sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Independence Day 2013

I get choked up when I think about America because my America was built on the sacrifice of COUNTLESS patriots, each of whom added their own distinct contribution to the land of the free and home of the brave.

The Obama vision is NOT what they fought and died for. This is not what they sent their children to fight and die for. This is not America. It's a twisted, selfish, collectivist vision for fundamentally transforming my America into a perversion.

The Bill of Rights was established to LIMIT GOVERNMENT. And today, it's under assault. The Constitution was written to divide government so that the rights of the people would reign supreme. The founding fathers did not include czars to be appointed to de facto cabinet slots to circumvent Congress. The men who landed on Omaha Beach, who landed on Iwo Jima, who died in Iron Bottom Sound off Guadalcanal, and who perished in the skies over Germany during the Second World War became part of the greatest generation because of their belief in limited government and in the Bill of Rights.

Today if you create an organization called "Preserve the Bill of Rights", the US Internal Revenue Service will put you on a list for destruction. That is the hope, change, and fundamental transformation of America that Barack Obama promised. It's what his political successors --  people like Hillary Clinton, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Gov. Jerry Brown and the rest of the liberal left hold to their breasts. It's about taking power from the people by diluting the Bill of Rights until it is gone. 

The Bill of Rights

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Amendment III

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment V

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

Amendment VII

In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Happy Independence Day!