Journeying into the moral abyss we go!
a government of laws, the existence of the government will be imperiled if it
fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our government is the potent, the
omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole
people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a
lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law
unto himself; it invites anarchy.”
bill of attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.
U.S. Constitution Section 1,
Article 9 clause 3
While much is being made of
the AIG bonuses, the fact that as a percentage of their bailout ration it’s
statistically insignificant – something close to 900ths of 1 percent – nothing
is being made of the real significant event:
that the House of Representatives has
violated their oath of office and the constitution by voting a ‘bill of attainder’ to impose a 90
percent tax on bonuses paid to recipients of federal bailout money. The main
target: the $165 million paid to some 400 people at American International
It is becoming obvious that
our very own electors have traded our nation of laws, for a nation of political
whims. Like treading quicksand, we as a nation are bound to sink into essence
of avarice, where sloth is rewarded and the
pit fires of envy are stoke to feed the lust of overly proud politicians
eager to gluttonize taxpayers.
Those voting for this AIG
bonuses tax have violated the constitution and are at the very least criminals
and most they are traitors. They should be treated as such. Regrettably,
they will be hailed as champions of the down trodden. But, make no mistake, as we
as a nation learned what the “Meaning of is – is”, we too will learn from our government
that crime is contagious. For if our very lawmakers are lawbreakers – then what
of the rest of us!