Words from the founding fathers – 5.27.10
Posted: Friday, May 28, 2010 3:42 pm
By: Nathan Castleman, Guest Columnist
“The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors. They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.” – Samuel Adams
Our liberties and freedoms are under attack and it is our duty to defend them. How do we defend them unless we are armed with facts, and true facts at that? How do we get them and from where?
If you listened to the President in a recent commencement speech, “… information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation.” As for me, I’d rather get my own information from sources I research and trust.
So far, our liberties and freedoms have not been taken by violence, unless you consider ramming a health care bill down our throats violent. But what about them being cheated out of us by false and designing men?
First of all the word artifice means a deceptive maneuver, ingenious, or elaborate trick. (http://www.definitions.net/definition/trick) Felt tricked lately? Do the words “global warming” ring a bell? How about tricked by things that were “not in the health care bill,” but we’re finding out are in the bill? Remember “no rationing of care.”
Dr. Donald Berwick, President Obama’s nominee for the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said on June 2009, “The decision is not whether or not we will ration care, the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open.” (http://wonkroom.thinkprogress.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/042010_Rationing-Eyes-Wide-Open.pdf)
What about “false and designing men”? I’m not even going to mention the obvious ones in Congress and the White House.
How about Andrew Stern who visited the White House 21 times between Inauguration Day and July 31?
What was he doing there so much? Until recently. he was the president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
“The stimulus bill was a top priority for SEIU. The creation of a government-run insurance plan is an especially important priority for the SEIU. SEIU has been successful at getting most of its priorities included in the health-care bill.” (http://nrd.nationalreview.com/article/Q1MzU2ZDA4NGZhNzJlNGU2MTE)
Then there was Van Jones who was the Green Jobs Czar. He was present during the Rodney King trial and riots in April 1992. He wound up in jail through the riots and then came to these realizations, “I met all these young radical people of color – I mean really radical, communists and anarchists. And it was, like, ‘This is what I need to be a part of.’ I spent the next 10 years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary. I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28, and then the verdicts came down on April 29,’ he said. ‘By August, I was a communist.” (http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2009/sep/08/glenn-beck/glenn-beck-says-van-jones-avowed-communist/)
He is also a board member of the Apollo Alliance, which wrote the Stimulus Bill. (http://romanticpoet.wordpress.com/2009/08/02/alliances-writing-legislation-stimulus-bill-cap-and-trade-bill-healthcare-bill-america-needs-to-know/)
All those involved in the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) which is pushing for the Cap and Trade bill which the President said, “Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” (January 2008) (http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Heres-what-Obamas-electricy-rates–89261947.html) or watch it on YouTube at (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlTxGHn4sH4)
These people range from President Obama to George Soros, to Franklin Raines from Fannie Mae) to Al Gore. (http://www.examiner.com/x-14143-Orange-County-Conservative-Examiner~y2010m4d27-Scandal-Obama-Gore-Goldman-Joyce-Foundation-CCX-partners-to-fleece-USA)
I gave all the Web sites for you to go back and research. Just Google any or all of these issues or people. Find out for yourself. Watch shows like Glenn Beck or others like it. Watch Keith Olbermann and others like it. Compare and contrast. Research what they say. See if it makes sense. If it’s wrong, great. But if even part it is right, we could lose our liberties and freedoms without a fight. Just don’t go down without a fight.
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