Sunday, May 23, 2010

American Freedom Requires Eternal Vigilance

American Freedom Requires Eternal Vigilance.
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
The story is told (You may have received this story by e-mail as many did.) that a chemistry professor in a large college had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab the Prof noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept rubbing his back, and stretching as if his back hurt.

The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country's government and install a new communist government.

In the midst of his story he looked at the professor and asked a strange question. He asked, 'Do you know how to catch wild pigs?'

The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The young man said this was no joke. 'You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come every day to eat the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence. They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side. The pigs, which are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat; you slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd.

Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.

The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening to America. The government keeps pushing us toward socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, all sorts of agricultural subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, socialized medicine, drugs, reform of our financial system, even amnesty for illegal aliens already within the borders of America, etc. while we continually lose our freedoms - just a little at a time.

One should always remember: There is no such thing as a free lunch! Also, a politician will never provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.

Many Americans now see that all of this wonderful government 'help' is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America. If you happen to be one who thinks the free ride is essential to our way of life then you will probably disagree with what we say here, but God help you when the gate slams shut!

American citizens need, desperately, to listen and observe what is going on today in Washington, DC. Bailouts, nationalization of businesses, and US government take-overs of banks, OBAMACARE (socialized medicine), Cap and Trade, Amnesty for Illegal Aliens, new laws that ham-string our financial system and financial institutions and our national; economy, are just the opening gambits of the socialist regime currently in power in our nation’s capital.

Americans are observing the redistribution of their wealth today, and they do not like it!
Americans need to listen closely to what the Congress and the President are saying and doing and promising us.

SOME of us warned this would happen. We were sneered at, and made fun of, and, in some cases, ostracized. Now the painful truth is coming out as Americans slowly wake up and learn they have given their country away to a socialist regime. Now, just maybe, Americans will be able to tell who is about to slam the gate on America!

America must be retaken from the socialists. That is why the Mid-Term Election, this coming November, is so important. It is a chance for the people of America to retake their country the democratic way, without violence, as happens so often in other countries around the globe.

Until the Obama Regime took over, America was the last, best, hope for mankind’s freedom on this planet. Obama and his courtesans in Congress crushed the hopes of millions looking to American leadership in their quest for freedom. If freedom is crushed in America – what hope is there, anywhere, for freedom to gain even a toehold?

America needs a purge of Congress this November in order to save our country. We desperately need to clean the House and the Senate of Socialists, Marxists, Progressives, Liberals, and RINOS.

If we are to save America then we must give democracy a chance to work by going to the polls and voting the above out of office and making darned sure they are not replaced by others of like mind.

Yes, it is a tall order but red-blooded conservative Americans have never been shy about stepping to the forefront when their country is in trouble whether in war or when the threat to freedom is coming from inside the government itself -- as it is today.

We must see that America never slips back into the hands of those who would destroy her ever again. We must teach our children and grandchildren the Constitution, teach them “unrevised” American history, and teach them their duties as a citizen of a free nation. When possible, we must get our children out of the public education system.

We must never, ever, allow ourselves to become apathetic about our government again! We must constantly engage those who would drive America back into socialism. We must give no quarter to those who would enslave Americans with the yoke of an all-powerful socialist central government.

John Philpot Curran said the following: "It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt."

Remember in November. Purge our Congress and take back America!

J. D. Longstreet

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