I shall come immediately to the point, and that is that I am prepared to declare that our great Republic has ended. It is not lightly that I declare this, nor for effect or dramatics. I need not enumerate the ways and means by which it has been put asunder, as they are apparent.
Representative Ron Paul's response to whether he would consider running for President in the next election was, "In what country?!"
Indeed, in what country? There is nothing left, not one thing of our Republic left for us to build upon. Any attempt to reinstate the sovereignty of our Constitution would be in a reconstruction unlike any undertaken in history, as not one stone has been left unturned in the sacking of our country.
Look for the rebuilding of our country, and cling to those ideas which would bring our Republic back, but don't expect it to be brought back by the same system that drove it out.
The states and their legislatures are busy either declaring their sovereignty or declaring themselves agents of the federal powers, with the people left to decide whether to obey state, federal, or local powers; all the while, those federal powers are declaring themselves mightier than all.
This cannot go on for much longer, as there will be a clash among them, eventually. We, the people, will be left as the pawns of such a clash, losing our homes, lives, and fortunes while the governments duke it out.
And when it is over, there will be alternatives to our reconstruction:
1776: Revamp our entire system to resume its former structure and ability, returning to a Constitutional government system.
1861: Split into individual states, each with its own set of morals and laws; some states forming unions other states, some remaining entirely independent.
1984: Be ruled by the victor of the altercation that brought our country to an end, being worse off than ever before in a centrist dictatorship.
Start choosing sides, as the lines are being drawn today.
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." ~II Chronicles 7:14