April 24, 2013
By Tammy Derouin
I had a moment of hope this past week. Maybe, just maybe all wasn’t lost. Last week the crowd stood for the national anthem in Boston. The Boston Bruins were about to play their first game at home since the bombing. Rene Rancort began to sing the national anthem just as he has done for many years. As the crowd joined in, he bowed out and the result was moving. It sent chills up my spine and tears down my cheek. I so desperately want to believe that America can save itself from the tragic, suicidal path we have willingly chosen to travel.
This was a true display of American pride. Pride comes from learning and understanding who you are and what you’ve accomplished. America is great because Americans are good, decent people. Americans are the first to respond to a tragedy. We don’t need the government to tell us what to do. When tragedy finds its way to our door, we have always come together to help and support those in need. Unfortunately, tragedy of today means that Americans have become the target on home soil. Tragically, our own President has made us vulnerable because he’s not fulfilling the oath of office as President of the United States. “…and to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Where’s Congress? If this is to the best of his ability maybe he is incompetent. If it’s not incompetence, where’s Congress?
The video of the crowd at The Garden was uplifting. I want to have hope, I want to believe we can turn this around. As Americans we celebrate American pride, but it’s for an America that no longer exists. We want to believe that we are indestructible, that we could never lose our way of life. We have enjoyed freedoms unknown to the rest of the world. Freedom is the exception in the history of the world. We are, or have been an exceptional nation because we have lived free.
The Declaration of Independence states why we are exceptional. Our Constitution with the Bill of Rights, states how we remain exceptional. Our President has called our Constitution a charter of negative liberties. He feels it’s the government’s responsibility to provide for the people. It’s a way to achieve the results he desires. Obama may not have started us down this path of destruction but he knows and understands what he’s doing. Why else would he seem so unconcerned with the economic disaster that is headed our way? I feel our President is unconcerned because he is genuinely waiting for America to collapse.
The radicals of yesterday have disguised themselves well and have emerged as professors and professionals. Cloward and Piven were radical left-wing professors at Columbia University. They wanted to destroy our system of government and destroy capitalism. They decided to attack their own country from within. They taught that overwhelming the system would destroy the American economy, which would ultimately destroy the American way of life. How do you overwhelm the system? You create an endless amount of entitlements while you run up the debt. Taxation increases for everyone but the rich become the enemy. America is struggling with these matters, yet our president shows no concern. America will be devastated by an economic collapse. Americans will beg the government for help. The transformation from the land of the free to the land of servitude has already begun. Socialism is social justice as determined by the elite. The elites make the rules, they just don’t have to follow them. How many times does this have to happen in history? How many signs do Americans need before they realize that we are becoming the rule of history? Our status of being exceptional is also becoming history.
Obama attended Columbia. In his autobiography he admits he attended Socialist Party meetings. Entitlements have increased dramatically and so has the debt under his presidency. He called Bush reckless for a $4 trillion debt over 8 years. Obama added $6 trillion in his first four years in office. He promised to cut the debt in half.
Obama is dismantling our Constitution. Our privacy is under attack be it in person or electronically. Regulations are added at lightning speed. Everyone could easily be guilty of something. Miranda rights don’t need to be read if you are believed to be a threat to public safety. Who decides that? You can then be held indefinitely without being accused. Drone strikes on Americans are not exactly being ruled out, but not exactly being denied either. We, as Americans have rights. If we allow the government to decide when, where or to whom our rights apply, we are lost.
“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is Liberty.”