Friday, July 17, 2009
Freedom Friday 07.17.09
Welcome to Freedom Friday!
Today I am incapable of writing a coherent post since my head is swirling with the health care debacle, the cap and trade fiasco, anthropogenic global warming hysteria, the Goldman Sachs oligarchy that is taking control of our government, GE's plan to rule the world through carbon credits and "green" energy, and China's growing economic stranglehold on us.
Let's clear our muddled brains for a minute and take a deep breath.
OK, that's better.
Now. In times like these when our country, nay, the whole world is burning down around us it's crucial to know what your values are and what you believe.
What do you believe?
I believe in God first. I believe in the Constitution second.
Not the "living, breathing," constantly "evolving" Constitution that Progressives talk about. I believe in the original intent of the Founding Fathers. Progressives want you to believe that the Constitution is outdated and that it has to change as society changes. No, no, NO! The Constitution is still as relevant today as it was 200 years ago. Truth doesn't change. Core values do not change.
If you don't know what you believe, EDUCATE yourself. We are in the midst of a sea change. I believe that the times we are living in will be written about and studied for years to come. The decisions we make today will be analyzed and second-guessed for generations to come. Please don't blindly accept what you are being spoon-fed by the media and politicians. Don't be afraid to ask "Why?" and "Does this make sense?" And above all else, REMEMBER: Everyone has an agenda.
No country or society has ever done what we are currently doing and survived intact. We cannot continue to borrow and print money. In the words of our illustrious Vice-President Biden, "We have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt." Ask yourself if that even makes sense?! IT IS UNSUSTAINABLE. Study the Weimar Republic. Be a student of history. Because history DOES repeat itself. Don't think that you can continue to go about your daily lives in ignorant bliss with your head in the sand.
If you aren't sure what you believe, here are a few books that I've found helpful in understanding where we've come from and the dangers of where we might be going:
Common Sense by Glenn Beck.
The Five Thousand Year Leap: A Miracle That Changed The World by W. Cleon Skousen
The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression by Amity Schlaes
American Progressivism: A Reader by Ronald J. Pestritto
Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg
If you aren't sure where to start, I'd recommend starting with The 5,000 Year Leap. Skousen draws heavily from original source materials to show how and why our system was founded.
And I don't want to hear any of this, "But I'm not smart enough to read this stuff." or "History is boring." or "I'm just gonna let the people who know these things take care of the decision-making." It is absolutely vital that we pay attention!
In the words of John Adams in his Dissertation on Canon and Feudal Law in 1765, "Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge; I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers. "
So go read, go study, go listen and God speed.
And God Bless America.