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Consent of the governed

By Robert T. Smith
web posted April 20, 2020

Certain Democrat Governors should not become confused that thus far they have locked down their states and caused immeasurable personal and societal harm without the citizen’s consent.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed . . ." -- Declaration of Independence, United States of America, 1776

Alleged to be faced with imminent death by the Wuhan bat-stew-flu, or more likely the disoriented management of the Wuhan China bio-weapon research laboratory, the American citizens consented to the Corona virus guidelines provided by the White House.  Unfortunately, very quickly certain Democrat Governors and other local government functionaries have played on the fear of death by China-lung-rot and allowed the mask of tyranny to slip. 

These public-servant-savants have succumbed to their dictatorial impulses to command and control we the people; confined to home, closure of select businesses, no religious services, police arrests for walks on the beach and playing in the park with your child, etc.  The patience and consent of the governed is being tested in many instances.   

Treating the citizen owner / operators of America as little children with sometimes capricious and ridiculous directives is a sure way to civil unrest.  Her royal highness Michigan Governor Whitmer is currently the acting poster child for these odious dictates, although others are showing promise in succeeding her from the recently formed western and eastern coast Democrat state cabals.  Demanding by force of government that the governed continue to consent to their financial well-being, businesses, and life-savings to be destroyed for what appears now to be a relatively severe flu season is wearing a bit thin.  Thus far, push-back has been limited to some minor demonstrations in some locations, but this will not last.

“As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains
seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air - however slight - lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.” -- Justice William O. Douglas

America's oppression du jour appears to stem from the belief that there is an all-knowing ruling class of potentates who, for our own good, must direct the lives and lifestyle of all of the citizen/peasant class.  It is in this national emergency that the monarchs flex their control in a manner that seems at times almost gleeful on their part, as they bask in the television lights and spew their dictates, and issue their epistles into the print media and etherzone of the web. 

In some instances, the chosen-ones even state their intent to use this emergency situation to usher in a different relationship between the citizen/peasants and their government.  Are we now the quoted unwitting victims of the darkness, as we leapt into the abyss off the Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge, clutching the ephemeral promise of personal safety from the Peking-pneumonia? 

Oppression appears to us as the unjust authority over our communities, to subordinate or control our actions and general life conditions.  Oppression has been a popular tactic used by authoritarian or totalitarian regimes in the form of systemic or institutionalized government force.  Both soft and hard oppression are the hallmark of today's Democrat progressivism; no consent needed.  ESR

Robert T. Smith is an environmental scientist who spends his days enjoying life and the pursuit of happiness with his family.  He confesses to cling to his liberty, guns and religion, with antipathy toward the arrogant ruling elites throughout the country.




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