Monday, October 26, 2009

Humbled to be an American

Our Presidents, our founding fathers of this the greatest nation the world has ever seen…where are the men like this today?

I have had the opportunity to visit Gettysburg and reflect on the sacrifice of the men on both sides of that war. Men who fought and died for what they believed in. It is a place that all Americans need to visit and understand that this was not a video game, not just a couple pages in a book, not about good vs evil, right vs wrong or even a war over slavery. It was very much a war over states rights and government control. Even though most agreed that Slavery in America needed to be ended, the how and means to that end was fought over. I contend that the men on both sides fought for their beliefs. South opposed a national government that was imposing it’s view and agenda on individual states. The President, Abraham Lincoln knew that he had to keep the nation together as the United States at all cost.

Our leaders, our presidents, our hero’s and the men that we look to as our founding fathers, builders and defenders of this nation, all have had the same qualities.

They were men of deep honor. Men that had seen and lived under the oppression and tyranny of an all controlling government system. Men guided by their Christian beliefs. Men whose personality and resolve was founded in those beliefs and the idea that government best services it’s population by not restricting the people. They believed in limiting the power and scope of government. The writers of the constitution understood how an all powerful central government system can imprison the governed by taking away self initiative and addicting them to hand outs/programs.

Look at just a few Presidents whose words and actions contributed to this great nation. They were men of the land, men that worked hard and knew the value of physical labor. Men who did not seek the office for their personal gratification. Men who the people looked to and asked to help lead the nation. Men who served because of honor and duty to the country. Men who had strong families, mother and fathers and religious beliefs that gave them a moral compass very early in their lives. They never viewed themselves as career politicians. Never did the seek the office for financial rewards or book deals.

George Washington; he was a surveyor, a farmer, a soldier and the 1st President of the United States, His wisdom was forged in experience as a military leader. He fought against the tyranny of an overbearing out of touch government that had strict controls over the people it governed. His leadership in the war helped free the American People to develop a government that was limited in its scope, power and ability to interfere in a citizens affairs.

Thomas Jefferson; the 3rd President if the United States was a very educated man, speaking and writing 7 languages. A man of honor and conviction, he would not live under the thumb of a repressive, controlling government. Being the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and one of the most influential Founding Fathers for his promotion of the ideals of republicanism in the United States. Major events during his presidency include the Louisiana Purchase (1803) and the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–1806). As a political philosopher, Jefferson was a man of the Enlightenment and knew many intellectual leaders in Britain and France. He idealized the independent yeoman farmer as exemplar of republican virtues, distrusted cities and financiers, and favored states' rights and a strictly limited federal government

Theodore Roosevelt; "No man can lead a public career really worth leading, no man can act with rugged independence in serious crises, nor strike at great abuses, nor afford to make powerful and unscrupulous foes, if he is himself vulnerable in his private character."An Autobiography, 1913

Ronald Reagan; As president, Reagan implemented sweeping new political and economic initiatives. His supply-side economic policies advocated reduced business regulation, controlling inflation, reducing growth in government spending, and spurring economic growth through tax cuts. Reagan had a large role in contributing to the downfall of the Soviet Union is collectively agreed that Reagan's defense policies, hard line rhetoric against the Soviet Union and Communism, as well as summits with General Secretary Gorbachev played a significant part in ending the War. He was notable amongst post-World War II presidents as being convinced that the Soviet Union could be defeated rather than simply negotiated with, a conviction that was vindicated by Gennadi Gerasimov, the Foreign Ministry spokesman under Gorbachev, who said that Star Wars was "very successful blackmail.

All of the above Leaders were God fearing men, had strong moral values, were devoted to their families and raised by a strong father.

Look at the contrast that we have in office today.

Look at the past Presidents words and actions that have failed Americans by taking their self responsibility away. Politicians/attorneys who sought to expand government, citizens dependence on government and the programs it developed. Men who took away responsibilities of family and self support for the idea that government could do better. All of their propaganda programs and lies have lead to where we are today.

Barack Hussein Obama, has valid questions to whether or not he is a natural born American and the issue is clouded in fraudulent documents. His father left his white mother and stayed in his native country until he died in Kenyan. Barack called his father a drunk and bigot. Barack has no back ground in business nor has he ever labored for a living at any time in his life. He has had friends, advisors and even a leader in faith that have verbally attacked the USA and even have ties to terrorist that would destroy our county. His wife said that for the 1st time in her life, she was proud of America, this was after her husband was elected. Barack has traveled abroad and apologized for the United States of America to our enemies, enemies that have swore to wipe Christianity off the face of the earth. Barack Hussein Obama who said that this is no longer a Christian Nation…physically bows down in front of Americas enemies. He appoints Gays to run the national school system. He appoints confessed communist and men with terrorist ties to the highest positions in his administration. He takes over an private business and appoints his own CEO. He is attempting to control ¼ of the US economy with a mandatory health care system. His administration is placing limits on how much an American citizen can earn. Obama is using the power of the federal government to limit the freedoms that so many have fought and died for to attain and defend.

The news each day continues to amaze and disappoint me; Obamas attacks free speech, attacks a privately operated news reporting agency, the FOX news network. The continued promotion of the Obama health care plan that is nothing short of a government take over and intrusion/limitation of individual rights. Obamas friends Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson are attacking Rush Limbaugh with allegations based on their political views with the sole goal being to stop a private venture of a citizen of the USA.
The Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California signing a into law a bill that restricts the 2nd amendment (effectively banning online and catalog sales of firearms and ammunition) of the United States and beware, as California goes…so goes the nation.

Beware an all powerful government and a President with a vision of a one world government!

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