“All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:6 NKJV
The magnitude of error we see in America today, the degree of diversion from the beaten path over the past century is mind-boggling. The design for America is still contained within the US Constitution, but so few have read it, even parts of it, that it is easy for those who so desire, to deceive the American people.
The change has been slow and steady so not to arouse the sleeping majority. Still, what our Founding Fathers designed as a Constitutional Republic, more and more resembles a straight Democracy, which can be defined as Might makes right. The party in power defines Right and Wrong. This is what we are seeing in Washington, DC and across the country. MOB rule and Political Correctness are products of this phenomenon!
It never ceases to amaze me how our gullible population (We-the-People) always gets sucked into “contrived scenarios” of the “givernment” (the debt ceiling crunch – July 2011, and the Arab Spring scenarios, for example) and severely over react to them each time without questioning, investigating, or using common sense led wherever the leftist media takes us. This is NOT a “givernment” issue – It is OUR issue, a WE-THE-PEOPLE issue!
If the “givernment” ran stories in the paper each day warning us that “the sky is falling”, most of us would start living in their basements, and the underground home industry would suddenly skyrocket. Top gov’t officials would previously have invested their money heavily into that industry.
Sad but true, history shows us that the majority of any given population has always been ignorant and easily led astray like dumb sheep. Is it any wonder the left, liberals, Democrats court the media?
President Obama has done more to damage the United States than any other president in American history. This is true recently, and it has been a turning point, a negative turning point, at least on the surface.
In the face of such anger and frustration as Americans have never experienced before, they – we are awakening from our malaise, rising from our lounge chairs, and opening our mouths. Sometimes, it takes a serious emergency to get everyone on the same page. If our current leaders are unwilling to TAKE RESPONSIBILITY, then We-the-People must!!!!! It is OUR “givernment”, our lives, our future and that of our children and grandchildren that is at stake!
“In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate — look to his character…” –Noah Webster, Letters to a Young Gentleman Commencing His Education, 1789
In the 2008 Presidential election, an unusually large number of Americans turned out at the polls to vote. Many voted against President Bush without really knowing what exactly he had done that was so terrible. Nevertheless, in droves, the people voted for “Hope & Change!” We got the change, alright, but is it the CHANGE we wanted or Hoped for?
Wipe away, for a moment, any charges of wrong-doing, and look simply at the character of the leadership provided by President Obama. At no time, in no way has this man LEAD the people. He tells us to sacrifice more then he goes on vacation. He tells us to use civility in our language, but does NOTHING while Democratic legislators call fellow Congress members “terrorists,” “racists,” and accuse them of wanting to see Blacks “hanging from trees.” Last year, he is on record calling the Republicans “enemies!” He waited for the Republicans to put forth a budget, and then tore it apart!
Without individual CHARACTER, chaos rules! We’re seeing greater evidence of this on a global scale as London, the Middle East, and Phily burn! The seeds of character reside within each of us, but it is up to US – not the “givernment” – to GROW OUR CHARACTER! THEN … and only then, will Americans, We-the-People, be able to come together and take back our Nation! GROW some CHARACTER!!!
Historical Figures weigh in on
the Importance of
“Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.” ~ Albert Einstein
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
“Only a man’s character is the real criterion of worth.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
“Character is much easier kept than recovered.” ~ Thomas Paine
“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.” ~ Billy Graham
“You cannot build character and courage by taking away a man’s initiative and independence.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” ~ Helen Keller
“A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
“Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.” ~ Billy Graham
“A good conscience is a continual Christmas.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
“No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Be polite to all, but intimate with few.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
“Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.” ~ George Washington
“Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.” ~ Ronald Reagan
“Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.” ~ George Washington
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
“Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.” ~ George Washington
“The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.” ~ Abraham Lincoln