The United States of America, this great land between two mighty oceans, has withstood many trials over our two centuries of existence. We have offered the world a bounty of new ideas to challenge the rule of elites, creativity unbounded, hope of liberty, and tremendous material assistance.
Though there have always been critics and jealousy, in the eyes of the people of the world we were once beloved and respected, but we have lost that respect today.
Worse still, our own people have lost respect for American government, reflecting the disrespect paid us by our “leaders.” Centuries of effort squandered, in slightly more than a decade.
Our sworn protectors and elected officials display attitudes of contempt, indifference and aggression to the People. They ignore the constant cries of protest that rise up against the erosion of our rights and liberty. Government officials all swore this oath:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”
Defense of the Constitution is not an option. It is essential to the roles of sworn officials of the United States of America.
Do any believe that all but a few abrogate this oath daily, in ways ever more dire? Devious gradual degradation has devolved into direct repudiation of sworn duties. They violate not only the letter of Constitutional law, but the very intents of our Founders. For some, the Oath they swore seems to have worn away under the burden of public office. But most show a grim and gleeful desire to destroy the very ethos upon which American greatness was built; to undermine the foundations of liberty, and the prosperity it once created.
Our Declaration of Independence is one the most astounding and revolutionary documents in history. It signaled the birth of a new way of thinking of Nation, unlike any other that came before. The Declaration states, “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.”
Those words seem unremarkable today, but rarely before had a governing body even considered individual rights, and never before the inherent right to pursue one's own dreams. Our Founders sent a clear message that these United States were to be unique among nations of its' day, and of any age that preceded.
Few who occupy positions of power in Washington D.C. and State capitals seem to remember or respect the foundational ideals that made our nation great. Instead, the foundations of our freedoms are being ripped away; thrown into a shadowy realm of secrets and lies. The shining light of liberty diminishes; the fires of war grow brighter; the echoes of liberty wane as the wails of oppression rise.
The United States of America is more than just an undefended boundary line on a map; it is the fundamental cornerstone of liberty and humanity for the entire world. A place where freedom is birthright; where hope is eternal. It is an ideal too precious to sell to the highest bidder.
Too often, lately, have our liberties been eroded to acquire the illusion of security. Too often, the crisis of the moment has been dangled distractingly before the People, while quietly in the shadows, far from a willfully neglectful media, the fortunes of this great nation recede, as they are seized in secret; clutched greedily by fewer and fewer hands.
Widespread lack of integrity and honor of our officials, from high to low, is fodder for ridicule. Wholesale corruption is no longer shocking, but expected. The people's voices in our governing bodies is belittled and ignored; drowned out by the din of lobbyists that purchase from our politicians what should be free to our citizens; their attention and concern. Some say things have always been that way, but they have never been more blatant or damaging to our society as they are now.
Our Republic is dying from depredations by the unwholesome relationships between business and government. These wolves hold as valueless the core of what kept America strong for centuries; it’s humanity. Where once we strove to rise, to become middle class, now growing masses of families barely eke out meager existence, enduring a financial sword of Damocles held above their heads by a slender thread. Daily struggle ensures we are distracted; grinding our lives away, unable to lift our heads to see the dangers devolving around us, for fear we may stumble, slip into financial ruin and lose all.
Many are barely aware of how close America has come to the brink of disaster, of how much they may lose; what cost they might pay for the lost liberty they are just now learning to value. They only now begin to wake, to realize that though freedom has no price, it has a cost that we have failed for years to pay; constant vigilance.
As daunting as this all seems, all is not beyond repair, nor redemption. There is no need to reinvent our government to restore liberty; the Constitutional formula simply needs to be restored. If we fail, then the world will witness the fall of liberty, perhaps for all time. But the principles and ideas that provide the structure and core of this great nation are still there. If we stand and move as one, none can halt our progress.
This burden to safeguard our lives and liberty can only be shouldered by those who truly understand its' significance. Respect for individual rights was the principle that once wove the fabric our nation into a great and gleaming banner of liberty. Our foundations were built on bravery, and defiance in the face of overwhelming tyranny. Persistence and dedication have been our hallmarks.
The key freedoms to exercise, despite government resistance and oppression, are our First Amendment, Second Amendment, and Ninth Amendment rights. The First is our voices, rising in ragged chorus to overwhelm the pap and pablum foisted on us by the lame and tame MSM. The Second is the teeth to insure that government respects those voices. To relinquish the second amendment is to make all other amendments unenforceable. The Ninth, little heralded, clearly confirms that any rights, privileges and powers not explicitly granted to the Federal government, or the States, are ours. WE own America. This is OUR country.
Today, the numbers of the distracted shrink daily, as folks wake to smell the tyranny, and find honest information shared. The false barriers that divide us grow thin as the People realize we share a common fate. As we set aside our differences, we find common ground and common goal. We find we have, as we have had all along, the power to make America great once more. This is the defining time for America. We must either rise to face the growing shadow with the blazing light of Liberty, or acknowledge that we willingly consign our children, and their children, to lives of unending tribute, turmoil and slavery.
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Written by : George Arruda
Edited by : Dan Gray
Graphics by : Operation American Spring Graphics Team
Thank you for this critical and important posting, editing and graphics (great, to the point and so inspiring!) Congress has to be made accountable for the disastrous situations facing our country and the American people, and citizens themselves must open their eyes and get INVOLVED.
Praying for millions of signatures.