross roads we are standing in. Before you discount it completely, just think about the fact that the House of Representatives passed CAP and TRADE even though there are studies by MIT and other well respected scientists that say all we are seeing is the normal global cycles of warming and cooling. Since it is widely accepted that there were at least four major ice ages, it is only logical that there were periods of global warming in between.
Instead, consider what is the motivation for those who are behind the strong push for policy change. Money and power are at the root of everything we’re seeing. When the dust settles, we’ll see who made the best deals and won at the expense of the American people. The winners may be political powers from other nations, union executives and the Washington toads that have sold us out for personal or political gain. Worse than what I’ve already described, now consider this. Is it that great a stretch of the imagination to believe that there are those in power who would gladly sell America’s future out and have us take on not only a global currency, as they have already alluded to, but come under the authority of a One World Government?
We have an obligation to the Founding Fathers of this nation, to our children and to each other to not sit idly by and watch as our Constitutional rights are systematically dismantled. Unless We The People stand up and object loudly to what is transpiring in Washington, we will loose the right to disagree, to speak out against, to keep and bear arms and to keep the fruit of our own labors.
Cross-Posted at DirtyRottenScoundrels