Does Freedom Matter
From: John Porter
To: Americans Everywhere
What was the purpose of the founding of these United States of America and the creation of our Constitution? Before the migration from Europe to this newly discovered land, all people of the civilized world were ruled by Kings. Even the original thirteen established states of this new land were ruled, as a colony, by the King of England.
Then something very profound and monumental took place, Independence was declared and the American Revolution was underway, a war for the freedom of man insued. A group of men bent on their desire to be free and rule themselves in a land where the government answered to the people and not the people answering to the King and his court, rose up and risked their lives and fortunes in an attempt to end government dictating to, taxing at will, and over regulating the people. Through the shedding of their blood and fortune the American Constitutional Republic was born, an experiment in self government. As you know the opening shot fired in that revolution was called “the shot heard round the world.” It was so called because it was a rebellion against, not only the King of England, but against mankind being ruled by kings.
Kings and dictatorial leaders all over the world heard that shot. They heard the shot that proclaimed that men were now in rebellion to being subjects of a government, or king, and willing to challenge it.
We Americans celebrate on July 4 every year, the marking of American independence from England and its king, a very radical departure from governments which prevailed all over, “round the world,” at that time, and for thousands of years before. Never before in those thousands of years had the rule of kings ever been challenged. Kings challenged each other, but never had the people challenged the kings and their rule.
Is the United States an exceptional country? Barack Obama has stated publicly that he doesn’t think it is. I quote Thomas Sowell, “You couldn’t be more exceptional in the 18th century than to create your fundamental document, the Constitution of the United States, by opening with the momentous words, “We the people…”
Those three words were a slap in the face to those who thought themselves entitled to rule, and regarded the people as if they were simply human livestock, destined to be herded and shepherded by their betters. Indeed, to this very day, the elite who think that way, and that includes many among those who regard themselves as the educated and enlightened class, as well as the Liberal news media and political messiahs, find the Constitution of the United States a real pain because it stands in the way of them imposing their will and their presumptions on the rest of us.
Barack Obama stated in a public interview on T V, “The founders made it very hard to change things as quickly as I want to.” He also stated in a public speech, “If congress doesn’t do what I think is necessary, I won’t wait on them, I’ll do it anyway.” And again only, two weeks ago, he says in a televised interview, “We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone. And I can use that pen to sign executive orders.” Never before in American history has any president so blatantly and openly shown such disregard and out and out contempt for our Constitution as the rule of law. He just simply ignores it. It is very apparent that his swearing to “uphold and defend” it, upon taking the oath of office, means absolutely nothing to him.
A campaign was started many years ago by President Woodrow Wilson, and continues today, to undermine and discredit the United States Constitution. Those efforts are headed today by the Progressive Liberals (Socialists) both in our news media and our federal government, and they are led, among others, by Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, George Soros, and MSNBC.
The managing editor of Time Magazine, Richard Stengle, in an essay he wrote is a case in point, where he says, “If the Constitution was intended to limit the federal government, it certainly doesn’t say so.” Mr. Stengle, I would like to direct you to the Tenth Amendment of that document, for apparently you have not read it. It reads, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or the people.”
Our Constitution was designed to create a framework for a Federal Government—and worded to keep the government inside that framework. In other words, the Constitution exists for the purpose of limiting the powers of the Federal Government. “Does the Constitution matter?” “If it doesn’t, then neither does our freedom.”
America, we are on a collision course with full blown Socialism.
On November 4th all 435 seats of the House of Representitives and 36 Senate seats will be constitutionally vacated for us to refill. We are in charge of who will sit in them. Allow me to suggest, if we do not replace the Progressive Liberals with men and women who are defenders of our Constitution, we will be giving Barack Obama two more years of full power to complete his burning mission to turn this nation into the Socialist States of America. The Constitutional Republic of These United States of America will no longer exist and our Individual Liberty, to make and be responsible for our own decisions, will be gone from our lives forever.
I pray that God bless America and keep us free.
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