If given a choice between freedom and enslavement, most people choose to be free. In fact, our forefathers risked their lives to avoid enslavement. It was through life or death challenge that our nation was created by men and women of strong character who gave credit to God for their success. “In short, we must now determine to be enslaved or free. If we make freedom our choice, we must obtain it by the blessing of Heaven on our united and vigorous efforts.” (George Washington, August, 1776). Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose.” The choice is the age old battle between good and evil or truth and deception. Today the gulf between freedom and enslavement is gaping open and some are choosing enslavement through willful inattentiveness or unabashed greed for power and money.
Daniel Webster knew of the inherent danger of “inattention of the people to the concerns of the government, from their carelessness and negligence.” He said, “I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing.”
We live in a time of crisis. Never has our Nation been confronted with a critical choice as we face today. A Trojan horse has been wheeled into the highest position in our country under the auspices of smooth talking “change.” Czars and members of congress without ethics or morals have jumped out of the Trojan horse to reveal themselves as enemies of the Constitution. Elected representatives who have vowed to uphold and defend the Constitution are destroying the structure of our country as they vote in favor of legislative bills that kill free enterprise and private property rights in favor of government control over private decisions. These elected elitists refuse to listen to average Americans, their constituents, whom they disdainfully label as “right wing nuts.” Greed and power prevail over common sense while bribery and coercion in exchange for legislative favors are practiced.
Sensible policies that have made our country strong and successful are being thrown out to be replaced with unparalleled debts to foreign countries, government seizures and closings of private businesses. Freedom of speech is threatened by the practice of propaganda, political correctness, internet censorship, spying, and media control. Truth is distorted, omitted or denied. Patriots who question the new policies are placed on watch lists with the label of “questionable characters.”
Texas Governor Rick Perry says, “This is an administration hell bent on taking us toward a Socialistic country and we ought not to be afraid to say that.” http://www.mywesttexas.com/209/11/11/news/top_stories/doc.
In 1969 Ezra Taft Benson, former Secretary of Agriculture, in a book entitled, An Enemy Hath Done This, lists ten ways in which the Republic is being destroyed, all of which can be applied to our current plight:
- By diplomatic recognition and aid, and trade negotiations with the communists. [dictatorships]
- By disarmament of our military defenses.
- By disarmament of our security laws and the promotion of atheism by decisions of the Supreme court.
- By loss of sovereignty and solvency through international commitments and membership in world organizations.
- By undermining of local law enforcement agencies and Congressional investigating committees. [or refusal to prosecute]
- By usurpations by the executive and judicial branches of our federal government.
- By lawlessness in the name of civil rights. [Jihads]
- By a staggering national debt with inflation and a corruption of the currency.
- By a multiplicity of executive orders and federal programs which greatly weaken local and state governments.
- By the sacrifice of American manhood [womanhood] by engaging in wars we apparently have no intention of winning.
When we examine the above list, we see we are not exempt from one of them. In fact, some are destructive on multiple levels.
“In this day of gathering storm, as the moral deterioration of political power spreads its growing infection, it is essential that every spiritual force be mobilized to defend and preserve the religious base upon which this nation was founded. For it is that base which has been the motivating impulse to our moral and national growth. History fails to record a single precedent in which nations subject to moral decay have not passed into political and economic decline. There has been either a spiritual reawakening to overcome the moral lapse, or a progressive deterioration leading to ultimate national disaster.” General Douglas MacArthur, 1951, A Soldier Speaks.
George Washington and our founding fathers called upon God to help win the Revolutionary War and then again when the foundation of the country, the Constitution, was being created. Belief that God endowed men with unalienable rights that no man could be could limit or destroy, namely that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is the basic belief upon which our country rests. The function of the government is to protect these God given rights, no more, no less. John Adams said, “The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.” In other words, when we allow government to control our natural, God given rights, our freedom is curtailed and we become enslaved to tyranny.
“I am shocked and saddened at what I find. I am sorry to say that all is not well in so-called prosperous, wealthy and powerful America. We have moved a long way–and are now moving further and more rapidly down the soul-destroying road of socialism. The evidence is clear–shockingly clear–for all to see. With our national prestige at an embarrassingly all-time low, we continue to weaken our domestic economy by unsound fiscal, economic and foreign aid policies which corrupt our national currency. Ever-increasing centralization of power in the federal government in Washington D.C. is reducing our local and state governments to virtual federal field offices, while weakening individual initiative, enterprise and character.” Ezra Taft Benson, An Enemy Hath Done This, pp.30-31.
Do we have the moral fortitude to choose truth and right over lies and deception? Do we have the guts and character to come to the defense of our country? George Washington said, “Truth will ultimately prevail, where there are pains taken to bring it to light.” Are we ready to go through pain to save our Constitution before it’s too late?
“Are we as citizens intelligent enough to be vigilant? Do we detect the wrong? Are we ready to apply the remedy? Apathy must go; it needs to be replaced by the outraged righteousness of a people who rose to greatness in this world through the spiritual values that their forefathers wrote into the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States . . . We cannot, we must not, shirk our responsibility . . . This challenge can be, and it must be faced with resolute purpose and effort.” Former Senator John L. McClellan, Crime Without Punishment.
Daniel Webster makes a plea for his countrymen to solve the problem. “Make them intelligent, and they will be vigilant; give them the means of detecting the wrong, and they will apply the remedy.” Daniel Webster, 1837.
Do we have the courage to apply the remedy? Will we be able to awaken those who are apathetic? Steve King, Iowa 5th District Congressman is one of the few who has the courage to speak out against the Obama administration. He says,”The Chicago Machine , we know what it is. Someone called it gangster government in Chicago . . . ” He is trying to rally conservatives to beat Pelosi-care. He says,”For liberals, this legislation is the crown jewel of their socialist agenda . . . we need to rise up and stand against this legislation until it is mortally wounded with a stake driven through its liberal heart.” Kevin Hall– http://www/examiner.com/x-22564-Des-Moines-Conservative-Examinar.
Be alerted and informed. We must understand that The United States is in a state of war between liberals and conservatives, between those who want to alter the great American society and those who want to preserve it. The enemies of freedom have a plan and are dedicated to achieving their goals. Do not be fooled by the implementation of diabolical policies such as Agenda 21. Stand up and be counted. Choose which side you are on. Study the US Constitution and be informed. Stand up for freedom no matter what the cost. Join others who are already forming plans to preserve the Constitution.
“Fight for the value of your person. fight for the virtue of your pride. Fight for the essence of that which is man; for his sovereign rational mind. Fight with the radiant certainty and the absolute rectitude of knowing that yours is the Morality of Life and that yours is the battle for any achievement, any value, any grandeur, any goodness, and joy that has ever existed on this earth . . . I swear–by my life and my love of it– that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine. That is true freedom.” Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand, p.979.
“For freedom is a law of God, a permanent law. And, like any of God’s laws, men cannot really break it with impunity. They can only break themselves upon it. So when a man stands for freedom, he stand with God. And were he to stand alone he would still stand with God—-the best company and the greatest power in or out of this world. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty; and because truth is eternal, any man will be eternally vindicated and rewarded for his stand for freedom.” Ezra Taft Benson, An Enemy Hath Done This. pp54 & 55.
It is up to us, as citizens of the greatest nation on earth, to preserve freedom, if not for ourselves, then for our children and their children and their children’s children. Freedom is a sacred gift for our posterity to inherit through all future generations of time.
See also: Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country
Ethic of the West part 1 & 2
The Green Pied Piper