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Germany 1920's ?

Spend a hour reading the Constitution of this great country. No where in the thing will you see any word to the effect of Congress or the President being able to do anything that they wish. No where in the document does it give our government some of the power that we the people seem to be handing over to them at light speed lately.

Our country keeps getting described as the richest most prosperous country on Earth. We are told that a country as rich as ours should be able to give its citizens anything that they need. As we have moved down that road, of trying to meet every persons basic needs, we have done it under the umbrella of government can do it best. Every time that we the people feel that some group in our country, or another country, needs our help, we simply hand the problem over to the government.

For some strange reason, our elected leaders, whether they be liberal or conservative, are looked upon as more intelligent and elite than the rest of us. These same leaders take their power as a moral superiority that gives them the wherewithall to go around our rule of law, and to continue centralizing power into our federal government.

As Americans we have basically let them do this to us for years. We work at jobs and raise families. We have very little time to pay attention to our lawmakers. "They can handle it best. That is what they are paid to do." The list or excuses could fill a dumpster.

We all need to take a look at who, in the last 100 years has been in favor of centralized government. There have been numerous leaders who rose to power on the plank of taking care of the people. Putting the good of the people at the top of the list and using a strong central government to do just that, has helped more than a few well known leaders over the last century gain power and prominence. The problem comes when finally the leaders have all of the power and the people none.

  As Americans we need to re-examine our history books.

Comment balloon 7 commentsKevin Robinson • October 23 2009 09:36AM

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Kevin - Germany of the 1920's admittedly and admiringly took some of there lead from the U.S. of 1916-1920.

Posted by Mike Saunders (Lanier Partners) over 9 years ago

Mike- Good point. The US economy was in a recession. I know that many were pushing for an isolationist stance. What else were you thinking?

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer over 9 years ago

Anytime the government is big enough to do everything for you; they are big enough to take everything away from you.

Posted by Hugh Krone, Realtor, Sussex County NJ (Weichert Referral Associates) over 9 years ago

Hugh - Great quotr from Thomas Jefferson. Fascism is alive and well in the 21st century, and here in the United States. The communist takeover of America could not have been done without the press ignoring the facts and the refusal of vetting this president.

Now we are reaping the whirlwind!

Posted by Broker Nick, Broker Nick Relocation Broker Service (South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc.) over 9 years ago

I find it interesting how the left was outraged when Bush tapped cell phones of terrorists but sit on their hands as the obama cartel takes away their freedoms.

Posted by Delaware Junk Removal Residential And Commercial Hauling Clean Outs, Whole House Clean Outs, Basements, Garages, Attics (Delaware Junk Removal 302-530-9186) over 9 years ago

Kevin - Hitler adopted a few of Woodrow Wilson's tactics, even wrote about them in Mein Kampf. They copied Wilson's CPI (CREEL) or propaganda department and 100,00 4 Minute Men that went around spouting how great the government was and how un-American and dangerous it was to criticize it. Then there was the American Protective League. Oh, and 10's of thousands of Americans were imprisoned for criticizing the Wilson government.

The Postmaster General, under Wilson, was basically allowed to effectively shutdown publications by revoking mailing rights of any publication deemed critical of the government. Kind of what they are trying to do with FOX news.

I could go on, but, heck, that's enough for now.

Obama might even go further than Wilson.

Posted by Mike Saunders (Lanier Partners) over 9 years ago

Face it, it is basic human nature to want power and control over others and to use that power to get what you want.

The American people are responsible for allowing this to happen.  Do we have what it takes to stop it is the question?

Posted by Georgia over 9 years ago

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