I recently discovered that I still carry a torch for Lady Liberty. I thought those old feelings of devotion died a long time ago. Then, suddenly, I find myself passionately opposed to those I believe are actively seeking her destruction. Who knew?
I’m not talking about Islamic extremists or the criminals slipping over our borders. Those are external dangers and relatively easier to deal with than the danger living amongst us. I’m talking about the political and cultural quislings passing themselves off as Americans. Those solid citizens whose career goal is to “get on a check” and the congressional and community leaders that inspire such lofty aspirations. It’s more than a little hypocritical to cry “oppression” while one signs on as a slave of the welfare system. This is not a knock on those who need a hand up. It’s a knock on those wanting a handout and the politicians who make a rich living seeing it is supplied.
I’m talking about those who drop mom off at the local hospital when she gets to be too much trouble. I’m talking about farms, banks, manufacturers and ordinary citizens living on government subsidies. I’m talking about a society that thinks there is nothing wrong with two years of unemployment payments and columns of Help Wanted ads living side by side. I’m talking about companies too big to fail and home buyers too politically popular to pay for their own poor choices.
Our country is bleeding red ink. We are told the only solutions are higher taxes and more debt. Are y’all kidding me? Experience hard-earned and sadly won, says differently. Take it from me, Uncle Sam was nowhere to be found when I was drowning. We weren’t better swimmers back in the day. We relied on family, friends, and faith to try and stay afloat. We went under a few times, but we survived. Is it too much to ask our fellow citizens and governmental leaders to learn to do the same?
The Russians haven’t corrupted our politics. They never had a chance. We did it to ourselves.
“For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.”