“A Fiddler on the Razor’s Edge may sound a bit crazy.” Well, actually those were not Tevya’s exact word. But, close enough for my point. Your Congressman stands like a Fiddler on the Razor’s Edge . Either they should balance with the Conscience of the Country,or, should be cut off from their power over the people.
The original intent of the US Constitution was that the only sector of the national government to be elected directly by the people was the House of Representatives.
This came about because the Founders acknowledged that a form of proportional representation by the states, based on population, was necessary to the overall objective of equity among the states. They also included various other forms of checks and balances to popular elections; such as legislative appointment of senators, electoral college for the president, and executive appointment of the Supreme Court subject to senate approval. They carved out the national government with sharp precision, slicing off opportunities for unjust power to reign over the people.
It was universally understood among the colonists that the masses could be easily truncated and thus their elected representative could also flap like a tattered flag in a monsoon. In fact, as I have articulated in other posts, it was expected that members of the House of Representatives could and would be blown about by every wind of doctrine. That is why the Constitution limited them to the shortest reasonable term of office. The founders anticipated and wanted the inherent foolishness to be easily replaced.
Yet, even with the safeguard of frequent elections, the delegates of the Convention of 1787 included a list of essential “Thou Shalt Nots” for the future Congress. Then, less than five years hence Congress, many of whom were members of that convention, kept their sacred honor and word. They expand the list of “Thou Shalt Nots” and “Thou Shalt Preserve These Rights” with ten amendments to the Constitution.
I have often referred to the Constitution as the conscience of the country.
A wise man, and a wise nation, may stumble occasionally over the rocks of controversy. A wise man, as wells as a foolish man; a wise nation, as well as a foolish nation may venture out on a stormy night believing they can “find their way” in a blizzard. Wise and foolish frequently walk the same path and can easily fall into the same pits. That is the result of following selfish causes.
However, wisdom and foolishness, are only in the eye of the beholder when a man follows his conscience. That is no different for nations. When the conscience of a country is followed, undiminished by transient laws and selfish interests, the end will work out for their good.
Do not be persuaded by that statement to believe that following conscience is always a happy jaunt on the yellow brick road, devoid of hardship. Too often the journey on the Conscience Corridor twists through a maze of flying monkeys intent upon hissing, biting, and worse of all shouting words of doubt.
Men and women of conviction to the Constitution are needed …desperately needed…within the halls of Congress.
I refer to the assault on the Bundy family as “The Battle of Bunkerville” (read my post The Battle of Bunker Hill). The national government, through its agency the Bureau of Land Management, is exercising unjust and unconscionable (not guided or controlled by conscience) power over the people of the nation. Their objectionable violations of the Conscience of the Country are abhorrent.
The Constitution does not authorize Congress to hide behind bureaucrats and unmerited laws to allow the abuses heaped upon the heads of the people.
We should be singing, with Congress harmonizing, “We’re not going to take…anymore”. (Thanks to Twisted Sister for the lyrics.)
It matters not in what state you may live. It matters not who is your elected member of the House of Representatives or the US Senate. It matters not what reason is used to rationalize bureaucratic subversion of the Constitution.
What matters is that EVERY Congressman and woman should be demanding that the Bureau of Land Management immediately cease and desist in their King George impersonations. Said the United State of America to the world on July 4, 1776, regarding King George:
“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our People, and eat out their substance.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.”
In rudeness to the Bard, “This is the Summer (sic) of our discontent”. Before us now, as a nation, are the following acts of the Bureau of Land Management:
“They have erected a multitude of Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our People, and deprive them of their substance.
They have and do seek to destroyed the lives of our people.
They have hired our fellow Citizens to bear aggression against inst their Countrymen.”
The quiet whispers of discontent in the confessionals of the cathedrals of political correctness are no longer sufficient.
You have elected representatives that ought to know their duty, their obligation, their conviction of conscience to the Conscience of the Country.
You should be about calling, writing, and petitioning your elected representative to raise the voice of warning to the bureaucrats of dominion that they must immediately stop their unconstitutional behavior and withdraw their sword of arrogance authority from over heads of the people. They stand on a razor’s edge…and the people ought not to fiddle. Link to your Congressman.*
If for any reason your US House member refuses to take that stand there is NO other interpretation of their refusal than that they object to the dictates of the Conscience of the Country, the Constitution.
Accept no long-winded dissertations from them of how they love the Constitution. Accept no self-inflated assessment of how knowledgeable they profess to be. The course is straight and conscience should be clear and simple. Either they affirm they support the Constitution, or, any other rhetorical verbosity is absolute and abundant rejection of the Conscience of the Country.
On this issue there is no middle ground. Either they immediately stand for, or, immediately stand against the sacred duty to the national conscience.
Call today and demand an answer. If you do not receive an answer, they are unworthy to be your representative.
Your Congressman stands like a Fiddler on the Razor’s Edge . Either they shall balance with conscience, or should be cut off from their self-proclaimed power over the people.
That Is The Way I See It.
*UPDATE INFORMATION: I have received a request for emails of members of the House of Representatives. This link will allow you to enter your zip code. Once you have entered the zip code it will take you to a site for your House member. Under the House member’s photo will be an icon of an envelop. Clicking on that icon will allow you to send an email directly to your House member.