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For a while now, for over six months I have been wondering just what is the greatest catch 22 of all time? What is the greatest catch 22 of our time?

Because I think figuring this out is important and bears practical real world necessity.

And I think I have found it. And it has to do with us, and our political opponents.

It has to do with the idea, my idea, of being bridge builders, guides, and teachers to others throughout the generations and through to each other. That we have to make a stand and hopefully lead others to the truth, or at the very least what we consider the truth, or at the very very least that they can consider a new perspective and find the truth on their own.

You see I want to build bridges. From all over the political and religious map. I want to look for the commonalities and the principles and the divine rights and God’s Law. I want to find the truth. We may disagree on the specifics, what rituals to follow, or anything else in the physical material world. And that is fine.

And I want to be a teacher and guide for people. And at least have them consider alternative options.

And no matter what I am, usually, quite willing to let by gons be by gons.

But yet the great catch 22 is that we have a large number of people in this country who do look at my and for many people reading this blog, our, ideology as being potentially dangerous.

Worse they are willing to force their political ideologies on you through the voting booth and through their Governmental preference.

And they do it, partially, because part of their ideology demands it of them.

That they must, they must put their ideology and their beliefs…despite most of them believing in Moral Relativism…into actual political action. Or through real power by voting for politicians who will enact their ideology on the country as a whole.

Whether it is on Abortion, Marriage, war, welfare. Whatever the issue, the Government must be there to regulate it, mandate it, control it, or condone it. As I have pointed out the modern progressive are very happy with the Government in your reproductive organs, or your bedroom, or in your most personal decisions. As long as the agenda is their own.

And if you disagree with them?

You are ignorant, a bandwagon person, willfully blind, or a racist bigot and any other number of things that you are. Often it is some combination of those but not all of them. If you dare to question you are some of those.

I do not think this is the way, I do not advocate or think anything of the kind of this way is the way to go.

But the best way to ‘defeat’ them and their ideology by our ideology, or at least mine, is to not defeat them in the first place.

That we do not use power and coercion, of education, the media, the press, or the Government, to defeat our enemies. That we do not demand that they be destroyed or that only our ideology works.

But their ideology demands of them and makes them deal with us in the collective.

And I have seen often enough that they in small and large ways advocate extreme sanction to use the Government to ensure that we no longer have our piece of Sky.

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Yay another shocking title!

Recently talk about this amendment has come up, a lot, in all the various communities I visit, and shows I watch. The Common Sense Movement on Facebook has talked about it, its been discussed on Freedom Watch on Fox business, it’s everywhere.

But yet, I, have not had a proper chance to debate it or its merits…of which there are none… so what to do?

For reasons like this I created this blog.

To rant and stuff.

Now most people would assume that I would consider the Sixteenth Amendment to be the worse…I do not…its this one…right here.

So it is probably important to get a refresher on the Seventeenth Amendment.

The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.

When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.

This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.

The Seventeenth Amendment was adopted on April 8,1913, in the height of the Progressive era and the Woodrow Wilson Administration, in order to change the law where instead of the State Leglislators electing senators, the states would be.

And again most people would assume I would like this, it gives more power to the people right, shouldn’t that be a good thing? You trust the people right?

Well I do.

But that also comes with a healthy amount of suspicion when someone has too much power, power corrupts and should not be in the hands of any one group.

The Founders, I believe, recognized this. Our entire Government is set up, at the Federal Level, to distribute power so one side does not have so much.

This includes The People.

The Founders did not want a Democracy, which after all is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for Dinner, the Founders wanted a Republic, with Democratic leanings, but with safe guards built-in.

This was one of them. It took some power away from the people and put it in the hands of a higher branch. A branch that was designed to be more elitist and more exclusive than the House of Representatives.

But the main reason why it’s so bad is that while it gives power to the people, it takes it away from the States.

But who cares about them, right?

Well consider, your representative can speak for you, my people want health care its best for them!

But that might not be in the best interests of the states, the states would go, hey wait a minute! That’s not good for us, it will bankrupt us, and it will cause economic or social strife, or it’s just not very good for the people we represent either.

That is the key, distributed power, everyone needs to have a voice.

Even an abstract political entity.

But yet it remains one of the great Catch 22s of our times.

I mean what are we going to do? Not vote? Especially for a Candidate that might change this insanity?

No we have to vote and we have to get people in there who can change the Government back to its proper place.

This amendment needs to be repealed and we need to restore the power to elect Senators back to its Constitutional limits, where the States can decide who are the best people to go out and represent their interests. This is extremely important in that it once again allows each state to be an equal partner in how all will be governed. After Jan 20, 2011 the 40 percent of us which consider ourselves to be conservatives, need to write, phone, tweet, or otherwise communicate with our elected representatives, to make sure this issue is given serious consideration.