Ahead is a national degringolade — a rapid descent or deterioration of familiar economic and social conditions.
The work of people in elected office should be to reduce the active wrongs government is doing, particularly against the poor and the weak. They should work to make city and county government less interruptive of the free market and the will of the people.
Given the nation’s calamity is growing upon her, and that Joe Biden as federal president will accelerate the discontent and anomie of the people, the goal of local elected office should be toward positions of resistance, interposition, local dignity and self-determination.
Local office should be driven by the idea of independence, down-scaling all local government activity, elimination of economic policing harassment and a reduction of administrative efforts to obtain free money from Washington or Nashville. Free money will be drying up as the monetary base shrinks, as governments face bankruptcy on their debt and as infrastructure repair bills and projects go unpaid and unstarted.
We should get a head start and pull our lips and tongues away from the subsidy tit even though there are drops to be drawn from it.
The “money” in the U.S. economy will perish by the trainload, even though Janet Yellen’s Fed and the banking sector will creation trillions and trillions of new “dollars” to prop it. We face a hyperinflation, perhaps, and a perpetual shortage of “dollars” in the coming flea market and discount house imploding consumer economy.
Defending local economy, free markets
As funds grow scarce and the outlook increasingly bleak among the people, the work of public office should shift from progressive to protective, from optimistic to defensive.
The work should be :
Retractive vs. projective
Interpositional vs. compliant
Interruptive vs. cooperative (with status quo stakeholders)
Reductive vs. expansive
Curative vs. ambitious
Eliminative vs. creative
Deconstructive vs. constructive
Ameliorative vs. constructive
Restorative and healing vs. creative and programmatic
Here’s an example of what I’m talking about by way of local government reform. This essay, about my 1,070-day old project of Tennessee transportation administrative notice, is in this spirit. My project intends to make Chattanooga a city of refuge that even conservatives could love. It intends to make us a godly city that avoids the judgment God promises cities full of wickedness and deceit. For with our CPD and sheriff’s department abusing people on the roads and byways we “are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge,” Jer. 4:22.
Candidates who ignore detailed reporting on the illegal traffic stop problem for the past 2,000 days little deserve to hold public office. They are out of touch with common folk and the myriad injured and abused people harmed by routine policing custom and usages.
A homeschool mom in Cleveland, Tenn., says she wants to prepare for an eventual run for political office. What should she read? In what general direction should her thoughts tend?
The argument for Romans 13 government goes against what we have today, which is commercial government under control of various guilds and cartels and which is effectively a Revelation 13 government, with its holistic and GMO-oriented marks of the beast.
The end of the American experiment in representative government is outlined best by a handful of key authors. One is Charles Hugh Smith, whose blog Oftwominds.com rightly has a huge following.
Another is the astute writing of James Howard Kunstler. If today was the first day you had started thinking of joining the resistance as a public official, I would try to obtain in short order a realistic view of what is happening. I would start with “Forecast 2021 — Chinese Fire Drills with a side of French Fries (Jacobin-style) and Russian Dressing” by Mr. Kunstler.