So what does WWII occupied France have to do with modern America? I would suggest we have labored under a Vichy-style occupation since 1865 when a virulent form of government supremacism extinguished states rights in the original Federal system and then the Progressivist virus metastasized under Theodore Roosevelt and the rest is history as the republican vision of a decentralized, localized and minimal government became as anachronistic as the notion of natural rights.This is how I see it too, looking back now, and learning a little history late in life. Linclon, with the best of intentions, sought to save the union. But in saving it, he had to obliterate certain Constitutionally guaranteed rights. After the war, the rebellious Southern States had to be suppressed, again for the sake of preserving the Union. But things took a turn for the worse under the "progressive" notions of "good government" under Theodore Roosevelt. Of course, by then the Marxists were beginning the "Long March through our Institutions." And now here we are, living under Obamunism, with Statists throwing every hare-brained and gushy ill thought idea they have ever had at us, and taking away our liberties in huge gulps.
Actor Craig T. Nelson said on the Glenn Beck show on Fox News Friday, see here that he was going to stop paying his taxes. Nelson has a point. If the Federal Government bails out California, then the voters of every State should have a say in how California spends it money, and the policies California imposes on its citizens. But we haven't, and we won't. It is indeed, taxation without representation. But even when you do have formal representation, do you really? I get pablum responses from my so-called "Representative." You know the kind..."Thank you for letting us know your opinion on this issue." Am I being represented?
The point is, Craig T. Nelson has found his form of resistance. Each of us who desire liberty must find our own way to throw sand in the machinery. We can not let this stand. "This is Bill Rupert: If you are reading this, you ARE the resistance."