I have created this blog because I am concerned with the way that our country is being governed. I am a 9th generation AMERICAN. My ancestors came here for the opportunities that this great country offered. To practice freedom of religion and free speech, to truly realize their personal potential through their own hard work and efforts, and not to be dictated to or kept in their place by an elite ruling class.
Since 1747 our family has prospered and flourished, each generation more successful than the last, passing on our love of this country and a solid “German” work ethic to our children and grandchildren.
We do not expect government handouts, nor do we expect the government to take care of us from cradle to grave. That is not America. The founding fathers wrote the Constitution to assure that America remained a Constitutional Republic:
"It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." – Daniel Webster
“In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” – Thomas Jefferson
Once again it is time to remind ourselves of our Founding Fathers and what they wrote in the Declaration of Independence:
“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.” … 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.”
We must stand strong and peaceful, for we cannot allow this country to fail. We are the “shining city on the hill”, as President Ronald Reagan said. Our beacon must burn strong, for the hope of all mankind.
I will be posting my musings, evaluations and comments of what I see happening in this country and around the world at least weekly, more often if I see fit.
I welcome comments and additions to this blog, for the education and enlightenment of us all.
So instead of MoveOn.org, it is time for them to MoveOverDotCom!