Immediately, I’m sure, that title cost me some friends on Facebook but is it a question that cannot be asked and discussed in a civil and reasoned tone? If it cannot, then the answer is so painfully obvious further discussion would be meaningless. Our American heritage has been that we are a nation where differences of opinion are not only allowable but welcome and hearty discussion desirable when kept civil. We all know the result of debate or discussion that allows anger or hate to overrule reason and I hope none of us want that. It is possible to disagree without being disagreeable, but sometimes in politics, I’m not sure.
There is a quote from the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787, when the debates, discussion, and compromises were completed and the delegates were signing the newly framed American Constitution that is worthy of note. It came from an observation by Benjamin Franklin and as was often the case, he gave an impassioned and eloquent speech to the delegates and to posterity. James Madison recorded Franklin’s comments in his notes in the following manner:
“Whilst the last members were signing it Doctor Franklin looking towards the Presidents Chair, at the back of which a rising sun happened to be painted, observed to the members near him, that Painters had found it difficult to distinguish in their art a rising from a setting sun. I have said he, often and often in the course of the Session, and the vicissitudes of my hopes and fears as to its issue, looked at that behind the President without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting. But now at length, I have the happiness to know that it is a rising and not a setting Sun.”
Our founding fathers hammered out a system of government that had the necessary ‘checks and balances’ to survive as the Democratic Republic and conceivably could last into perpetuity. That was provided those ‘checks and balances’ were observed, carefully guarded, and that those serving in elected offices were scrupulous people who were guided by a moral mooring and loved Liberty and Freedom more than Power and Position. Those men could envision no other than ‘Citizen Representatives’ serving in Congress who would serve a short time and return to private life and live subject to the very laws and regulations they enacted. Unfortunately, that ship has sailed and is one of the reasons for my title question.
Today, we have a Democrat Party, which, by and large, is dominated by a Socialist, Progressive, Authoritarian ideological view. Their belief is that ‘government’ not ‘God’ is the source of rights, liberties, privileges, and benefits. What began in the 1930’s in the Democrat Party began to clearly transform itself into the Party which sought an ever increasingly strong and powerful Central Government and a people that would accept government as their salvation and provider. The words of John Adams now fall on deaf ears, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” I wonder if the Democrat Party of 2016 has passed the line of demarcation never to return and has become incurably socialist. You may find that palatable and even desirable, I do not!
Possibly the greater tragedy is that the Republican Establishment seems to be committed to facilitating much of the Leftist Ideological Agenda and is rapidly becoming if it has not already become, “Democrat-Lite” or “Socialist-Lite”. Is the desire for Power, Position, and Purse so compelling they have abandoned the founding principles upon which this nation was birthed and has kept us Free for over Two-Centuries that overpowering? The decline and fall of the Roman Empire are, in many ways being repeated in America. We are becoming or have become a carbon copy of the failing European Policies and UNLESS we stop this train of destruction and reverse the course we will see America, the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave no more! The absence of proper and definitive ‘checks and balances’ in Washington is destroying our system of government. The eradication of our borders allowing uncontrolled and unchecked immigration, legal and illegal is destroying our National Sovereignty and a grave danger to our National Security. Our unbridled appetite, in Washington, for spending and taxing is bankrupting our country and we are burdening future generations with a bill they can never pay while selling our national souls to foreign powers and deep-pocketed ideologues who want a Centralized World Oder to rule. The never ceasing increase in entitlements where about 50% of our society is dependent on the federal government for some form of subsistence is destroying the very ethic and fabric that make America the America which has been a Hope for the world. The assault on our 1st and 2nd Amendment Rights is resulting in a PC Police State where the only logical next step, in their minds, is not just control and censorship but “Thought Control.” The Brainwashing of our youth is paying large dividends in their scheme. We have or are becoming a totally ‘secular state’ and when we evict God from society decline is the only possible course and that nation will fall and people will no longer remain free.
I call on my friends, acquaintances, and anyone to whom I can get an audience, Please, Please, Please PRAY and give careful consideration to where we are and chart, in your mind, our ultimate end if we continue. Our founders gave us a beautiful and workable system of government and yet millions are desirous to move from a system that maintains Freedom and Liberty to one that makes Government the god of the land and the all-powerful provider. That is, in a nutshell, the choice we have in November – Freedom or Bondage! Republican Democracy in a Constitutional Republic or a system of Socialism which makes Government the owner of everyone and everything. I CHOOSE FREEDOM!
God bless you and God bless America is my prayer and desire. REMEMBER NOVEMBER because America’s future is in your hands!