Wednesday, July 15, 2009

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Traditional America

Traditional Americans like my self are at a distinct disadvantage when dealing with today’s crop of politicians. Our basic outlook is that most people, regardless of political affiliation, are decent, honest and trustworthy. That outlook causes us to turn a blind eye to those who would purposely hurt our country, because we can’t believe that anyone would be that rotten. It’s time for us to wake up and smell the coffee. I recently heard the Democratic Party described as a criminal organization posing as a political party. I personally don’t lump all democrats into that group and additionally would say that many republicans could be classified in the same manor. We seem to be overwhelmed these days with rhetoric from both sides that is guiding us in the same direction. The “Political Class” seems to have taken off in a direction diametrically opposed to what the majority of Americans want and believe. You would think that over time, the election process would weed out these scoundrels. I’m not big on conspiracy theories; however, our election process does seem to be controlled by someone or something that will only let certain people run for office. Ever feel like you voted for the lesser of two evils? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a candidate that you would really like to vote for; and you really knew who they were and what they really believed?

What politicians say during the elections used to be known in religious circles as “evangelistically speaking”(a lie to make your story better). Wrong then and wrong now. Politicians these days seem to be more interested in maintaining their power base than serving the people. They forget that we don’t work for them; they work for us.

Our founding fathers never thought that elected office would be a career track, but rather a short-term way of being of service to the country. What ever happened to the cry for term limits? The current crop of those in power such as President Obama and his group of Chicago thugs, Nancy Pelosi and her gang, along with Harry Reed’s bunch seem to finally have their way. They apparently want to remake the country into a third world nation, dependent on our international “friends” for our well being. Here come the Republicans, up the backstretch, with the very same outlook as the Democrats.

At this point I don’t know if, after this presidency is over, their will be enough left of the real United States to salvage. The time has come for a second American revolution. Hopefully this can be done through the election process. The first revolution, conducted by the founding fathers, cost a lot in lives and treasure*. Perhaps we can coerce those in power to do the will of the people. Perhaps it’s time for a real third party movement. We can’t win through and armed insurrection as the government controls the weaponry. You can’t win a fight against a bomber or a tank when all you have is a 22 rifle.

Perhaps it’s time to bring God back into things. If the politicians knew they were going to hell for what they are doing, they might change their ways.

If the end of the world, as we know it, is going to happen, as many believe on December 21, 2012, what our government is doing to us now won’t matter very much anyway. End of the world, rapture, or whatever happens, I want to be on the right side. I, personally, am going to stay far away from “hand baskets” while the rest of the country is going to hell in one.

The insidious movement to the left started long ago in the Wilson administration, although some of the roots go back to Teddy Roosevelt. These people with their extreme leftist outlook have worked their way into the educational system to the point that most young people have no idea what this country is supposed to be. One example of this is that many people believe the lie of “separation of church and state”. A lot of people think that it’s in the constitution. Ask most young people if this is a Christian nation and they will answer no, despite the fact that we were set up as a Christian nation, which was confirmed by the Supreme Court.

How do we find out who and what the people and organizations are who are responsible for what has happened to our country? There must be some on-going group directing things, or it couldn’t have been such an effective and organized effort over so long a period of time. As we all know, there are only two forces at work in the world – that of good and evil. Since we also know who is in charge of each of these forces we can see why things have developed the way that they did. Over the years a concentrated effort has been made to take God out of almost every aspect of our lives. So far, little step by little step, God has been removed from our schools, church has been separated from the state and attitudes toward Christian’s and their way of life are ridiculed in the arts and the media. Guess what? This all had to happen before the Lord could return. Have no doubt, He is coming back. Elect Christian’s to political office (like the founding fathers said to do), put God back in the schools (where the founding fathers put Him) and in your everyday life. Maybe then we won’t be ashamed when the time comes to look into the eyes of our redeemer. What’s right is right and what’s wrong is wrong. The choice is for life or death – chose life.

The politicians work for us, not the other way around. The buffoon we have for a vice president once said that he wasn’t elected to do the will of the people, but rather to use his own good judgment. Apparently most of our politicians now harbor this same opinion. How dare they? They treat us like we are sheep being led to the slaughter. They treat our country like security doesn’t matter. They won’t secure our borders. They spend money and take on debt that our grandchildren won’t be able to repay. They live in more luxurious circumstances than the vast majority of our citizens and have a package of perks that awe industry leaders. On top of that we pay them for the rest of their lives. Surely there must be a system of checks and balances in place that assures that these excesses are punished, and the will of the people will prevail. Can anyone give me an example of one campaign promise the President Obama has kept? He ran on hope and change. So far all I can see is change that has destroyed hope.

If you think I’m right, then God bless you. If you think I’m off my rocker, that’s all right too. I’m open to discussion with both sides.

Rick Rahn

*I received the following in an e-mail.

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died.
Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.

What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his Ships swept from the seas by the British Navy.
He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.

Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown , Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his children vanished. Some of us take these liberties so much for granted, but we shouldn't.

Remember: freedom is never free!


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