Our ancestors came to this country to get away from a tyrant. They were being persecuted in their homelands so they came here to start a new life, a new home, and fulfill their dreams of freedom. Today people still come to this country for the promise of a better life than the one they had.We call it the “American Dream.” Well lately that dream has been turned into a nightmare.
On July 4th 1776 America declared her independence from the tyrant King George III. He was levying high taxes on the colonies, and refused them representation in Parliament, and the colonies took great exception to this, they demanded their freedom. With what became the most well-known sentence in history, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” they started a war against what was at the time the most dominant and feared militaries in the world. When he refused to give them freedom they went to war to gain it. After successfully gaining freedom from the tyranny of Britain, the fledgling country now known as the United States of America, and her founding fathers set out to create a country where everyone was free to live, worship, and pretty much do as they pleased.
Our founding fathers went to great lengths to ensure our country would never turn into a tyranny like that they defeated during the American Revolution. They set out to create a set of laws that would guarantee the “Life, Liberty, and pursuit of Happiness” set forth in the Declaration of Independence. In 1787 the Constitutional Convention was convened in Philadelphia to revise the Articles of Confederation. Out of this convention came The United States Constitution, the laws of the land. This document set forth the laws governing our new country. It established the three branches of our government- Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary, and established the laws under which each branch could operate. It set a series of checks and balances on each of the branches ensuring that not one of them would be able to become so powerful as to take over the government. Personal freedom was so important to the founding fathers they drafted ten amendments to the Constitution, these amendments are called The Bill of Rights. In the Bill of Rights there are terms such as- freedom of speech, assembly and prayer, the right to keep and bear arms, protection from unreasonable search and seizure, the right of self-incrimination, trial by jury, protection against cruel and unusual punishment. People throw these words around like they are nothing, but they are far from nothing. They are so important that fifty thousand American Soldiers were killed or wounded to give our country the freedom to draft this document. Our founding fathers were considered outlaws, and accused of treason against the king, to ensure our new-found freedoms. These terms are so important that today there are still people- Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines- who will fight for and if necessary die for them.There are people all over the world today who will do anything to come to this country so they can live by these laws, people who face death for even considering fleeing their homelands to come here.
“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty,” Thomas Jefferson. I am seeing now that the government does not fear the people any longer. Our government right now, especially our president Barack Obama, has so little fear of anything and such disregard for our country that they are essentially ignoring the Constitution, and ignoring the wants and needs of the people. “I will take executive actions with out congress on a regular basis…” Barack Obama. Does that sound like a president that is scared of the people? Does that sound like a president who understands our government? It sounds to me like a narcissistic megalomaniac who wants to grab power he is not granted by the Constitution.
What do North Korea, Venezuela, China, Cuba and now the US have in common? They all decide what can and can not be seen on TV. I am referring to the recent decision by VIACOM to edit out a joke told by Don Rickles at tribute to Shirley McClain. During his appearance Don Rickles, the king of insult comedy, took shots at Warren Beatty, Shirley McClain, and Jack Nicholson, all of which will be aired in the broadcast of the show on june 24. The only joke he told not airing is this, “President Obama is a personal friend of mine, he was over to the house yesterday, but the mop broke.” (Read the article here.)Yet on the other hand Joy Behar can say, “I’d like to see Mitt Romney’s house burn down, who’s he going to call, the Mormon Fire Patrol?” (Read the article here.) There was another country that regulated what could and could not be shown on TV especially if it made the leader look bad, it was Germany around 1939.
“The policy of the American government is to leave their citizens free, neither restraining nor aiding them in their pursuits,” Thomas Jefferson, yes I quote him often, because what he said 230 years ago still rings true to this very day. Leave their citizens free, neither restraining them nor aiding them in their pursuits, Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York should take this to heart. He wants to ban sale of soft drinks over 16 oz in all restaurants, bars, and convenience stores. (Read the article here.) When any government starts to take away person freedoms like choice of size of drink for example, it shows it no longer fears its citizens. This is just the first step in a larger power grab, you start small like this, and when people stop complaining you start taking away more and more freedoms until you have a socialist/communist government. You can see examples of this throughout history, in recent memory you can see how Hitler did it in Germany then Stalin did it in Russia. Neither of these tyrants made an all out power grab, they took it piece by piece and their citizens let them.
I am not a conspiracy theorist, or an alarmist I am just pointing out what I see, and it’s scary. We need to let these megalomaniacs know they can not have our country. They need to be reminded they are in an office of the people, for the people and by the people, and we the people will fire their asses if they continue to destroy our country.