I Love My Country, But…

Posted by Larry Miller on October 7, 2013 under How | Be the First to Comment

The USA is a great place to live. It has a proud history of innovation, prosperity and fine character. Our forefathers threw off the yoke of King George’s tyrannical rule after a long, bloody struggle. The people came together after the War of Northern Aggression. Just a few generations ago our ancestors made it through the Great Depression to become the greatest power on earth by working with our allies to defeat the greatest (at the time) evil on earth. My fathers generation did what they had to do to conquer the Axis menace, then came home to raise their families.

However, after that, something went awry as we seem to have misplaced our collective will to overcome obstacles as so many seek, not victory or accomplishment, but the path of ease and least resistance. We’ve passively accepted the presence of a permanent underclass, lulled into dependence on a government that demands nothing from them, but allegiance at the voting booth. But that is not the worst curse on our land.

There is a consensus among pollsters that the people do not want ObamaKare. However, there is also a consensus among these same pollsters that a great majority of Americans want the government shutdown to end. They don’t like the inconvenience. They don’t like our aging heroes receiving shabby treatment when they come to visit the monument to their efforts. They don’t seeing government workers sitting at home when they should be working. Never mind that Congress has determined that they will eventually be paid… and never mind the millions of non-government workers who have been unemployed for years and face the prospect of an even tougher job market if the plan goes forward.

It appears that so many Americans want the so-called Affordable Care Act to become nothing more than a bad memory, but don’t have the stomach for a prolonged fight to save the best, though imperfect, health care system in the world. They, along with many who have been in the Senate far too long, believe worthwhile objectives can be gained by gentlemanly negotiations. This is just one of many procedures in Washington that don’t get the job done since radical socialist Barack Hussein Obama moved into the peoples house.

With a goal of subjugating the American citizens to government control, the president has made it clear that he is not interested in negotiating anything but the terms of Republican surrender. Too many of these nicely coiffed gentlemen and ladies in their finely tailored suits are not prepared to deal with the Chicago street fighters who now occupy high positions in the Obama regime. The uninformed and the underinformed viewers of the six o’clock news are equally confused, not understanding what has happened to our republic and the measures that must be taken to reverse the destructive trend.

It is true that the first American Revolution was not won by a majority of colonists. Many still saw themselves as Englishmen loyal to the Crown, others simply did not want to get involved. In looking at the relatively few who drove the British from our shores, founder Samuel Adams was prompted to say, “It does not take a majority to prevail … but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men.”

This is what we are seeing today. A majority want to eliminate the administrations signature legislation, but shrink back from the price to get the job done. They see it as just a fight over health care. It is not. It is a fight for the soul of our nation. Ronald Reagan warned us that, “As government expands, liberty contracts.” And this is the greatest single expansion of the ruling class control that we have ever seen.

We have a president willing to deny heroes of the past the recognition and honor they deserve while he is financing a museum dedicated to the contribution of Islam to America. He promised to veto bills that would open national parks and keep the National Institutes of Health open to their work with sick children and adults. He is throwing people out of their own homes because they are located on federal land. And the spiteful little man is spending more money and effort blocking people from unattended outdoor monuments and facilities than he spent on saving the four Americans in Benghazi.

We have a choice as citizens of this land. We can acknowledge that we are too weak to stand up to the brutal, dictatorial leader or we can get angry and dig in our heals to save our children and grandchildren from the socialist nightmare the radicals in power have in mid for us. But that is not enough. We need to insist that our leaders do the same. It is a pleasant surprise that John Boehner has found some backbone recently. We do not have strong leaders opposing the president. They need to hear from us that we expect nothing less than victory.

Obama is trying to destroy the Republican Party. If they cave on this and ObamaKare moves forward, he will have succeeded. But it really wasn’t the president that caused the demise of the too loyal “opposition”. The Republican Party will have shown itself to be weak and irrelevant – unworthy of the task.

They need all the support and encouragement we can give them. They don’t need weak kneed whining from those who would be content to be slaves of the progressives in DC. Edward R. Murrow warned us that, “A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves”. And the wolves in Washington are ready to enslave the sheep for generations.

The Republicans, both the leaders in the fight and the back benchers who have, against their will, been drawn into the battle, are being beaten up unmercifully by the president’s lapdog media. The weaker ones are fading. They need to hold together – victory is within their, and our, grasp, if we don’t grow weary. Are we sufficiently irate. Can we be tireless in our pursuit of victory?

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