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There was once a science fiction show on television called “Sliders.” The basic theme of this 1990’s show was the escapades of four scientists who had a device that would allow them to “slide” into parallel universes.
In one episode the sliders found themselves in a world where the Declaration of Independence was invalid and personal liberties and freedoms were non-existent. The episode ends with the sliders uploading a copy of the Declaration of Independence to computers via the Internet and citizens gathering around computers to be inspired by the Declaration of Independence.
It’s as if we’re living in an alternate universe of our own, and the nation that was borne through the ideas that sparked such a declaration, and later the US Constitution, has disappeared and a parallel universe without these constraints on government is morphing from a slippery slope of government regulations aimed at protecting us from ourselves.
It’s not difficult to see how we’ve got here and how such radical opinions can be propagated.
In a 2001 NPR interview that went basically unnoticed until the election last year of Barrack Hussein Obama as President of the United States, Obama, then an Illinois state senator, told NPR that the constitution is “a charter of negative liberties.” He went on to tell the interviewer that the US Constitution “says what the states can’t do to you; says what the federal government can’t do to you, but doesn’t say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf.”
California Senator Dianne Feinstein made a similar statement in a separate statement where she also used a similar phrase in the context of the US Constitution.
Obama has further stated, and arguably believes within the core of his being, that his role is to bring “major redistributive change” in terms of personal wealth in America because the courts are simply not radical enough to do this — in BHO’s opinion.
The question isn’t so much how we got into the parallel universe we’re in, where protecting and defending the Constitution is anathema to the views of our political leaders, but how are we going to reverse this slide before it’s too late and we have to take the extreme position of abolishing our government from power by force and starting over, much like our founders were forced to when they openly declared their independence from King George.