Do We Need a New 1776?


Do we need a new 1776?

After the speech given by the President on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our country, I was struck by how far we as citizens of this great country have fallen from the moral and spiritual position the founding fathers gave us.

The founding fathers in many cases gave both their money and lives that we could be free and safe from outside influences from foreign powers. Yet this President in just over 4 years has destroyed the creditability of our country and placed our armed forces in harms way because of his lack of leadership and support for them. That in addition to what he has done to the economy boggles the mind.

What is so sad about this, is this man, has not done this alone. The Congress and Senate are as much to blame for destroying this great nation as he is because they have allowed this to happen. Then to make matters worse, in the 2012 elections the press made sure the America people did not understand the truth of what the government was doing to our country.

When I think back to the great Secretaries of State that have represented our country in the past and the criminal action of the Clinton State department and now the inapt Kerry State department, makes one wonder can the United States survive.

Thomas Paine, one of the founding fathers published the political pamphlet “Common Sense in January 1776”. In it he presented the American colonist with a convincing argument for independence from British rule. The sentiment behind the papers was the fact that people here in what has become known as the United States had the right to live as free man and woman without the heavy handed rule of the king of England.

These papers so fired up the people that they were willing to fight the Revolutionary War to free us from England. Each year we celebrate this on the Fourth of July. If these men gave so much for our freedom, why are we so quick to give it away to the government elite?

That’s what we are doing with the health care law and all the other government regulations that are throttling our industries. When you look at the number of companies that have cut or eliminated complete health care benefits for their workers or spouses, it is hard for me to understand why there is no national outcry. Are we now so molded into government sheep that we can no longer do anything to stop this spiral into the abyss?

I was encouraged as of late by the action taken in the State of Colorado. The people there just had a recall election; they were able to vote out of office some of the government elite that would not listen to the will of the people and had enacted a law that was in opposition to the Constitution.

We as citizens of the United States need to look at their actions and get involved in what’s happening in our own State. Don’t wait until it’s to late to do anything about the governments trampling on our Constitutional rights to where we have become just another socialist country where we have no rights other than what the government elite allows us to have.

When a man or woman is elected to office, they take an oath (a pledge) to up hold the Constitution of the United States. Anytime a government official violated that oath, that government official should be recalled. The Constitution foresaw that changes might be required, so the founding fathers included a means to make the changes, it’s called an amendment. It is a course of action where each state looks at the law and if the people in that State feel that a change is needed, they can vote to change it, but before it can become law, 37 States also must vote to make these changes. It then becomes an amendment to the Constitution and then becomes the law.

These are the words of our First President, George Washington: “The power under the Constitution will always be in the people. It is entrusted for certain defined purposes, and for a certain limited period, to representatives of their own choosing; and whenever it is executed contrary to their interest, or not agreeable to their wishes, their servants can, and undoubtedly will, be recalled.” I would add an Amen to that!

This is what just happened in the State of Colorado, and I pray that more States will take similar actions.

These are the final words of our first President, George Washington and delegate to the Constitutional Convention. If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God.”

Les Asrouch
665 Edgefield Dr.
Marion, Ohio 43302