Matt Winey: Where do we go from here?
December 4, 2012
So the American people have voted and now we are headed down a socialistic path.
So President Franklin Roosevelt's "Bill of Second Rights" has become what the American citizenry desire.
In case you have not heard of this bill from FDR, below is an excerpt from a speech of his that explains the philosophy.
"This Republic had its beginning, and grew to its present strength, under the protection of certain inalienable political rights—among them the right of free speech, free press, free worship, trial by jury, freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. They were our rights to life and liberty. As our Nation has grown in size and stature, however—as our industrial economy expanded—these political rights proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness."
I wholeheartedly disagree with this plan and I believe the majority of the citizens who voted in the 2012 Presidential election, and gave Obama the victory, do not understand where we are headed as a nation.
The founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence and then the states ratified the U.S. Constitution because they wanted to get away from a government that was too big.
FDR and President Obama have a vision for America that is the exact opposite of what the vision of our founding fathers was. And this vision and way of government, that our founding fathers had, is what made this nation a moral and wealthy nation for over 100 years.
In contrast to the quote above by FDR, the following quote is from a class on the Constitution from Hillsdale College, which I believe is the future of America still. This quote gives us exactly the principles that are going to make this nation great once again.
"Liberty is the right to be free from the coercive interference of other people. It is derived from nature itself, and is a natural right—something possessed simply because one is a human being.
"Equality means no one is by nature the ruler of any other person. Each human being is equal in his right to life, liberty, and property, which the Declaration calls 'the pursuit of happiness.'
"Equality, liberty and natural rights require a certain form of government: republicanism, based on consent of the governed. Legitimate government, based on the consent of the governed, must accomplish three things: the establishment of civil laws that protect man's natural rights; the punishment of those who infringe on others' natural rights; and the protection of natural rights through a strong national defense.
"The people themselves also play a vital role in protecting their rights. They must be educated in 'religion, morality, and knowledge.'"
The last part of this quote about religion, morality and knowledge is from the Northwest Ordinance. Just in case you don't remember from history what the Northwest Ordinance was let me give you a brief explanation.
The Northwest Ordinance was an ordinance by which the United States was expanding west. It was the laws passed as the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin were permitted into the Union.
The Northwest Ordinance also prohibited slavery, protected religious liberty, and encouraged education. As you can see the thought of those in the government of that day was very much different from the philosophies of our governmental representatives today.
It is now against the law to teach on morality and religion in our public schools today. This is probably part of the problem with the way Americans conduct themselves in our day and age.
So, "where do we go from here"?
Seeing how that the majority of American voters who could have voted DID NOT, I believe we have to get back to teaching "religion, morality, and knowledge" to not only our students but the adults of our nation.
By doing this we will win our nation back.
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