By Ron Lee
The United States is in distress and it’s the people’s fault. That’s right, I said it; and somewhere close to your heart, even though you want to deny it, you know it is true. Everything we now face in this rising tide of socialist takeover is because we, collectively, have done nothing. Even more, in many cases we have asked for it. You haven’t asked for it, you say? Well, I would suggest that it is through our personal inaction; our abdication of our responsibilities for our American citizenship that we have indirectly requested someone to take the reins, and they have. With both hands gripping tightly they are steering us on a course to the complete loss of our way of life. But, hey, it’s okay as long as you still have your HDTV, your internet connectivity, your ability to dial 911 when you are accosted, and your false sense that America can’t be destroyed, right?
Bottom line, wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony are alive and well in America. Not only are these the 7 deadly sins, these detractors are what our American “Way” has become. They are now our culture. How sad that the cost of “keeping up with the Jones'” was the loss of our own cultural soul. So distracted are the masses that they can’t see the writing on the wall – when government controls what you do, what you eat, what you say, what you think, there is no more freedom! People seem to forget, or maybe ignore, that we alone are responsible for our lives. In part, that is what it is to be free; no one ruling your life making decisions that direct your life in any other way than how you would choose to live it. Yet, through time, mis-education, hardship, government expansion, and our own greed, we have given that control to the government.
Shhh!!! You say. You like government hand-outs and welfare; you like that Big Brother will stick up for you when you get picked on. Well, it won’t be long before your funds run dry, and your Brother tells you your stupid and kicks you to the curb. Read history; it has all happened before!
For those of you who see what it is becoming and realize that our economy is not sustainable; that our freedoms are almost completely gone; that our “representatives” are not representative of our values, views, wants, and needs, it is time to do more more than go to the local coffee shop and complain about the country’s state of affairs. The time has passed when “tea parties” had any effectiveness. They are doing what they want, and they are not listening to our voices and it is time to redress our grievances. It is time to act.
I’m not talking taking up arms, nor am I suggesting any violence on the people’s part, but I am suggesting we take direct action.
Several years ago there was a woman named Terri Schiavo. Some might remember her. The courts ruled to take her feeding tube out and starve her to death. They did this because her “husband” (who had run off and spawned several children with another woman) petitioned that she had no quality of life, and that he couldn’t care for her any longer. The courts refused her parents request to continue caring for her, and they even refused to see the simplicity that the husband reportedly stood to earn several million dollars upon her death. So, the ruling held, and from March 18, 2005, to the time that she died at a Pinellas Park hospice on March 31, 2005, she was starved by our system. Thousands gathered outside of her hospice, protesting, chanting to put the feeding tube back in … But, demonstration is not action. All it would have taken was for the multitudes to just walk in and make the change. But, they didn’t. They were scared. I was scared.
Fast-forward to today. We just had thousands of people on the steps of the capitol chanting to stop the healthcare legislation. We also had hundreds of thousands call their representatives and voice their opposition to the bills. And guess what, they aren’t listening people!!!
C’mon, walk in. It’s time. What can they do? What would they? If all thethousands just walked in and called for an immediate public vote of no confidence on our current governing body they couldn’t and wouldn’t stop us. If they tried, it would ignite something much larger than they would ever imagine … We have the power! We are the People!
But, I have heard it time and again … “just wait for the election, things will get better then.” Uh, no. They won’t. Some of the biggest steps backwards from our constitutional republic came under the care of a Republican in office.
Our system has been broken for a long time; it has been controlled for a long time and if we don’t do something now, it won’t be long before all of our choices are made for us, and all of our freedoms are gone and, truly, it will be all of our faults for not acting.
Write me, tell me what you think!