Welcome To The Age of Obama!
February 15, 2010
The more I observe the American political landscape, the more I venerate the giants who gave us the United States Constitution and hence this once great Republic. Yes . . . REPUBLIC!
When the great founding father, Benjamin Franklin, was leaving Constitution Hall in Philadelphia, he was asked by a citizen, “Mr. Franklin, what kind of government have you given us?” According to all accounts, the great man responded, “A Republic, madam, if you CAN KEEP IT!”
When I see the damage caused by the so-called progressives, who are mostly all registered Democrats, I want to weep for the destruction to the Republic that Ben Franklin referred to when he said those cautionary words more than 200 years ago.
When a columnist for Time Magazine like Joe Klein writes all we need is more democracy, what is he really saying? I think what he is really saying is we need more mobracy.
And when the mob runs wild and becomes an entity that only craves largesse without contributing anything; when people become lazy and look for all their needs and even wants to be “given” to them by the government, then they are saying, “We don’t care about freedom, we only care about being taken care of with the government having to provide for ourselves and our families!”
Then we are beyond responsibility. Those of us living today in the age of Obama are truly seeing the end of the Republic.
These words are not said in exaggeration, but in anger and sadness. Somehow I always sensed this great experiment in nationhood would not last. Maybe I am victimized by reading too many books.
But in all my reading I have come across many words written by truly great men that said, “Don’t worry, this great country will always be here, no matter how unworthy the people may become.”
It really isn’t a government of the people, by the people and for the people because the people living today are not the same as the people living in 1862 or even l962.
The people living today in the age of Obama do not believe in liberty which is different from equality. Liberty means we are free to follow our dreams and build a castle or a hut as we prefer.
Equality means no one can achieve more than anyone else no matter how hard he or she works.
I’m sorry, Glenn Beck, but the progressives are winning because there are not enough people who believe in what is important. There are not enough Americans who even know their own history.
Therefore, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Adams, and all those great, inspired patriots were so right when they warned, “If the people become mere masses of uneducated, uncaring selfish citizens, then surely they will cease to be masters of their own destiny.”
Welcome to the age of Obama!