After hearing Obama cry for "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" as he attempts to gain a large portion of the 11-15 million illegals that are potential votes for his re-election in 2012, this coming weekend became even more important. Before we address the coming holiday let's not let Obama's bullshit smother the simple facts of illegal immigration. Bottom line, in his most annoying and narcissistic performance yet, Obama said that our immigration laws are not enforceable, and therefore like everything else, we need new legislation written by his socialist cut throats. The simple truth is there are at least three existing laws Obama refuses to enforce which should be the basis for his impeachment. Laws the Congress and Courts should force Obama to execute follow:
1. Secure the borders.
2. Enforce laws prohibiting employers from hiring illegals.
3. Enforce laws prohibiting visitors from illegally staying beyond their visas dates.
Issues like this demonstrate the importance of this coming Sunday.
On July 4th, we will explode our fireworks and hold our annual picnics to celebrate Independence Day marking the day in 1776 that the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence. For most of our lives we have been able to focus only on the fun aspects of this holiday with little thought that our celebrated Independence was in jeopardy in any way. Not so in 2010. Why? First let's look at this thing called a Declaration.
The Declaration of Independence was intended to be an official statement explaining why the 13 American colonies had declared their independence from Great Britain. In the years following its passage, however, this statement of principles about the rights of man grew to mean much more. In fact this document became a basis for our Constitution and the American way of life.
America was founded on a set of clearly expressed "self-evident" truths. It is these "truths" that have made our Nation different from any other in this World. There are three powerful phrases in this document:
"...all men are created equal"
Yet, we clearly are not all equal. We have different skills, desires, ambitions, and attributes. We go our different ways in life. The words of the founders capture the fact that we are to all treat each other as equals. We are "created equal" in the sense that all men (and, we now recognize, all women) have the same natural rights, granted to them by God. We are all the same under the law. Why are we the same? Who says so?
"...endowed by their Creator"
The core contention of the Declaration of Independence and the principle of natural rights upon which America was founded is that there is a higher moral order upon which the laws of man must be based, those being the will of God. In forming America, our founders recognized and declared that man's rights come from God. Man does not depend on government to grant him rights through a bureaucratic process based on what is popular at that time, but instead to secure those rights that have been granted to him by God.
In other words, power comes from God, to you, which is then loaned to government. Thus, the Declaration states, "That to secure these rights governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." And for what purpose do we have rights?
"...the pursuit of happiness"
To the founders the term "happiness" meant something close to "wisdom and virtue." It did not mean "do as you please", "take what you want", or "nurse at the breast of someone else" as the term is too often confused to mean today.
It is also essential to note that the Declaration does not say that we have a right to have happiness provided to us. It says we have the right to pursue happiness. It certainly doesn't say the government should redistribute happiness. Clearly, it does not say everyone has the right to be happy, but to pursue happiness.
The Founding Fathers understood that government could not give people happiness, that it was instead up to government to create an environment where the people could best work to achieve their dreams. It is a fact that the harder one works for that success, the greater happiness one derives from it. The freedom to pursue your dreams of success has made this the greatest country in the history.
This year we can not brainlessly celebrate our holiday. Why? The American commitment to Independence and Freedom as described here is under attack by the Secular Socialist Elite who want to divorce God and our Natural Rights from our lives. In its place they want to create a Big Government with Little Citizens in which the Elite determine what rights we Little People possess. They use terms like Social Justice. This means they will define Equal Results, not Equal Rights, in their efforts to redistribute wealth and even happiness, all for the purpose of gaining votes and support for the Ruling Elite. It is amazing that these Elites have made the progress that they have when Socialism has failed and is failing every place it has tried.
Even so, the War against Secular Socialism that we face today may be far more difficult and require even more commitment and persistence than was needed against those Brits that the Colonists faced in the 1770's. Just maybe we should all attend the next Tea Party held in our communities. I take my hat off to these "Constitutionalists".
But then I could write a book about what I don't know,