Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Rule of Law

BP is responsible for the oil spill, they acknowledge their responsibilities. It is another terrible tragedy for the Gulf Coast States. However, I never thought that I would see private enterprise subjected to so much vindictiveness by our politicians. Senator Waxman called for his committee to investigate before anyone could possibly have fully investigated the causes, then chastises the BP COO for saying he wants to wa9it to see what the reviews will say about the disaster.

Again our Congress steps in before the evaluations are over. Here we have a disaster and the old people in Congress are trying their best to appear knowledgeable, yet they simply appear bombastic. Our Congress is old. Too many grandfathers. Waxman expected to seal the destruction of an oil enterprise, buried in Congressional hyperbole, thank God the British sense of Honor kicked in.

We are in an era where our President and his allies seem to be waiting for some one to challenge them in the courts. He has fined BP out of the jurisdiction of the courts. He and His have assumed the role of judge, jury and executioner with the business world.

Don't let him, or them push us into what is hurtful to a society that believes in free enterprise. If you relax the protection of every ones Constitutional Rights then you will lose them for all of us.

I believe, this Administration is positioning itself to march over the laws, trample the foundations and concepts of the rule of law and a three tier structure of government we have lived by. That is governance by the Administrative Branch of Government, the Legislative Branch and the Congressional branch each with distinct responsibilities. This separation has held us together for over 200+ years as a Nation.

I am very afraid for America. No one seems to be protecting us from a government that wants to absorb the businesses of this great country. We have seen Unions become stock holders, stock holder become holders of worthless paper. Why?

Where is the ACLU, our freedom fighters, where are the reporters who want a scoop.
Where are the Corporate Lawyers, the paid representatives of business. Where is the mass outcry, where are the people trained in the Law who can stop this massive takeover. Why is it that employment stats show government is the fastest growing segment of the job market and not the private sector. Are we all destined to wear the charcoal gray of uniforms on our way to work?

I fear the answer. Why? Because that is Obama's hope and change, the dismantling of what has been the most productive Nation in the World since Rome, Greece, all of the advanced societies from which we have taken their ideals to heart. We have had the luxury to explore science. We have explored the heavens, given our technology and our money and our children to the world so that they can share in the benefits of a free society.

Today we confront a philosophy we are not sensitive to. We are not as sophisticated as those who stand with their chests touching ours. Intimidation is wrong, no matter how important the chest thinks it is. Whether it it is in the Boardroom or the white House, laws govern us not the fist or the boot, nor a President's silly anger.

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