The Republic is Dead

Supreme Court strikes down bans on same-sex marriage

I am not too worried about gay marriage, but the idea that the feds through any aspect of the government can force states to enact and honor gay marriage laws is just beyond me. The Constitution is dead. It means absolutely nothing. Even if you support the outcome of this ruling, you should be very concerned. The Constitution was designed to keep this from happening without a Constitutional amendment. Between this ruling, and yesterday’s SCOTUSCare ruling, we are no longer living in a Constitutional Republic (frankly, I think that has been the case for quite some time, but these two cases make it very clear and obvious to anyone — the Constitution is dead).

And what will “patriots” do now? Nothing useful. They will complain, post nasty comments on social media, go home after work, sit down and watch TV. The Republic is indeed dead, and it has been for quite some time. This is just the obituary.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/06/26/supreme-court-gay-lesbian-marriage/28649319/

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The goal of the “Find a Free Country Project” is to research, explore and find a safe and secure free country outside the USA, that is not too large, has a relatively open immigration policy, has a friendly business climate, has a non-intrusive government committed to freedom, and then move to it.
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9 Responses to The Republic is Dead

  1. Croatian Capitalist says:

    Well, one thing that is dead for sure is the rule of law in America, it’s pathetic how leftist judges can pass judgments that are obviously unconstitutional and no one does anything about it.

    • fafc says:

      Next will be the 2nd Amendment.

      • Croatian Capitalist says:

        Probably, and if Americans let that pass, it will be the end of America for sure.

        Even though this happened in America, it is still a good example of why I want the EU to fall apart, just like this obviously unconstitutional verdict was forced on those states that don’t want it by the leftist judges in Washington, the leftist bureaucrats in Bruxelles also want to force their idiocy on the smart(er) EU countries.

  2. ◄Dave► says:

    I concur with your conclusion. Welcome to my world. Reality. I can attest that it takes a long time and a lot of serious contemplation to outgrow the sense of patriotism that was instilled in most of my generation; but it can be done.

    You are intent on finding a free country. Is there such a thing? Aren’t freedom and government antithetical concepts? Ask yourself, “What exactly is a country, and why would a truly free individual ever desire or need such a thing?” Is it the real estate within an arbitrary political border? Is it the people living within same? Is it a culture? Is it just a political idea? Is it the government claiming dominion over everyone claiming to be part of it?

    I live on the edge of a small town in rural America and no longer think of those living in the crumbling metropolises as my countrymen. I have far more in common with my simple neighbors of predominantly Mexican heritage, than I ever did with the Progressive ghetto dwellers in NYC, LA, or Baltimore. They don’t try to tell me how to live my life, and I leave them alone to live theirs as they choose.

    I could care less how the citizens of NYC, et al, choose to govern themselves, as long as they don’t come out here and try to govern me. They can marry their pet goats for all I care; just don’t expect me to celebrate the event or declare my approval of a lifestyle I am somehow hardwired to find rather repulsive. Yet, if they are thousands of miles away, why should I care just because some political entity claims dominion over all of us within arbitrary lines on a map?

    I undoubtedly have mentioned it before; but I really commend you to the book “How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World,” by Harry Browne. Especially the chapters on the ‘Government Trap’ and the ‘Utopia Trap.’ It is now available in Kindle format at Amazon. I have reread it at least once a year since 1979, just to keep myself grounded and out of such mental traps. I suspect that if you were to read it, you might soon be living as free a life as I have, which I am sure has been more so than at least 95% of the world’s inhabitants. ◄Dave►

    • fafc says:

      Dave, we all have decisions to make on how to live our lives. I like to consider myself a stoic in that I try to enjoy the things that I have versus constantly longing for those things I do not have. I also try to accept things as they really are rather than pretending they are something else. I am glad you have found yourself a bit of peace. If I was going to stay in the USA I suppose that is where I would find myself; in some rural setting away from corruption and foolishness. I hope to find peace elsewhere. I do not trust in the idyllic setting you describe. Yes you have evaded the corrupt and tyrannical grasp of modern American life, but I fear you have not escaped it. When the system collapses, which it will by design, you and those like you will become a target much like the Kulacks of of the Soviet Union. I understand that to find peace one must begin with yourself, but how can you be at peace in a country that is constantly attacking you and requires your constant and unbending conformism? No, I hope to find some peace for myself, and some safety for my family, and I think I will have a better chance if I look elsewhere than within the borders of the decaying carcass of a once thriving Constitutional Republic that is now the USSA.

  3. Croatian Capitalist says:

    Something just crossed my mind today, all of these bad things happening aren’t bad just on their own, another problem is that as time goes on there will be less and less people people who actually remember a time when their country was sane, so more and more people will think that the bad societal manifestations are “normal”, since they won’t remember a time when things were any different, for example I was just thinking today when was the last time things in Croatia were truly normal in terms of demography, economy, culture, etc., and answer is when we were a part of Austria-Hungary (which collapsed at the end of World War I), so the only people who even remotely remember a time when this was a truly normal country are a few still living 105+ year old people.

    • fafc says:

      I think that is the goal. To destroy the past norms and create a new normal that our ancestors would not even recognize. And as I suggested, American “patriots” have indeed done nothing after 2 years. Yes they did cast an opposition vote against Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump got elected, but that is just more evidence of the death of the Republic. Americans were not this passive. They were sovereign citizens not subjects. Modern Americans can only work themselves up to being surly subjects at times. Clearly not sovereigns.

      • Croatian Capitalist says:

        Yes, apart from the people in the V4 countries, I don’t see any other opposition (to what is happening to the Western World) worth mentioning.

        Another problem apart from that there won’t be any people around who remember living in a sane society is that people won’t have anywhere (at least not legally) to learn from what society truly was like before the insanity started, remember the “liberals” trying to remove “offensive” words from Huckelberry Finn a few years ago? If they achieve total victory, they will remove anything which deem “offensive (which in this case basically means the truth)” from the history books too , in any case, if the sane people in the USA, UK, etc. don’t do something soon (soon as in the next few decades), I think that the future of those territories will be very dark.

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