Reality Check

The IRS targeting conservative groups.  Benghazi.  ObamaCare. Gun Control.  Solyndra.  Sequestration targeting cuts causing as much pain as possible to the population.  Fast and Furious.  GSA Las Vegas spending boondoggle.  Justice Department wiretapping AP.  Congress not reading the bills they are voting on with all the amendments.  The drive toward unsustainable renewable energy.  Lies and broken promises.  A stimulus for shovel-ready jobs that weren’t there.  Class and race warfare.  And more.

What do the above have in common?

The answer is a government gone wild on power.

And who’s to blame?

We are.  We elected these clowns, continue to re-elect them, and collectively  refuse to open our eyes to the realities that an out of control government will eventually drown each one of us in debt and ruin as it attempts to feed itself.  And government is doing a damn fine job in doing just that, especially with the current Administration.

I’ve always known that the politicians are in it for themselves.  What has been different over the past five years is that the Obama Administration has shown such audacity and arrogance in saying one thing then shafting the public by doing the exact opposite of what they said.  What is worse is that the public’s reliance upon the media to ferret out such betrayals has been compromised by that same media’s support of this administration for only God knows what.  With the recent exposure to the government’s warrantless wiretapping of AP for what appears to be political reasons might change this support, but it’s probably too late.

The damage that this Administration has done to the economy of the United States is incalculable.  The divisiveness between the political parties and even between the citizenry is destructive to all progress to move forward.  The chaos that results is ripe for a government to gain more and more control over the population because of the uncertainty of the population has been conditioned by that same media to look toward government to take care of them.

My friends, that desire for “Uncle Sam” to come forward and take care of us is an experiment that has gone wrong, and was doomed to failure from the beginning.

The strength of the United States has always been with the People, not of the government.  The People are to be strong, independent, self-reliant, and by the self determination of the individual, prosperous and responsible.  It is by these traits the person, the individual, will gain the self-esteem and pride that the person desires.

This is the exact opposite of the Liberals, who state through their policies that the individual gains all of this by government mandate.  I realize that this is an oversimplification, but where is this a wrong statement?  Where do the Liberals in government not state that one must give in to the will of the people through the Gordian’s Knot of laws, regulations, and edicts that must make the outcomes of everyone’s labor fair and equal?  Indeed, there is a mandate for equal outcomes, and not one for equal opportunity.  Thus, the population is being brainwashed accordingly.

From the article “A Nation of Cowards” by Jeffery R. Snyder:

The liberal elite know that they are philosopher-kings. They know that the people simply cannot be trusted; that they are incapable of just and fair self-government; that left to their own devices, their society will be racist, sexist, homophobic, and inequitable — and the liberal elite know how to fix things. They are going to help us live the good and just life, even if they have to lie to us and force us to do it. And they detest those who stand in their way.

Look at the list of events and scandals at the beginning of this post.  And I mean really, really look and think – Where is there no manipulation of these events by the Administration or government that does not benefit those same entities?  I personally find the concept frightening.

But perhaps what I find of more concern is the chipping away of the foundation of this Country – The Constitution with the Bill of Rights.

Again, from  “A Nation of Cowards” by Jeffery R. Snyder:

In United States v. Cruikshank (1876), the first case in which the Court had an opportunity to interpret the Second Amendment, it stated that the right confirmed by the Second Amendment “is not a right granted by the constitution. Neither is it in any manner dependent upon that instrument for its existence.” The repeal of the Second Amendment would no more render the outlawing of firearms legitimate than the repeal of the due process clause of the Fifth Amendment would authorize the government to imprison and kill people at will. A government that abrogates any of the Bill of Rights, with or without majoritarian approval, forever acts illegitimately, becomes tyrannical, and loses the moral right to govern.

Read the above again.  And again. And again.  Think about what our government is doing now to various citizens of opposing political views.  Think of the repeated statements that the Constitution is an outdated document and must be “fixed” by the same political elite that swore oaths to uphold and protect the very same document that is the founding principle of this country.  Think of the Administration mandating to law enforcement what laws to enforce and not enforce.  Are you scared now?

From the article “By the Consent of the Governed”, The American Rifleman, July, 1961:

The disappearance of the sturdy, independent minded, freedom loving individual and his replacement by a servile, mass mentality is one of the GREATEST HUMAN MENACES OF OUR TIME. Freedom is not a thing that can be imposed from without. It can only be created from within. It’s very essence is that of self creation. Nations do not, cannot make free men – men make free nations. Freedom of the individual is the foundation stone of American Liberty. The basic “Rights” guaranteed to the people in the Constitution of the United States, all of them, not just the ones that happen to not effect certain individuals, are a priceless heritage. When any “one of our Rights” are encroached upon, “every one of our Rights” are weakened and we should all be shocked and outraged to action.

I came across this quote by chance:

“I am freeing men from the burden of freedom which only a few can bear.” – Adolf Hitler

I believe we are at a critical time in our country.  We are beginning to see the overt arrogance of the political elite running our country, and it is time that we, the American Citizen, make our voices heard to our elected representatives and/or elect their replacements in each and every election cycle.  It is our responsibility to hold our elected officials for their actions, and to not rely upon government to take responsibility for us.  There is no other choice if we expect this country to continue.

About Tom Roland

Tom Roland is my pen name for this blog. With that in mind... EE for 35 Years, Two Patents - now a certified PMP. Married twice, burned once. One son with Asperger's Syndrome. Two cats. Conservative leaning to the Right. NRA Life Member.
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2 Responses to Reality Check

  1. This is a great post. For everyone who is an Obama follower, you need to read this. It shows with crystal clearity the reasons why Obama and the left need to be taken out of office….the sooner the better. Not because I am a Conservative and a Traditional American, but because I love this country and I see it being taken down the proverbial toilet by the likes of Obama, Reid, Pelosi and yes even John McCain and Lindsay Graham. Out the bums.

  2. Tom says:

    Robert, the real problem is that the Founders premised the continued functioning of the country through an educated and involved populace. Through various “man on the street” interviews by various late night talk shows and others, it has consistently shown that there are many, many people who just don’t have a clue as to what the issues are in government. However, they can tell you what their favorite celebrity is up to or who won American Idol. This shows at the voting booth every election cycle.
    reply from Robert We can always hope that this trend is changing with the populous beginning to find out what is going on.

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