All of us can feel indignant over a dominance that leads to the suffering of the everyday man. The attitude of so many rulers, whether they be royalty or elected, has shown, throughout history that that idea is not acceptable. Democracy was founded on the basis of equality for every man. The Constitution was created to insure this equality.
The Declaration of Independence states: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their Safety and Happiness.”
The preamble of the Constitution is this: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
The great Abraham Lincoln stated in his Gettysburg address: “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
Our currency states "In God we trust", yet that is no longer a valid statement. There is no longer just a wind of "anti-God" blowing...the wind has become a full blown, category 5 storm wreaking havoc throughout our land.
What is now occurring in our government defies the very principles on which our nation was founded. We seem to have come full circle back to a tyranny that says “I am boss! You bend or I break you.” Our freedoms are disappearing so rapidly that it leaves me in a state of shock. A government that was once, truly, of the people, by the people and for the people has disappeared into the dust of “executive order.”
What can possibly be the future for a people who have had its voice of freedom silenced by the arm of tyranny disguised in the robes of “democracy?” We have fallen into the same trap of generations past…He who has the money has the power…the power to get elected, the power to make laws to which the people must submit, but not the law makers themselves. I fear that indignation will push people to fall for further tyranny, such as communism, with the hopes of finally getting true equality.
Why has the nation come to such a state of being? Maybe because, in general, the people have been so brainwashed into the “ME-istic” mindset. Advertisers push the “I’m worth it!” attitude. Work has become secondary to accomplishment. By that I mean people work only to fulfill their own wants. They are not taught that being a great worker, doing an honest day’s work to the best of one’s ability, is a greater accomplishment than having a TV in every room, a car for every driver in the home and acquiring the latest video game or newest high tech equipment. Having a decent roof over one’s head, food on the table, clothes on one’s back…all earned by the sweat of one’s brow…well, that is no longer a reason for thankfulness. The "more is better" mindset has pretty much taken control!
What is the solution? I really don’t know, though I do have a sneaking suspicion. One thing I DO know…the Great Depression served as a leveler in the past. Maybe we need to get back to basics where we are truly satisfied when we have our NEEDS. Maybe we need to realize our WANTS are usually things that the money moguls have implanted in our minds to make them richer and us more subjugated to their control!
One thing for sure…we all need to be concerned, and we all need to pray sincerely for the scales to fall from the eyes of those blinded by today’s false glitter. A reality check is way overdue, and I think the bill collector is knocking on the door!