The Jefferson Prophecy

timwilliams By timwilliams, 19th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Thomas Jefferson when he wrote the Declaration of Independence he realized that our government would one day spin out of control. How right he was.

The Jefferson Prophecy



Off all our founding fathers Thomas Jefferson understood and realized how a government can become too big, too convoluted, too complex, and too overbearing to be an effective instrument for the general good and welfare of it's citizens. Even back 200 years ago Jefferson knew that big governments, big corporations and big countries don't work. He saw first hand how the British government had become so overbearing and he visualized that one day the US government would also become too overbearing. What foresight he had even back over 200 years ago.

It has come to pass that the American public is at the mercy of big corporations today and a government that has become too big and too destructive for the good of the people. This, contrary to what our newly elected Republican Congress keeps saying. It is like when corporations and our government become too big they always lose focus and sight of their humble beginnings.

History is filled with humble beginnings of governments only to rise up to become too big and then fall. It's been the downfall of every single empire that ever graced the planet since the dawn of civilization. The Romans, the Ottoman Turks, the Habsburgs, the Mongols, various Chinese empires, the British, the Portuguese. Not one has survived. Is this going to be the reality that is America today? And, is history about to repeat if or when America falls?

What Jefferson did when he penned the Declaration of Independence he stipulated that when a government looses sight or becomes an extension of an overbearance intrusion on the lives and livelihoods of it's citizens it is necessary to overthrow that government and establish a truer form of government by the people and for the people. What America has evolved into is a government of the richest few and a government for those select few. Even back in Jefferson's time he knew that it is an inherent obligation of the people preferably by ballot rather than force to reform that government which has lost it's sight on the priorities that are essential for the betterment of all it's citizens.

It is this excerpt from the Declaration of Independence " Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of the ends for which it was established, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it and institute new government." that is the Jefferson Prophecy. The realization today is quite apparent when a Gallop Poll recently stated that over 70% of the American public are completely dissatisfied and disenchanted with the size, scope and reach of our government into the daily lives and livelihoods of the American public. And, when we have Major corporations continue to funnel billions of dollars is assets overseas to avoid paying their fair share of taxes on yet billions more in clear profits is a clear indication that our government is in collusion with big business and the American people be damned.

A Prophecy made over 200 years ago, an escape clause as you will right in the Declaration of Independence is unfolding today. Yet, those in government remain oblivious to the undercurrent of distrust that our government will actually do what is right and good for the betterment of all and not just for the 1% either. For too long the United States government has been an instrument used to perpetuate a class of people very reminiscent of the nobility of Europe of centuries ago. Remember the French Revolution? It could very well happen here. What has happened over the course of just the last 45 years is that 70% of our population have become annihilated by the very own democratic process that is a birthright of every United States citizen.

What we are witnessing today is a world tumbling out of control. A fractured country arisen out of the contempt that so many have toward a government whose own interests portray a very dubious agenda that has only deepened the division that is spreading all across America. With the State of The Union Address by our President whose Administration has tried though without much success has at least attempted to quell the animosity the majority of Americans have toward our government. Yet the division only has grown. The Jefferson Prophecy is going to be fulfilled. A realization that only through total unequivocal reform in all levels of government and our democratic process will keep the light of freedom from being extinguished.

Of all our past Presidents from Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln they all understood that a nation so divided cannot and won't last. When Lincoln came to Washington in a time of great division and through his perseverance, fortitude and vision the United States has survived. Now, America has come to a fork in the road. Do we dare veer right or do we stay the straight and arrow? The straight and arrow has only caused more distention and discord which has rendered the majority of Americas seemingly helpless to the realization that their lives and livelihoods are contingent on governmental policies. Government policies that are contrary to the free will of being able to be self reliant.

What the American people need and want is a government that is a true representation of the people and not just a representation of a small percentage, the 1% as we have today. The only way to restore a government of the people and by the people to which our national stability and security will endure for generations to come is by a total reform and usher in an agenda that is capable of doing just that. An agenda that will actually enable the citizens of the United States to have the availability to gain the ability for self betterment and be able to be self reliant. The Jefferson Prophecy will be fulfilled when the United States implements National Economic Reform's Ten Articles Of Confederation.

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Big Government, Downfall Of A Nation, History

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I am a feature writer for The Tampa Bay Examiner and The American chronicle. Earned Ph.D in Economics

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