Friday, January 25, 2013

The King, The President and Fragile Freedom

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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.