The Darkened City On A Hill
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
"This is a president (B. H. Obama) who has presided over an imploding economy, a ballooning deficit, a deteriorating international situation, an out-of-control Department of Justice, a diminished military, political and racial divisions that are tearing the nation apart, the specter of restrictions on freedom of expression, the appointment of indisputable incompetents and highly dubious characters to sensitive positions of authority (read: Kew, Hagel, Brennan and Kerry, who are only the most recent), and a de facto alliance with the Muslim Brotherhood whose self-admitted project is the destruction of the United States and whose installment in power in Egypt, as Barry Rubin definitively shows, “was a conscious and deliberate strategy of the Obama administration, developed before the ‘Arab Spring’ began.” Indeed, this is a president who traffics in blatant lies, cover-ups and misdirections at the cost of American interests and consequently merits being suspected of nefarious designs." SOURCE: http://frontpagemag.com/2013/david-solway/the-end-of-the-republic/?utm_source=FrontPage+Magazine&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=60c711b9d6-Mailchimp_FrontPageMag
"The Republic" is dying, dear reader, and I have no clue what to do about it.
America's closest friends can see it, too, and they, too are frustrated by the obvious attempts to destroy America and the lack of interest in her citizens to save their country.
David Solway, the author of "The End of the Republic" from which the opening remarks of this article were taken, issues this warning within the same article: "I say this to my American readers: One way or another, your trophy president is going to bring down your country. All the evidence points to the likelihood that he is not only an enemy of the United States of America, but its most formidable enemy in the world today. As I wrote in 2009, “I do not fear Abbas, Zelaya, Putin, Chavez or the rest of that disreputable bunch. I am alarmed when I consider Ahmadinejad and Khamenei. But I am scared to death of Obama.” You should be too." SOURCE: http://frontpagemag.com/2013/david-solway/the-end-of-the-republic/?utm_source=FrontPage+Magazine&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=60c711b9d6-Mailchimp_FrontPageMag
Much blame is being laid at the feet of the "low information voter" for returning Obama to the Oval Office last November. I must tell you, I totally agree with that, though I do not think it was the problem entire, only an extremely important part of the Obama/Democratic Party strategy to win.
One of our Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, said this: "This will be the best security for maintaining our liberties. A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins."
Thomas Jefferson another Founding Father of the USA said: “No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity”
Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh in an article entitled: "The End of an Empire" published one day after the most important election in the history of the world, wrote the following words: "Our Constitutional Republic died a peaceful death on November 6, 2012. Having reached the point of no return in a comatose state after years of progressive and illegal immigration assaults, the fabric of conservative society is now completely unraveled and Uncle Sam’s America is no more.
The United States of America is now relegated to the dust bin of history as a “has been” empire. The Shining City on the Hill, the hope of so many millions since July 4, 1776, no longer exists. What rises from the ashes is a country that few of us will recognize, like, or learn to accept submissively.
After 236 years of existence, a new country emerges today, run by secular progressives who rejected our Constitution, what we stand for, and who we are as a nation. The Supreme Court will be forever altered after its last conservative members will be replaced by the liberal academics who call themselves “progressives.” The rule of law will be implemented by Executive Orders, making Congress irrelevant.
The communist motto “Forward” that resonated with so many ignorant Americans will plunge us into many years of darkness from which we will never be able to recover. We have proven our Founding Fathers right, they did give us a Constitutional Republic and we were unable to maintain it." SOURCE: http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/50871
It has been four months since that fateful election and I now think I have some inkling as to how the people of France felt when the Nazi's marched beneath the Arc de Triomphe at Place de l'Étoile and down the Champs-Elysees. In movies houses, as a lad, I watched the news reels of the grief-stricken French, their shoulders slumped, their eyes wet with tears, and anguish written large upon their faces as the triumphant barbarian brigades of "supermen" smashed their freedom with the "clump" of each Nazi jack boot upon the avenue built to celebrate French victory.
Eventually, though, it was America, and her allies, shedding the blood of their people on French soil to re-purchase France's freedom.
I can only wonder -- who will ride to America's rescue? Who?
No one. That's who.
In closing her article Dr. Paugh says: "I mourn today the loss of my adopted country. I have fought hard over the last four years to prevent its overt and accelerated destruction but the darker forces stronger than many of us have overcome concerted efforts by millions of Americans to maintain the Republic. Mediocrity, sloth, godlessness, dependence, cowardice, using the law selectively or ignoring it, and hopeless corruption will define the new country. Only God can save us now with his mercy and grace." SOURCE: http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/50871
Those Americans who actually pay attention to their government, understand that the last flicker of hope for saving America was outed on November 6th, 2012. The last, best, hope for freedom-loving people of earth is gone. Those of you struggling for freedom around the world -- understand: We can not save you. We could not even save ourselves.
Today we are left with only the stench of a decomposing republic. There will be no resurrection. We had best get used to the idea that the free America we knew is dead and gone FOREVER. And we must accept that where one nation existed before, there are now TWO nations existing within the same space -- and -- like matter and anti-matter they cannot exist in the same space simultaneously. There is an explosion coming.
The precursor to the coming cataclysm was the so-called Great Recession. It was the precursor ONLY -- NOT the cataclysm itself.
There is nothing so promising as a light at the end of our current tunnel. NOTHING! But -- it is said that one must hit bottom before one is able to climb back to the top. I feel compelled to tell you -- the bottom is in sight.
Only a few million Americans will have the gumption, fortitude, determination, and pure grit to climb out of the hole, and create a new and a FREE, nation where once stood proud America.
History is replete with stories of governments that defy their people, their laws, and most importantly -- the laws of God. Every single one has fallen. And yet man's arrogance overrules his innate common sense and the cycle begins over and over again to end -- every time -- in the same disaster.
My beloved America has now fallen -- and quickly. Hardly out of her infancy, she adopted the terminal illness, that killer of nations, "progressivism" (Its real name is SOCIALISM) and-- predictably -- it killed her.
Revolutionary firebrand Patrick Henry said: "Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.”
And finally, JFK once said: "A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten.”
Well, SOME of us have not forgotten. As we view the "event horizon" in our metaphorical rear view mirror, it is critical that we understand that it falls to us to carry that memory into the formation of a new nation AFTER the coming cataclysm.
May God hasten the day when freedom reigns supreme once again for those who will accept nothing less than a government, which listens to -- and governs by -- the voice of its people through the original founding documents of the old nation formerly known as the USA.
© J. D. Longstreet
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