Friday, January 25, 2013

The King, The President and Fragile Freedom

There is a growing awareness that Freedom, as we have known it in America, is quickly being eroded.

Executive actions, the current gun control attempts, Obamacare, decisions by the President not to defend certain federal laws (DOMA) with which he disagrees, using "creative" ways of increasing taxation and a number of other efforts to control and remake America, are causing concern and reaction.

CNS is reporting that sheriffs from Florida to California are standing against the Obama Administration and Congress, promising they will not enforce any policies that violate the Second Amendment. And it is not an isolated few. Read the linked story.

Just yesterday, Washington State lawmakers proposed a bill that will send more youth to rehab for illegally using guns. Clearly, there are kids who should not be able to touch a gun, but where can this and other similar laws take us? Are the motives of those proposing such laws pure, or is this simply an opportunity to advance an agenda? The law will not pass, but it certainly reflects the mood of the progressive movement.

Prominent athletes have recently stated they will relocate due to increased taxation.

And there are those suggesting---even advocating some kind of revolution.

And there are also those who are comparing our current repressive government to the abuses of King George III.

Are their comparisons valid?

I'm reminded of something Ronald Reagan once said.


There are those who are comparing the actions of our current president to that of King George III, citing the grievances in the Declaration of Independence as similar concerns of today. Glance at the first part of the Declaration.

Consider this:

The King created and disallowed laws at will.

He excessively imposed taxes at will, without consent of the people.

He used coercive power of government to confiscate private property.

He circumvented Congress and created law by fiat.

He imposed regulations that crippled free enterprise.

Assaulted future generations with unmanageable debt.

Among other injustices.

Ronald Reagan reminded us that Freedom is fragile.

“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.”
Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Informed. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.

21 comments:

  1. Some people are really slow on the uptake:

    "But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security." The Declaration of Independence

    The Second Amendment comes into play when our attempts to "throw off" the despots are physically resisted. But the abuses and usurpations will continue and worsen until we act. Saddle up.

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    1. Second amendment remedies, right Ernest? So when you become a minority in a democracy you take to guns to get your way? What an idiot you are and what disgrace Gary is for publishing your treasonous drivel. If you really knew your history, you'd understand that since there was no standing army, the 2nd amendment was to provide the states with militias primarily to quell insurrections like you are constantly threatening. Grow up.

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    2. Government Leadership working hard to destroy our American moral values and financial stability with hypocrisy and corruption, including the media's part in it, is the treason. Speaking the historic truth is a 1st amendment right and responsibility as is arming oneself a 2nd amendment right and responsibility to defend oneself from someone trying to physically harm them or their family.

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    3. You and I both know he's talking about taking arms against the government. Treason.

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  2. Aside from the fact that your comparisons are ridiculously stupid, you're ignoring that Obama and his policies are supported by a strong majority of the American people. They recently expressed that by re-electing him in a democratic election.

    However, I enjoy watching your insane paranoia and hatred of Obama because at this point, it's just helping destroy what's left of the republican party.

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  3. The problem is at least 50% of the people do not care about the country, they are receiving free stuff. How else do you get Democrats elected to office when 50% of the people pay no taxes and get free stuff.

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  4. The President was elected and reelected with this agenda. He always said that he wanted to increase taxes for the top 2%. He campaigned on being in favor of gay marriage. I think that the Newtown incident brought us all to our senses about responsible gun control which, btw, is supported by the overwhelming majority of Americans.

    President Reagan raised taxes numerous times and was also in favor of an assault weapons ban.

    What is your problem?


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  5. @anonymous 11:21 AM - I just thought up a new law we should put out there - "Any persons that do not have an income above $50K, should not be allowed to vote"

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  6. @Anonymous 8:47AM & 12:03PM - The re-election of a president that does not hold traditional American values is a sign not of acceptance, but apathy.

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  7. You can chill Gary, this will be a short term problem. Your party has figured out how to rig the vote counting in several swing states so that republicans will win, regardless of who gets the most votes. Not very moral, but it should be effective.

    As the saying goes, if you can't get the most votes, change how they're counted.

    You must be so proud!

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  8. Gary can chill because the Republican Party can rig votes? If that is true they aren't doing so well are they?

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    1. Pay attention to the news. It's because they haven't done well that they are trying to find another way to count votes. Right now, in swing states like Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania they are changing the rules to start allocating electoral votes according to gerrymandered congressional districts, not the overall popular vote. Net result from the last election in Wisconsin for example, Romney would have taken about 3/4 of the electoral votes even though Obama won the most votes overall statewide.

      It's dishonest and it's what you do when you have neither morals nor the support of the majority.

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  9. I have been paying attention to the news. How many precincts or counties in the Chicago area voted 100% for Obama? There were several. Is that possible in an honest election?

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    1. What does that have to do with the efforts to change how votes are legally counted so they don't represent the will of the people? If you want to make a case for greater transparency in counting, I'm with you. But you're point has nothing at all to do with the topic at hand.

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    2. Considering those same districts had less than 10 votes for Bush in Kerry v Bush yeah it's entirely possible. People don't seem to realize how small and party monolithic some urban districts are.

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  10. It has everything to do with corruption and that's what we are talking about.

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    1. I have no idea what happened in Chicago, but at least we agree that the republican party is corrupt in their attempt to legally rig the vote.

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  11. "Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts & murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide." ( John Adams) We are rapidly becoming a democracy, where the mob rules, not the republic we were founded as

    "Our Constitution was made for a moral & religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other" (John Adams) If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

    We are getting the government we deserve, because men call evil good, but be anxious for nothing, remember this is not our home! No one can legislate good morals, as our culture makes readily clear. This is Satan's world. The weapons of our warfare are the sword of the Spirit, the Bible, not the weapons of this world, which cannot change men's hearts. We need to redeem the time, do we really think we can establish the Kingdom of God on earth? Stop with the Dominionism, it ain't going to happen. The kingdom will be established when Christ returns, not before.

    We still have a duty to speak God's truth, regardless of the personal consequences.

    "Always stand on principle,,,,even if you stand alone." (John Adams)

    Craig in Lacey

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    1. Thanks Craig, I always appreciate your comments.

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  12. If someone gets into government who has a secret devotion to some kind of radical religion that believes in the use of deception, manipulation, control, or other deceitful tactics, I suppose we would see the things we see happening.

    I'm not saying there are people in government today, in power or position like that, I'm just saying...you know.

    Any form of government is bad when it's character is bad.
    The Bible is the place to go to find out about good character.

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