Regain Freedom at the Ballot Box
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Surely, you didn’t believe President Obama when he declared there would be drilling for oil off the east of America, did you? Nah! Say it ain’t so!
Look, the truth is – many Americans alive today will never receive the benefit from a single drop of oil pumped from beneath the seafloor off the coast of the Eastern US, including the waters of my beloved Carolina coast.
Always, always, read the fine print. When you do you will learn a simple truth. There will be years and years of studies and hearings and court cases to supposedly determine the feasibility of drilling in these just opened areas. Should those multiple studies, somehow, find it IS feasible, then the environmentalists will step in and begin the years of challenges in the courts. As I said, many of us will not live long enough to see one drop of oil from those “fantasy wells” some 100 miles, or so, off our coast.
The same goes for the promised Nuclear power plants, as well. It simply ain’t gonna happen.
So what is this all about? It is all about “Cap and Trade.” Unlike some folks believe, Obama has not given up, nor has he forgotten his beloved Cap and Trade Bill, which he intends to ram down the throats of Americans -- much as he did ObamaCare. The promises of drilling for oil off the east coast and the new nuclear power plants is nothing more than lubricant for the “shafting” Americans are, once more, about to receive from the Obama Regime and his cohort of socialists and Marxists in the White House and the Congress.
Face it, dear reader, Obama is ruling much as a dictator. A benign dictator? No. So far as this scribe is concerned, there is no such thing.
The limp-wristed liberals will declare Obama’s dictatorial actions are “tough love.” They will declare “it is all for our own good.” That is pure bovine scatology! Just keep THAT in mind when you are pumping 6 to 8 dollars a gallon gasoline into your car’s gas tank in a few months.
Americans don’/t much care for dictators – benign or otherwise. Our American ancestors fought a revolution to free themselves from a dictator, a tyrant, a king, a man who held their very lives in his hand. Americans freed themselves, wrote a constitution, and created a government called a constitutional republic in which the government could govern only with “the consent of the governed.” From the 18th to the 21st century Americans fought, bled, and died to ensure the preservation of this republic. Then in 2006 and 2008, we gave it away – at the ballot box, no less!
Americans made a grave error. In the space of 5 years America’s current government has taken America from a constitutional republic to a strong, socialist, central government.
It is time to get real. It is time to focus on the things that matter in America -- and to Americans. If America is to survive ObamaCare must be repealed. Obama’s Cap and Trade Bill must be defeated, or repealed, and we Americans must retake our government, at the ballot box, and secure it from such threats as socialism, Marxism, communism and, yes, progressivism.
You have heard it said -- and read it as well, that the coming election in November, just 7 months from now, will be the most important election in the history of America. It is not an overstatement. It CANNOT BE OVERSTATED! Either America returns to the constitution’s way of government and preserves its freedom, or we will continue deeper and deeper, straight into the bowels of a socialist, and finally, a communist hellhole.
Remember in November – and vote for freedom.
J. D. Longstreet