The Rule of Law is Dead

There are now so many arbitrary decisions by the Supreme Court with no basis in the Constitution, arbitrary and ambiguous laws passed by Congress, laws are arbitrarily enforced by the Executive branch, and thousands of lines of politically motivated regulation, who among us can abide by, respect or follow the law anymore? There is so much corruption and incompetence in the Federal government, they have lost all moral authority to lead and govern.

Most of us are committing felonies daily outside our conscious awareness.  Remember ignorance of the law is no excuse unless you are on the correct team or it’s your buddy in the prosecutor’s office.  There is little to no federalism remaining.  Consider how many leftist groups seek to impose their retarded and blighted world view upon everyone.  They are not willing to leave anyone in peace. This world view has destroyed countries like Venezuela and Zimbabwe, ruined cities like Detroit, and created massive inequality in States like California, New York and Maryland.

If the frustration grows too high it will spill over into violence.  In other cases people will obey the laws they like — just like the President enforces the ones he likes.  All of it portends an end to the United States.  In less than 100 years, if this direction continues, it is finished as country.

Leadership

Stuck at O’Hare in the People’s Republic of Illinois; it’s flight cancelling season or is it the start of construction season perhaps both.  Saw this (H/T instapundit) and had to laugh.  Worst political class ever….

 

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), who chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, ground a closely-watched hearing on cybersecurity to a halt Wednesday — in order to respond to a critic’s comments via Twitter.

 

The Publically Disgraced No Longer Retire to Private Life

In Joseph Conrad’s novel Lord Jim , a young man redeems himself for his cowardice and disgrace through service on a remote settlement.  Today, the publicly disgraced stay in the public arena running for Congress where they can get superior healthcare, multimillion dollar retirement (after serving a single term) and millions more when they leave office by influence peddling.

When my friends tell me that more government is the solution to solving a particular societal ill, I ask them where are we supposed to get these moral giants?  Everywhere I look in public life it’s filled with same flawed people as in private.  When you dip water from a stagnant pool, you shouldn’t expect it to become pure simply because it was poured into a different vessel.

This troubles me deeply and we must over time, step by step decentralize power moving it back to the people.  We must mitigate the damage that can be done by these incredible narcissists.  Power concentrated, is concentrated evil.