I have been watching Obama grow more and more lawless, and I have been wondering: where id all the ‘real‘ Americans go? As I watch the events unfolding in this nation, I can’t help but think that we are wasting the worldly sacrifice of our founding fathers as much as we waste the spiritual sacrifice of our Savior. When I think of our founders — of ‘real’ Americans — I think of men and women who understood that there are things greater than ourselves. I think of men and women who were so committed to the principles of liberty that they were willing to die for it. I think of the Greatest Generation — those men and women who fought WW II — and I see they still had that understanding of liberty, and were still willing to sacrifice to preserve it. But, since about 1948, that understanding and willingness has disappeared. Today, we may talk of liberty, but we are more concerned with our own comfort than the principle of liberty. But then, I shouldn’t expect anything less. Man is a rebellious creature, seeing and worrying only about himself. That’s our nature. It is only when we are reborn and God changes us that our nature changes — and even then, it is not we but God who makes the change.
To those who consider themselves to be on the ‘Left’ of American politics: what happened to you? You saw tyranny around every corner when George W. Bush was President — and you were largely correct! But now, when Obama is not only violating the Constitution, he is openly boasting that he will continue to go around, over and through it, where are you? I do not hear your objections like I did when you attacked Bush on a daily basis. Instead, I hear you cheering Obama. The sad part here is, if I could erase the ‘D’ after his name and replace it with an ‘R,’ I have no doubt you would suddenly find your ‘principles’ and be shouting for his impeachment. What does this tell me? It tells me you never were concerned with liberty or tyranny. All you care about is getting ‘your guy’ in power so he can give you the things you want. In short: all you see is your own selfish desires.
But, before you who consider yourselves to be on the American ‘Right’ start thinking this exonerates you — DON’T! You are no better. In fact, I would say you are worse than the Left. At least the Left makes no claim of caring about the Constitution or liberty. They will admit they care more about the collective than the individual. In this sense, they are much more honest than you. You speak of the Constitution and liberty, but when push comes to shove, you are as concerned with getting ‘your guy’ in power so you can get him to give you the things you want. If this were not the case, you would have been screaming from the mountain tops for impeachment of Obama at any cost. But no! Instead, I hear you talking about how we have to get ‘R’s’ back in power so then we can fix things. But what happened the last time you had ‘R’s’ in the White House, Senate and House? You had the largest spending in the history of America to that point, and the continuation of the Progressive Agenda under the label ‘Compassionate Conservatism.’ So I see you guys as worse than the ‘D’s.’ Not only do you support the same agenda, you lie about it at the same time — even to yourselves.
Finally, I am not talking about those who want to start violence over the state of our nation, either. Our founders followed the law. The Declaration of Independence was a legal document. Read it. About 1/3 of the document is a list of charges against the Crown: all of which were violations of the Colonies’ Charters. Those Charters were legally binding contracts under English law, and the Crown had been violating them for decades. I have not seen the same united and focused effort to rectify the same sort of violations which our government is currently committing from the current people of this nation. Instead, I see people fracturing — and that is because they no longer understand or embrace the principles of liberty.
Do you want to know why that is? It is because our founders agreed and united under another banner; a banner that founded the principles of liberty and self-rule. Before these ideals, our founders believed in God and God’s law. Now, look around this nation and ask yourself: do you see that same agreement in our society today? Our founders said it was the key, essential ingredient to sustaining a free and self-governing society, and they built a nation where — by in large — it worked for decades. Now, look around: do we have the same sort of free and self-governing society? If not, what is missing? Answer that question honestly and you’ll run face-to-face with the source of human liberty — Jesus Christ! Ignore Him and you abandon your chance to live a free and self-governing life. If you doubt that, just compare the American to the French Revolution and the history of both nations following. Now that we have abandoned God, we are following in the very same footsteps as France. Now, how do you think that will end?