Michael Oberndorf
Leaders and liars
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By Michael Oberndorf
May 23, 2011

The liars in the Ministry of Propaganda, aka, the "mainstream" media, have long been aware of the Nazi concept that if you tell a lie often enough, people will come to believe it. Concomitantly, a working premise for them is that a lie is as good as the truth, if you can get people to believe it. The current crop of corrupt politicians occupying the positions of power in Washington testify to the truth of these ideas.

A word these congenital liars constantly use that should immediately raise huge red flags in voters' minds, when applied to politicians, is "leader."

For years, the leftist propagandists have pushed the false notion that those elected to government are our leaders, instead of the public servants the Constitution intended them to be. The fundamental premise that our republic was built on is that government derives its authority, and only exists, through consent of the governed. Thus, those who physically make up the government — individuals elected, appointed, or hired — are there not to tell us, the citizens, what we must do, but the exact opposite. They are not there to lead us, but to follow our wishes as to what we believe are our best interests, and to act accordingly.

This is not to say that we are to micromanage with referendums on every issue. That is pure democracy, also called mob rule, and it eventually leads to totalitarian dictatorship. To the contrary, in a republic, we are supposed to elect people whom we trust to be intelligent enough to listen to us, their constituents, and then use their judgment as to how best to accomplish our goals. They are never intended to lead us, but only to act as our representatives.

That government officials are our leaders is a leftist, statist, totalitarian concept that assumes all rights are granted by the state. This denies our founding principle that certain rights, codified in the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights, are granted by God, and cannot — I repeat, cannot — be taken from us by government. Thus, those whom we have given permission to act in our behalf have absolutely no authority to limit our rights, or to create new ones, or really, a whole lot else, without our clear and unequivocal consent. They are our servants, not our leaders.

Leaders are common and necessary within the military. An army cannot function if every order is debated and voted on. Someone needs to be in charge. Leaders, in terms of government, are figures whose orders also must be obeyed. An example would be a military governor, set up under conditions of martial law. This is the equivalent of a dictator. It is no coincidence that Kim Jong-Il, dictator of North Korea makes Koreans call him "Dear Leader."

The Propaganda Ministry constantly refers to the president as our leader, which he is not. He is the chief executive officer of the corporate entity that is the federal government. His job is to manage the government so that it acts within the bounds set by the Constitution and in our best interests. He is not there to dictate how we must behave, nor what products and services we must, or must not, purchase, e.g., healthcare, "green" cars, fatty foods. He certainly has no authority to "lead" us by dictating salaries of people working for private companies. Etcetera, etcetera, ad nauseam.

The propaganda liars also want us to think that those we have elected to Congress are our leaders, too. This is especially true of the Senate, where corrupt arrogance is the rule of the day for the current radical Marxist/neo-fascist Democrat majority. Harry Reid epitomizes this, demanding that taxes be raised, despite the facts that raising taxes: a) will likely destroy what is left of our economy; b) will fail to raise anywhere near the revenue needed to begin to reduce the Democrat-created deficit; and most importantly, c) is expressly against the wishes of a large majority of Americans who have made it crystal clear that they are taxed enough already, and want taxes and spending reduced, quickly and drastically.

An excellent way to grasp what our government was meant to be is to go to the Repeal the 17th Amendment website (http://repealthe17thamendment.blogspot.com/), and read up a bit on what a senator was supposed to do, back when they were chosen by the various state legislatures, not by state-wide popular vote. Go also, to the Tenth Amendment website (http://www.tenthamendmentcenter.com/10th-amendment-resolution/) for more insights on who the leaders of our country really are. An educated electorate is America's most formidable weapon.

© Michael Oberndorf

 

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Michael Oberndorf

The son of a German immigrant, Michael Oberndorf is an archaeologist by profession, with a BA from Metropolitan State College of Denver, and an MA from Leicester University, in England. He's also the Chairman of the Freedom21 Legislative Committee. Over the years, he has lived and worked all over the country, and traveled in Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, Australia, and Japan. He sincerely believes in the old saying, "America, love it or leave it." Michael can be reached at: moberndorf@yahoo.com

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