Friday, November 7, 2008

Complacency vs. Freedom - It's Time to Choose

"Our great Constitution has been beaten and torn until now it hangs by a single thread, and that thread is our franchise to vote." (Ezra Taft Benson, 1976, Freeman Institute, Provo, Utah)

On November 4, Californians voted on Proposition 8, which is a California State ballot proposition that would amend the state Constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The majority of the residents of California voted to pass it. Three lawsuits have been filed on behalf of the several anti Prop 8 groups to nullify the vote. Whether you were for the proposition or against it, the people voted and passed it. If the courts throw out the people’s vote, our constitutional rights are gone. This will set a precedent for other states to do the same thing. We will no longer be a government of the people and for the people. This country is already on the fast track to socialism, and the courts interfering with the rights of the people’s voice will hasten our country’s descent. As we’ve said before, Heaven help us.

It is past time for “we the people” to stand up and fight. We posted yesterday the names of the members of Congress who will come up for reelection in 2010. It is imperative that we do our homework and exercise our “franchise to vote” to ensure that our elected officials will lead this country out of the quagmire into which we are headed.

For those who think that all is well, shame on you for not understanding the Constitution and shame on you for not knowing why the founding fathers wrote it the way they did. Your ignorance will be your downfall—don’t take the rest of us down with you.

A quote that resulted from World War II is also significant for our time:

"First they came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up.” ~ Martin Niemoeller, Lutheran church leader who opposed the Nazis


We will be out of town for an extended weekend and will not have Internet access. We'll post again on Tuesday.

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