Last week I was afforded a wonderful opportunity to share the airwaves with Denny Schaffer, a wonderful host of a vibrant talk show broadcasting on 920 WGKA in Atlanta, Ga. We were talking about the dismal failure of the Stimulus Bill and the vacuity of the Wall Street Financial Reform Bill which had passed earlier in the day.
Denny’s show became the first public appearance of a new term which I had coined to express what no single word seems capable of doing. My regular readership will not be particularly surprised by this as I do my own fair share of “wordsmithing.”
The term I created was the result of conjoining of three distinct terms: (1.) Circumvent. (2.) Salacious. And, (3.) Legislation. The out come, “Circum-Sal-Ation”!
Americans need to know this word. We all need to understand what it means and how it has become a pandemic art form in the practice of American governance.
“Government, which becomes intoxicated by the unbridled excesses of authority, insures for itself the perpetual means of unlimited governance.”
This observation should appear quite familiar to any individual observing American Governance in action. The persistence of the process, as well as the severity of its effects, further qualifies the progressive nature of the same to the extremes of all pandemic processes.
So then, how would we define the term “Circum-Sal-Ation?” I’ve resolved that it should forever be understood to be as follows: “The willful and deliberate action, either by process or neglect, of any legislative or judicial body to pass or otherwise enact, a law or judicial decree that is lecherous, ambiguous by design, self-propagating and ultimately circumvents the beneficial intent of the nations founding documents.”
In short form, “Circum-Sal-Ation” appears in many forms and there are, sadly, numerous examples the most conspicuous of which are Laws/Judicial Actions (decree) which on there own do not define the specific domain of the law/decree or the extent of their domain. What they do, in point of fact, is merely express that the law/decree exists as enforceable however leaving the creation of specific regulations, application and enforcement to bureaucracies (or in the case of a Judicial Action, interpretation) which the law provides sufficient authority for the same to occur.
In other words, the Legislators abdicate the ultimate process of defining what the “law” entails, including its interpretation and its enforcement, to non-elected bureaucrats who in effect become (believe it or not) both the architects and the arbiters! Unbelievable! Or, as the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi so eloquently expressed with reference to the Health Care Reform Bill:
“…we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it!”
This is one of the great benefits of contemporary mass-media, sooner or later a person void of intellect and conscience will inevitable stumble and express what they would otherwise not want you to know!
Now then, considering the social, political and economic collapse the Country is now suffering through. Further, let us consider just a few of the laws that have been passed over the years that directly, or perhaps better said, that specifically fall in to the category of “Circum-Sal-Ation.” Then, if you will, consider their causal relationship to our systemic failures, economically as well as politically.
- Federal Reserve Act of 1913
- 16th Amendment to the Constitution – Income Tax
- New Deal Legislation of 1930’s era
- Social Security (1935)
- Medicare/Medicaid (1965)
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1970)
- Community Reinvestment Act (1977)
- Depository Institutions Deregulation and Monetary Control Act (1980)
- Garn–St. Germain Depository Institutions Act (1982)
- WTO/GATT, NAFT & CAFTA Trade Agreements (1995 et seq)
- Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999
- Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000
- U.S. Patriot Act (2001)
- Various Stimulus Packages, Bailouts and Conscription Acts (2008-current)
- Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Health Care Reform) (2010)
- Wall Street Reform Bill (2010)
This, to be sure, is not intended as an all-inclusive list however each are conspicuous examples of the Pandemic Art of unbridled excess and reckless disregard for articles of conscience and progenerative beneficial reward. These each represent the complete absence of constructive thought and constitutional muster. The result, predictably, has been that this Nation will, continuously, endure the consequential effect of their destructive forces. Unless of course The People are willing to enforce their will.
In the end, there is no escaping the consequential outcome of “cause”. The “cause” of oppression or the “cause” of opposition. It’s nature’s intuitive sense of addressing imbalance and that just the way it is!
Curtis C. Greco, Founder