Title: What’s Wrong With America, and How Can We Fix It?
By: Guest Authors
By: Sean Melehan
The United States of America is undoubtedly the greatest country in the history of the world. However, it seems that many of us have abandoned the conservative principles upon which the foundations of this great country were laid. In the midst of a depression, we have endeavored to preserve economic prosperity for our country and ourselves. Yet in doing so we have made great sacrifices to liberty. Have we forgotten that a republic cannot survive if the people do not have liberty? Have we forgotten that without liberty there is despotism, and under despotism there is no prosperity? We have asked for benefits that we did not earn, nor have the means to fund. We must earn our prosperity. We are not entitled to it. We must remember that in exchange for these benefits our government acquires greater authority over us. Our future generations will suffer the consequences of these irresponsible actions. They will toil under the tyranny of an excessively powerful federal government in an endless effort to pay off our debts. They will scorn us for our fiscally irresponsible decisions. They will despise us for our un-American actions.
The principles of our founding fathers’ are being dismissed by a disproportionately left-wing media, an ever-growing mass of misinformed citizens, and by the administrations that they are placing in power. We must not let an unrestrained government implement socialist policies under the guise of “leveling the playing field” and “social justice”. In truth these policies are nothing more than an instrument used to further the power of the federal government. We can no longer sit idly by, waiting for the issues at hand to work out naturally. Americans have too often taken their liberties for granted. Liberty is woven into the very fabric of our lives, so much so that it is hard for us to imagine that it could be lost. Make no mistake, our freedom can be lost. And if we do not speak up, it will be. We must wake up! We must speak out!
“What can I do about all of this, I am just one person?” That is the question that burns in the hearts and minds of so many Americans today. Many of us feel helpless against such a powerful government. We feel as if we are powerless to influence the direction of the country. How could we feel any different? We have been taught to be submissive.
However, if we would take the time to study the founding documents, we would know what our founding fathers knew:
“….governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, ” – The Declaration Of Independence
The government derives its power from our consent. So the first thing that all citizens should do is to arm themselves with knowledge. Study the history of our country, and of our founding fathers. Study the history of the world, and be able to correlate between past civilizations and present day America. Next, we should contact our representatives
and senators. Do not be scared to voice your opposition to any policies that you do not agree with. It is your right to speak out against the government. Indeed, it is much more than your right, it is your duty. It is the duty of every American generation to protect their inalienable rights, and preserve the republic. For if we do not stand up against tyranny, we will deservedly lose freedom.
“Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.” -Aristotle
Our country is being over run by big government, it is up to us to stand up to tyrants.
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