Rush Limbaugh, has been a lonely voice speaking out with the courage of his convictions. Not totally alone, a few others, particularly on the radio have spoken out in the past, but now more and more are speaking up and voicing their opposition to all that is happening in Washington. However, not nearly enough in this war of ideas to make a difference in the direction this country is headed.
I notice an increase in the number of e-mails and comments to my blog-site lately. And I gladly post remarks of concern and insight into what is happening in this country.
Appearing on Jay Leno, Limbaugh spoke out about how the Democrats and Obama seek to “control” every aspect of our lives. To that I ditto: Republicans included. It’s my opinion that all the bureaucrats in Washington seek control of anything they can get their hands on.
I have written reams about ones’ Freedom being self-control. So much of property we think we “own” is out of our control and under the control of a political government. Most of that which we posses is not in our control. When we buy and pay for a house, we don’t own it; we only possess it and possession is not necessarily ownership. To add a deck, new roof, or chop down a tree requires permission from some bureaucratic office.
We do not control our children. The government orders by a gun or threat of a gun to comply with attendance in the tax-supported system. Then they are ordered to submit to vaccinations and what they are taught from socialist teaching text-books. Parents have little say, from pre-kindergarten to high school graduation. Non-compliance to all the rules, policies and regulations can subject a parent to arrest. I know it for a fact because I faced threatened arrest more than once when mine were school-age.
If Freedom is not self-responsibility and self-control, then what is it? And if the control of most everything which affects our lives is removed and the control is under someone else, how can we in fact claim we are still free? There is a criteria to ownership and control. It’s not some vague, nebulous, non-specific – it can easily be defined. And if we have lost control, how can we be responsible.?
We innately know we have lost control, and instead of standing up to retain and sustain, many have just capitulated like sheep to slaughter, to government controls and depend upon the government to “take care” of everything.
It’s the role of all political governments to take care of themselves, to gain power of control over the people, history proves this. “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” There is something about political power that is very seductive. And the seduction has no stoping point, it is always expanding. All is never enough.
If there is anything beneficial about President Obama’s regime and his notion as stated to “transform America,” it’s his rush to do so quickly after being installed in the seat of power. He’s in such a hurry to take over this country and transform it into one of two brands of socialism, that his impatience in the transformation, has shaken up and awakened a great many to protest in opposition to his agenda, and that’s a good thing. As one lady stated in one of the town hall meetings, a sleeping giant has been awakened
Revelations about the extent of control and the tentacles of various organizations of the liberal left, socialist, communist have only recently been exposed. Mostly by Fox cable news with Glenn Beck leading the way. His 5 o’clock show, five days a week, is an amazing exposé of the underground movement and all its related organizations, particularly Acorn and all its related activities. These types of organizations operate in secrecy, and exposure causes them to scurry around babbling in nonsensical verbiage.
It’s a wake-up call mainstream America needed, to shake them out of their apathy. Is it in time enough to take back this country from the jaws of the socialists? Who knows, only time will tell.
Thomas Jefferson said: “The mobs of great cities add just so much to the support of pure government as sores do to the human body. It is the manners and spirit of the people which preserve a Republic in vigor. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution.”
LET FREEDOM RING