Friday, July 20, 2012

America's Freedom In Serious Jeopardy

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same."
 -Ronald Reagan

 The government of the United States of America has been literally hijacked by people who are about as anti-American as you can get. The long standing belief of the American individual's right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness has now been placed in serious jeopardy after last week's devastating betrayal of the American people by the US Supreme Court's decision to uphold Obamacare.
 The highest court in the land ruled in the name of “fair and equitable treatment for all people.” This is certainly not the same as “and justice for all.” This is about appeasing the lazy, the selfish, and the greedy who walk among us, those screaming in the streets for "economic equality" yet do not want to work, and are jealous of those who have worked hard and been successful in their lives.

They would rather listen to the media spun lies of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and the rest of the traitorous and hypocritical political Far Left  about how the much demonized, "greedy, rich people" of America "owe them". In reality, Obama, Pelosi, and Reid are "greedy, rich people" themselves!

Christ said, "The poor will always be among you." And while it is noble and good to help the poor and the needy, it should not be a state-mandated obligation based on income levels. In other words, people should not have to be forced, through the federal government imposing higher and higher taxes, to foot the bill for those who want to sit around on their lazy butts and collect a government check every month. It does not seem very fair or right when many of these people are physically and mentally capable of going out and getting a job and pulling their own weight in this world.

Being and taking responsibility for your life, and the time-honored Yankee notion of  "pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps" through hard work and determination, is one of the mainstays of a free society. Yet, the Obama Administration seeks to reward the lazy and the selfish by encouraging them to stay on welfare and other government entitlement programs, which now includes free healthcare at the expense of hard working American tax payers already struggling to make ends meet in this floundering economy.

"If anyone will not work, neither let him eat....Indeed, we hear that some among you are disorderly, that they are passing their lives in idleness, neglectful of duty, being busy with other peoples' affairs instead of their own and doing no work." II Thessalonians 3:10-11

  America was established on the Judeo-Christian principles found within the Holy Bible. Those who fought the Revolutionary War to secure our freedom from the tyranny of the British Crown, and later, the men who founded our government, realized that if it had not been for the direct intervention of Divine Providence, we would have never won the War of Independence. 

 As Benjamin Franklin, often portrayed as one of the least religious of the founders, wrote in a letter to William Strahan in 1784:

“My dear friend, do not imagine that
I am vain enough to ascribe our success [Revolution] to any superiority…If it had not been for the justice of our cause, and the consequent interposition of Providence, in which we had faith, we might have been ruined. If I had ever before been an atheist, I should now have been convinced of the Being and government of a Deity!”

  Mr. Franklin realized that true liberty can only come from God, and striving to live righteously before Him and by obeying His laws. The founding fathers' personal religious beliefs might have been varied amongst themselves, yet, the general consensus of the men assembled to draft our laws were unanimous in their conviction that the primary role of the newly formed government was to uphold and protect the constitutional rights guaranteed to all Americans, and to keep us safe from enemies, both foreign and domestic. And that's it!

However, from her infancy, the great freedom experiment called America has been threatened by people who have actively fought against these principles, who wanted to impose their own selfish desires on the people that they, as public servants, had pledged to honor and protect.
 Fortunately, this  group of detractors were far outnumbered by people who believed in and practiced the godly principles implemented into our government. The result of their striving to live righteously before God was America, a nation like no other on the face of the earth, a "shining city on a hill" and a beacon for Jesus Christ.

Now, 236 years later, it seems like the descendants of the anti-God group have triumphed. Liberalism has taken over this nation and is destroying our freedom.  In the eyes of many liberals, God, if He truly does exist at all, is viewed as the enemy. The only god they seek to serve is the humanistic god of The State. Man is worshiping man and replacing God's truth with the inferior and self-centered desires of man.
 However, unlike the too often broken promises and betrayals of politicians and judges in these uncertain days,  God's promises are the real deal.
And His promises are eternal.

"If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sins, and heal their land." II Chronicles 7:14

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