Keeping the Dream Alive
By: Patti Bankson
What makes the United States the best country in the world is our Constitution… that one-of-a-kind foundation that acknowledges our God-given freedoms and was created to provide us the opportunity to pursue life, liberty and happiness. Itâ€™s not a promise that government will take care of us. In fact, itâ€™s a promise that, beyond certain limited duties, government wonâ€™t interfere or block our pursuit.
America exists because people were willing to leave their homes and everything they had to make an arduous journey to a new and unknown place. They didnâ€™t know what theyâ€™d find when they arrived, except for one thing… the freedom to make their own destinies… freedom from an oppressive government.
The people who have attended Tea Parties… the people who filled the Washington Mall last week-end… are being looked at as part of a radical fringe group. Theyâ€™re being called nuts. Many in Congress, even the President himself, say, â€œI donâ€™t know who these people areâ€. And the liberal media canâ€™t be bothered to hear what they have to say.
The ruling class in Washington, D.C. has taken on the role of oppressive, repressive government… not government of the people, for the people and by the people, but government for some of the people… the people who agree with them, who buy their faulty, corrupt friends and programs, the people who donâ€™t care that theyâ€™re spending multiple generations into and beyond bankruptcy, just as long as they get their share of the booty. Why donâ€™t they just come out and declare themselves… theyâ€™re pirates and the only thing missing is the Skull and Crossbones flying above the Stars and Stripes.
Thereâ€™s much talk about whether President Obama knows that what heâ€™s doing doesnâ€™t make sense fiscally or socially… Well, I didnâ€™t vote for him, but for those of you who did, hereâ€™s the question to be answered: did you mean to vote for someone who canâ€™t add 2 + 2? Did you mean to vote for someone who wants to chop up the rich into lunch meat and serve them to the poor? Do you get that there arenâ€™t enough rich people to tax at even a half-way reasonable level to support his overly-ambitious programs? Do you get what that means? It means that when the rich have been taxed out of existence or out of this country, heâ€™ll be coming after you? If youâ€™re the middle class, that is. And that when the middle class has been taxed out of existence the only class left will be the â€œworking classâ€? The day that happens is the day the government will own you, body and soul. The day that happens youâ€™ll be looking back at the Tea Parties wishing youâ€™d been there. Thatâ€™s the bad news. The good news? Itâ€™s not too late… check out those Czarsâ€™ backgrounds and wacky ideas. Do the math on the bail-outs, clunkers and health plans. Check out that corrupt, nutty Acorn.
Weâ€™re still the only country that people flock to holding tight to their dreams of a good life for themselves and their families. You donâ€™t hear of people chasing â€œThe Russian… Iraq… Chinese Dreamâ€. Just the American Dream. You need to join the fight to prevent our American Dream from turning into our American Nightmare.
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