Pinch me…pour cold water on me…I’m having a nightmare and can’t seem to shake it. With every passing day reading the headlines of the Nation’s indeed world’s major media is like a descent into darkness…like living a clip from Dante’s Inferno. The world has gone mad…just imagine reading the following headlines forty years ago:
You Also Can’t Keep Your Doctor…
If anyone had printed those headlines they would have been summarily run out of town, tarred and feathered, or otherwise, laughed into oblivion. Leftists would have exclaimed, “you are crazy! Nobody wants that. That would never happen in the U.S.A.!!!” But, alas…“you’ve come a long way baby.” Or, more appropriately, “you’ve fallen a long way baby?”
Ronald Reagan stated, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” Reagan was right. Why? Because good men stood silent and did nothing, evil is triumphing! Can any civilized person actually argue that killing the unborn is a good thing? That “free sex” is actually free? That immorality is righteous? That lying, cheating, and stealing is good for people and the nation?
It is abundantly clear that the President of the United States lies with abandon, without being held accountable; that government officials cheat without consequence; and the government “steals” from those who have to give to those who have less in order to “spread the wealth around,” (in more accurate terms, to buy votes). But if one analyzes or just listens to the words uttered by “liberals” it is clear that all those are mainstream Democrat ideas and practices.
Unfortunately, many Republicans are as much of the problem as are their Democrat counterparts. So, mainstream Americans are increasingly rebelling in a movement that opposes the growth of government. The movement subscribes to tenets that advance the notion that God, honesty, integrity, transparency, accountability, justice and peace are foundational principles, that this is a Christian nation (yes, I know the difference), and that whites are not automatically racists for opposing Obama’s policies. Yet, most who exhibit or embrace the foregoing attributes are described by Democrats and the so called “mainstream media” as “right wing extremists?” If so, count me in!
Since when was the protection of the unborn an extreme position? Since when is immorality deemed virtuous? Since when is truth to be eschewed while deception and lies are to be embraced? Some say that the nation has no moral compass, actually it does but it is either not working as it should; is being steered by “deceptive measures;” or in the alternative is a compass based on evil rather than righteous principals.
It is arguable and rightly so that every major evil that pervades contemporary America: homelessness, poverty, hunger, spousal abuse, sexual exploitation and perversion, crony capitalism, drug and alcohol abuse, violence, and the entire retinue of unlawful behavior has its roots in liberalism. And now liberalism run amuck abides in the White House; but, there is a glimmer of hope that our black brothers and sisters are finally waking up to that fact. Let’s hope they actually do wake up and take charge of their destiny rather than depending on the worst possible religion…the religion of totalitarian government.
Copyright © November 4th, 2013 by Robert L. Pappas. With proper attribution, this essay may be quoted and redistributed, except it may not be used in conjunction with any advertisement without the author’s expressed written permission.