Reflecting This Week
At the risk of living up to my wife's beliefs that I never keep my big mouth shut, I wanted to post something that has weighed on me heavily this Fourth of July week.
All of us have no doubt watched the events of the last few weeks. Midnight executive orders, legalization (essentially) of illegal aliens, new taxes for NOT buying something, the demonization of citizens who want the government to follow the documents on which our Country was founded, etc. Then tonight I see a story where a Phoenix man was sentenced to 6 months in jail, fined over 12 thousand dollars and must serve 3 years of probation, for having a Bible study in his house (no-this is not going to get all religious). All this because the city says he violated city building codes and they go on to say that he was "running an operation reminiscent of a home church". I understand there are laws - believe me. Federal, state, city, county. I mean if you fart in the wrong direction you are probably violating some EPA green house carbon footprint law. Anyhow, just for giggles I read the first amendment of the Bill of Rights. Phrases like prohibition of laws restricting exercising religion and the right to peaceably assemble jump out and slap me in the face. I guess the point I am making is this. This week I have not only thought of our founding fathers and the foundation they laid, but all of those thousands of men (and their sons) who stood up against the British monarchy, the church, and even against their loyalist neighbors. These men stood up, left their families to fend for themselves while they went out to give everything for the freedoms we all have today. Can you imagine? I wonder who now would stand up? I wonder who would openly speak of supporting the ideals, morals, and rights that were granted us not just by our Constitution, but the inalienable rights that each man on the face of this earth is granted. The sad fact is, unless you are a celebrity like politician with a high profile, you don't. Or more accurately, you can't. Why? Because they very government that our ancestors established has labled individuals that firmly believe in the Constitution and call themselves Patriots a threat to our Nation. Lets face it. Even typing a few words of your beliefs on some forum could get you in hot water. Very sad state of affairs.
"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."
Last edited by pinetopfirefighter; 07-07-2012 at 12:26 PM.
Liberals are like Slinkies, They're really good for nothing but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.