04 July 2005

4 July 2005

Every one of the usual suspects has a post up today and they all start the same way "I was going to post something about the Founding Fathers and the freedoms we enjoy....." Indeed, my plan was to do the same.

The Founding Fathers would absolutely puke if they saw the state of affairs in this great nation today. Not just the now-ingrained pork and largess; just look at the headlines of the past six weeks or so, can you imagine what Jefferson or Madison would say after reading day in and day out about the erosion of the precious freedom they fought so hard to achieve?
I could go on ad nauseaum, listing chapter and verse of the collapse of freedom; you know the words, feel free to sing along. (It may be one of the few freedoms you still have)
The really troubling thing is that 48% of the population sees all this going on and thinks it's just ducky. Think about it: roughly half the population thinks the Second Amendment means the National Guard (organized militia) and that so called assualt weapons should be banned. Half the people you know can rationalize the twisted logic of the Kelo decision and think it's OK. The person ahead of you in queue at the liquor store believes the Constitution should be amended to ban political speach. The guy in the next booth at the diner thinks that having a national ID card is a great idea.
It all just makes me ache.
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." Ronald W. Reagan
I fear having to describe what is was like to be free to my children. Not generations to come, somewhere down the line, but the next generation. Our children.
Our. Children.
Not. Free.
Chew on that for a bit. Chew on it hard.
Go read the words of a couple of good men; immigrants to our Country, men who have seen what we are becoming and are dismayed at the prospect. I dare say that these two know more about our Constitution and what it means than half of the recent college graduates with degrees in political science.
Misha picks up where Kim leaves off. Read them both.


At 15 July, 2005 20:49, Blogger Insolublog said...

I feel your pain brother. The Constitution hasn't seen this wave of ignorance since God knows when.


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