Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wanted-Historic Americans

Our nation needs a new generation of lawmakers and leaders who believe in the historic American notion that our liberties and freedoms are only preserved by limited government.

We have lost our way on this issue. Barack Obama is the poster child of this confusion.

At his inauguration, Barack Obama promised change. That change includes multiculturalism eroding common American values, political correctness, record Federal debt, insecure borders, unreasonable Federal business regulation, constriction of religious values in the public square, ana an entitlement mentality.

They all need to be rejected.

We are a nation of immigrants for the most part, arriving on these shores from distant points around the globe. However, we have glued ourselves together to form the most remarkable society in the history of the world.

However, whether intentional or not, most young Americans are not being consistently taught the civil uniqueness of America; the founding ideas which under girded our nation's birth; and, the need for each generation to believe and agree and pursue American exceptionalism.

Instead, a murk has descended. From the White House to Congress to Main Street USA, more and more Americans no longer believe in what John F. Kennedy stated, "ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country." Instead, we are following the failed path of European socialist states and the rights of entitlement. Now the mantra is what will the government do for us.

The cure: a return to those values which birthed our nation. They are limited government, liberty and justice for all, economic opportunities with reasonable government regulation, low taxes, secure borders with a reasonable path to citizenship for immigrants, etc.

On top of it all, young Americans must be taught that their success is not based on what the government will do for them but upon the sweat of their own brow.

Finally, as a nation we need to embrace and acknowledge God. Our founders knew that a moral government relied upon the maintenance of private virtue anchored in faith in the Divine.

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