(originally written on 7/1/2015 – this is a delayed posting)
A good friend of mine called me the day that the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. He was truly upset and very distraught, he wanted to talk. I listened to him for awhile and he made great points about how the court had been wrong to uphold such an obviously unconstitutional law as Obamacare. All his points and argument were spot on…and I told him it didn’t matter one little bit.
The reason? Simple, the Supreme Court was always, all along, going to uphold Obamacare and it had nothing whatsoever to do with the Constitutionality or legality of the law’s wording or anything else tied directly to the law. It always was and has been about the “agenda” of the progressives. Obamacare was a done-deal long before it was presented to Congress. And there has never been a true opposition to it on the federal level, especially by the Republican leadership. Quite the contrary, it has had considerable support by both parties in all three branches of government.
Now, what would a discussion of Obamacare be without talking about Chief Justice John Roberts. He was the deciding vote the first time that Obamacare went before the Supreme Court. Now, you might be wondering “why” Roberts supported it. That is simple as well, he was either bribed or blackmailed. There is just no other option. Yes, that means I am saying, without qualification, that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court was either bought off or extorted to vote the way he did. I think the later more likely.
What does that all have to do with my buddy and his lamenting about the Supreme Court ruling? Well, hang on a second.
So then the Supreme Court upholds the right for gays to marry. My buddy calls me once again, not depressed, but truly frustrated and feeling that country was “gone”. Now he is getting closer to reality.
I shared with him the following ideas:
- The country fell off the cliff long ago, probably started during Clinton, kept falling during Bush, and picking up the speed of the fall with Obumble.
- The republicans and democrats are the same folks with the same agenda. Both parties want bigger and bigger government, or at least they want more power. Which generally means bigger government.
- I doubt you could find 10 politicians in the Executive or Legislative branches of government that have true morals or an ethical foundation.
- I doubt you could find two Justices with actual morals, ethics or a belief in the true underlying principles of the Constitution.
- With the above being true, there is no other outcome for what was before the Supreme Court. The outcomes of both cases was a given long before it was ever argued before the court.
My buddy muttered a bit, we talked a little more and then he basically agreed with me. But he wanted to know what I was going to do about it.
“Absolutely nothing,” was my response to him. He thought I was setting him up for some wise-guy remark but I wasn’t. I told him it makes no difference to me because I am living my life without worrying about what our corrupt authoritarian government does or doesn’t do. I told him I will continue to “prep”, I will go forward with this website and I will a preparedness manual. I told him there is not much else I can, or even, want to do. I explained to him that the days of making a difference at the federal level was long, long gone.
It matters not who we elect as President in 2016. When the primaries are over we will end up with the two establishment options. And both of them will have the same exact agenda…regardless of any lip service to the contrary. Yes, I am being honest.
And who do you honestly think the establishment republicans will allow to be their candidate? You think a Constitutional firebrand like Ted Cruz has a chance? You think liberty-minded Rand Paul would even come close to winning in place of Jeb?
Certainly you would like to think that these other non-establishment candidates would have a chance, right? But realistically, do you really think they have a chance?
So what about who we elect as Congressmen? OK, tell me one congressmen that is out there doing everything they can to shrink government? To reduce taxes? To unseat all the evil in Washington? Go ahead…name one…
Same goes for the Senate. Yes, I am sure you can name folks like Cruz, Paul, maybe Rubio, and there is my favorite, Mike Lee. But honestly, what have they done? What can they do?
The real power lies with Graham, McCain, McConnell, Boehner, etc. And those folks are interested in only two things; 1) larger and more powerful federal government, 2) more money in their bank accounts.
But I told my buddy that you can affect yourself, your family, a close group of friends and possibly your local community. And that is where the focus must be. It is where it will make the most difference. And you will find folks the most appreciative of your efforts as well.
Why such “local” focus? Because when the grid falls, and it will fall, you will have folks around you that are better prepared mentally, physically, temporally, and spiritually through your efforts. And that will drastically increase your chances of surviving and thriving.
He said I sounded a bit “gloomy” as I talked him through all of this. I told him it might sound like that but I was not gloomy, depressed or even down over any of it. I explained to him I am just seeing reality for what it is, making a plan and acting on that plan. That gives me a sense of confidence and security that relaxes me. I don’t get twisted up over daily things, regardless of the magnitude of the consequences. Because I know that I am doing the best that I can and I don’t worry about the rest. Besides, “worry” doesn’t get much done.
When we were done talking my buddy felt much better and he had made a couple new decisions to move forward with. He said that talking about it really helped, but taking some action on it really pumped him up.
Folks, you know it’s coming. If you didn’t think so, you wouldn’t be on this website, you wouldn’t be reading this article. All I ask of you is to continue to be prepared for emergencies, disasters and grid-down. The rest will take care of itself.
And come on…don’t let nine very, very old people who dress-up in dramatic black robes get you down. Don’t forget all the other BS Justices that have ruled Constitutional over the last 200 years. They ain’t nothing important. Just keep doing what you know to be right. Don’t lose faith in yourself and what you know to be true. Supreme Court Justices and rulings will come and go but “truth” is constant.
Remember who you are, what you stand for and who is counting on you. Take care of your family, and prepare for emergencies and disasters that may come your way. Do the right thing for the right reasons.
A question I didn’t ask him, but thought of later, “Where to do get the real satisfaction in life; with national politics or spending time with your kids or playing with your grand-baby?”
Life is about keeping perspective, setting priorities and preparation to take care of those you love.
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