Four Score and 200 Years Ago

Tocqueville talks turkey

The argument goes back and forth. McCain screaming for American compassion in Syria and Barak “weighing the evidence”, checking the red line and droning on. In the end we never doubted that Barak will do as he pleases and McCain will go to blazes.

With fires burning just high enough to keep the seat of his pants toasty Barak decides to throw the dog a bone and try to switch the conversation from his iron curtain faux pas to his humanitarian goodness. The rebels shall have their aid and Barak will bask while Republicans burn. No fly zones are the ointment of out dated thinking. Barak will not tolerate a fly in his ointment, so in his wisdom will provide small arms to the rebels and not furrow the brow of his secret idol, Assad. Still the instructor at heart he will monitor the situation with keen eye and Barak himself will increase aid “in time” as the situation warrants. Perhaps a yellow line will motivate. To the Syrian rebels time is of the essence, but no matter.

Assad’s allies are stepping up their support with troops, guns and verbiage, convinced that Barak can do no harm; the first rule of the hypocrite’s oath. (I read that somewhere.) Rest assured Barak will make no tactical errors in this war of wills. When he decides to ramp up support for the rebels with real guns, planes and tanks you can be sure the Muslim Brotherhood will be the ingrates of beneficiary largess…

In our heart of hearts we know what obama means with this nonsensical token of support and tongue in cheek promise to increase aid “in time” but Republicans and right minded media talking heads will strain their brain seeking clues to the answer. What will dictate the decision to increase aid to the rebels? Good behavior? Satisfactory use of the first shipment? Maybe it will be determined by body count; say 100 rifles, 20 hollow point rounds of ammunition and 4 gas masks for every 10,000 dead civilians?

Time being on the side of the Muslim Brotherhood-in-waiting and no one else, more big bucks will go to the Rebels when they are back in their homes and al Qaeda is in the streets taking messages and holding their mail for them.

Wouldn’t it be Hilary-ous if purely out of force of habit Hilary is the first arrival to greet Assad’s religion of peace-replacement when the shooting dies down? She and Hague were two of the geniuses who set up a “Muslim Brotherhood the West can rely on” faction in Syria; sort of laying in the weeds until Assad is rewarded for his good deeds.

McCain’s schizophrenic defense of Hilary’s Islam praising profanity and condemnation of all liberal ideas he didn’t invent should tell us where we stand in a politically charged debate on good and evil. Consider that episode a microcosm of the rat’s nest our government really is on any topic or subject that requires rational behavior on the part of our public officials. Good luck with that. The Republic is no longer fragile…it is fragmented. No matter where we step we are sure to trod on our own Constitution. The voice of the people is table talk for election campaigns and dismissed by the intelligentsia when tough decisions are made for us; or should I say to us?

“A Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only last until the citizens discover they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that the Democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy, to be followed by a dictatorship, and then a monarchy.”

Yes the Middle East is the gout inflamed big toe no self taught dance partners can avoid, but let us not neglect the furious fanning of flames on the home front.

As we follow the Athenian path to oblivion we must give a tip of the hat to Alexis de Tocqueville, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. They were right but that doesn’t mean we are wrong. To complete the sequence; after a monarchy comes anarchy and eventually the human spirit tires of all forms of government and decides once again that we the people, created in God’s image, endowed with self determination, are capable of self governing; fresh blood is shed and a new Republic is born. And so I make my case for starting over, beginning now.

Demand that Barak be removed and held accountable. Remove his guns not mine; for mine shall be the instruments of renaissance.

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