WAKE FOREST, N.C., October 20, 2013 — The media have treated the fight between House Republicans and President Obama as a game, but it is not. It is part of a struggle to see whether the Constitution survives as the law of the land. It is a fight for America.
It is a source of disbelief to see the many freedoms and liberties we once knew in America abused and violated right before our eyes. We’ve learned that the NSA spies on domestic communications including our phone calls and email. We were treated to deceptive politics to force the oxymoronic Affordable Health Care Act down our throats, and every day seems to uncover new disasters embedded in the 2,000 pages of the law and the 30,000 pages of federal regulations that will enforce it. The unelected Federal Reserve has taken us down a path of unlimited money creation that threatens to crash our currency, threatening our savings and economic future.
In every case we see new expansion of government power and further erosion of our constitutional rights.
Our house is on fire; we must make saving this great Republic a top priority above entertainment, sports and recreation. It will take nothing less than an intentional and concerted effort at the grassroots to turn the tide.
Although the prospects are not encouraging, we must remember the patriots who sacrificed and fought against seemingly insurmountable odds in the founding of this great nation. We, their posterity, must take up the mantle of leadership and give it our all to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
We can do this by putting effective and responsible leadership in local offices ― city councils, school boards, state legislatures, county courts, and especially as officers in our local political parties. Beyond that, be proactive in vetting candidates in the primaries for congressional races. Find candidates who have integrity and requisite skills for the position, then do what you can to help get them elected.
Along with our efforts to help elect responsible leaders into office, we should stop giving money to the national political parties until they show that they are serious about supporting candidates we trust. In the interim, consider sending financial support to political grassroots organizations that listen to and are responsive to “We the People.”
“It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment,” said Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his “I have a dream” speech.
The outlook for restoring our great Republic may look bleak. But reflect on what can be done, and lock arms with others who are likeminded and take action.
“Son, always remember the last four letters in the word American.” (Leona Randall, my mother)
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