Just Follow the Recipe
My grandmother used to make the most awesome holiday dinners. Thinking about them years later, I remember the fantastic tastes and smells that we all enjoyed. Once, when I was small, I asked her how she did it. She picked up a small piece of paper and said “You just follow the recipe, honey. It’s easy if you do.”
Follow the recipe?
All a recipe does is give instructions on how to do something the way the person who wrote it intended. With a pie, if you want it to taste the way the original cook meant for it to taste, you follow the recipe. The same principal applies to anything you have a recipe for. So why is The United States in such a mess? The simple answer is that we’re no longer following the recipe, The U.S. Constitution.
The United States Constitution is the time proven recipe for a successful nation. It has worked for over 200 years, with the safeguards that were built in by the founders and framers. The checks and balances of the three branches of government have safeguarded the rights of the citizens, but no more, it seems. The States are having to take up the banner of freedom with Neo Liberals inhabiting the halls of government.
The proofs of the abuses are evident with a single perusal of the evening news, the local papers, or a simple look at your paycheck. Lets start with one abuse, of many, that will be the demise of this country unless it is brought under control and reversed quickly. The economy is a shambles, and anyone living on a paycheck can attest to this, but WHY is the economy in such bad shape? The answer is simple. The Federal Government has spent many times more money than it can ever hope to repay, and has decided to punish hard work and wise investment, on all levels, thus crushing the free enterprise system that has been the engine of America for so long. Our system was the envy of the world. But the spending of money that we don’t have has crippled us.
With such high spending, the nations of the world will no longer lend the U.S. money that they know we can never repay…so the government has resorted to deficit spending. Basically, borrowing money that doesn’t yet exist. To do this, they simply put numbers on a computer, and say its real. The equivalent would be printing that money with nothing to back it up. The result is worthless money. The more you print, the less it’s worth.
If you print one dollar for every dollar of value you have in the economy, it’s worth a dollar. If you print 100 dollars for every dollar of value, each dollar is worth a cent. Thats inflation. If, however, you print 1000 dollars for every one of value, each dollar is worthless. That’s hyperinflation. That’s where we’re headed.
With all the problems facing this nation, from the economy to governmental abuse of power, something drastic has to be done. But what?
Simple, again. Follow the recipe. The U.S. Constitution gives the answer, and it’s an answer that WILL be able to fix the problems. But here’s the catch…we HAVE to do it right. What is this dangerous solution? A Constitutional Convention. Yes, the same thing that the founders used to create the Constitution in the first place.
In a Constitutional Convention, the States send representatives to one location, representatives chosen by the States and the people, to represent both. These representatives look at the current Constitution, make changes that are needed, make amendments, change wording, then send the draft of their work to the States for ratification. The key advantage is that the representatives can make ANY changes that are needed. They can fix, adjust, or replace the United States Constitution. Their work must be ratified by the States. The Federal Government does NOT get a seat, a representative, or a say. Its the States ball game, not theirs. Excluding the Federal Government, which IS the problem, can allow the work to go on unhindered.
Now for the danger. The representatives do their job. They make changes, amendments, or adjustments, and the States get the draft…and either the changes are worse than the problems, and get ratified, or the changes are just what we need, and some states do NOT ratify. In short, the very cure that can save the Nation, could also end it.
At this point, I see no alternative. We have to do something, even knowing that the more liberal states will try their best to mess up the plan, we still can’t keep doing what we’re doing. Its hasn’t worked yet, and never will.
Our only option is to follow the recipe.