Saturday, May 10, 2008

Another I Am Getting Weary Article

It is my honest opinion that we are in the final days of the existence of the United States of America as a free and independent republic as founded some 200 plus years ago. The American people think they still have their freedom since they can go to work, watch television, take their kids to their soccer matches, go to the mall and do numerous other things.

That isn't freedom. The American people would not know what to do with freedom if true freedom were suddenly thrust upon them. They have become far too dependent upon government to solve all the nations problems, that they have lost the ability to think, reason, and care for themselves. Look at our elections, we vote for the candidates who make the best sounding promises to do what, DO THINGS FOR US instead of promising to minimize their interference in our lives.

This may sound farfetched, but what would happen if suddenly all cell phones, the internet, and the news media outlets suddenly went silent? What would people do if militarized police forces suddenly showed up in the streets in ominous numbers? What would happen if all of a sudden a curfew was put into place, food and other resources were placed under governmental control and would only be rationed out in limited quantity?

As I said, it may sound farfetched, but the laws granting our government those powers are already in place. Now why in the hell would they have those laws if they did not intend, at some future date, plan on using them?

I am not going to go over them again, as I am getting awfully tired of repeating myself to people who don't want to hear the truth. Those of you who have been reading my ramblings for awhile, know what I am talking about. For those of you who haven't, you can go to my blog, http://www.neals-soapbox.blogspot.com/, and do some research for yourselves.

This country is under attack, that's right, I said attack, on so many fronts that it seems as though there is no hope for its future. To tell you the truth, there probably isn't. While the blame for the condition of things in this country do not fall directly upon our shoulders, it is the people in general, current and past, who have let it get as bad as it has.

I am constantly either ridiculed, or complimented for my articles concerning the abuses of power by our government. That is fine, at least people are reading them, and just maybe they are thinking about them as well. However, when I write about the apathy of the people, or their ignorance about the issues, I usually and treated as though I am a leper, or at least a raving lunatic. I am often told that it is the governments fault for letting things get so bad. They didn't pass this law, or they did pass that law. Never are people willing to consider the fact that those in power are elected to REPRESENT the wishes of the people, as long as those wishes are within the boundaries of the Constitution. Not once have people considered that. How many times have these people, who complain so bitterly about the state of affairs in this country, contacted their elected representatives directly concerning an issue? I have two thick binders full of letters I have written, and the responses I have gotten.

Yet every election people go out and vote these clowns back into office. There are times that the incumbent is voted out, but it doesn't happen as often as it should. Our entire government, with the exception of Ron Paul, is cancerous and needs to be excised and flushed out with sterile material that hasn't been corrupted and paid for by so many special interests that the will of the people is something that isn't even taken into consideration.

When this country was in its infancy our founding fathers made a huge gamble upon a system of government that would, could, only function upon if the people remained vigilant in their observance of its operations.

Our founders told us what we needed to do if we wished to remain a free and independent people, but we, and our ancestors didn't listen. The warnings of our founders still echo through time, but nobody hears them.

From John Adams, "Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people."

"Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people."

From James Madison, "We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties."

"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."

From James Monroe, "It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty. Usurpation is then an easy attainment, and an usurper soon found. The people themselves become the willing instruments of their own debasement and ruin."

From Patrick Henry, "Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the numbers of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the worst, and to provide for it."

Finally, from Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence,
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

"We, I hope, shall adhere to our republican government and keep it to its original principles by narrowly watching it."

"For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security."

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be."

"Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the path of destruction."

Those were words of warning, words of great wisdom, for us to follow if we wished to remain independent, and truly free. We have forgotten that our government is not our master, but our servant. We have forgotten, as Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence, "...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. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..."

We have allowed ourselves to believe that government is our friend and only has our best interest in mind when passing law. They have good intentions is what we tell ourselves. Daniel Webster warned us about good intentions, "Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions."

The Declaration of Independence, after stating that we had those unalienable rights, told us what to do we could do when our government violated them, "...That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

It went even further, and stated, "...when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

Our rights are clearly defined, the duties and limitations upon our government are clearly defined. The problem is that the people are unaware, or choose to disregard those limitations upon our government, as long as it benefits them personally.

Our country was established so that the government had limited, clearly defined powers. Any system that does not obey its own laws, and the Constitution is THE SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND, cannot exist forever without collapsing. And that is what is happening to ours, although far too many people refuse to face up to the truth of it. People continue to believe in a system run amok, voting for corrupt legislators and Presidents.

And the corruption is not only in those in whom we elect, as they are but a mirror held out to reflect the values of the nation. Merriam Webster’s online Dictionary defines corruption as, “1 a: impairment of integrity, virtue, or moral principle : depravity, b: decay, decompsition c: inducement to wrong by improper or unlawful means (as bribery) d: a departure from the original or from what is pure or correct 2 archaic : an agency or influence that corrupts”

This nation is fond of using the term God bless America. It sickens me whenever I hear that. The hypocrisy of that statement goes far beyond being ludicrous. America was founded by men of great faith. They held good strong values and morals, which was reflected in the principles upon which this nation was founded, and also found in their writings. George Washington once said, “Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”

Read that again and see if you understand what it really means. George Washington did not mean that we should just ’go to church’, he meant that we need to maintain our religious principle as well. That means a commitment to the values given to us by Christ.

John Adams could have been speaking to us on CSPAN just yesterday when he said, “Statesmen, my dear Sir, may plan and speculate for liberty, but it is religion and morality alone, which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free Constitution is pure virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People in a greater Measure than they have it now, they may change their rulers and the forms of government, but they will not obtain a lasting liberty.”

I may offend many, but the truth is this, America is a cesspool and our leaders are just a reflection of that fact. How can anyone who claims to be church going, or God fearing, say that they intend to vote for someone who condones abortion?

Samuel Adams once said, “He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man.”

And suffer we have, under a seemingly endless list of Presidents, Congressmen, and Senators who have defiled the offices they held, and currently hold. Yet we sit back and remain silent which is just as much a reflection upon our character as it is upon theirs.

This nation had a chance to change course and return to the basic values of limited government by choosing Ron Paul as the Republican candidate for President. We choked at the plate. While the support he received was impressive, it was not enough to overcome the stranglehold that special interests hold upon the political parties of this country.

We have, what I consider to be the final chance, to save this country, not only from those who would see it destroyed, but from itself as well. A vote for Chuck Baldwin, who is running on the Constitution Party ticket, would strike a blow for liberty, but also be a great step in returning Christian values to our nations government. You can learn more about Chuck Baldwin by reading his columns which are archived at http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/speech.html.

I don’t see that happening though. The brainwashing of America has been too thorough. We just cannot accept that our government is ‘capable’ of some of the things it has done, or is yet to do.

So, as I said in the beginning, this country is in its final days. What lies in the future is anybody's guess. I can say that it won't be pretty, and the transition will be both painful and possibly violent. It will also come as a shock to many who refused to heed the signs, and remember the warnings of our founding fathers.

I am not one to give up without a fight. I am however tiring of trying to warn people of what lies just over the horizon. As the old saying goes, 'You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.' I will continue to write my articles, just so that I can have a clear conscious, and also to have something to feed those who refused to listen.

3 comments:

Thomas J Kaminski said...

They will never get it, Neal...

Even when it comes down their street they won't get it...Not until it's in their backyard and then they will cry out and say... How can the government do this? I thought we had rights? The Constitution says so...

Good God, their fighting over digital tv boxes because government says you have to have them to watch TV next year....

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Their coming to take me away.....

neal said...

It will be coming down their streets sooner than they think. I just hope they don't come crying to me. I don't want to hear it.

alankdavis said...

Kudos Neal for you 2nd amend. article and referring to the founding fathers. I am serious student of history. I am 54 years of age and honestly looking back at my public school education in regards to history, we can throw all of that out the window, well, at 95% of it. My education about our nation is self made. I hear a lot of criticism leveled at those that would re-write history. Well, maybe it should be re-written and this time tell the d---- truth. Sadly enough they don't even teach history anymore. Well, to keep this short, it's a little late for getting on a soapbox tonite, but, I know one thing, those that have the opinions you discribe in your article, well, they will be crying and wailing profusely when they are being dragged off to one of the FEMA camps at 3am in the morning. They certainly won't need a gun then. Let's cancel all the "anger management courses" and conjure up some collective "spine" and put these animals where they belong. I am definitely over this B/S and pray for others to come to their senses, very soon.