A post from my friend about upholding freedom

I want to say thank you for allowing me to voice what is hugely concerning me. If, after reading the facts I am presenting,  anyone has different facts… please speak up.
History is unfolding… and its doesn’t look good for our nation if we don’t realize that “give away for nothing” policies or reducing our personal freedoms are ruining this Great Nation… and it is happening under the illusion of “what is best for our safety”.
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ― Benjamin FranklinMemoirs of the life & writings of Benjamin Franklin
I just pray that WE THE PEOPLE can set aside our minuscule differences and stop burying this upcoming election in “details” that don’t matter in the greater scheme of what is really important… “losing” our personal freedoms to an administration that feels it can override the people’s will and side step congress and the senate through executive orders, just because our president feels it is “best”.  It is not his right nor his job under the foundation of the freedoms established in our constitution!
Should our government protect its people by governing unscrupulous corporations, or control price savagers YES it is their purpose? Should our government keep a check on companies so they do not grow into monopolies or should our government protect its shores from invasion… yes… absolutely… this is equally their purpose.
Yet, it is NOT the government’s purpose to make choices for how you or I should live our lives or “force” us to “take care of” irresponsible individuals or those that illegally entered this country and don’t contribute to our economy and instead continue to weaken it by “taking” instead of giving back to the nation that is supporting them to be free of oppression.
The biggest fact starring us in the face is that Obama has repeatedly “overrode” the will of the “majority” of the people of the United States, the senate and congress under his executive orders. Orders he forced into law that expects its US citizens to support those illegally in this country or those who have learned to use the “system”… “repeatedly” to live their lives as they teach their children to do… through different welfare handouts. This in my mind weakens its people. It does not encourage them to use their God given gifts to expand their well being, and the well being of their children to improve their lives and to contribute to the greater good.
It is the government’s job to protect our US Constitution which was established to provide WE THE PEOPLE an environment to create opportunities for the pursuit of happiness and long-term prosperity. It is not the government’s job “to be” responsible for those that aren’t responsible for themselves and their choices, or… then make others who are responsible take care of them… that is Marxism… NOT freedom of choice… freedom of choice is what our Constitution ensures.  Removing any personal freedom of choice… we then loose our individual rights in the pursuit of happiness.  Happiness and freedom breeds true prosperity.
When you look with a magnifying glass at the truth of where our country is today we all should know by now that Obama “won’t” and “can’t” rebuild this nation into being great again… how can I say that so boldly… first and foremost because he has not lived up to his word, and what his 2008 platform was built on.  Actions speak louder than words.
His platform in 2008 was built on reversing the USA PATRIOT ACT… when he had the opportunity to reverse it, as he promised, he didn’t.  Obama, through his “give away for nothing” policies has our nation trillions of dollars in debt with his “HAND OUT” spending and it’s not ending. This is the opposite of what he promised.
The biggest concern we should ALL have about Obama is he doesn’t uphold our Constitution; he has weakened it because he has been sidestepping Congress through his “We Can’t Wait” initiative, a series of executive actions that “Obama claims” benefit the middle class through infrastructure projects and economic policy changes. He also skirted Senate approval when he appointed nominees to the National Labor Relations Board and to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The appointments were unprecedented because he made them when the Senate was technically “not” in recess.
Obama has changed federal policies on immigration and welfare and appointed officials “without” congressional approval. This frightens me because we have a system that built this nation into being a world leader that is continuing to be erased by sidestepping our foundation for greatness… the US Constitution. ENOUGH!
Let us remain diligent on how we relate to our government. We must insist on an “open” government instead of being brainwashed into the “government knows best” mentality that is eroding this nation.
The importance of speaking up and taking action is realizing it is time the American people hold our government accountable for upholding our Constitution… it starts with our vote… every vote either ensures our freedoms… or allows them to go by the away side because WE THE PEOPLE did not take a stand. Let us also remember that our responsibility doesn’t end with a vote… it continues by holding our elected officials accountable. Then and only then will the current erosion of liberty and prosperity turn around.
I don’t blame Obama how could he truly know how to lead when he was void of and leadership experience. I quote: “Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon, the result of a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages. How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world’s largest economy, direct the world’s most powerful military, execute the world’s most consequential job?
Imagine a future historian examining Obama’s pre-presidential life: ushered into and through the Ivy League despite unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a “community organizer”; a brief career as a state legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact nearly devoid of “his attention”, so often did he vote “present”); and finally an unaccomplished single term in the United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to his presidential ambitions.
He left no academic legacy in academia, authored no signature legislation as a legislator. And then there is the matter of his troubling associations: the white-hating, America-loathing preacher who for decades served as Obama’s “spiritual mentor”; a real-life, actual terrorist who served as Obama’s colleague and political sponsor. It is easy to imagine a future historian looking at it all and asking: how on Earth was such a man elected president?
Not content to wait for history, the incomparable Norman Podhoretz addressed the question in the Wall Street Journal: To be sure, no white candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers, would have lasted a single day. But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of liberal Dom to have hung out with protesters against various American injustices, even if they were a bit extreme, he was given a pass. Let that sink in: Obama was given a pass – held to a lower standard – because of the color of his skin.” Matt Patterson (columnist – Washington Post, New York Post, San Francisco Examiner, ”American Thinker”)
When I look at our president I do not see color or creed I see incompetence and an arrogance unfitting the leader of this nation. The last debate recorded such where a nation and the watchful eyes of the world viewed the same. My eyes were teared with sadness.  It is NOT too late!
WE THE PEOPLE have to look beyond the political nonsense that we are being continually blasted with. Nonsense that buries us in confusing legislation which requires the IQ of a genius to understand its counteractions. We can defend to the hilt the different policies the Democratic or Republican Parties spout yet, what is really frightening is… what has been “forced into law” through Obama’s policies. Policies that are simply warmed-over Marxism… the kind of policies that has failed over and over again in other countries for 100 of years. Let’s not follow in the footsteps of other countries that have made the same mistakes of erosion through “give away” polices. Let us learn from history and reverse this course of “giveaway for nothing” madness.
Let us stay focused on the real issue. 
DEFENDING OUR CONSTITUTION and our right to freedom of choice!  
We must stop our president… or any future president from overriding through executive orders the foundation this country was built on by standing up and being FOR our constitutional rights… freedom of choice!
Let’s not bury our heads in the endless debate of defending a certain political party. Let’s realize that this IS NOT ABOUT Democrat verses Republican or the reverse, it’s about retaining our freedoms by NOT giving them away for the illusion of a safely that does not exist when “freedom of choice” becomes the price.
The bottom line to what is occurring is “how” we are weakening our Constitution by allowing our government to take “care of us” when that is what our constitutional right ensures… liberty… by allowing each individual the “responsibility” to choose and be responsible for how we should live our lives and pursue happiness.  Yet, this is EACH INDIVIDUAL’S RESPONSIBILITY…  NOT OUR GOVERNMENT!
It is time for us to be responsible for the kind of government we want, one of freedom of choice or one that takes aways our freedoms.
Quite openly, I am not 100% for Mitt Romney… I do not agree with his point of view on women’s rights to NOT choose what is only between them and God… individual beliefs should remain separate from government.  This is the freedom our Constitution ensures.
However, at this stage of the game Romney is our only other choice… at least give him the opportunity to turn things around… because Obama’s path is full speed ahead on giving us more of what has already weaken this great nation and we already KNOW HE WON”T uphold our constitutional rights… his record proves it!
Our founding fathers had it right over 200 years ago.
“The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.” ― Thomas Jefferson
Stand up… vote for freedom! Vote Romney.
This says quite a bit..  I’ll followup more on the importance of the spirit of the constitution….. it provides the power of choice!

Culture Crisis? – Removing Choice from Ourselves.

The whole concept about keeping the Constitution is about keeping choice.  Choice is important because it allows us to grow and expand who we are and what we can do.  Choice works both ways however.  It’s a matter of having the ability to choose what you want, but it is also the ability to experience your choices.  Without the ability to experience your choices, you will not be able to learn the effect of what your choices have on your reality, and therefore you will not have the ability to make different choices to change your reality.

Where is this topic coming from?  It is coming from an email I received from a friend that talked about a doctor treating a medicaid patient who smoked over a pack a day and was dressed in the latest fashion and had a cell phone and lots of expensive tattoos, and calling it a culture crisis.  Now because of the new health care law, this person’s health care is being paid by others through their tax dollars, as she is on medicaid.  The situation does not really allow this woman to experience the results of her choices, because she doesn’t have the opportunty to experinece the results of how she spends her money she will never learn the ability to choose anything better that allows her true freedom and not having to be dependent upon the Government.

This is one reason why we need to stop the momentum of Government to take care of people without creating a method of exchange in some way shape of form, like meeting certain criterial (work training, community service, etc.)  The culture crisis the doctor has talked about is actually beyond those receiving welfare.  I have observed many more young people today than during my time as a young adult having an expectation of receiving without having to do anything for it, or putting in the work to receive it.  I saw an episode of a reality show where a young woman from a very well off family, taking an internship and wanting to get paid more money for what she was doing.  Now this woman consistently showed up late for work and missed several days of work on top of that.  The work ethic was not there, yet she wanted the rewards.  It is becoming endemic in our society, so it is even more important to focus on allowing people to be responsible for their choices so they can break the habit of dependence and truly empower themselves.

One of the reasons I voted for Obama in 2008 was because he said that everyone needs to be responsible for themselves, however, I didn’t look below the surface because I was so not wanting more of the Bush policy (which took away a lot of our civil liberties) at the time and so I didn’t see that it wasn’t really his intention to empower people because his policies have moved people to become more dependent on the Government.  This is why I am going to vote for Romney in this election.  There are views of Romney’s that I don’t agree with however because of the situation this country is moving into, it is imperative to take action that halts the momentum of government dependency.  It is the difference between jumping out of a plane without an parachute and jumping out of the plane with a parachute with holes in it.  If those are your only 2 choices, then you will take the parachute with holes in it because at least you have a fighting chance at survival.  And that is what we need in this country today.