A Commentary by: J. D. Longstreet
Recently, I watched a conservative commentator on TV declare the America we used to know is dead.
I immediately thought: “Well, where has HE been?” Of course, America, as a constitutional republic, IS dead! We had been saying so for well over a year before he uttered those words -- actually approaching two years. There is a little life left in her, but VERY little.
Ever since Obama dropped his hand, after taking the oath of office as President of the United States of America, the systematic disassembling of America has been underway.
You have to give Obama his due. He has kept his promise to “fundamentally change” America. THAT he has done.
Ron Ewart, in an article published September 1st, 2009 at the Canada Free Press, said the following: “Comes now a man who participated in a Chicago church for twenty years that preached “Black Liberation Theology”, a theology that believes, with vehemence and much gnashing of teeth, that white America is evil and white America is still trying to keep black Americans in a state of perpetual poverty, if not slavery. “
Mr. Ewart continues: “Obama’s whole background, from the day he was born, is filled with communists, socialists, Marxists, community activists and others who seek a massive redistribution of American wealth to those who have not found their way to, or have not taken advantage of, unequaled in any country... American opportunity.” (You may read the entire article (HERE).)
In an article at Uncommon Sense (published March 21st, 2010) the following statement is made: “So America, can you connect the dots? In just 18 months we have watched the tightening of federal controls on states and citizens that is unprecedented in American history. Our freedom and our liberty is being usurped by an over reaching federal bureaucracy that has put us on a fast track to socialism or maybe even communism.”
The writer points out the following:
“We allowed the passage of a $787B economic stimulus bill.
The federal government has taken over two-thirds of the domestic auto industry.
The T.A.R.P. program passed at the end of the Bush administration was the first step in nationalizing the domestic banking system.
Using the EPA, the government has declared carbon dioxide a harmful gas and is on the path of regulating energy and the environment without regulation to further its’ agenda – bigger, more controlling government.
The FCC is working on a bail out plan for the mainstream media as well as regulations to destroy free speech. Clearly in their sights – the Internet and conservative talk radio.
Recently the President signed a land grab order. Using the “1906 Antiquities Act” he ordered the federalization of 10 million acres of land in the west. This land grab will inhibit our ability to gain energy independence by cutting off access to needed resources.
The President continues his focus on “climate change” and “Cap & Trade” rather than job creation and economic growth.
Moody’s has repeatedly warned the government for the past 18 months that if we don’t reduce the debt and curtail government spending we will lose our national AAA credit rating. This will cause our interest rates to sky rocket and eventually our interest service of the debt will bankrupt the country.”
The writer goes on to mention the passage of Obamacare and government funding for higher education. He says: “Education and Healthcare are not rights! Rights come from God not governments. This bill also includes the funding to hire 16,000 new IRS agents to aid in the enforcement of the new laws.” (Read the entire article (HERE).
If is especially distressing to realize that an entire country can be subjected to the death grip of socialism, in such a brief period of time. Our socialist Congress was elected in 2006 and our socialist President was elected in 2008 -- and that sealed the deal.
Elections, as we have been told so often, have consequences. Unfortunately for Americans the consequences of the 2006 and 2008 elections turned out to be the loss of our constitutional republic created by our Founding Fathers. We swapped it for a socialist government made up of Statists, Socialists, Progressives, Marxists, a few Communists, and a handful of liberals. We also got, in the deal, a President who, much like Julius Caesar, would be a dictator, and -- in fact, he has created a cohort of minions around him to do HIS will while at the same time being answerable ONLY to him.
Our new kind of American dictator is using the power of the president’s executive orders to force his will upon the people of the US. Is this an abuse of power? Some say YES! Certainly, if it is not – it OUGHT to be!
“Statism” is now the national religion in America. Some on the American left are declaring the state as sacred and taxes as a sacrament.
Americans were once among the most God-fearing people on the planet. No longer. Now, rather than praising God and turning to Him in time of need or crisis, our government is encouraging us to praise the state and turn to it for everything -- including our sustenance. THAT is a hallmark of godless socialism.
Generations of American children were NOT taught, in our public school system, that the government of the US was founded to be a servant of the people of the states. As voting adults they don’t know the federal government is supposed to act according to the wishes of the people of the states.
They think it is exactly the opposite. Our over powerful central government now insists that Americans serve the federal government -- and it has been that way since my southern ancestors realized where the US federal government was headed, decided they wanted none of it, pulled out of the US, and formed their own country. They were forced back into the union at the point of a bloody government bayonet. Unfortunately, that bayonet has not been sheathed since. The power of the federal government has only grown steadily ever since.
Progressivism, Socialism, Marxism, all demand that the individual basically live for the state contributing everything he owns to the god of the left, -- the state.
This is where America is, in its evolution, today.
Men and women in America today have a decision to make. Americans who believe America was founded upon biblical truths, including “rights’ granted them by God, and God alone, are being told there is no such thing as rights not granted by the state. Never mind that our founding documents stress those God-given rights. Our new American socialist government views those founding documents, the Declaration of Independence, and the US Constitution, as too old and too outdated to apply today. And the void left by those documents is being filled by a left-wing dictatorship.
Those of us of the conservative persuasion, have danced all around creating another political party. We even have the Tea Party, which is doing a good job at educating the masses of Americans dissatisfied with this new socialist America. Truth be told, I don’t think the GOP, in its current iteration, is capable of doing much better than those leftists in power today.
I really think the time has come for an “American Party,” a true conservative political party with one goal -- and that is -- to return America to its founding principles as a constitutional republic -- and keep it there. I don’t think I am alone in this conviction. All one has to do is look at the Tea Party. Could the Tea Party be the foundation for a new political party in America? It certainly COULD be.
One thing is certain. The US is far too deeply split to continue much longer as a nation of fifty states. One does not need a crystal ball to see what lies in America’s future.
Unless American citizens are willing to make the effort to rescue their nation, America will follow all the great nations of the past into the pages of history as a “has been” giant whose people were unable, or unwilling, to live up to the high ideals set for them by the founders of the country. For instance, when a nation will not protect its own borders that, alone, speaks volumes concerning the love that nation’s people have for their country.
To survive, America must right herself, find her true bearings, and stir herself back on course with renewed vigor and determination to clean up her government by throwing off the chains of socialism and restoring those precious ideals that saw her through nearly two and a half centuries of everything fate could throw at her.
President Ronald Reagan once said: “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.”
If we Americans choose to continue on our current course, we dishonor the men and women who founded this country and all the generations since who have loved her, cherished her, protected her and passed her on to the capable hands of the next generation. If we so choose, then America stops here.
The soil of this sacred ground, we call America, is soaked in the blood of patriots who gave even their last measure to preserve freedom for us. The souls of those long sainted American patriots watch from the ramparts of heaven to see how we will choose. We must not disappoint them.
J. D. Longstreet