It's Election Day – Vote Today to Save Our Freedom, Liberty and Nation
by John Griffing on November 6, 2012 at 10:58 AM
My name is John Griffing. I'm an average patriotic American citizen, and I’m alarmed. I’m alarmed at the speed with which our country is giving away its precious freedoms, and I’m alarmed at the role our own president has played in this process. But, above all, I’m alarmed at how little is being done, that could and should be done, to STOP it.
Early on, our president told us he wanted to fundamentally change the United States of America. True to his word, he has worked tirelessly to undermine American sovereignty and economic strength, and to bring his own country to the brink of disaster. There’s no longer any need to build this case....the volume of evidence is breathtaking. What he and his ilk have done to undermine the very fabric of our nation is visible to even the most casual observer, and he is becoming more brazen every day. This is a man who will shed crocodile tears to keep the Oval Office.
I WRITE FOR AMERICAN THINKER, WORLD NET DAILY, AND a number of OTHER PUBLICATIONS. I’m a historian and researcher and I WORK in the political sphere. All that means to you is that I spend more time observing what is being done to our country than many of you have the time to do.
And I’ve observed a disturbing trend among those of us who care about our nation’s priceless freedoms. We’ve become desensitized to our danger.
And we’re too busy with the immediate, daily responsibilities of “normal life” to think we can do anything about it. Even our leaders, supposed “conservatives”, the good guys, if you will, tend to retreat to an uneasy equilibrium....going along to get along. Voting is no exception. Should we really be in a “dead heat”? Should this election really be “too close to call?”
At the same time, those on the left diligently and daily work to “fundamentally change the United States of America”.....
While the examples of President Obama’s questionable actions are numerous, only a few need be mentioned for foundation:
- Executive orders as law (part of his overt “We Can’t Wait” program admittedly designed to cut out Congress);
- Voiding entire statutes via decree (e.g. U.S. naturalization code and the work-requirement provisions of the landmark 1997 Welfare Reform Act);
- Making war without legislative authorization (which Abraham Lincoln understood to be the “worst of all kingly oppressions”);
- Making agreements with other nations absent popular ratification and assent (Law of the Sea Treaty and his many unsanctioned foreign policy experiments with Islamic states);
- Illegally transferring the power of Congress to unelected and unvetted “czars”;
- Assassinating and indefinitely detaining American citizens without due process;
- Taxing the people without legal pretext (arguably the abortion mandate, the individual mandate and the various fees introduced by this president);
- Giving aid and comfort to American enemies, e.g. allowing Iran to have one of America’s highly secret drones as well as making secret deals with Russia to abandon Easter European missile defense commitments and providing classified information on British nuclear systems to Moscow even after the Brits said “no.”
- Other earlier offenses include, but are not limited to, threatening banks with “pitchforks,” firing the heads of private companies and dictating their wages, requiring that a company create a slush fund for his czars to distribute to the masses, etc.
What can we say about a President who will do these things?
Freedom in America is dying. The speed at which our most precious liberties vanish at the hands of the man who calls himself “President” is accelerating. Soon, our ability to even voice opposition may be silenced.
Does this sound alarmist? In point of fact, President Obama now claims the awesome and unconstitutional power to assassinate American citizens without due process and imprison them indefinitely without trial. By 2013 it is estimated that American skies will be patrolled by 30,000 armed drones. Drones are already being deployed domestically at the direction of the president.
At his signing of the NDAA, which made possible indefinite detention of US Citizens, Obama assured onlookers that he would only use the power sparingly, to catch “terrorists.”
The definition of terrorism rests with the White House, per provisions of the PATRIOT Act. Can we trust President Obama to use this power in the context expected? Should we have to trust Obama?
Thomas Jefferson said no. It was Jefferson who wisely stated, “Confidence is everywhere the parent of despotism,” admonishing his countrymen to “Let no more be heard of confidence in man...Bind him down from mischief with the chains of the Constitution.”
How far we have strayed from this solid maxim.
My fellow Americans, this President's own Department of Homeland Security has released reports profiling you and me as potential terrorists. The line has already been crossed. Not since the Alien and Sedition Acts have differences of opinion been cast in terms of crime and punishment. With such a preponderance of power in the hands of one man, who will now dare speak out?
For the sake of what remains of this great country, everyone MUST-SPEAK-OUT. Strength lies in numbers.
But it is also true that "One man with courage is a majority."
Unfortunately, when a President is willing to stand before the American people, and say that he doesn't need Congress, that he doesn't need the Supreme Court, and secretly threaten elected legislators with martial law to achieve passage of his prized power-grabs, more than discussion of the problem is needed.
Discussions and platitudes must no longer serve as replacements for concrete efforts to legally restrain the wanton acts of this lawless individual.
For too long, those with power to hold President Obama accountable have stopped at mere words and at most, token resolutions. THIS MUST CHANGE.
Taken as a whole, Americans have lost precious freedom under this President, and the odds of lost liberty being regained are slim when those charged with its defense are not vigilant. The words of Edmund Burke, father of conservatism, readily spring to mind:
“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
I would modify Burke's original statement thusly,
“All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do just a little.”
What will we say if freedom fails and we plead ignorance, or worse, LAZINESS?
I'm reminded of a morale poster from WWI which portrays a man who did not enlist. His children look up and ask their father, “Daddy, what did you do in the great war?”
Well, my fellow Americans, we have a war before us. It is not a war of weapons, and God forbid it should ever reach that point, but freedom is dying just the same.
DEFEATING BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA TODAY is not about winning against the Democrats. It's about winning our country back. This election crosses party, faith and race. Black, white, brown, Christian, Jew, and Muslim—A president governing by executive fiat should not be acceptable to Americans.
Let's start thinking LESS about PARTY, and more about our nation's SURVIVAL.
If Obama's many illegal actions were merely mistakes, occasionally Obama would make a mistake in our favor. Previously, it is sure that everything Obama has done and is doing would be dismissed by Americans with that common phrase of self-delusion, “That could never happen here.”
Well folks, MANY things have happened in these last 3 years that “could never happen here.” Are we going to wait and see if our luck changes?
America is full of men and women who are too busy trying to provide for their families to lift a finger against Obama. They know that destruction is coming, but feel trapped. I am here to tell you fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, that unless we defeat Obama, you will not be able to provide for your families. As long as we use our careers, our families, our hobbies, our pastimes and our vices as excuses for inaction, those whose careers, pastimes, hobbies and vices consist of the orchestrated and total transformation of the United States from free nation to despotic and destitute wasteland will continue their “forward” march.
No longer can Americans stand by and let Obama devour American liberty unchallenged. Thomas Paine said it best:
“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.”
At this moment in American history, there is no room for sunshine patriots.
The intent of those in power is now clear to anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear, although some continue to choose daily self-delusion to avoid facing the reality of America’s highly precarious situation. Replacing courage of conviction, and a willingness to risk everything for freedom, fear stands poised to overtake the collective American spirit.
To borrow the words of FDR, “All America has to fear, is fear itself.” We can ill afford to allow fear or a love of “normalcy,” whatever that means, to incapacitate our moral will to respond to these egregious attacks on freedom.
Freedom is always living on its last leg. The threat can come from outside or amongst our own countrymen, but freedom survives in America because, throughout American history, men and women have given up “normalcy” to protect freedom for future generations.
Think about it this way: Can any of you sleep at night knowing that Obama and his henchman are daily attacking our way of life, while we wait to take back the Senate?
How about when 50 percent of Americans are unemployed, a likely possibility now that ObamaCare has been upheld?
Folks, this is the path we are on under Obama and his Marxist allies. Do me a favor if you would: I want you to ask yourselves if the things your parents and grandparents loved about America are still true of America today?
If the answer is no, or even hesitation, then we have work to do. That America, although overrun with the daily barrage of Neo-Marxist propaganda, that America is still there in each of us, waiting to be unleashed. The key to restoring the America of our forefathers, however, is ACTION, not passive armchair grumbling.
The founding fathers had a word to describe the events transpiring in America today, the disregard of the Constitution, the centralization of power in a few hands: tyranny.
This will either be a nation of free men and women, or it will be the next in a long line of tyrannies. There is no one to save America if America falls. This generation must decide the fate of American liberty.
America has bounced back from two world wars and a Great Depression, an east-west struggle challenging the very core of freedom, and a devastating terrorist attack. America can and must survive Obama.
We can’t all do everything, but we can ALL do SOMETHING. That’s my simple plea in a nutshell....DO WHAT YOU CAN.....and you can do more than you think you can.
Let me leave you with the following: Victory is not ours to declare. Victory is God Almighty's and sometimes, HIS victory is eternal, not temporal. But when the dust settles, whether or not victory is attained on November 6th, —IN THE EYES OF GOD AND OUR COUNTRYMEN—WE WANT IT TO BE SAID OF US:
That when evil knocked on the doors of our homes, on the doors of our churches, and on the doors of our courthouses, we did not go down without a fight, and we kept the lights on as long as possible. We must resolve ourselves to so distress the forces of tyranny in America--for that is what the Democratic Party has become-- that even our foes will admire our sheer zeal and determination in defense of liberty. If freedom falls, then let it fall loudly.
Let it be said that the party of freedom stood until they could stand no more. They can take our dignity, but if it means our last breath, they cannot and will not be allowed to take our freedom.
God Bless you all, and God Bless America.