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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

It Is 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 of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government..."

There is so much wrong in our country right now.  Our "unalienable rights" are under attack every day; everything from the current Pretender in the White House using executive orders to bypass the legislative process, to ever more restrictive gun laws, to large corporations controlling our access to food and medical care, to our children having home-made lunches taken away, to judges 'interpreting' the constitution and making laws instead of judging by them, to animal rights groups giving more value to the life of a rat than the life of a child....it seems to just go on and on.

Michigan especially has been in an uproar lately.  Our economy was going bad even before the big real-estate bust, and now it's even worse, ranking somewhere at 49 or 50 in a list of healthy state economies. Don't believe the talking heads on tv who are saying things are turning around; it's not better here in the heartland, and it won't be for some time.  I live here, I have family here, and I spend a lot of time on the road, and I've seen it with my own eyes.  Everything is changing, upside down, and backwards.  A family member who has always been apolitical was passing out petitions for signatures.  Schools are closed, factories are closed; small towns are becoming ghost towns with over half of their homes empty and up for sale.  There's no people where there used to be hundreds. Workers and unions are in a state of panic as pension funds disappear and jobs are cut; social security cuts threaten the financial security of our seniors. Fewer and fewer people are paying into social security or the pension funds.  Fewer and fewer people are in our cities and there's no tax base to maintain basic police and fire services.  Many people, myself included, find themselves in a mid-life crisis that was not of their own making.  Used to be that earning a college degree, finding a job and working hard at it brought you stability and a pension.  Not anymore.  Now we have twenty years or more in at a job, yet the pension and the security that we have labored for is gone.

In my opinion one of the root causes of all this distress is Roe vs. Wade.

Think about it.  How can the wholesale slaughter of our children ever be a good thing?

In 1973 the Supreme Court decided it was ok to legalize the murder of unborn children.  Since then over 50 million children have been killed.  Far more than the approximately 11 to 12 million casualties of WWI and quickly approaching the 60-70 million total for WWII.  Our society has created a legally acceptable holocaust with a greater toll than what Nazi Germany perpetrated against the Jews.

This practice is a sad and tragic burden for our country in so many ways.  Firstly it is a heinous sin, destroying the gift of life given from God, a defiant, evil act worthy of the worst of pagan rituals. 

Secondly, we have lost entire generations of our people.  We have no children in our schools, growing up in our churches, strengthening our society, finding jobs and supporting our seniors.  Where there should have been the sounds of children we have empty, echoing halls.

This leaves us with a torn and ripped society that is folding in on itself.  Add to this the loss of a moral compass, the lack of personal responsibility, the sense of entitlement and "me first" that seems so prevalent now, and it's easy to see how troubled our country is, and how bleak our outlook.  We are no better than the thousands that thronged the Coliseum of Rome to watch a daily bloodbath while madmen destroyed the empire from within.

It is time and past time for a change.  The pendulum has to swing back before the socialists cause us to crash like Rome.  We're ramping up towards a presidential election - consider your vote carefully!  These people who want to be our leaders, examine them closely.  Are they worthy?  Are they of good moral character?  Are they capable?  We must focus on those questions, and not meaningless "hopey changey" slogans.  Those who are not worthy must not be elected again.  And, if enough careless people blindly vote for the one who promises handouts and more government programs, instead of one who acknowledges the necessity of hard work and personal responsibility...perhaps then it's time to assert our Right to abolish the government and start over.

An excellent first step would be the repeal of of Roe vs. Wade.

It's not too late to pray for our country.


  1. Very well stated my friend. People out there in the world scare the hell out of me these days. They just follow the sheep right off the cliff.Its almost like people, especially young people cant think for themselves anymore. They just go along with what every one else is doing or saying. No morals, they believe in NOTHING, not God or themselves or their own abilities. It is for sure a sad state of affairs. The more time I spend out in public, the more I like my dog. At least she knows whats what and shes loyal. Stand ya ground and keep ya chin up, grow ya garden and know we love yas.

  2. Yessum...what Stella said!