Scalia is Dead

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Scalia is Dead

February 15, 2016 | Gunner Steele

How Fragile Is America?

Growing up, I always believed that America was the world's lone SuperPower. And as a result, I naturally assumed, as most of us Americans do, that America was basically indestructible. That we could never be taken down.

And you know what—I still believe that. Militarily speaking, anyway. I don't believe it is possible for any nation on the face of the earth to invade America and win. If there ever was a definition of "national suicide" it would be this—invading America with military forces.

That will never happen. If it did, America's response would be so swift and so certain, that it would send ripples into the space-time-continuum (like the much ballyhooed discovery of gravitational waves).

But this, of course, is not necessary. America, like many other great empires before her, need not be destroyed from the outside. It can easily be destroyed from within.

And we have no more obvious sign of this reality than the recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Justice Scalia was a champion of the Constitution and a stalwart of liberty. God rest his soul.

But, it has been evident that the legal, and even cultural, outlay of our nation has come to rest in Supreme Court decisions since our Congress is so utterly useless and impotent that the only thing they seem to accomplish each year is voting "in time" to continually increase our debt limit, and then standby as our President signs executive order after executive order—undermining the legal foundation of our society. But hey, we have to keep re-electing them, right? Because they have experience and seniority! (If you fall for that every 2 years, I've got some swampland in Arizona I'd like to sell you.)

Think about it—your Congressman (the one you might even think is a "great guy or gal")—what has he/she done? In what way has he/she turned around the growth of government? Is the Government bigger or smaller? Is our debt higher or lower? Are we safer or in more peril? Do we have more or less jobs? Yup! That's what your Congress and your Congressman has done for you, my friend. (I know, I know—but he's only "1 guy" they say. Until it comes time for re-election. Then he's the "only" guy who can get the job done.)

Anyhow, what this means in practice is that the Separation of Powers that is supposed to exist based on our Constitution is no longer real. And the Supreme Court has the most power to negatively affect our nation.

And, the Supreme Court can essentially rule the Constitution itself "unconstitutional" and completely destroy our nation. And we've basically only had a 5-4 vote advantage in the Supreme Court protecting us from this impending danger. And one of those votes is always in question (Justice Kennedy). And we really can't have confidence in Justice Roberts either. Look how he voted on Obamacare. Because we all know how Constitutional that law is, right?

So, with the death of one man—Justice Scalia—we are now faced with the reality that the wrong Justice on the bench to replace him could mean the end of America as we know it.

I'm not talking doom-and-gloom. I'm not talking about zombie apocalypses. I'm not talking about falling skies like Chicken Little. I'm just talking about reality. And I am definitely still an optimist. But my optimism doesn't change the fact, that with the wrong replacement for Justice Scalia, the following things can happen:

1. The Supreme Court can "interpret" the 2nd Amendment in such a way to mean that Americans can no longer own guns.

2. The Supreme Court can "interpret" the Constitution to mean that Americans have the right to not be offended thereby stifling religious worship and freedom of speech.

3. The Supreme Court can put an end to homeschooling and parental rights altogether. For the "good of the children" of course.

4. The Supreme Court can put an end to all privacy. GPS's in your cars. Cameras on every corner. Government control of your electricity, gas, and water by remote. Its not far fetched—its already been voted on in several of the States. After all we have to preserve America and ensure that everyone is paying their "fair share." This is how you do it.

5. The Supreme Court can uphold capital controls, wage controls, and limits on personal income. Because it is not fair for some people to be rich and for other people to be poor. And anyone who disagrees is a criminal or unpatriotic. And legal action could and should be brought against them. Don't believe me? Google it. These things have already happened. All it takes is one Supreme court decision to make it the standard for the Nation.

The list goes on and on and on. Anything and everything bad you can think of—they can do. It only takes 5 votes to interpret the Constitution to mean anything they want. And they've already got 4. They only need 1 more.

So that's it, my friend. One man. One vote. One death. That is all it takes to take down the most powerful empire in the history of mankind.

But think about it—we didn't get here overnight. Think about how many walls of protection and layers of defense were erected to ensure that our government would not get to where it is now? And think about how long it has taken our enemies (from within) to systematically tear them each down until they were down to this last one?

And now here we are—essentially one election away from completely losing the Republic. (Whoever the next President is will select the next Supreme Court Justice and probably several more.)

And there is basically only one thing to blame for getting us here—apathy.

Apathy has brought America to its knees.

And only Vigilance can bring it to its feet again.

Between their morning coffee, discussion of football, reality TV, and neighborhood and office gossip, I wonder how many Americans today can stand before their posterity and say, "I was vigilant in doing my part to preserve Freedom in America."

Vigilance votes. And Vigilance votes for authentic candidates and not repeat candidates just because they are "Republican," "nice guys," or candidates "endorsed by the NRA."

Vigilance runs for office when it is necessary and when it is capable.

Vigilance resists tyranny. Vigilance says "NO" to despotism and "NO" to growing government. Vigilance keeps its money away from the thieving hands of government.

Vigilance doesn't bow to peer pressure. Vigilance supports the Constitution. Vigilance isn't afraid of government. Vigilance isn't afraid of bureaucrats.

Vigilance doesn't accept government handouts. Vigilance owns guns. Vigilance owns property. Vigilance doesn't pay the government one extra dime it doesn't have to.

Much can be said about vigilance, but for now, the most timely words are those of Ronald Reagan, "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

More than ever before, you and I need to be VIGILANT. You can start by forwarding this email to everyone who needs to hear it.

Until next Monday, I'm yours in Freedom,
Gunner Steele
The Freedom Man

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