Letter: One outrageous scandal after another
I’ve been thinking. Yes, I’ve been thinking again. Here we are in a crucial time in this great nation, which was built upon the principle of individual freedom and liberty. We see this freedom challenged and the vast majority of us are uninformed and unaware of where we came from or where we are going.
Remember the old saying that those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it? Are we there … at the doomed part, I mean? I hope not, but if we are to survive as a free society, we have a great deal of work to do.
The first step is to educate ourselves. Get a copy of the Constitution and read it. Look up a few words, if need be, but read it and study the history surrounding it. Does the system of governance in this document resemble the government we live under today? Do you see any provision for the national government to micromanage every little jot and tittle of our health care? Is there any place in that document a clause suggesting that it is the federal government’s duty to supervise the education of our children? How about molding their minds to accept all manner of policy from said federal government as absolute truth, no matter what it may be?
Does it say anywhere in our Constitution that we don’t have the right to teach our own children our values and beliefs? Does it say anywhere in the pages of the Constitution that we don’t really own the property that we paid for and maintain and pay taxes on each year? I think not.
Watching, listening or reading the news has become a nightmare. Who would believe that we would leave four men behind in Benghazi to die at the hands of terrorists and then repeat an incredulous story about a video day after day, knowing it wasn’t true? Then we find out that the IRS targets groups along ideological lines. Of course, there was always Fast and Furious. It is one outrageous scandal after another. And now I understand that every phone call we make or receive is captured in a database stored somewhere, perhaps in Utah, perhaps forever. I think it is time to read "1984," "Agenda 21" and "The Hunger Games" … and of course, the "Book of Revelations." Just thinking …