Our Challenges in 2013

Each of us probably has plenty of things to accomplish or examine in our own lives, myself included, but the country in which I live routinely reminds me how things change and still remain the same.

The Bill of Rights, the first ten Constitutional amendments

The Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution.

“We have spent the prime of our lives in procuring the precious blessing of liberty. Let them spend theirs in shewing that it is the great parent of science and of virtue; and that a nation will be great in both always in proportion as it is free.”Thomas Jefferson

Historically we have seen what happens when individual liberties are suppressed. The gradual devolution in our nation from a thriving community of close-knit families to an hegemony of institutional education and government control of our children combined with overt regulation on everyone but themselves have led us on a path of spiraling economic decline and continuing curtailment of our civil liberties.

Knowledge is power, at some point one has to conclude and realize that this Country of ours never was a true Democracy. A democracy can create chaos and the founders of this nation understood the dangers of mob rule as much as a monarchy and dictatorship. Creation of this wonderful country was founded on solid principles which little by little have been gnawed away and derisively condemned. A constitutional republic sets at its base the foundations of what comprise a civilized society and limits the powers of government. The founders all being well read and knowing from eons of history, if you don’t limit these powers, the control of individual lives will be in the hands of government. When power becomes too centralized it has always lead to the eventual control and manipulation of the population so governed.

The Constitution in PerilConniving lawyers and propagandists will tell you that the Second Amendment was intended only to provide arms for the National Guard and Army Reserve. Neither of those existed at the time of our Constitutional founding and both, unlike the militia, are today federal organizations. Others claim this provision was created for sportsmen who might want to go out and hunt or shoot at targets. That’s total nonsense.

You can have all the Protection & Justice you want in America as long as you are considered important or can afford to pay for it.

We have now heard from those who say, it’s OK for the President of the United States or other officials to protect their children but the rank and file shouldn’t expect the same level of concern and protection for theirs. This is not a sign of healthy Democracy. We are not intended to be a two or three-tier system even if it suits some for convenience.

A company which says it never had a ship sink therefore we don’t carry lifeboats will never get my business. A government that says we don’t need specific types of firearms and doesn’t intend to confiscate mine doesn’t convince me to repeal part or all of the Second Amendment. I don’t want my country to continue to pass laws that criminalize me or other honest citizens while those who do us harm can do so knowing they have nothing to lose.

Meanwhile the dominate leadership in our country hasn’t passed a budget in over 4 years and suggests there should be an unlimited debt ceiling. This is a total failure and demonstrates irresponsible leadership. We are stacking this house of cards higher and unless we as a people demand more from our leaders we will find our country and ourselves in financial ruins based on a worthless currency.

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