"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times..." I won't be the
first or the last to make a comparison between the decline of America
and the decline and fall of Rome.
That said we are entering into new and extremely dangerous phase of politics.
Never before in American history has an outgoing administration sought
to use the institutions of government to harass discredit and disrupt
the incoming one. Seeking to make of themselves a Praetorian Guard that
creates and implimentation policy as it sees fit, the will of the voters
and the long established constitutional procedures be damned.
This is indeed potentially the most dangerous crisis we have faced since
the Civil War. We as a people have to ask ourselves do we want to
remain a nation of the rule of law, governed by our elected
representatives, or will we succumb to the rule of men, governed by
faceless bureaucrats who suppose to supplant their own selfish and self
serving decisions for the electoral decisions of the people. Will we
actively support this coup d'etat or simple acquiesce because we didn't
like the outcome of an election? How many of us have actually thought
about or realize that going down such a dark and foreboding path may be a
one way street with no exits. A street, that if history teaches us
anything, leads only to tyranny, repression and death on an industrial