The Stockholm Syndrome For States

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According to
Wikipedia, the "Stockholm Syndrome" is a psychological
response sometimes seen in abducted hostages, in which the hostage
shows signs of loyalty to the hostage-taker, regardless of the danger
or risk in which they have been placed. The syndrome is named after
a 1973 bank robbery in which the bank robbers held bank employees
hostage for six days. In this case, the victims became emotionally
attached to their captors, and even defended them after they were
freed from their six-day ordeal.

This time,
the captor is the Federal Government in Washington, and the 50 states
are its captives.

The powers-that-be
in Washington are accelerating the destruction of the United States
of America. And the state governments stand by idly.

President Obama
is proving to be "the new Boss, same as the old Boss."

  • He has not
    removed troops from Iraq to end our military presence there. Most
    troops that were removed from Iraq were redeployed to Afghanistan.
    The war in Afghanistan has been escalated. From that war, the
    American military has expanded that war into Pakistan. The fighting
    in Pakistan has a very real possibility of destabilizing the Pakistan/India
    relationship, which has been a decades-long powder keg.
  • The operation
    of the American Embassy in Iraq, the largest embassy in the history
    of the world, continues unimpeded. America's not leaving, folks.
  • The American
    military is presently building new US military bases in Colombia,
    South America.
  • Washington
    is still working behind the scenes to cause unrest in Iran, and
    an air strike is still an option. Covert military ops have been
    happening inside Iran for years.
  • Washington
    has established an African Command for the US military, further
    expanding American hegemony worldwide.
  • Congress
    is spending money like there is an infinite supply of it. They
    now own General Motors. They've bailed out carmakers, investment
    banking companies, lenders and brokerages with hundreds of millions
    of dollars that they don't have.
  • The Cap
    and Trade legislation, which would be the largest tax increase
    in the history of the USA, is still alive.
  • The Congress
    wants to pass health care legislation which will change health
    care in America, and not for the good.
  • The Obama
    Administration is surrounding itself with advisors who are avowed
    Communists, Socialists, and Marxists.
  • The Federal
    Reserve continues to operate unchecked, with no oversight by anyone
  • The Transportation
    Safety Administration tightly regulates all air travel within
    the borders of the United States. Piss them off and you don't
  • The manipulation
    of the American economy by Washington continues. Between Federal
    Reserve monetary policy and a Congress that never saw a bill it
    would not fund, unemployment rises. Foreclosures mushroom. Bank
    failures increase. Bankruptcy is at an all-time high.

I could go
on and on, but I think I've made my point.

Most Americans
SEEM to be unhappy with the way our nation is being run right now.
Obama's approval numbers have slid to a place that only about 50%
of those polled approve of his work. And NO ONE trusts Congress.

The tyranny
of Washington continues. Washington has long forgotten that the
Federal government was invented by the States to serve THEM.

The tail has
wagged the dog since Lincoln lived in the White House.

The "State
of the Union" means more than a propagandist's dream on a January
evening in Congress. The state of our Union is desperately bad and
getting worse.

How much longer
will the states allow themselves to be victims of a kidnapping?

How much longer
will the states accept the devastation of our way of life that is
pouring out of Washington like feces from a sewer pipe?

How much longer
will states tolerate being ruled by an unconstitutional military-backed
junta that has stolen our nation?

How much longer
will states allow their own citizens to be taxed to death by a government
no longer accountable to those very citizens?

When will states
awaken from their long slumber and once again realize that they
are sovereign and independent, and that they have the power to shake
off the heavy burden of Federal tyranny?

Will it take
hyperinflation to wake up the states? How high will the unemployment
rate have to be? How high will the taxes have to get? How many unfunded
Federal mandates will have to be imposed? Will a new law about firearm
confiscation or regulation of ammunition be enough? What if Washington
decides to once again make it illegal for citizens to own gold,
and begins to confiscate gold?

Will the states
continue to be the indentured servants of the Washington plantation
until the day that the plantation collapses? Then, what will the
states do? Will they become sovereign once again and assert their
freedom, or simply look for another "Massa?"

The Boy Scouts
of America have a two-word slogan: "Be Prepared." Every
ten-year-old scout in America knows that he should prepare for both
good and bad. The sovereign states of the united States of America
would do well to adopt the Boy Scout slogan and start preparing
for an uncertain future.

My prediction
is that the majority of the American states are so inured to the
Federal shackles that they will stay with Washington no matter what.
The states have developed a love for their own captors…the Stockholm
Syndrome lives.

11, 2009

D. Longcore [send him
] owns
in Marietta, Georgia. He is married to “his redhead” Julie, and
has three wonderful children, and three even more wonderful grandchildren.

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