I get choked up when I think about America because my America was built on the sacrifice of COUNTLESS patriots, each of whom added their own distinct contribution to the land of the free and home of the brave.
The Obama vision is NOT what they fought and died for. This is not what they sent their children to fight and die for. This is not America. It’s a twisted, selfish, collectivist vision for fundamentally transforming my America into a perversion.
The Bill of Rights was established to LIMIT GOVERNMENT. And today, it’s under assault. The Constitution was written to divide government so that the rights of the people would reign supreme. The founding fathers did not include czars to be appointed to de facto cabinet slots to circumvent Congress. The men who landed on Omaha Beach, who landed on Iwo Jima, who died in Iron Bottom Sound off Guadalcanal, and who perished in the skies over Germany during the Second World War became part of the greatest generation because of their belief in limited government and in the Bill of Rights.
Today if you create an organization called “Preserve the Bill of Rights”, the US Internal Revenue Service will put you on a list for destruction. That is the hope, change, and fundamental transformation of America that Barack Obama promised. It’s what his political successors — people like Hillary Clinton, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Gov. Jerry Brown and the rest of the liberal left hold to their breasts. It’s about taking power from the people by diluting the Bill of Rights until it is gone.
The Bill of Rights
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Happy Independence Day!
Happy Independence Day to you too.
They see the Bill like Pirates see the Pirate Code…. more of a suggestion than actual rules. Oddly enough, they are like Pirates in other ways as well. Vermin.
Happy 4th to you. But I think we are suffering from a what the founders wanted to protect us from…in the 8th Amendment…
obama is under the impression that he's a king, not an elected official. Wonder what Soros's profit picture looks like after obama has been in office more than one term?
It is rather easy in this time to blame others for our own selfish inaction. Few of us risk, really risk anything today. Yes, we write copious words, to those that are like minded. But take no significant action against those that would do harm to this country. Few of us risk, really risk anything today. I honor those in the past that did.
Agreed, I took out my pocket copies of both the Constitution and Declaration and read them this morning… I'm off to the range to celebrate MY way…
It's by far my favorite holiday.
Barack the pirate? Most pirate captains couldn't get the crew do do all of their dirty work without participating, but other than that, the shoe clearly fits.
"Hope and change".
He is parading around Africa as if he's king of Africa too. Maybe if we built him a castle there, he'd stay?
Brighid, I know a lot of the people who pop in on this blog personally. Some I met at Tea Party rallies. Some I met when we demonstrated at a spot in Searchlight, Nevada near Senator Harry Reid's home. Most of the people who drop by this blog do quite a bit — in fact, everything that's legal.
Drop a few in the bull's eye for me.
"everything that's legal." ah there's the rub.
And I was NOT disparaging you or your friends. I was speaking about some that I know, including myself. Sorry if my remarks offended you, but how can we see the whole, if we limit the debate to only those that agree with us.
Have a Glorious 4th of July!
Here here. Excellent post. May Obama's vision for America be cursed and pass quickly from the land.
Sometimes I try to imagine what those countless would say about what's happening in this country. It's as if some demon was set loose when this man became president.
Inspirational post, thanks.
I do have friends (writing of "the other Jack" for WoFat's info) who are uber liberal. They are dear friends but they revel in the coming of Obama. They are rational humans, but they don't get it — so maybe they aren't so rational.
The blogging has four objectives from my perspective (which is why I do it).
(1) to further the historical record that not everyone followed in the Obama Conga Line.
(2) to let people know that if they are conservatives, they are not alone.
(3) because while it is small, it is something.
(4) because the mainstream media REALLY hates bloggers — and conservatives most of all.
As Opus #6 will attest to, there was one circumstance when I was able to break a story (lawfully) that pulled Mr. Obama's pants down. Bigger bloggers than I am picked it up and then the mainstream media ran with it.
So SOMETIMES, it makes a small difference. (and I know that you're not disparaging – I'm merely explaining why I do this even though it often seems pointless)
The sooner the better.
They'd revile us (collectively) for allowing it to happen, though in a democracy, we are limited by the majority, who have been corrupted with the promise of "free stuff".
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