A Few Thoughts on Liberty

The brutality of unchecked government is far too well noted historically and in the world around us to ever allow our government to be untethered from the Constitution.  To do so is not only a betrayal to those who have gone before us and gave so much to secure this Republic, but also to those who come after us, our children, grandchildren and beyond.  Even limited, power is as prone to abuse as flies are to an outhouse.  It marvels me that so many who are aware of government abuses are so willing to hand over their liberties to this same government, to entrust them on every level with our lives and our children.

It has become very fashionable to tarnish the character of our American heroes by pointing out that they were flawed.  Personally I have never subscribed to the concept of perfect people, and as such do not hold perfection as my standard for greatness.  It saddens me deeply that we have such a disconnect from our history in the U.S. today.  The standard has been set and we should remember that standard while striving for the ideal of what America means.  Our heroes should be remembered and their examples emulated and improved upon.  America means far more to those who understand who we are and where we came from.  We are a people of principles and convictions, who learned hard lessons from the places we fled.  We are a people who understood the uniqueness of this nation and our role within it.  We are the people of the Revolution, whose ideals were framed within a Constitution that remains relevant and meaningful because of the conditions that birthed it and our nation.  To lose our cultural identity is to lose not only our uniqueness but our nation itself.  To toss out that ideal because people are flawed is the action of fools.  It is because people are flawed that the ideal must be held close and acted upon.

The men who fought and died at the Alamo have since had their reputations unfairly attacked.  They rose against injustice and tyranny, and even when they knew that they would die for standing against evil, not one saw fit to leave.  It is better to stand strong against tyranny than to live under the same.  They are heroes, and they show how deeply conviction should run.

If our convictions were that deep, if we were willing to do everything to defend what is right, our government would not be unchecked, and our Constitution would not be threatened.  Our challenge is not to overthrow or to break away, but rather to sustain and restore what is rightfully ours.  If more Americans knew who Nathan Hale was than Kim Kardashian, and saw which of the two was one to be emulated, tyranny would have no chance.

In the News…

Arizona strikes back: State investigates feds over gun-running  They absolutely should!  As should Texas and Mexico.  The Fast and Furious case added fuel to a fire that has resulted in thousands of deaths and subverted the security of the border and a neighboring nation.

And in related news, one Mexican state bordering the US was deadlier than all of Afghanistan last year.  It doesn’t take much to see that this is not good for the United States or Mexico.

Speaking of Fast and Furious, Uncle Ted Nugent had a thing or two to say about the subject.

It is already spreading here.  1.4 million gang members and more pour into the United States.  That is roughly the size of our joint active duty military, that is before Obama’s military cuts reduce that number by one third.

It is argued that Gay Marriage would not interfere with our First Amendment rights.  Guess again!  It will be really interesting to see where all of this leads.

I blogged about this, but it bears repeating.  As we are in dire need of jobs and oil, our politicians deny us both.  Obama’s Keystone Denial Prompts Canada to Look to China Sales.  We also dropped the ball on Brazil, as China gets jump on U.S. for Brazil’s oil.  It really makes me wonder what they are thinking.  The economy, our need for oil, and the instability in the Gulf all make Keystone the right thing for us to do.  If the Strait of Hormuz is closed down how high will fuel prices go?  Remember, it isn’t just fueling up that Prius, it is every item in your mall and local 7-11 that will cost far more.

They now know who all those body parts at the Hollywood sign belong to.  Just another day in paradise!

The battle over our freedoms continues, specifically with regard to the internet.  as SOPA and PIPA votes are to be delayed.  I hope it isn’t like Obama signing the NDAA.  Wait until everyone is hung over and busy with football to sneak the bill into law.  After all, no one is looking.

Well, that’s not exactly true, we are looking!

On a lighter note…

Fiddling While Rome Burns

Canada Pledges to Sell Oil to Asia After Obama Rejects Keystone Pipeline!  Once again our politicians are playing games with a much-needed resource and American jobs, and in a move that borders on criminal, both are pushed aside to China‘s benefit.  How does this benefit America on any level?  Is Republican Democrat posturing more important than the welfare of our nation?

We are in a recession still, although that term makes me wonder at what point do you call it a depression.  We have the worst economy since the Great Depression.  Rather than create American jobs and reduce our dependence on Arab oil, we are going to increase government spending by another trillion and increase government tyranny through NDAA, SOPA, and PIPA.  Who knows what other Orwellian measures they can dream up.  Meanwhile the American media is more concerned with which celebrity is in rehab or jail, and who is having sex with who.  It is disgraceful!!!