Monday, October 08, 2007

An Honest State of the Union Address

If Our President Told The Truth
Neal Ross
October 8, 2007

I received some positive feedback from my recent article entitled, "The State of the Union Is Strong-NOT!" That got the gears turning in my head today while I was at work. I began to wonder what a state of the union address might sound like if our president actually told the truth. From there it evolved into something like this...

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens, the state of the union is poor. I would go so far as to say that our union is in critical condition. Years of abuse by your government, and neglect by the citizens who should have kept a watchful eye on us have allowed our nation to come to the brink of disaster.

Two hundred and thirty one years ago, the brave founders of this country decided that they had lived long enough under tyrannical rule and they drafted the Declaration of Independence, which severed their ties with Britain.

However, gaining their independence wasn't as easy as signing their names to that document, they had to fight for their freedom. Many patriots lost their lives to provide you with the opportunity to live free of governmental interference and restrictions. You have squandered that by your apathy and ignorance. Thomas Jefferson once said, "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be."

Your apathy and lack of understanding of the powers delegated to your government have allowed this government to strip away your freedoms and lead you slowly, but surely, down the path to tyranny.

Alexander Tyler once described that path that all democracies must take. They begin in bondage which leads to spiritual faith. They then find great courage which allows them to obtain liberty. After achieving liberty they find abundance. However abundance leads to selfishness, which then leads to complacency. Complacency then leads to apathy. After becoming apathetic a democracy then becomes dependent upon their government, which then comes full circle back unto bondage.

Again I would like to quote from Jefferson, "A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have." This is what your apathy has wrought. Your government is now all powerful, all encompassing. There is little you can do without permission from your government. Your personal freedom and liberty has all but vanished. You are controlled and manipulated into believing that you have a say in how your country is run, when the truth is that you are little more than peasants who feed the machinery of government and corporate desires.

This government that you have trusted to act in your best interests has sold you down the river for corporate and global interests. We have borrowed and spent, and borrowed again until our national debt is upwards of $83 trillion dollars. We cannot tax you enough to pay it off, even if we wanted to. Your hard earned tax dollars, which we steal from you via an illegal income tax goes towards the interest on the loans we have taken to fund our gluttonous spending habits.

Ninety four years ago your Congress began this by signing into law the Federal Reserve Act. We gave away our Constitutional power to coin our own money to a group of privately owned banks. They loan us the money to run our government, while you pay the interest via your taxes. You have been duped my fellow Americans, and it is far too late to do anything about it.

If you had read your history and paid attention to what your founding fathers said, this could not have happened, as you had been warned by Jefferson, "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them (around the banks), will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

You are probably asking yourself how this could have happened, how could we have allowed this to happen. It is quite simple actually. First of all we stripped you of your faith. You may still believe that you are a Christian people, but in all actuality the politically correct movement, as well as the misuse of the concept of the separation of church and state has allowed us to remove God from your lives.

You cannot openly condemn immorality now without being accused of hate speech, intolerance, or any number of labels that we have created to silence you. Again, if you had paid heed to your founding fathers you would have resisted these impositions upon your right to worship openly and condemn immorality. George Washington long ago told you what would secure your freedom, but you did not heed his words, "Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and Citizens. The mere Politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them."

Our nation was at one time virtuous and God fearing. We also were a self sufficient nation. People labored and were raised to be self reliant. Those days are long gone, thanks to former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. President Roosevelt's New Deal created a dependency that has been growing ever since.

Benjamin Franklin once told us that, "The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself." Thomas Jefferson also warned you that, "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

Finally, we realized that there would come a time when the American people would begin to see what we have been doing, that their eyes would open to the truth. We have prepared for that as well. Under the guise of fighting a war on terror we have signed into law numerous pieces of legislation which gives us extraordinary powers to strip away the last vestiges of liberty as written into your Bill of Rights. All it would take is a stroke of my pen to declare a national emergency and your rights will be gone forever.

Again, the founding fathers warned you of this as well. James Madison warned you by saying, "I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." Benjamin Franklin offered this stern warning as well, "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

As you can plainly see, the union that was created by your founding fathers, those men who risked their lives and fortunes for something they held so dear, is all but gone. Your apathy, your ignorance as to the true function of government, has allowed us to steal it away from you.

As I conclude my state of the union address I would like to leave you with one final quote by Samuel Adams. He once spoke to those who were unwilling to fight for their liberty and he had some harsh words for them, "If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."

My fellow Americans, you had all the warning and power to stop this from happening. You chose to watch your television sets and trust that we were acting in your best interests. The time has come for you to pay for you lack of attention to the affairs of your government. Welcome to the New World Order.

1 comment:

The Zombieslayer said...

I really like this one. But I sent you an email already with my response.