Saturday, July 04, 2009

No TV News For MeToday

The thought of watching Barack Obama pay tribute to the brave men who risked their lives 233 years ago to secure their freedom, and ours, from an oppressive, overbearing, and uncaring government is enough to make me ill.

The very concept of an independent populace, whether it be here at home, overseas in the Middle East, or in Central America, is ideological Kryptonite to people like him.

UPDATE: I should have included internet news sources as well.

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama sought to rally support for his domestic initiatives, while Sen. John McCain called for Americans to support Iranian election protesters. The one-time presidential rivals both cited the spirit of the nation's founders in their Fourth of July radio and Internet addresses.


"That is the spirit we are called to show once more," Obama said Saturday.

If you insist.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

How a person can salute our Founding Fathers and honor their revolutionary spirit, while at the same time pushing forward with the largest expansion of governmental power and control over the lives of The People is beyond sickening.

I can only hope the American people wake up and take a good, close look at this con artist and his current attempts to undermine everything to which our Founding Fathers dedicated their very existence.

Don't count on anyone within the beltway establishment to call him out on this, or to effect real change in Washington. The corrupt, big government-loving authoritarians that make up the bipartisan Congressional Back-Scratching Society aren't about to do anything to upset the rotten apple cart.

If we are to once again have a government of the People, by the People, and for the People. It's on us to make it happen.

Get involved.

Be ever vigilant.

Know the enemy.

Vote for liberty.