Letter: Tyranny in the form of executive orders
Thomas Jefferson: “Upon the altar of God I pledge my eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” Jefferson didn’t appear to be dedicated to God, but he did know that God is real and that He gave us our freedom to choose to do what is right or wrong, with His word as our guide.
What we have in our government today is too close to the tyranny Jefferson was talking about. Politically-correct speech, schools with educators that intimidate students to prevent prayer, and even try to re-write our history to fit what educators want students to believe. The Founders of America were wise and knew there would be challenges to the nation they built, but they believed that citizens who could read, talk with each other, and thereby understand the Constitution, would be prepared and able to overcome the challenges.
Well, this tyranny is happening now with a president that demands his way and when he doesn’t get it uses executive order to override Congress, those men and women who represent the people, and now in Virginia the governor is doing the same. The result is “tyranny over the mind of man” and for any who like what the president and the governor are doing, please ask yourself: Would you like the result if this was being done by people you didn’t agree with?
The reason for law, for our Constitution, is to provide order and safety for our country as a whole and not for whatever the current trend may be. Please, for all who may be blinded by what appears to be popular at this moment, examine it closely and you will see the potholes in the plan, that blindly saying “yes” to it without knowing what is real and what is smoke and mirrors will end up hurting all of us. What the president and this governor are doing is a good example of bad leadership.