Open Forum: A response from the cave
As of this writing, no Republican has answered Warren Golightly, but his comments (Open Forum, June 19) could be directed at me since I have been called a newbie, flat-earther, bone-chewer, etc. by other liberals on this page.
He is right that “government is neither inherently good nor bad.” We need a wise neutral government, fair laws, and even-handed enforcement. Our founders created a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Not of the government, by the government, and for the chosen. Just as in sports, fairness requires rules and referees, but we don’t let the referees play the game, favor one team, or wager on the outcome.
As Warren says, “government is power,” but he is wrong about power: It is not neutral. “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” If a Republican administration used the IRS, DOJ, and NSA against Democrats, impeachment would follow.
Richard Nixon was forced to resign for spying at the Democratic party offices. President Obama encouraged worse against citizens because they identified themselves as Christians, patriots, or members of the tea party. The IRS, the DOJ, and the NSA are under his control, and all were used against peaceful citizens.
The NAS may only spy on terrorists, but Obama decreed Muslims as peaceful and Christians, patriots, tea party people veterans, and gun owners as potential terrorists. Those who have committed, dare I call it, treason against Americans were promoted in their secure jobs. Even the Army major who committed murder in the name of his god is still on the payroll. Elected officials can be voted out, but bureaucrats are secure in their power — and they abuse it.
Esprit de corps, the feeling of pride in one’s group, is praised within government, but many have come to believe themselves superior to the citizens they serve. This prejudice, when acted on, should have resulted in discipline, but under Obama it resulted in promotion and bonuses.
Warren is also right about companies being international, but does our embedded bureaucracy serve we the people or the international companies? Consider our out-of-control drug costs. Many of our drugs come from foreign sources. Drugs developed and manufactured abroad sell here for many times their fair price on the international market. Does the FDA serve us or the international drug cartel?
I’ve rebutted the true believers in Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW), but Warren, a non-scientist, thinks scientists have been ignored about global warming. The global community and Obama support AGW-based policies, which, if enforced, will destroy the United States. If power corrupts, as Lord Acton stated, then the move towards absolute power in the presidency or the New World Order assures corruption. Every president after Ronald Reagan has supported transferring power to the United Nations.
Warren’s objection to Republicans extends to their desire to include (not replace) the teaching of intelligent creation along with evolution and them complains that they are both anti-science and anti-Jefferson. Which is it? Jefferson penned the words “endowed by their creator,” and our founding documents acknowledge creation and its God.
Darwin’s “Origin of the Species” is a theory that has never been and cannot be supported by hard science. It is a faith essential to atheists which is taught to displace a belief in God. No scientist can explain how DNA could occur by accident.
The liberals have controlled most schools and universities for the last 50 years and, according to George Will’s column on June 20, while “education” has gotten much more expensive in those 50 years, it now requires half the study time to achieve a degree. College-educated people are stuck in positions they could have handled with no college. They have, however, been well-indoctrinated with liberalism.
Warren’s faith in his government and the neutrality of power is alarming. Most citizens educated in government schools and focused on survival don’t have or take time to become as knowledgeable as Warren and accept the viewpoint of major media. Thousands of years ago we were told to rightly divide the word of truth, a workman that need not be ashamed. As citizens, we need to heed that advice today.
Max Totten is resident of Frederick County.