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Unless one is reading Webster’s dictionary or a Law Review journal, someone usually wants to read something entertaining or at least to a degree entertaining. I am sure that Larry the Cable Guy enjoys reading Field and Stream, whereas I prefer Western Horseman or looking at pictures of beautiful log homes with smoke pouring out of the chimney. With that said, I am pretty sure you cringed when you read the title to this piece. I do promise to make this interesting. It might not be happy reading, but it will be interesting. At the very least, it might make you begin thinking “Maybe this guy is on to something here”.
President Thomas Jefferson once said “A revolution every now and then is a good thing“. Are we on the brink of such an event in America? The base instinct of “fight or flight” is now permeating the minds of most Americans. I do not believe for a minute that this mindset was caused by events pre-dating this President. When the terror attacks of September 11 were foisted on the American people, we came together. In my lifetime, I hadn’t witnessed such an show of patriotism since 1979, with the seizing of our Embassy in Tehran. Before that, we of course endured the great attack at Pearl Harbor. In all those instances, America was galvanized into a mass of flag-waving patriots screaming, Go get the bad guys!
This time is different. Go ask a Vietnam Veteran: What was the biggest problem you encountered in Vietnam? Most will tell you, we could not tell who the enemy was. This is the case now in America. We know we’re under attack. In our heart of hearts, we know that something is wrong. The images of our faith in our God and Country, which we so closely cherish, are being destroyed. Almost daily, you heard a news report of another cross being torn down that has stood for some 50 or 75 years as a tribute to fallen soldiers. We know for a fact that our very economic system is being dismantled. We know that our heritage as proud Americans is under attack, for our very own President goes abroad and “APOLOGIZES” for our nation intervening when tyranny was gripping a foreign land. We also know that our liberty and freedom are now officially in jeopardy. But who can these fears be addressed to? Where do we go to scream ENOUGH!
Someone posted on Facebook the other day: I’m tired of pulling up Facebook and seeing all this political talk. I don’t like politics and I don’t want to read about politics when I go to Facebook. I don’t like discussing politics and it tends to divide families. The person that posted this is in his early twenties, and emblematic of so many of our young people in America today. To add to the mix, you have a person that I am Facebook “Friends” with who’s an attorney in California. This particular person is highly-educated, a sworn officer of the court and bar in California and he is gay. In our discussion of Governor Mitt Romney versus Barack Obama, he informs me that he isn’t interested in whether or not Barack Obama is legally eligible to actually be the President of the United States. He’s more interested in whether or not Romney discloses his tax returns.
From my perspective, in my own personal little world, I see that the youth do not care what happens to our nation and another group is more interested in ideology than the Constitution of the United States. And that’s the problem! We now have a society that is split. The Old Guard– those who have fought the wars in foreign lands and seen firsthand what can happen and how good we have it in America– has split with self-serving ideologues and apathetic young people over the very survivability of our nation. This Old Guard is witnessing the destruction of our nation and screaming about it. The problem is that they are the only ones hearing the screaming.
Yesterday, when Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio came with his case against the President’s birth certificate, the other day, there should have been screams that reverberated across America. The mainstream press should have had this information as headlines in every newspaper, and the lead story on every newscast. This should have been a big of a story as September 11 or Pearl Harbor. We are talking about a sitting President who might very well be sitting illegally! Let’s be very clear here: a group of seasoned detectives have worked with some of the top imaging experts, print experts and computer systems in America. They went through this document and proved beyond a shred of doubt that it is fake. And Brian Williams and Katy Couric say nothing? The New York Times and Washington Post say nothing? America says nothing? This, to me, is inconceivable. Had this happened fifty years ago, you would have had no less than 3 million people on the Washington, D.C. Mall demanding Congress look into this.
America, what has happened to your soul? What has happened to the pride we once felt as a nation? What has happened to duty, honor and country? You have Constitutionally-sworn officers of the court willing to look the other way because of ideology over our precious legal system. You also have the youth who are supposed to carry the banner of liberty and freedom into the future, but are unwilling to even discuss the issues. I believe that we have truly succumbed to tyranny and sin. How in God’s name did we get to this point?
In my humble opinion, we are at that point I spoke of earlier– “fight or flight.” Half of our nation feels this. When this group loses the final vestiges of hope, the instinct will kick in. It is human nature. These people, numbering into the millions and millions, will rise up. There are signs that they are beginning to do so now. I hear it in the barbershop and in the streets, I hear it on Facebook, Twitter and on blogs. Americans are angry, and they are about to vent that anger. I only pray they do so at the ballot box and not on the street. Are we truly beyond repair? I don’t think so. If we believe that– well, continue to pray and continue to fight the good fight. We might have a chance. I do have to say, at this moment in time, it’s looking dicey though.
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