PATRIOTS OR PRISONERS?

Posted: March 30, 2009 by April Watkins in Current Events, Current Issues, Economy, Media, Obama, Our Government, Patriots
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“… God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty…. And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”

-Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Our country’s future is, indeed, in great peril.  We stand at the precipice of transformation so radical that it will change the structure, not only of our country, but of our daily lives.  If there is ever a time when Americans should take up their duty as a citizen – to inform ourselves of our government’s direction – it is now.  I ask you this.  Will you turn your eyes from the destruction of our constitutional republic and allow your freedoms to be taken away?  Or, will you have the courage to look, see and act to remain free men and women?

In reviewing the various issues which were critical news to be addressed, I made a chilling discovery.  Each issue was, in itself, so vital to ponder, so critical to be discussed, that no single matter could suffice the mission of my column.  So, I put forth the pieces of a puzzle for you to construct.  The picture that appears should alarm even the most complacent among us.

  • President Obama will attend the G-20 meeting to be held this week in London – the global financial crisis being the main topic. The European Union (EU) has proposed a “charter of sustainable economic activity” that “would subject all financial market activities around the globe to regulation.” The EU’s proposal anticipates a direction toward a “global governance structure.” The White House has given a nod to this economic fix, offering its $787 billion stimulus as a model for other countries to follow. (source: The Washington Post)
  • Similarly, at a U.N. meeting in Germany, the Administration has distributed a “climate change” proposal that cleverly cloaks a “reordering of the world economy, likely involving trillions of dollars in wealth transfer, millions of job losses and gains, new taxes, industrial relocations, new tariffs and subsidies, and complicated payments for greenhouse gas abatement schemes and carbon taxes – all under the supervision of the world body.” (source: FoxNews)
  • Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner announced plans last week for sweeping reform in the financial markets, which has now been expanded to encompass oversight of any and all businesses that are deemed to pose “systemic risk” to the U.S. economy. This plan, if enacted, will place the Treasury and the White House with unprecedented and unconstitutional control over public and private business entities. (source: MSNBC / AP)
  • The U.S. Mint has released an unknown number of new George Washington $1 coins without the usual inscriptions, including “In God We Trust.” Accident, coincidence or purposeful? (source: AP)
  • The campaign pledge of transparency in government has proven to be only words as The White House continues to hold by-invitation-only press briefings for major policy or legislation proposals. At the daily White House briefing, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs persists in avoiding hard-hitting questions by primarily calling on B and C level media outlets; for the few heavy-hitters allowed to pose a question, his explanations are evasive and imprecise. (source: Media Research Center)
  • Similarly, Obama’s town hall meeting was found to be staged with pre-determined questions from Obama campaign backers rather than the promised spontaneous interaction with the general public. (source: The Washington Post)
  • Additionally, the First Amendment is trampled by the Obama White House with an unprecedented directive from the President that bars officials “charged with doling out stimulus funds from talking to registered lobbyists about specific projects or applicants for stimulus cash.” Free speech advocates plan to bring the matter to court. (source: Politico.com)
  • With diversity as the rationale, the White House officials announced the policy to place more Muslims in White House posts. Currently 45 prominent names are being considered, some of which have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood – an organization whose leaders have explained their work as “a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” (source: Denver Post)

These are only a few of the issues from last week’s reports that begin to form a clearer picture of the road to socialism.  Is this the America that you want?  Are you willing to voice your opinion?  What further actions are needed for Americans to stand together to remind our government that “we the people” have the last word?  We now face the fruition of Jefferson’s warning.  And that is…Why It Matters.

xxx

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