I must admit that since the ruling on Obamacare, from here on known as the Obamatax or Obamadosentcare, I have been kind of down about the future of the country. It got worse after I heard that Mitch McConnell said to a group that repealing this disastrous piece of legislation was not going to be easy and may not even be doable. For God sake, he’s one of the guys who is suppose to be leading the fight to get rid of it and save the country in the process. Talk about a defeatist attitude. So for the past week I went from furious over the decision to down right depressed. I have even consider throwing in the towel and just forgetting about politics once and for all. After all, where has it gotten me but frustrated and depressed.
I did nothing for the 4th because celebrating the freedom that we once had just seemed kind of pointless. I watched as those on television talked about celebrating our independence and the birth of a great nation. I asked myself, do they get it? Do they know what is happening to their country and their freedom? Do they care?
In a time like this, I find inspiration in the writings of Edmund Burke.
“It is not enough in a situation of trust in the commonwealth, that a man means well to his country; it is not enough that in his single person he never did an evil act, but always voted according to his conscience, and even harangued against every design which he apprehended to be prejudicial to the interests of his country. This innoxious and ineffectual character, that seems formed upon a plan of apology and disculpation, falls miserably short of the mark of public duty. That duty demands and requires that what is right should not only be made known, but made prevalent; that what is evil should not only be detected, but defeated. When the public man omits to put himself in a situation of doing his duty with effect it is an omission that frustrates the purposes of his trust almost as much as if he had formally betrayed it. It is surely no very rational account of a man’s life, that he has always acted right but has taken special care to act in such a manner that his endeavours could not possibly be productive of any consequence.”
This can be paraphrased into the more popular quote”
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”
While I am inspired by the above, I am motivated into action by this phrase taken from the Declaration of Independence:
“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
I cannot sit and do nothing while my freedom and the freedom of my children and their children is taken away, and taken away without a shot being fired. I could almost accept a foreign force conquering us by use of force, but I cannot, and will not accept those from within doing so.
Many have come before me and stood up to the tyrants who would impose their will upon the people in an attempt to reduce them into absolute despotism. Great and unheard of men such as Richard Stockton, Frances Lewis and John Hart, the three among the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence.
So, I will, and I must remain in the fight until the bitter end. The cause of freedom is too great to do nothing. It is my duty to act.
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