America on Alert!
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a
Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people." -- Declaration of
Independence, July 4th, 1776.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'm at it, allow me to shine the light on a troubling concern of white
people in America. There is a feeling, expressed in whispered
conversations, about the upcoming election. It is this: If should
Obama lose the election there will be a national uprising of black
Americans and a race war will break out in the country. Folks are
quietly preparing for that eventuality.
Too, there is
a deep concern among gun owners that Obama will find a way by executive
order, if he feels it necessary, to disarm Americans. All over the
country gun owners are "losing" guns. Unregistered weapons are being
cached as a hedge against the day Obama signs the Presidential Executive
Order that will make those guns they now possess illegal. So, they are
being conveniently "lost."
Ammunition sales are sky
rocketing. Gun owners who normally purchase a box of shells or
cartridges, are buying them by the case and the crate.
is not becoming an armed camp. America has ALWAYS been an armed camp.
Nowadays, however, America is an armed camp with it's finger on the
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.
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.
freedom has been so "curbed" that even ministers now fear to step into
their pulpits and preach from the scriptures as they feel lead 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
When Americans see a veritable flood of illegal
aliens crossing our borders and welcomed with open arms by the US
government, which also refuses to seal our borders and enforce federal
immigration laws, there is reason to be upset and angry.
the federal government is suing sovereign states for enforcing the
law-- yes, I said enforcing the law -- Americans are enraged.
have just touched the tip of the iceberg here. The level of rage has
been ratcheting up for three and a half years and it is approaching what
might be referred to as a "backlash."
Allow me to
draw your attention to another concern. That backlash I mentioned above
is expected to take place on November 6th when the electorate cleans
the house in Washington.
Everyday, it seems, we are
being told that the results of poll after poll reveal that what the
folks out here in flyover country know to be true -- IS NOT!
Grassroots America already knows that Obama will be tossed out on his
ear -- along with a rather large number of his minions and supporters in
the Congress. BUT -- the state controlled media reports that he is
only a handful of electoral votes short of winning the election today.
This propaganda infuriates the voters and ratchets the anger level even
Add to all the above a Mainstream Media in
America totally in the tank for Obama, running interference for him at
every turn, advocating for Obama's socialist/Marxist agenda, while
totally excoriating Obama's opponents in the presidential campaign.
Yeah, the level of outrage is dangerously high.
When you stand back and try to get an objective look at the country today, it is clear America is divided as never before -- save for that period in the mid 1860's when we went to war with ourselves.
What we have here is a two-edged sword. Either edge can cut you. Both sides of the blade can be lethal. The
government has created an atmosphere of suspicion and distrust and the
people have reacted just as one would expect... they are circling the
wagons and cleaning their weapons. In response to a problem
they, themselves, created, the government continues to do things and say
things that lends credence to all the rumors of an imminent government
clamp-down on its citizens.
So now we have a vicious cycle which is feeding upon itself and growing more toxic by the day.
Obama of his duties as President in November can certainly help defuse
the powder keg that is America today. But, understand, if Obama is
reelected for a second term, all bets are off. Even thought a Romney
win in November can pull America back from the edge, like an ocean
liner it will take a very long time to stop and even longer to turn it
"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.
J. D. Longstreet