Government Change For Trends Is Dangerous by Robert Socha
“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes.” Declaration of Independence
A well-known failure on that front is the 18th Amendment. The 21st Amendment was needed to fix that mistake. Yet, the US Government is not considering an Amendment addressing the never-ending “war on drugs.”
Another tragedy is the Gover17th Amendment, which stole the appointment of a State’s Senators from the Governor and gave it to the popular vote. On its face, this appears noble and righteous because it appears to provide the people their voice in the upper house of Congress. But, if you step back and think about it for a moment, the people already had their voice in the appointment of Senators through their State’s elected officials. This horrific Amendment’s crescendo is the deleterious effects of mail-in ballots for all, portending to care that people’s votes are counted. Unfortunately, the true and lasting impact of mail-in ballots is the ability for chicanery. (I favor going back to in-person voting with paper ballots and dipping your index finger in a vat of purple ink that will not wash off for seven days, but I digress.)
Additionally, we have the homosexual movement that has been clamoring for special rights and immunities since the 1960s and morphed to include every debauched form of sexuality and perversion, so the average Joe doesn’t know what to think anymore. Lest you think the laws have not been changed because of this transient cause, every job has to include the fact that they do not discriminate against sexual orientation. This browbeating breeds discontent and division in the masses because there always has to be a disenfranchised class to keep the populace agitated and provide lawmakers an avenue for encroachment (think transgenderism.)
Ukraine. Why have we legislated scores of billions of dollars to fund this war? With the abandonment of the bases in the middle east, especially Afghanistan (a horrific betrayal of our integrity), the military-industrial complex in need of maintaining its capacity for war requires avenues of distribution. I know we did not change our government’s roles because of this war, but we did legislate on its behalf, and that is something.
Democratic legislators are clamoring to change the number of Justices appointed to the Supreme Court in the aftermath of President Trump’s triumphant appointments. Congress is allowed to write into law the number of Justices on the Supreme Court, which has varied from five to 10 over the years and has been set at nine since 1864. The only possible reason for the desire to increase the judiciary is for political gain, there can be no other, and this would produce a horrific consequence.
The federal reserve. A chicken in every pot. The new deal. The great society. Socialized medicine. Subsidies. “Green” energy. Global cooling, I mean warming, I mean climate change. Gender dysphoria. Any number of three-letter agencies. Etcetera…
I am grateful the United States Constitution has only been amended these 27 times and that there has been a strict adherence to Jefferson’s warning. Still, I am wary that extraconstitutional appointments have been the go-to for executive offices to subvert the Constitution’s chains and impose draconian measures to impose their will upon the people without the legislative process.
What can we do? I suggest we pray without ceasing and get involved by insisting the conversation change to one that honors hard work and private property rights and insists philanthropy comes at the hands of the citizenry, not through the crooked arm of government.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here