A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
A strong central government is a nightmare to freedom lovers everywhere, especially here in the United States. The Nightmare has become real, in the US, since President Abraham Lincoln tossed out the Constitution. We have never been able to recover the government our forefathers, the framers of the Constitution, intended.
The Founders and Framers foresaw a limited government subject to the States. Today it is exactly the opposite. Now the states are subject to the federal government. In other words the creation of the States… namely, the Federal Government has become a “Frankenstein” of sorts. This was NOT what the founders and framers intended. Not by a long shot.
Look at the recent ruling by the Supreme Court that medical marijuana use is illegal… even though eleven states have passed laws saying it is legal, in their states, for a doctor to write a prescription for a patient to use marijuana to relieve his, or her pain, on any number of other ailments.
This is raw power. And it is dangerous… dangerous in the extreme.
One of the real shortcomings of this country is its inability to study its past history and learn from its former mistakes. Even our public schools teach so little history, I’m talking about American History now, that the graduates, those schools turn out, are virtually ignorant of their country, and the rights they are granted under the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. As a result, rulings similar to the one, recently, on medical marijuana, is easily passed by a Supreme Court which is obviously out of control and needs to be reined in by the Congress.
Problem is… the Congress is out of control, too. They are handing down laws, which curtail our constitutional freedoms because “the people” are clamoring for security. Sorry, folks, but I don’t hear that clamor! I believe it is imaginary. A figment of minds so used to power they will grasp every chance to expand their controlling reach into our society.
Can we stop it? Can we bring citizen control back to our government? Not in our lifetimes or that of our children. We cannot even begin until we stiffen the spines of the American people. That will not be easy. The Leftist Media is continually feeding their readers the idea that they, as citizens, are helpless and their only hope is in government. And that, Dear Reader, is exactly what got us into this mess in the first place!
Those of us who believe in the original Constitution must be able to reach the populace with this message of truth. Those who would oppose us with their dying breath control the conventional means of communications, in the US.
So, we have gone to the Internet. Soon the Internet will be under attack by the Federal Government. They seek to control our speech out here in cyber space. Their actions smack of fear -- raw fear of losing control. You see, if they don’t control us… we might speak the truth. Christ Himself said, “Ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free!” Therein lies the problem for our strong central government… the simple truth.
But we have to stand up like the sons and daughters of heroes that we are! Bound together by the common goal of Freedom, we can once again break the bonds of a strong central government and the power it has over our everyday lives. It may take decades. It may take a century, or two, but if we remain in the fight, we can win. But… that is the only way. It will take all of us, in the harness, pulling together to put our Republic back together again. Slackers need not apply.
Here’s something one of our founders and framers, John Adams, said:
"If you love wealth more than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, depart from us in peace. We ask not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."
Mr. Adams sums it up nicely.
We must not tarry. The goal is much too important. Our liberty, our freedom regained. That smoldering ember, down deep in your soul, is calling to you to answer the growing thirst for freedom again.
In November we have the Mid-Term election. This will be an opportunity to let your voice be heard loudly proclaiming that you want your birthright of freedom returned. Tell the government loudly and clearly that we choose liberty over security. We choose our freedom. As an American, it is our right!
J. D. Longstreet