A Different Kind of D-Day

"Now is the time for all good men (and women) to come to the aid of their country.”

 

In the annals of the history of this great country, the constitutional experiment that is the United States of America, along with the individual freedoms included therein, have at various times been in genuine peril.  As often as not, those perils were initiated by citizens of this country and usually came under the guise of making our country “better.”  Now is one of those perilous times.

 

This peril has not come upon us suddenly.

 

 It has slithered up on us over a period of many decades, and can be laid at the feet of members of both the Democratic and Republican parties.  Over the last century, there have been many times when the American voters have chosen elected leaders unwisely, either failing to heed the guidance carefully left to us by our founding fathers or simply ignoring them outright. In the name of security, we have trampled on the liberties so nobly advanced by those brave men and women who let freedom ring over two centuries ago.

 

For multiple generations now, we have elected and appointed leaders of all three branches of government, both federal and state, who have continually made a mockery of our esteemed Constitution.  We have allowed the systematic erosion of personal and individual liberties to the point where we are on a steep precipice, and the direction we take will determine whether or not this nation will step over the edge into oblivion following our European neighbors in the direction of self-strangulation..

 

Election Day, on November 13, 2012, will be a new “D-Day,” and we, the voters, will decide the destiny of our land on that day. This is NOT just an election that will determine our leadership for the next four years.  This election will determine the destiny of our country, our way of life, and, most importantly the future freedom of our children, grandchildren, and all future generations.  Simply put, we absolutely cannot fail.

 

Unfortunately, we don’t, currently, seem to have great men of vision, such as Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Benjamin Franklin, or others of their caliber.  Congressionally speaking, our choices are between Democratic and Republican candidates. In the matter of the Presidency our choices are either President Obama or Mr. Romney.  Few, if any, of these choices would be exactly a beacon of light in the eyes of our esteemed forefathers, yet Mr. Romney, and the Republican congressional candidates do provide, at least, a glimmer of hope for our future.

Mr. Obama and the Democratic congressional candidates offer nothing but certain despair.

Electing Republicans in November may not save our country, but such action will, temporarily, keep us from stepping off that precipice into final oblivion.  After that, we, the voters, must continue to insist that our elected leaders dedicate themselves to returning this nation to the ideals and individual liberties for which our daring ancestors risked everything and, in so doing, won the precious freedoms we take for granted.

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