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Beware 'Experts' bringing gifts

Something I learned at an early age was that with the gain of any expertise, there are tradeoffs.  To thoroughly know X Y, and Z, means you haven't had time to really concentrate on A, B and C.

It used to be that renaissance men were commonplace, but that was when the universe of human knowledge was relatively compact.  As the volume of knowledge increases, it is more and more difficult to master everything even in a specific field.  With accomplishments of increasing difficulty, comes a corresponding increase in confidence and self-respect.  The risk is that in mastering X, Y and Z, one's increased self esteem tends to lead to false confidence of one's knowledge of A, B and C.  Thus, when confronted with a problem that falls under the category of A, B or C, an expert in X, Y and Z will make   poor decisions.

The beauty of the U.S. Constitution is that it was forged from the expertise of people in all fields.  No one person could have written it, and no one person has yet improved upon it.  By simply following the Constitution, in the finest detail, we can harness the geniuses of the ages to solve the most vexing of governmental problems.  

Our current difficulties have risen from our politicians' subversion of the Constitution.  Experts in Z, i and P, with egos of such grand proportions that they blinded all who beheld them, furthered their interests at the expense of all citizens by ignoring and discounting the Constitution.  The founders described such behavior as 'usurping the power of the people.'  The branch of Government most focused upon preserving the Constitution, the Judicial branch, has been populated by activists with little knowledge of and less regard for that document, as evidenced by all of the 5 to 4 decisions on matters that should have been 9 to 0.  In their zeal to effect change, the Court has failed to protect our society by protecting our Constitution.  The other two branches have likewise failed us.

Now we are in the midst of a great struggle.  We are beset by those in Washington who would set us one against the other, dividing us by race, country of origin, and our level of economic success.  The taking from one American the fruits of his labor, and bestowing such upon another,  is the great injustice which is cloaked as social equality and equal opportunity.   Apparently we are to be more accepting of this injustice if it dresses itself with flowery phrases of community, humanity and support for youth, rather than questioning why these ideals should be secured by governmental mandate.  A population not in conflict with itself will address these issues without the interference of Washington.

We have a chance, among a dwindling number of chances left, to replace by peaceful means one of our leaders with one from among us who sees the danger we face, and stands beside us in this peril.  There is no bread without toil, and there is no justice that can assure one man's prosperity will equal another's.  Only by cleaving to the Constitution can we retain the ability to make our own mistakes, learn from them and try again and thereby make our way.  Some will achieve more than will others but all will remain equal in the eyes of the law.

I know something our politicians either never learned or forgot.  And that is that I don't know much.  I don't know what kind of car you should drive, what kind of light bulb is best for your needs, or when you should travel.  I don't know what you should see when you turn on the television or what you should hear when you turn on the radio.  And I am not willing to make those decisions for you.  Because I know that A.) I don't know everything, and B,) you can make your own decisions.  

Most politicians don't know A or B.

tired of being led around yet?