But the time for commentary and dialogue is over. The final hour has come. Our Constitution is on life support, and the federal government is pulling the plug.
As there is before an impending death or brewing storm, there's a hush at the moment, but most of us sense that there's something very, very wrong on the horizon.
It reminds me of a few years ago, when Dr. James Foster from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center tackled the question of whether there really is a period of calm before a storm. His answer: There definitely is.
Foster noted, "It was recognized long ago that before a severe storm, the air is still and the birds stop singing and go to shelter."
What's true with weather is also true with Washington. Many patriots have stopped singing. Some have gone into hiding. Others are gathering wood as we trudge through this Valley Forge. But all will reawaken and fight for the republic our Founders laid down for us.
The gray and black clouds are not governmental control, but masses of American citizens and patriots who will continue to swarm tyranny (Democrat and Republican) until it is squeezed out of our nation, just as it was during the American Revolution.
For now, all Washington bureaucrats need to know is this: The forecast for the U.S. Capitol in the upcoming weeks and months is definitely thunderstorms. If you encouraged, affirmed, endorsed or voted for Obamacare in any form, expect a dark cloud to precede your exit as we vote you out of office. We will remember in November. That's not only a threat; it's a guarantee.
We the people have come to understand the profound wisdom of Thomas Jefferson, who wrote to Abigail Adams in 1787, "I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere."
Washington: Pack your bags. Run for shelter. The storm is coming.
(To inspire and renew the founding spirit of our republic, I encourage patriots everywhere to purchase the brand-new photo book "Don't Tread on US!" for which I have written the foreword. The book is a collection of motivating and patriotic photos from rallies, tea parties and protests over the past year across the country.)