Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Crucible.

America was fired in a crucible of pain and suffering and forged by God into a nation of laws and freedom. In our founding documents, wise men gave substance to this new concept of freedom guaranteed by law and by so doing, signed both their names and their death warrants.

I weep at today's state enabled ignorance of our history and tolerance for mediocrity that has allowed many of the people to be robbed of their dignity and many others their decency. Instead of being anchored in the bedrock of the Constitution and Bill of Rights we are afloat on a tumultuous sea of fiat currency worth only the paper on which it is printed while the ship of state is steered by the whim of small people bereft of patriotism, corrupted by greed and power and beholding to those entities that fund their tenure at the peril of the nation and the expense of the people. Gone are the statesmen capable and willing to steer the ship of state away from the rocks of self serving legislation and the shoals of ever expanding government usurpation of our rights and freedoms.

I was shocked to learn that congress was passing legislation and the administration was signing it into law without reading it, then I realized how foolish I was to be disturbed. Congress and the administration took a solemn oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, a document many of them had not studied, were not familiar with or, apparently, had not even read judging from their public comments.

American men and women have frequently and valiantly fought for the freedom of others and still fight to this day on foreign soil for the freedom of former(?) enemies while we at home do little more than whine and cry out for justice instead of mustering the courage and unity to enforce it as is our inalienable right.

Two hundred and thirty-four years ago Americans stood against a powerful, oppressive, unresponsive and overreaching government and declared their independence to King George III. They backed that declaration with their personal treasure, their courage, their blood and their lives that their children and their children’s children for generations to come could live free in a just society.

In view of their great sacrifice, what right, what possible excuse do we have to pass on massive debt, penury and government contrived servitude, of which we almost all disapprove, to our children and their children’s children for generations to come? Have we become unworthy to call ourselves Americans?

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