This editorial was first published in the Winter 2012 Issue of “Exotic Magazine” a publication of the Exotic Wildlife Association (EWA), an organization whose goals are to promote conservation through commerce, support and propagate native and non-native wildlife, and defend private property rights. To become a member, please visit http://www.myewa.org.
I LOVE MY COUNTRY BUT FEAR MY GOVERNMENT
For those Americans that grew up in the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s, respect for the United States of America and what this great country had to offer was paramount. We said grace before each meal, prayer opened every Friday night football game, the pledge of allegiance was said every morning before classes began, it was ok to hold your girlfriends hand and to give her a valentines card, the school principal and most teachers could spank those students that were unruly without fear of being arrested or sued by some limp wristed parent, and you could actually compliment a female co-worker’s appearance without fear of having a sexual harassment suit filed against you.
My parents taught me to say yes sir and no sir, yes ma’am and no ma’am and if I had showed up at the dinner table with my hat on it would have been promptly swatted off my head. Show up at the dinner table without a shirt and you would have gone hungry that night. My mother, as were a lot of house wives in that day and time, the main disciplinarian. I can promise you that was ok with me and my two sisters. It was a lot better to have mom take care of the problem than to have dad resolve the situation. My dad had a belt that had his initials with a rose on each side hand tooled into the leather. This boy wore those insignias on the back of my leg more than once. What is even more amazing is that after all of that I loved my dad and mom very much and thought they were the best parents in the world. I also did not suffer permanent emotional damage and carry a gun to school and shoot all my friends as a result of their discipline.
Some may say “thank God those days are gone” but I for one miss my childhood. My parents taught me respect for others. They disciplined my two sisters and me when it was needed but gave us all the love we could have ever asked for. What happened to all that was good in this country? I believe it began with the tumultuous 60’s. I was a teenager and college student during this time and I witnessed, as many of you did, the breakdown in society. I watched as kids across this country lost their respect for adults and the whole American way of life. They questioned authority and used violence to show their contempt for the system. The whole “peace movement”, in my opinion was the beginning of the erosion of our way of life.
Those American heroes that came home from the Vietnam war were denigrated into villains, spat upon, called baby killers and all because they were sent to do a job that their country asked them to do and then as a reward turned its back and abandoned these heroes at a time when they desperately needed help.
I could go on and on but I think one thing is for certain, this whole movement of the 60’s has set the stage for where our country has gone today. The moral decay of our society began with the era of the drug culture and free love movement so prevalent during this decade. The breakdown of the family unit saw one out of every two marriages fail, rough economic times forced both parents to have to work, and the children learned new terms like “latch key” kids, custody arrangements, child support, spousal support and alimony. Kids who used to have the involvement of both parents were now left to fend for themselves after school and on weekends. The involvement of their parents depended on whose weekend it was to have them.
What happened to all these kids who were left on their own and who basically grew up learning social graces on their own? What happened to the radicals and malcontents of the 60’s that made the statement “I never met a person over 30 that could be trusted”? Well a lot of them are now in charge of making the rules and regulations that control the world in which we live. They have made shambles out of our once great society and turned it into something most of the older generation does not recognize. They are congressmen and women, professors at some of the top universities, bankers, lawyers and the business people that have absolutely turned this country upside down and are responsible for putting this country into the worst economical condition since the great depression.
Democracy and capitalism have become dirty words and the same people that were rioting against the American way of life in the 60’s are making this country into something that none of us will recognize in the next few years. Most of us don’t even recognize it now but rest assured you will see the total collapse of our democracy sooner rather than later if the silent majority does not stand up and say enough is enough.
Folks there has been a calculated plan over the last 50 years to end America as we know it. Those old enough to remember the Russian leader of the 50’s and early 60’s, Nikita Khrushchev, may also remember his statement that “America will fall and there will never be a shot fired”. What he predicted 60-70 years ago is now coming to fruition.
Those that think I am totally off course when I tell you that where we are and where we are headed is part of a bigger plan need to wake up and take a look around. I am sick of hearing about Barack Hussein Obama being a young, inexperienced Senator who had a great vision for America but because of his lack of experience has set flawed policies in motion.
Make no mistake; this young, black, former Senator from Chicago, Illinois is a cold, calculating, brilliant man who knows exactly what he is doing. From his association with the illustrious Reverend Wright and the dissonant American terrorist, Bill Ayers, to the radical, left winged individuals that make up his administration and his judiciary appointments, Obama has a plan of total destruction of the last of the capitalistic societies.
Obama believes in Marxist Socialism. This is basically the belief or political theory in the state or government ownership of industry, productive capital, and all natural resources. He views capitalism as oppressive. Capitalism is class warfare at its best. It is a struggle between the non-owning workers and the non-working owners. Socialism gradually replaces capitalism by gaining the minds and hearts of the people.
The plan of this man and his administration is Machiavellian in nature; to turn the United States into a socialist/Marxist state with the majority of people totally dependant on the government for their very existence. Once this is achieved they can always be counted on to vote for more and more government.
Take a look at what this man has done in his brief three years in office. He is following the playbook toward socializing America page by radical page. First you overwhelm the system with government spending and more and more entitlements. If this sounds familiar look at where the debt in this country was and look where it is in Obama’s time in office. Fifteen trillion dollars is totally unsustainable and this man is asking Congress to keep spending with absolutely no way to pay for it.
Unemployment in the private sector is being sustained at or near 9 ½ % with no relief in sight. He could care less because again this is part of the big plan. Government jobs have increased under his command by 98,000 federal employees. The adoption of Universal Health Care is again part of the plan. Obama could care less whether you have health care or not but what he does care about is the unionization of millions of hospitals and health care workers. The fact that this system will bankrupt this country again is part of this left-winged plan. What it will do is make literally millions of people more reliant on the federal government for their very existence. When they are totally dependant on the government they are going to continue to vote for a bigger government.
Think just a minute about illegal immigration. With the resources the United States has all illegal movement across our borders could be stopped in a day’s time but that is not Obama’s plan. This is why his administration has fought so hard to stop the states from enforcing the illegal immigration laws. The twelve million illegal immigrants that are in this country will be given free health care under Obama’s plan plus a multitude of other entitlements that will further bankrupt this country. This will ensure the Democratic Party twelve million more voters that will in turn vote for bigger government.
Look around the country at individual states that are taking stands against Obama’s federal mandates. In Arizona Obama’s Department of Justice filed suit against the state for its strong stance against illegal immigration, Wisconsin newly elected Governor, Scott Walker, is in a fight for his gubernatorial seat because of his toppling of the teacher’s union and instituting the right to work law in that state. In Ohio, Governor John Kasich is in a tough fight with Public Employee Unions. In South Carolina Boeing wanted to build a new plant but abandoned the idea after a tremendous fight with the workers unions. Who do you suppose supported the unions in all these battles? You guessed it, our illustrious Commander and Thief.
Why do you think the bailout of GM and Chrysler was imperative? It had absolutely nothing to do with saving the auto industry but had everything to do with saving the auto worker’s unions who in return contributed millions to Obama’s war chest.
The Obama administration is the most morally corrupt and positively the worst Presidential administration to ever inhabit the White House. No one can figure out why this man is either playing basketball, golf, or vacationing while the country continues to go more and more into the toilet. Hopefully the American people with put an end to this lunacy next November; I can promise you four more years of this administration and this country that we love will be gone forever.
Just like you, I love this country and still believe it is the greatest nation in the world. It makes me sad to see what has and is happening to this great country and the shambles that this presidential administration has made of it. Our freedoms are deteriorating day by day. Nothing makes me angrier than to hear someone tell me they don’t get involved in politics and are tired of listening to the news because of all the negativity. These same people don’t know who their elected officials are nor do they care about what is happening in the world. These people are totally disengaged and if it doesn’t directly and immediately affect them they could care less.
The “one day” that we all talk about is here. I want my children and their children to grow up the way I did with respect for their country and the people in it. I am truly afraid this will never happen because although I love my country I completely fear my government.
This editorial is the opinion of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the EWA board of directors or its staff. All comments are welcomed and will be printed in the EWA publication “Exotic Wildlife”.