Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

Dear Editor,

How many times have you heard mouthpieces for the nanny state make reference to “the new normal”?

Who’s deciding what this “new normal” is? I’m pretty sure it isn’t any of us. What I am pretty sure of is it’s being formed by those that consider themselves our lords and ladies (instead of our civil servants), their puppet masters and the flying monkeys they surround themselves with. It’s being formed using what they consider to be their idea of what we should be able to do, when we can do it, where we can and can’t go, all because of their benevolence. “Please sir, may I have more?”

Look at what happen in Dallas with the owner of the beauty salon. Sentenced to seven days in jail in addition to a $7,000 fine for refusing to bend a knee, tug her forelock, and submit to the all omnipotent imperial judge’s demand that she apologize, calling her selfish for the crime of wanting to feed her children. There, ladies and gentleman, proudly stands a true American patriot, a modern version of Patrick Henry declaring, “I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” While our current situation is nowhere near as dramatic as the laying of the groundwork for the American Revolution, it is the concept of what Henry was prepared to do. He would not kneel, he would not submit, he would not hang his head and say, “I’m sorry milord”.

Too many “elected representatives” have tasted the sweet wine of near absolute power (remember, power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely) and like a hardcore alcoholic will fight manically anyone who tries to take away their bottle. And it doesn’t help when they have a propaganda machine, aka the mainstream media, made up mostly of graduates of the Joseph Goebbels school of journalism and backed by the electronic version of that institute under the names of Google, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

One of the few good things coming out of all this is some children have been saved from public indoctrination disguised as government schools and have been given unvarnished truth and taught in a reasonable manner other than common cra … I mean core.

The Roman poet Juvenal said it best… Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Translation “Who will guard the guards themselves?”

Alan Marshall