|Painting by Jon McNaughton. McNaughtonArt.com|
There is no excuse for dishonesty, corruptness, and poor behavior by members of Congress and the White House.
If an ever increasing weakening economy, dependency of foreign oil (when there is more than 60% of untapped reserves in our backyard), high employment rate, govt schools turning out uneducated children, and our freedoms rapidly falling by the wayside, under reported by the media who are in the pocket of the White House, isn't enough to wake you up, then when you find yourself enslaved to the government, you will have no one to blame but yourself.
If a family member or close friend is threatened, I become a lion;I feel a personal sense of violation. If my country is threatened, my patriotism soars and my blood boils. We are all in jeopardy here. The Obama administration is fostering chaos and anger - turning blacks against whites, success against failure, women against man.
Instead of empowering people through freedom and opportunity, Obama is over regulating and enslaving people, promising them welfare and safety - giving birth to entitlement: a "me" mentality that feeds on blame, complaint and grievance. It couples discontent with the life you have and the life you feel you are somehow "owed." This combination traps people into relying on the government - you can't find any sort of happiness or inner peace. Instead of our current dissolution and chaos, we must reunite and roar like the lion we are, the father/mother/brother/sister who is reacting to a wrong done to a family member - because we are all in this together.
Action is crucial. Do not be afraid to be the lion - for if you are not the lion, then you are the sheep. Lions eat sheep. You need to draw a line in the sand and take a stand. To take a stand is not being the bad guy. It is quite the opposite, it is to be lauded; taking a stand with very clearly defined consequences is being responsible. We need to do more than simply reacting, we need to be pro-active and pre-emptive.
We must wake from our political sleep, erase our apathy and above all, we must revisit the Constitution and hold not just Obama, but all elected Congress men and women to abide by the Constitution.
We are Americans - varied and mixed cultures, peoples with differing origins, of diverse religious affiliations; We must refuse to listen and participate with those who seek to turn one group against another by bringing up injustice that occurred, was then realized, and then overcome. If we allow Obama, or the Government, to make us feel one group is better than another, we are falling into their trap of anger and victimization.
Leave your sheep out in the pasture and welcome to the den of freedom, liberty and opportunity. This is your wake up call, America. Join the lions who realize that a government that promises a safety net is in reality, entrapping you in a web of dependency; where you become a slave to the government.
We didn't accept slavery then, and we've come too far to accept it now.
"Once we roared like lions for liberty; now we bleat like sheep for security! The solution for America's problem is not in terms of big government, but it is in big men and women over whom nobody stands in control but God." ~ Norman Vincent Peale