Appeasing Statism: John Roberts abandons Constitution, Court, and Conservatives.
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But make no mistake, this drive to remove liberty and freedom in the name of Statism is exactly what’s happening. The Roberts decision being only the latest (albeit more publicized) example of a bitter cup that will be offered year by year, month by month, day by day, hour by hour, picking up speed and specificity as this tragedy unfolds.
How is this done? How does one remove liberty and freedom from a nation founded on principles of liberty and freedom that are enshrined in a 225-year old written Constitution?
Answer? Not by gobbling them up wholesale all at once.
Rather, one accomplishes the goal by serving up the morsels of freedom to be devoured course by course, one bite at a time. Precisely as Neville Chamberlain and his equally appeasement-minded predecessor Stanley Baldwin served up Britain’s peace and freedom throughout the 1930s.
In the manner of termites slowly devouring a mansion.
For Chamberlain and Baldwin, unleashing the termites on the British nation took many forms. Repeatedly refusing to rebuild British military power — the armaments, the air force, the naval preparedness, the lack of a Ministry of Supply and more — served as a virtual horde of termites let loose to eat away at the vitals of a strong national defense.
Simultaneous to the neglect on the home front was a rigid refusal to take note of Hitler’s prodigious efforts to the contrary inside Germany. In complete violation of the Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I (“The Great War,” as it was then called), Chamberlain and Baldwin simply refused to acknowledge hard factual evidence that Hitler was “working for an army of offensive strength.” Building not only a powerful military equal to that of Britain and France but surpassing it. Not to mention they ignored the fact that once his military was superior to their own, Hitler had every intention of using it.
While these two events proceeded apace inside each country, Chamberlain made concession after concession to “Herr Hitler” in the name of appeasement. Fully believing that if he gave Hitler what he wanted — he would stop. Go away. And that he, Neville Chamberlain, would go down in history as “The Great Peacemaker” who saved the world from tragedy.
Instead, Chamberlain’s actions brought about the very war he sought to avoid.
Churchill actually chose an insect other than termites to symbolize Chamberlain’s appeasement problem — the more biblical locusts. Years later in his memoirs Churchill described his failed efforts in the 1930s to get the Chamberlain and Baldwin governments to prepare the British military and challenge Hitler as “The Locust Years.”
At the time the betrayal of tiny Czechoslovakia came about at Munich, Churchill warned of Chamberlain’s latest appeasement folly:
The belief that security can be obtained by throwing a small state to the wolves is a fatal delusion.
In terms of the Roberts decision on Obamacare one only has to update Churchill: “The belief that Constitutional freedoms can be maintained by throwing the judicial bone of Obamacare to the wolves of Statism is a fatal delusion.”
Just as Chamberlain’s once-popular multiples of appeasement concessions in the 1930s finally brought German bombs raining down on London, as sure as God made little green apples there will come a day when the morsel-by-morsel eating away of American freedoms will bring serious damage to the American people. And the realization that John Roberts put his signature to the Obamacare decision may look very much like that image of Neville Chamberlain holding up that fluttering piece of paper that bore the signatures of appeasement.
In the Roberts case resulting in an America where morsel by morsel — health care today, free speech tomorrow, freedom of religion yesterday and the separation of powers any time one feels political hunger pangs — American liberty and freedom slowly begins to evaporate. (See: Obama issues executive order on immigration, refuses to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act etc., etc.) And so on. And on.
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