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15h UTC; SATURDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER 2013: "No Retreat, No Surrender."

Such was the battle-cry of the Apprentice Boys of Derry as barricaded the gates of that Northern Irish city, essentially besiegeing it, between 18 April and 28 July 1689, from the Catholic Jacobite forces (as in King James II of England and Ireland, VII of Scotland) battling the Protestant Willemite such (as in the Dutch William of Orange) during the Glorious Rebellion for control of the British Isles under religio-political lines; eventually, a flotilla of three merchant vessels under Royal Navy protection relieved the town, essentially ending their siege.

Such could also be the cri d'coeur of certain weird, unwholesome and perhaps even misguided elements in Congress (especially the House of Reprehensibles) who insist that the only way they can accept a Federal budget is if the funding for the Affordable Care Act (a/k/a Obamacare) was deleted completely and finally for the Greater Luscious Glory of ekonomesie vryheid met Amerikaanse eienskappe towards stimulating stateside jobs creation across "REAL AmeriKKKa", thereby "reclaiming prosperity" from everlasting to everlasting. Yet these same specimens of Zealotry and True Belief fail to see that it was their agenda of extending tax credits for offshoring traditionally labour-intensive jobs as were once good-paying, proud such stateside as are keeping many of these "REAL AmeriKKKans" all the more unemployed, while concurrently preaching the Afrikaner Nationalist gospel out of South Africa that 'n Volk red homself, preferably through carefully-manufactured campaigns of Reddingsdaad based solely on appeals to a (howbeit manufactured) Volkseenheid as could tend to the insincere, thereby deflating the premise of the ideal.

(The rationale behind this thinking? Giving the "moochers, leeches and parasites" any sort of tools, resources or help towards such otherwise lofty and noble ends "only seeks to perpetuate dependency and its culture;" ergo, by this thought, the "REAL AmeriKKKan" needs to turn all the more to themselves, developing their own solutions towards self-reliance and socioeconomic empowerment based on prevailing conditions and experience. So where's the logic behind this when they're not expected to grasp any understanding of common sense or rationality?)

Such could also be said to be the mentality behind online-based calls for a national truckers' convoy upon Washington scheduled for the second weekend in October ... and even outright insurrection expected to culminate in the overthrow of President Obama, the which has been set for 19 November. Both expected to be in the name of God and Country ... and both perhaps looking for Divine Protection and Inspiration by way of the same Gelofte aan Bloedrivier ("
Here we stand before the Holy God of Heaven and Earth, vowing unto Him that, if He will protect us and give our enemy into our hand, we shall keep this day and date every year as a day of thanksgiving like a sabbath, and that we shall erect a house to His honour wherever it should please Him, and that we will also tell our children that they should share in that with us in memory for future generations. For the honour of His Name will be glorified by giving Him the Fame and Honour for the victory") used by South Africa's Afrikaner peoples as a Sanctii Sanctorum to justify their "natural right of dominance" upon South Africa during the Luscious Glory that was apartheid. Preferably to be delivered in a fanatically whiny tone and nuance of voice itself expected to raise questions of insincerity of purpose.

And which could risk backfiring and implosion in the end.

Both hoping, no doubt, to attract "spontaneous and wholehearted support" from a "REAL AmeriKKKa" as is, unfortunately, already weakened by DIY methamphetamines compounded by the "shake-and-bake" method using ingredients already available at your local Walmart--Coleman fuel (a/k/a white gas), lithium battery strips, pseudoephedrine-based cold tablets (never mind such requiring your going to the pharmacy counter and signing the "buy book" as well)--which, in the end, can not only weaken those thus dependent physically and emotionally (let alone spiritually), but also reduce the houses, hotel rooms, apartments, even public restrooms, into Toxic Waste Sites requiring special cleaning procedures because of the lethal fumes and residue.

Which have reduced their users into shells of their former selves, initially experiencing euphoric episodes of super-human strength and endurance for days on end as suddenly come crashing down, with extended spells of lethargy and tiredness as can affect the children of the afflicted. And as if such wasn't good enough, the whole concept of "people-centred economic empowerment/jobs creation" is reduced to farce through the tactic of "smurfing," in which meths compounders will recruit such specimens of "poor whiteism" expected to deny all knowledge therefor into maxing out the monthly purchase allowance of pseudoephedrine-based cold tablets (intended, ironically enow, to control the illicit compounding and manufacture of methamphetamines), then reselling their purchases back to the compounder at inflated markups.

Finally, see if you can spot the inherent illogic in the following extract of essay by syndicated right-wing columnist Cal Thomas on the budget-related ex-lax in Washington, and the ensuing back-and-forth about "extortionism" over recent days (and continuing as I write this; emphasis mine):
A government “shutdown,” which is technically not going to happen as some departments and agencies will continue functioning, should not be seen as bad, but something potentially good. Like the sequester, which forced government to spend a little less of our money, a government shutdown, if properly framed by Republicans and conservatives, might be a taking stock moment.

Republicans might use a government “shutdown” to urge citizens to reflect on government’s proper role and why Washington has become so dysfunctional. They could propose the government “re-open,” built on a new (really old) foundation: the Constitution.

This new constitutional government would have limited and enumerated powers beyond which it would not be allowed to stray. Courts would be a passive, not an active body. The elected Congress would pass legislation and the terms of its members would be limited by tradition and if necessary, by law.

The preservation of liberty would be government’s primary concern and all powers not specifically delegated to the federal government would again be reserved for the states and individuals (the 10th Amendment). While we’re rebuilding, how about a requirement that every American read and understand the Constitution? Immigrants who wish to become citizens are quizzed on it, why shouldn’t natural-born Americans be as well?


Dysfunctional government is bringing us closer to the choice faced by signers of the Declaration of Independence: “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.“

Those causes are abundantly clear. It may be time to consider separating ourselves from what the Framers might have regarded as a government foreign to them, which has led to the extortion of its citizens.
Uh, beg pardon, Meneer Thomas, but don't we already have Constitutional governance?

Isn't the Constitution expected to be a fluid document, expected to evolve with the times?

And doesn't your suggestion sound much like the platform of the Constitution Party, which has called for an essentially orthodox (or, in Orwellian Newspeak, "goodthinkfull") interpretation of the Constitution?

In the immortal words of the late John Cameron Swayze
as concluded every broadcast
of the Camel News Caravan (NBC-TV, 1949-1956),
"That's the story; glad we could get together ..."


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