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Sunday, August 9, 2009

America's best Hope is Her People

For nearly a year now, many have remarked at what a momentous time it is in America; referencing the election of the first black president. Yet, for many Americans the honeymoon was short lived. Soon we recognized that our new Bridegroom, Obama, was not the One he appeared to be but the one we feared him to be. Obama began, not by bringing the change he promised, but rather the change he envisioned and had hidden in his heart.

Observing Obama and his style of governing has been the topic of many of my blogs. I often find in his past the evidence that should have screamed out to us what he would do, how he would govern, whom he would empower, and those he would hope to destroy.

Today I find myself reflecting upon recent events and pondering how we got here. It is said that history is the best teacher and with that in mind I read some. Below an excerpt of one of the most famous documents in American History. I think it might benefit some of us to refresh it in our minds. Do you know this Document? Read it slowly and aloud. Hear it again for the first time.

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 to 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.

While the first line is so familiar I think recollection tends to fall off for the majority of us after that. Did you guess the Constitution? These words come from the Declaration of Independence. For me they are the foundation that the Constitution was laid upon. Notice what it says about the reason of government…

“…governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

Do you ever feel that you are responding to the government or fear it or its power? Do you feel that the government is responsive to you? Yes? No? And what does it say about the rights of the people?

Now hear me clearly, I am not for violence nor am I for cessation. What I am for is a government that is responsive to the people: the governed. When I see “town halls” packed full of “plants” and the ordinary people locked out I become concerned. When I hear “Administration Officials” and even the President himself making light of our concerns, I become even more concerned. And, when I cannot get my representatives to hear nor consider my grievances, I become alarmed. And when I find that the Obama Administration has created its own media and the means of controlling the Mainstream Media, my spirit groans within me.

It is my firm belief that Americans are speaking up and that government is denying “the validity of that Right”. To that end I encourage you to recognize and commit yourself to changing that government. If you have found yourself concerned enough to be reading this far, you are concerned enough to finish your God given right. Put these tainted bureaucrats out of office. Vote. March. Protest. Let your voice be heard. Speak kindly to everyone but be heard. Hide from no one. Be bold.

Hillel, a famous Jewish scholar, wrote:

“If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, then what am I? And if not now, when?"

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