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Freedom is badly endangered. I doubt any element of the current political class will help us to save it.
Our problem is that the GOP isn't institutionally interested in limited, Constitutional government. Its priority is raising its own folks to the levers of power. And thus it shall ever be, until a potent third force arises to reduce it to a historical datum.
But seriously, the comment that "the system is neither progressive nor conservative" contains a kernel of truth. The "system," in its broadest aspect, is:
-- Dedicated to its own interests;
-- Determined to keep growing;
-- And regards anyone who would constrain it as "the enemy."
So-called "progressives" have been most successful at gaining its good offices, which is why we tend to identify it with the Left. But we must remain vigilant, for anyone who worships power is potentially a client -- and a master -- of the "system."
We have not been destroyed. We have not surrendered.
You had better look to your defenses, for we are coming.
Repeal Wagner-Taft-Hartley and Norris-LaGuardia, and unions other than government-employee unions will vanish.
With all of their noisy devotion to the age of science, their hysterically technological jargon, their cyclotrons, their sound rays, these men were moved forward, not by the image of an industrial skyline, but by the vision of that form of existence which the industrialists had swept away – the vision of a fat, unhygienic rajah of India, with vacant eyes staring in indolent stupor out of stagnant layers of flesh, with nothing to do but run previous gems through his fingers and, once in a while, stick a knife into the body of a starved, toil-dazed, germ-eaten creature, as a claim to a few grains of the creature’s rice, then claim it from hundreds of millions of such creatures and thus let the rice grains gather into gems. [Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged]
"The Congress shall have Power...To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;"
Under conditions of insurrection, which a state-level declaration of total nullification could easily be construed as being, The Posse Comitatus Act would no longer apply. American troops might be dispatched to fight other Americans.
Let's hope it doesn't come to that.