The Sad State of Things

It’s sad that so many people in this country and the world believe that the government should be the primary determinant in their lives.  It is very telling that Obama was endorsed by Hugo Chavez, Vladimir Putin, the Castro brothers, the Communist Party USA, and leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood.  After all, it is only natural that tyrants would want support from one another in their efforts to roll back the democratizations the world has seen in the past two decades.

I hope that more Americans question their reliance on government in moments such as when they are filling out their health information forms that must be submitted under ObamaCare to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in 2014.  Do Obama voters honestly believe that it is a good idea that the IRS is the primary enforcer for America’s health insurance regulations?  Do Obama voters have even the remotest clue that many, many employers across the country will be forced to postpone hiring plans, cut back many of their employees to part-time status, or actually fire workers all to avoid cost burdens of ObamaCare?  Sadly, I do not think that most Obama voters realize any of this because they seem to buy into misleading political slogans without having a clue of how the world actually works.

Nothing is free.  Benefits paid for or mandated by the government are ultimately paid for by somebody, and many times, by everyone.  We pay for them in higher taxes, higher insurance premiums, and lost employment opportunities.  And, contrary to what many who cannot do math believe, higher taxes on the rich would not be sufficient to cover the bills.

As the paraphrased saying goes, “A government large enough to provide all your needs is big enough to take them away.”  It is not just bad luck that has caused Europe to be in constant debt turmoil, it is a direct result of governments that are way too large, suck way too much money out of the economy, and are way too involved in their people’s lives.  We will only have limited chances in the coming few years to avoid this ditch.

The really said thing is that all of this is just the tip of a very large iceberg of bloated, corrupt government that has no respect for individual rights, only collective ones.  I hope that this ship can be turned around before it’s too late.

Why All the Fuss?

A lot of people may be asking, “Why did you do a new version of the Declaration of Independence to protest President Obama, and why make a website about it?”  To many of you, the answers are obvious.  Others of you, however, may think that the complaints that I have listed are just rehash of the complaints of many others or that a new Declaration is over the top.

Many people feel exactly the same way as I do about the disaster that is the Obama Presidency.  I mean, I am not the first to list complaints against the President and his political allies.  Many conservative political commentators and average citizens have made their complaints known about President Obama.  Additionally, I am not even the first to do a Declaration of Independence from President Obama, from collectivism/liberalism, or both.

I have written this Declaration of Independence from President Obama (and collectivism) and designed this website to make the new Declaration a plan of mutual action.  That is exactly what the original Declaration was.  The original signers committed the thirteen colonies to a conflict with Great Britain that would open the world to freedom.  The ending summed it up:  “we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”  Today we must not rehash, but we must specifically lay out our grievances with President Obama and pledge ourselves to action to redress them.

To those that think that a new Declaration of Independence is over the top, perhaps a bit dramatic, I say simply that the problems in our nation have reached crisis levels equal to the task of dismantling our national covenants.  If you do not feel the same, I urge you to read through our Declaration of Independence from 1776 and then read through our Constitution (including all amendments) that established our governmental framework.  After you have read through those documents, think about your own life with the freedoms that you enjoy and the dreams that you expect to fulfill.  Then in this context, think about the policies of President Obama and his political allies and whether those policies promote individual aspirations or rather enlist individuals in fulfilling the aspirations of the government.  Consider also whether their policies honor your civil rights as innate to your being or whether their policies enforce the idea that you only have those rights that the state chooses to grant.  If you do that, I believe that you will conclude with me that all the freedoms that we take for granted are in jeopardy.

Finally, I do not believe that holding up our nation’s political leaders to a comparison with the Declaration of Independence and Constitution is ever over the top.  We and they should constantly be mindful of the ideals those documents espouse and the governmental limitations and structures that were put into place to achieve them.  When our leaders do not live up to the standards of those national covenants, it is our right and responsibility to vote them out of office.  There is nothing over the top in that.

So, please consider joining me and making the pledge to vote out President Obama and collectivism on November 6.  Together we can preserve the rule of law and keep our nation free.