DESPITE THE EUPHORIA
Sergei Borglum Hoff
Jan. 30, 2004
If, George Bush decides to become a steadfast defender of constitutional law, I will enthusiastically support him all the way. Tragically for us all, such a transformation of character and willing reevaluation of his ill-conceived policies appear less likely by the day. Despite the euphoria of the national audience, his amplified words of "protecting our freedoms, defending the Bill of Rights, equal justice, rule of law, personal responsibility, limited government, securing our borders, and necessary security measures," typify political trumpery at best. At worst, they are the reassurances of a Judas.
In opposition to the emotionally animated and nationally fashionable praise for this President, I shall moreover submit that he has done nothing to downsize and cleanse our polluted government. Under his watch, government continues to balloon, and justice aimed towards rogue federal agents and the perfidious Clinton administration is further denied the people. Of supreme importance, violations of human rights have intensified. Regardless of a few seemingly beneficial offerings--for the titillation of the masses--there is no evidence of a relationship between this President's spoken defense of the Constitution and his actions. Contrary to his well-publicized reassurances of government creditability, his manifestations are the completing steps of cronyism, totalitarianism, imperialism, and degenerative Socialism.
It requires intellectual honesty and strength of character in order to be faithful to the people and Constitution. Our Constitution needs to be defended and revitalized; not eroded by a fountain of unconstitutional legislation, an outpouring of enfeebling socialistic programs, a violent flow of meddling federal police agencies, a flood of self-destructive foreign policies, and a torrent of sovereignty subversive United Nations treaties. Politically thrilling it all may be for our President, but his frequent minuets with Socialist senators, endless warmongering orations, and farcically scripted cowboy-machismo are unreliable strategies for the defense of individual freedoms, justice, the economy, national sovereignty, or the U. S. Constitution. I cannot speak for everyone, but eight years of the Clinton duet quenched my thirst for diversions and showmanship.
Sergei Borglum Hoff