James Leroy Wilson's blog

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Is Bush the Last US President?

Mike Tuggle writes,

Bush told reporters:

"People don't want me making decisions based on politics," Bush said. "They want me making decisions based on the recommendations of our generals on the ground. And that's exactly who I'll be listening to."

Um, excuse me, but don't we still live in a constitutional republic? Or, as I speculated earlier, are we already a military dictatorship? Bush seems to have forgotten that in this country, the military obeys the people, not the other way around. It's becoming increasingly apparent that persuasion and debate have no effect on this administration, and that impeachment is the only way to stop it.

But that's only the starter. The real problem is that the position of president is too powerful for one man. Presidential ambition has gotten us into too many wars, resulting in too much loss of life and revenue. And it isn't a matter of just voting the "right man" into office. As Joe Sobran has observed, the only way to get rid of corruption in high places is to get rid of the high places.

A 20th century centralized state is a dinosaur in an information age. The US is indeed the last superpower, but it's a superpower that's quickly running out of gas. It's lost its reason for being, which is why DC is desperately trying to find a boogeyman scary enough to convince us that we must continue to surrender our sovereignty and treasure to them so they can protect us.

1 comment:

  1. Libertarian Jason5:37 AM PST

    Wow... Wonderful commentary!