The Conservative American Crisis
PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 04/18/2015 | PoliticallyShort
Posted on 4/18/2015, 10:09:31 PM by PoliticallyShort
Thomas Paine famously wrote in The American Crisis, “How easy it is to abuse truth and language, when men, by habitual wickedness, have learned to set justice at defiance”.
In condemning the King of England, Paine continued, “amongst the various assumptions of character, which hypocrisy has taught, and men have practiced, there is none that raises a higher relish of disgust, than to see disappointed inveteracy twisting itself, by he most visible falsehoods, into an appearance of piety which it has no pretensions to”.
Paine was articulating the stance in which Britain, most notably the King, had claimed to be fair and just to his people while at the same time the habits he practiced completely contradicted what he claimed to be.
Today, we find ourselves in very much the same situation as Paine with the exception of a King being replaced by bi-partisan politicians working within an establishment that defies the American people. The words of Paine reign true today as average Americans like myself feel that we are no longer a free country because our legislation depends on the will of establishment politicians 3,000 miles distant, whose interest is in opposition to our own.
If we were to judge the state of our country by measuring the wealth in which our elected representatives have accumulated at the expense of those they were entrusted to represent, then one would assume our country is in no way amidst a crisis.
If the wealth of a representative was to continue to grow with election after election then common sense dictates that their own………….
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