Has America LostHer Will to be Free?
By Ron Ewart
May 03, 2007
We wonder why Americans have lost their will to fight a battle, or right a wrong, or defend their freedom and liberty. We allow hordes of illegal aliens to invade our country every day, and say we can't do anything about it, because we must be compassionate - without acknowledging the dire consequences that that misplaced compassion will inflict upon us. We allow our government to slap chains on our wrists and ankles with a million regulations, without so much as a whimper. We allow socialism and radical environmentalism to tear down the very foundation of our freedom while we look the other way. We allow our children to be indoctrinated and brainwashed with the new social order, and say we don't have the time to get involved. We have allowed special-interest groups to replace the consent of the governed, even though our in-action, as WE THE PEOPLE, leads to our enslavement. We have allowed a fourth branch of government to grow and prosper - that answers to no one, in the rising stench of out-of-control bureaucracies. We allow waste, fraud, abuse, corruption, negligence, and incompetence to thrive in our government institutions, and don't demand that the perpetrators be summarily fired. We stand back and do nothing while they get promoted. We allow government contracts for mega-projects and military hardware to escalate into cost overruns that exceed original estimates by several factors. Millions grow to billions and then trillions, and not even a ho-hum is uttered. We have allowed entitlements to grow and grow, to the point where one day, the piper will have to be paid, and government will take our very souls to retire the debt, or some foreign country that holds the debt will confiscate our major assets, because we can't pay.
We shrink in fear and horror when we must send our brave men and women into harm's way to protect our interests. We place a greater value on capitulation and appeasement rather than on victory, in spite of the lessons that history has taught us. We allow our government to cut deals with other countries that violate our very sovereignty, and we do nothing. As I write this, our government is planning a union with Canada and Mexico that seeks to dismantle what's left of our Constitutional Republic. Soon, the North American Union will spring to life, and the shining beacon of American freedom will grow dimmer.
We allow the government to force us to tag every one of our animals with a micro-chip and notify the government of any movements of those animals, as well as letting them know where we live by GPS coordinates, under the U.S. Agriculture Department's National Animal Index System (NAIS). How long will it be before every American citizen is required to have a micro-chip inserted just under the skin? A requirement that will be sanctioned by both parties, in the name of our security. How is this any different than the numbers that were tattooed on the arms of Jews in World War II, in the Nazi death camps?
We allow presidents to codify U.N. policies into law by executive order, without the consent of Congress, in violation of our Constitution. We allow our courts to subvert the meaning of the words in our Constitution, and fabricate out of thin air government rights and powers that don't exist. We have become so soft that we have allowed the government to convince us that our security is more necessary than our liberty.
But far worse, we have allowed the entertainment industry to redefine our standards of decency. It has become acceptable to call women, bitches and ho's. We spit on the rule of law in rap and hiphop, as well as film. It is now Ok to demean personal achievement as being, or trying to be better than anyone else. We have allowed common courtesy to go out the window. Our children are exposed daily to the worst within us, instead of the best. We have allowed honesty, integrity, and honor to be almost erased from our culture. We have allowed depravity and bad behavior to define our values, instead of demanding good behavior from ourselves and those around us. In other words, almost anything goes today, and we find it acceptable! In the end, lowering the bar of decency could very well be our undoing as a free society. It has happened before.
I cannot say the words to help you understand a clear and present danger, if you will not listen. I cannot reach into your heart and instill courage, if you are determined to cloak yourself in cowardice. I cannot convince you that your enemy draws near, if you choose to ignore reality. I cannot tap you on the shoulder and say join with us to confront that enemy, if material comfort and instant gratification are your only reasons for living. I cannot ask you to take up arms in the defense of freedom, if you continue to consort with that very same enemy, when it has been proven beyond any doubt that their only goal is to rob you of that freedom, by any means. I cannot incite your anger, if you see no reason for alarm, and believe that all is well. But I can assure you that all is not well.
This was America, the land of the free, before we decided to become too civil, and have lost our will to confront the twin enemies of freedom, both foreign and domestic.
Everyone cries out for solutions, but that solution will never come until we act as one in the defense of the document that secures our individual rights and freedom, our Constitution, no matter what the price or the consequences. We will not be free so long as we allow the worst in us to define who we are. Our Founding Fathers pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to give birth to this great Nation and our freedom. How on Earth can we dishonor their sacrifice by standing by and letting what they built, descend into the sewer of abject socialism?
If you do not believe in your heart that all creatures cry out for freedom, you do not understand nature. If you are not aware that your government is doing everything within its power to strip you of your freedom, your eyes are not open, or you choose not to see. If you do see and do nothing, some may call you a coward. If you do not know that freedom has a price that you must pay, you are naÃ¯ve and lack wisdom. If you stand by and watch while others take up the "sword" of freedom, your soul shall find no peace and your children and grandchildren shall bear the scars of your inaction. In spite of the negatives I outline here, there still remains a core of courage in us to act. Join with us in this fight for freedom, it being the noblest of all causes. We are individual Americans and we cannot be defeated, unless we have decided that security and mindless compassion, at any price, trumps liberty.
Has America lost her will to be free? Some of us haven't, but It would appear that way too many of us have.
"Your individual rights are only as good as the depth of your willingness to defend them."
Ron Ewart is the President of NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RURAL LANDOWNERS P. O. Box 1031 Issaquah, WA 98027 Phone: 425-222-4742 or 1-800-682-7848 Fax Number: 425-222-4743
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