There is a stream of anxiety running through America that is threatening to become a full fledged tsunami. It is fueled by deep, abiding suspicion of President Obama and his penchant for an overly strong centralized government.
Far-fetched, you say? Paranoid, you say? Really? May we be so bold as to remind everyone: Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom. Protecting freedom is an on-going never-ending job.Obama’s use of Presidential Executive Orders to literally MAKE US law, totally by-passing the people’s national legislature charged with actually making the laws of the land, lead to grassroots America’s perception of a dangerous pattern. It was a disturbing move by the President and it appeared to the average American as a not so subtle attempt by Obama to set himself up as America’s first dictator.
There is a growing concern, out here in the hinterlands, that the scheduled election for November 6th, 2012 will never happen. Even more troubling is the number of Americans preparing for a complete meltdown of the government as we know it today and the establishment of Martial Law and a suspension of the elections in November.
You might not like it, and it might sound utterly “nutzo” to you—but—THAT is what is fueling the fear and anger that has America on edge—and believe me, America IS on edge.
It is not good for ANYONE when America is on edge. It is especially not good when they see the government apparently preparing to put down “civil unrest” in America. All that does is pour gasoline on the fire.
I am now in my eighth decade of life in America and I have never, in my lifetime, experienced the level of angst among Americans about their personal freedom.
We Americans are an unhappy lot these days and that always means trouble. We have watched our society being disassembled and reconstructed into something so revolting, distasteful, and despicable to our sensibilities, our regional cultures, our religion, and our personal honor that we are disgusted with our government.
Our freedom has been so “curbed” that even ministers now fear to step into their pulpits and preach from the scriptures as they feel led by God. When quoting from the scriptures is considered “hate speech” you have to be concerned that something awful has happened to the Home of the Free.
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” —The Declaration of Independence—July 4th, 1776.
Look closely at that “mission statement” above. Do you see an expiration date … anywhere? Neither do I.
To remain the “land of the free,” we had better be prepared to be the “home of the brave.” For that which cometh, will require of every man all that he is—and then some.