“Choices” – Part II “LIBERTY” (A three part series)
I am “Pro Choice”…and I choose Life, LIBERTY, and the Pursuit of Happiness!
Ronald Reagan famously stated, “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, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
Most of us who have taken the oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States are well aware that we are sworn to defend it against ALL enemies, foreign and domestic! Many people presume that because someone holds a certain office or position in life that they have an inherent altruism. The founders understood that despite man’s nature to inherent goodness, he also has the capacity for great evil, regardless of their position or office held! This is exactly why they devised the separation of powers, and checks and balances in our Constitution.
For those of us who have taken a good hard look into President Obama’s past, we know that his upbringing has been a complete immersion in an ideology that is antithetical to our founders’ principles that were laid out in the Declaration of Independence, and sewn into “the supreme law of the land”…the Constitution. From his Marxist father and socialist (or worse) mother to his mentor, Frank Marshall Davis (Senior Editor of “The Star” – Communist Party USA’s publication) to his many associations, such as Saul Alinsky, in Chicago (a city well known for it’s corruption)! The list goes on and on!
How does one go through that kind of upbringing and not want to “fundamentally transform” our nation? Answer, they don’t! Although he will never admit it, as early progressives did, his policies have proven that his intent is not to be a good U.S. President as the founders intended, but to “fundamentally transform” the U.S. into an old style nation with his (and the other “Progressives”) view of a statist utopia! This has been tried and tried again throughout time with horrible results! Look today, at Greece, Spain, Italy, and other European nations that are falling apart with this style of government!
The founders understood that “utopia” from imperfect beings is not possible, and devised a “new system” to do the most good for the most people, which is the best we can ever hope to achieve! The problem is that for the past 100, plus years, we have been led down the path of “the progressives”. The progressives are in fact, regressive! President Obama said, that conservatives want to take us back to the days of old failed policies, but socialism and other forms of statism is centuries older than America’s system. Conservatives want to restore the founder’s view of America, which is adaptable through legitimate means delineated in the Constitution. It’s called the amendment process. It is not supposed to be easy. It was designed to ensure that a super majority of the nation agreed with it. If you can’t convince the super majority through legitimate means, then the Constitution shouldn’t be changed!
LIBERTY is on the precipice of destruction for the last, best hope on earth for freedom! It will be forever fundamentally transformed if we do not reverse course, and restore the principles of the founders! It is said that when Benjamin Franklin emerged from the Constitutional Convention, a woman asked him, “So what did you give us, Mr. Franklin?” He responded, “a republic, if you can keep it”. It is up to us, “We the People”, to return us to the system of government that would continue to be the best system of government ever, if we do the necessary work! It will take time to fundamentally restore!