August 6, 2014 Leave a comment
OPEN LETTER TO LAURA INGRAHAM AND ALL FELLOW PATRIOTS!
Dear Ms. Ingraham,
What this country needs to survive is not a focus on politics, elected officials or even the removal of a tyrannical President. What is needed is an informed electorate that understands and cherishes freedom! We need an informed citizenry that won’t abide politicians and special interest groups robbing them of their freedom, especially for a mere “30 pieces of silver”.
The fact that Barrack Obama was elected twice demonstrates the general lack of regard for freedom in our country. Our society, our culture has shifted, over the course of the past 100 years, from “Can do,” I’m responsible for my own life, to a dependent, what can the government do for me society.
If the citizens devalue their freedom (consciously or unconsciously) in exchange for security (actually a false sense) then we will continue to be represented by corrupt and ideologically driven individuals. The country will continue into ruin and tyranny regardless of which party is in charge.
I’m not suggesting that we ignore the current legislative, political and cultural battles. We must continue to fight for the principles that this country was founded on. But if the fight is only within the Beltway of Washington or even in the State and local governing bodies we will eventually lose this country. We’ll lose the battle and our freedom because we didn’t capture the interest of the dependency class, with those who look to the government first, those who believe in equal outcomes not equal opportunities.
It is highly unlikely that we will convert many if any of the ideologue on the Left. They are too invested in applying their arrogance to obtain power. Barrack Obama and the other elected leftist ideologues have obtained their position of power because too many American’s have abdicated their responsibilities and their values in the vain hope that the Left will take care of them better than the Right. In fact they have come to believe that it is their “right” to have the government provide them with “free” healthcare, equal compensation, food, etc.
Our society hasn’t changed over night. Our tenuous hold on freedom is not the result of Obama’s “Hope and Change,” his tenure has been the icing on the cake. Our slide into slavery to the state started a long time ago. How has has this occurred? What forces have been at work since Woodrow Wilson, eroding our values, our understanding of the responsibilities associated with self-rule, and the value of freedom?
Certainly political programs such as the New Deal and the Great Society have had significant impacts on eroding our freedom by creating a dependency class. But the growth in the power of progressives could only happen if we let them. Whether though lack of interest, ignorance or passivity American’s surrendered their responsibilities and in the process we find ourselves in a time and place where the vision and personal sacrifices of the Founding Fathers have been squandered.
Constitutional Amendments and changes in the political balance of power will not avert the impending doom that we are faced with. What is necessary is a fundamental change in the thinking, education and belief structure of our fellow citizens. What is needed is to take the battle beyond the ballot box and into the homes, TV’s, movies, concerts, books, businesses, and schools. We need to win back the hearts and minds of America!
What We Need:
Television shows that are based on the principles that made this country great and unique. These shows must have the best writing, acting and production and they need to be aired on network TV. If we can’t get them aired then we need to create our own channel and promote it heavily. I know Sarah Palin just started her own channel, but I’m suggesting main stream, ported into the majority of homes in America! Why is this important, just watch a few shows and count the number of moral, ethical issues that are contrary to the values that made this country great.
Motion pictures are also necessary for the same reason as television shows. We live in the media age and it is through cinematic story telling that we can reach the hearts and minds of the people most effectively. Films such as “Fireproof” and “America” have been great and have done well but we need full scale, wide distribution, Academy award quality (Although we would never be nominated) productions that can present a viable and realistic alternative to tyranny. When I can’t even take my grandkids to “How to Train Your Dragon 2” because the film-makers thought it necessary to include a homosexual character, you realize that we are in dark and troubling times.
Education of our youth needs to be attacked hard to counteract the century-long progressive assault. Text books, teaching curriculums, and alternative delivery systems (internet based, homeschooling etc) need to be created and pushed to the parents of our young citizens. Dennis Prager for example, has developed “Prager University” to provide resources to educate America. This is a great and valuable resource, one that needs to be expanded and prompted to all American’s.
We need to apply these same strategies to all forms of communication and entertainment so that we provide to the people the information for them to be able to make informed decisions, for them to understand what’s at stake, to understand the consequences for letting government rule our lives.
This is the hard part. I personally feel frustrated because if I won the Lottery I’d go out tomorrow and start building these freedom enterprises, but that is highly unlikely. Even if I did win we’d still need a coalition of prominent American’s to come together with shared vision, resources and connections to create a seismic shift in the balance of power – from the government to the people.
Contrary to your book, “Shut-up and Sing,” our “Hollywood” brethren need to shout from the rooftops the message and the value of freedom so that “Power to the People,” can be restored.