I am currently reading the autobiography of John Adams. The book was actually written from Adam’s journals. It is very interesting and shows the difficulty with which our forefathers carved out this nation. It causes me to appreciate the sacrifices made that enabled me and others down through our history to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for two hundred thirty-four years. Even public schools usually teach a portion of the Declaration of Independence so that we all are familiar with:
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.
We sometimes need to be reminded that the document also includes the following passage:
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.
John Adams, along with the other men who placed their signatures on the dotted line knew that if their endeavor failed they would be tried and hanged for treason.
When I remember at what price our freedom was bought I am saddened that so many today not only take it for granted, many are supporting those who wish to end this era of freedom and prosperity.
Comparing Barack Obama with John Adams and others in our history, I find that judging from Obama’s actions and his words, the conclusion must be reached that he is intent on collasping our current system and “transforming America” into a socialist nation.
Obama cannot do this alone. He will need the cooperation of those in Congress and eventually with the judicial branch when some of these decisions are tested in court. So far bribes have enabled him to succeed. It would take only a few brave men and/or women who decide not to take a bribe to end this madness. Surely somewhere in the democrat party there is a person who will care more about our country than about personal gain.
We can only pray that as the American people awaken those in Congress will decide to do what I am doing, ie, learn from our past and take a look at other nations. It seems to me that knowing what freedom cost is enough reason to resist the destruction of our system.