Letter: Where are we headed?
I have learned so much in the last two years thanks to the current administration. I hardly know where to begin. Of course, there is good news and bad news. Let’s begin with the good news.
Thanks to this administration I have become a better informed citizen. I have been reading the Constitution, the Federalist Papers and numerous history books. I have been studying original documents from our Founding Fathers. I’ve read books about Marx, Alinsky, Joe McCarthy, Mao, books by Glenn Beck, David Burton, David Horowitz and oh so many others. I receive so many newsletter e-mails of a political and historical nature that I can barely read them all. I have learned more about government and history in the past two years than in all my other 65 years put together.
I never considered myself a political person. I liked to identify myself as an independent, as a pro-life independent who usually voted Republican but an independent nevertheless. But President Obama and the events of the past two years have convinced me that I am a Republican. I have joined the Republican Party and the local GOP committee.
I love this country with all its many benefits. I love the freedom to make my own decisions and to live as I choose. I love free speech. It is such an important part of being a human being, to freely express my thoughts and beliefs. I love the freedom to love and serve God as I believe He would have me. I love the right to own my own property. I like to read what I want to read. I like to listen to what I want to listen to. I enjoy going where I please and doing what I want to do so long as I respect the law and the land and my fellow man. I don’t want to see this freedom slip away. And this brings me to the bad news.
Thanks to the present administration and this current Congress we are on the road to tyranny and traveling faster than a speeding bullet. The oath that every one of our public servants takes before God and the American people to support and protect the Constitution seems to mean nothing to most of them.
One massive unread bill after another is passed into law following closed door meetings in the middle of the night. This usually takes place after holding Congress prisoner into a holiday break when they should be home with their families. Deals are made, threats are bandied about, and pork is slipped into huge unread bills. Many of these bills are in direct opposition to the original intent of our Founding Fathers. They are in direct opposition to the Constitution that the very people voting in favor of them vowed to protect.
As I look at recent events, I see evidence of a government, evidence of a society, evidence of a nation that has fallen from grace. I see this nation as moving far from the values and beliefs that inspired our Founding Fathers to build, as we say in our pledge, one nation under God indivisible with liberty and justice for all. We must seek that same inspiration, that same Spirit that made us great or we shall perish. We must seek unity in character, unity in virtue, under God in order to survive. We must regain our moral and spiritual footing or we will surely fail never to rise again.