The Second Emancipation
February 10, 2012 1 Comment
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” Abraham Lincoln
Over the course of the past year I’ve written several articles related to what it means to be a father, to be a man. I’ve explored the influences on our character, the need for mentorship and blessings and that we have a responsibility to step up and lead our families. Well, the time is now for authentic men and women to rise up and reclaim America, or risk losing our liberty, forever. Our liberty and freedom are under assault, not by force of arms although that may follow if the tide isn’t turned; but instead by legislation, regulations and the systematic erosion of morality and values.
The daily headlines tell the story:
- The Obama Administrations’ attack on the conscience clause and the Constitution by requiring religious based organizations to offer contraceptive and reproductive treatment and services within their healthcare insurance programs.
- Planned Parenthood’s blackmailing of the Susan G. Komen For The Cure Foundation because the Foundation initially dropped Planned Parenthood from their grant list.
- The holiest of holy Liberal values, class warfare.
And these are only the attacks that have surfaced this past week! Throw in mandated healthcare, the “Dream Act” for illegal aliens and the 9th District’s determination that California’s ban on same sex marriage is un-Constitutional and the path to tyranny and the lose of our liberty becomes clear. You know when a Supreme Court Justice tells other countries to ignore the U.S. Constitution as a model we are in deep trouble.
I find it difficult to understand how educated, intelligent and creative people can support the entitlement policies of the Obama administration that have led to increased dependency on the Federal government in a way that enslaves over half our citizens. I’ve stood shoulder to shoulder with men teaching other men how to take responsibility for their lives, to be authentic, and to live purpose driven lives of integrity yet many of these same men strongly support Obama, even though his policies rob the citizens of their responsibility and freedom! It’s my opinion that it’s hypocritical to help a person embrace responsibility for their life and actions and then tell them what light bulb they must use; what car they must drive; what health insurance they must purchase; or their religious beliefs are irrelevant when it comes to reproductive control.
Is it right and fair for the Federal Government to demand that health care policies provide for contraceptives and other reproductive services, including abortions,even though these services conflict with my religious views? Under what authority does the Federal Government have the right to require me to purchased anything? Do you see how dangerous this policy is? Once the Government has this power where does that power end?
As I write this, Obama is trying to back off the point by saying that if you are a faith-based organization you will be exempted from the requirement! What the…? What about my faith, my beliefs? The government does not have the right to prescribe this coverage in the first place so exemptions are not necessary because the requirement is unconstitutional!
Obama and his supporters foment “Class Warfare” by proclaiming immoral the extreme disparity between the rich and the poor. The Liberals use this disparity to argue for more funds to spend on more programs to assist the least among us. And regardless of the billions spent on welfare we still have people in this country that are poor and have less than others. The issue isn’t that one percent have the majority of the wealth and therefore the 99% are poor? The true issue is that we are not teaching our brothers and sisters how to take care of their lives, how to cultivate their God-given gifts to support themselves and their families.
The people who support big government programs will scream, “Where’s your compassion?” And I say government hand outs are not compassionate. If you are concerned about someone and their plight then step up and go help them. Gather like minded friends and make a true difference in that persons life as well as your own. If you think wealth should be equalized then find a group of people who have less than you, combine your resources and divide them equally. Be accountable.
Taking from the rich and giving to the less fortunate is immoral! Creating entitlement systems and programs that enslave the less fortunate is immoral! Empowering the Federal Government to control our lives is immoral!
Government programs have not and will not improve the lives of the citizens. Prosperity, freedom, liberty and mentoring will.
Government programs have enslaved 50% of the population. Continuing to support the growth of government will enslave us all!
In 1863, at a pivotal point in our Nation’s history, President Lincoln issued the “Emancipation Proclamation” setting in motion the events that would eventually lead to freeing of slaves in America. We are once more faced with a challenge that requires no less than a Second Emancipation Proclamation – an emancipation from the tyranny of an overreaching government!
The Second Emancipation will occur the minute we stop looking to the government to effect change in the lives of people and step up and take action ourselves! The moment we take responsibility for the quality of life within the society then we will be back on the Founder’s road to liberty and freedom! Imagine the good that could be achieved if you, personally, reached out a helping hand to someone less fortunate, as opposed to a government hand out.
Let the emancipation begin. Drive out the big government, entitlement obsessed career politicians, of either party; Dismantle all departments and agencies that are not supported by the Constitution; Replace the current progressive tax system with one that is fair for all; and Restore fiscal responsibility.
Let’s celebrate and empower each other! Let’s stand up for FREEDOM!
“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”
Dr. Martin Luther King
WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
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.