The White House and congressional leaders are having trouble stirring Americans into panic mode over the fiscal cliff fiasco. They all took off like a bunch of scalded dogs, just before Christmas, to go elsewhere to celebrate Christmas. Then the news cycle began the hype over their return for emergency meetings between congressional leaders and White House personnel.

As I see it, the American people generally are pretty resigned to the fact there’s nothing we can do about anything the powers that be decide at this point in time. And most are proceeding with celebrations of the holidays, meeting with family, opening gifts, catching flights, filling tanks with gas, spending time with children out of school, and going to malls for after-Christmas sales, plus preparing to ring out the old and ring in the new.

While the powers that be gathered under the pretense of solving the fiscal cliff problem, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the phrase “I came to bury Caesar, not to praise him.”
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In previous articles, I have pointed out the fact we the people have been hoodwinked and controlled with words. That is, the language is the ammunition that those who lust for power to control use to accomplish their goals.

Never was it more apparent than the words which came out of the mouths of those gathered to solve a problem they created. The following is some of the quotes: From Harry Reid, boss of the Senate – “Whatever we come up with will be imperfect.” From Nancy Pelosi, crafting legislation: “Today’s meeting moved us forward;” and from the President of the United States, comes this statement: “The hour for immediate action is here.”

Stop for a moment and check the time-worn words and phrases: “Imperfect,” “Forward” and “Immediate action.” Then there’s the other one from President Obama: “Modestly optimistic.”

Here we are in the last week of the year 2012, when they have had 12 months to resolve these problems this nation faces, and what are we hearing coming from these so-called emergency meetings, aside from the same old rhetoric of repetition, using the same words and phrases we have heard over and over, ad nauseum. The most over-used word in the past 12 months is “forward.”

I ask you, the reader, what does this tell you?

I can report what it tells me, i.e., political government is the same old con game, keep your eye on this ball, while we are juggling something else, to further the agenda of socialism, to continue the dismantling of the Principles upon which this nation was founded.

What is wrong with us, which causes us, the American people, to keep falling for the same old traps, set by politicians using the same language, pretending to be a solution that brought us to this brink in the first place?

I personally believe we have already gone over the cliff. When the basic tenets of this Republic, i.e., personal Freedom and Private Property ownership concepts have already been so dismantled, we are left like sitting ducks, listening to the same old time-worn words coming forth from those in the driver’s seat in Washington.

If you are asking yourself, what can I do? Watch the peach drop in Atlanta, and the crystal ball in New York, and wake up to a new world order in 2013, listening to the same old words and phrases that brought us to this point. We are not going to be ringing out the old and ringing in the new. Because there’s nothing new on the horizon, it’s more of the same coming down the pike. Don’t take my word for it, just listen to what comes out of the mouths of those elected officials in Washington. Pay particular attention to “Imperfect,” “Forward” and “Immediate action,” and remind yourself it’s the same song, second verse.

The gathering of the powers that be in Washington, is not for the purpose of a solution, but simply a furthering of the campaign, to keep up the verbiage of that “Transformation of America” we heard over and over in President Obama’s earlier campaign speeches. Now telling us he is “modestly optimistic.” What does that mean?

This nation is overdue to stop listening to what’s being said, but pay attention to what’s been done to this once great nation. It has already been transformed. If we are to return to a nation of Freedom, then we must re-transform the transformation.

One of the Founding Fathers, Richard Henry Lee, said: “To preserve Liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.”

A reminder we have arrived in our present dilemma without a shot being fired.

LET FREEDOM RING

JUST ME AC

Email: annecleveland@bellsouth.net

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