By J.D. Longstreet
Americans are about to learn why the 11 states of the Old Confederacy decided to leave the Union back in the 1860's. State legislatures all across America, not just in the southern states, are about to feel the clinching mailed fist of the federal government. Some are bound to balk and get their hackles up and, eventually, want out.
In 1860 and early 1861 no fewer than eleven states felt that way and their people held conventions and decided to leave the Union in a "Hail Mary" maneuver to save the original constitution -- at least for themselves. The people of two other states were split on secession but huge portions of both states sided with the Confederacy -- therefore, the thirteen stars on the national flags of the Confederacy.
So -- why am I even THINKING about secession today? Well, as an American who was born free and just days ago was enslaved by -- and to -- the federal government, secession is beginning to appear as a viable alternative to slavery. You can bet, if this lowly commentator is thinking it, a whole lot of Americans are beginning to consider whether it is worth a shot -- to preserve, at least, SOME freedom from the state.
But then, there will be a delayed reaction by the American public to their loss of freedom on Thursday June 28th, 2012. I mark this date as a red letter day -- a day which will go down in history as the day freedom died in America. It was the day when America chucked freedom in favor of socialism and slavery to the state.
Already, some of us mourn the loss of Freedom, Capitalism, Democracy, and yes, even America's position in the world as its leader. In place of all these, America has chosen SOCIALISM the "Destroyer of Nations".
I STILL find it absolutely incredible that a people so endowed by their creator and by their ancestors -- who gave their lives to gain, secure, and preserve freedom and liberty for their American progeny -- could so easily, with seemingly no thought at all as to its value, blithely, heedlessly, -- again -- with no thought at all, toss it all away -- all because a government entity (as fickle as government has proven itself to be) promises -- PROMISES, mind you -- to take care of them from cradle to grave.
It even strains credulity, this readiness to believe the manifold promises the government has made about health care. There is an OBVIOUS lack of proof and knowledge that Obamacare can even BEGIN to deliver on all its promises. There is ample evidence that the Affordable Healthcare Act is doomed to failure as a national healthcare delivery system because its record in those countries that have instituted it, (or plans similar to it) already, have failed, and failed utterly -- leaving their old and sick to die for want of medical services.
However, with an arrogance only fools have the stupidity to rely upon, an arrogance that replaced their mental competence long ago, the best and the brightest of the political left, like lemmings plunging off a cliff to certain death, joyfully continue to assure those Americans who, themselves, feel a need for a national "nanny," that all will be well. No need to trouble oneself over such mundane matters as financing for the billions of dollars the so-called Obamacare scam will most certainly cost the taxpayers of America.
Like the misdirection of an accomplished magician they turn our attention away from such important questions as -- where will all the doctors come from? America is at least 160,000 doctors short, as of today. Who will care for the sick -- a doctor, a Physician's Assistant, a Nurse Practitioner, or an EMT. Who?
These are all legitimate, extremely important questions and no one, it seems, is asking them -- and no one is volunteering the answers.
No one seems concerned over the depth of government intrusion into every American's life granted by the Affordable Healthcare Act. Obamacare takes away citizenship and recategorizes every American as a serf or, indeed, a slave.
I am ashamed of my fellow Americans for giving up their freedom, their constitution, their liberty, everything the Founding Fathers gave us, for so cheap a price and so fleeting a dream. They were promised nothing. They accepted nothing -- and will be given nothing.
The disunity of America is now assured. There is nothing left of that which bound us together. The Union of American States begins its devolution today. The people of states wishing to be free will be forced to seek a path to separation from that government, which is holding them captive. Oh, it will take a while, but it WILL come.
May God have Mercy on America, on those who warned "the other people who live in this country". I cannot use "fellow Americans" as that phrase no longer applies. It has been shredded by the Obama Machine and by the socialist party -- AKA: the Democratic Party.
Americans who have not armed themselves up to now, will hasten to do so. It is the prudent thing to do. There can be no question there will be violence within America in the near future. Those who survive will be those who prepare today.
Forward thinking Americans will ready themselves for the coming anarchy. Providence, it seems, has decided to withdraw its protection and leave exposed those who have defaced and destroyed this land from within.
Soon America will face wars within and without our borders, financial collapse, descention between the races, and open hostility in the streets of our cities. Those expecting utopia will finally learn they have been duped and no such paradise on earth is within their reach nor even within their sight. They will, finally, learn they were simply a means toward an end, useful idiots, and now that THAT end has been accomplished, the goal has been reached, they are no longer needed nor wanted.
We mourn the passing of the UNITED States of America. America is now the Democratic Socialist States of America. Today the biblical “pale horse” has been loosed upon the land.
America is about to enter a tribulation period unlike anything it has ever experienced in it’s entire history. Our ship of state is about to founder on the rocks and we have an inexperienced deckhand who believes himself a pathfinder, a navigator without equal, at the helm stirring us onto the shoals, the rocks, and the reef.
America has done some “dumb” things in her colorful history but this one will be forever marked in red in the records of our history. Thursday June 28th, 2012 will forever be remembered as the day America forsook freedom for the slavery of socialism.
J. D. Longstreet