All across America there is a new movement emerging. Starting with “Occupy Wall Street”. Quickly it moved across the country to gain more and more attention. However there is a problem, actually several problems.
First, in order to have what anyone would even remotely try to call effective, there has to be a direction, a goal, a common resolution to the “problem” you wish to address. At virtually every “Occupy (insert city) event the media is asking “what are you here for?” You might hear anything from sharing the wealth to shutting down the cooperate takeover of the government. Sprinkled in with liberal doses of obscure references to ending taxes all together and forgiving ALL worldwide national debt. And of course the ever present “I’m here to support the people.” Even if you have no idea why everyone is standing on the street? Really? Here for support?
We have a government. Granted, I’m no happier with the people leading our country than anyone else. But as long as we have a government, we have to pay for it. Taxes do that. We truly have no options when it comes to taxing of Americans, except the argument of “fair share” taxes.
We also hear a lot about how the elected officials are not working in good faith under the wishes of the founding fathers. Government by the people
THE DECLARATION of INDEPENDENCE
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, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.
Here’s a “sub-problem”. We are deeply rooted in the government that we have. We are not able to function as a country without a government in place. It is not a problem that we have a government, the problem is of course who we have in those seats of power. We have little choice of who to vote for when election season arrives. Since all elected officials are elected more so on the padding in their wallet as opposed to the strength of their position on the issues, we gamble our rights with every vote. So here is the truth. Talk of overthrowing the government will not work and does not faze the folks in place at this time. If you don’t have a better solution ready for change, you have no where to go.
Keep watching… More to come as we continue.