I awake every morning to a day of my president dismantling another part of our society.
I have tried to ignore the effect he could have on the country, because he is only one man, right? Unfortunately, like me, there are too many people that feel the same way. We are sitting back and letting a single man dismantle the country for whom so many have fought and died.
Our social network is being set up to protect those who have no intention of bettering themselves. Those who live on handouts from our government have no intention of getting off assistance as long as they have no desire or motivation to earn those incentives.
When will we as people come together and realize that regardless of which party we support, you cannot support the dismantling of our country and the exceptional role that it plays in keeping people free. Regardless of party affiliation, we surely cannot accept what is happening to our nation.
Our religious beliefs are under attack. Our families are under attack. Our schools are under attack. Our constitution is under attack. Marriage is under attack. Health care is under attack, Our nation’s boarders are under attack. Businesses are under attack. Our basic freedom is under attack.
More and more regulations are being passed to take more and more of our freedoms. Those freedoms remaining are slowly being stripped from our control and being designated to the government. This nation was founded because our forefathers demanded freedom form oppression. The desire to create a country under this premise was more important than life itself.
Since that time, many patriots have fallen in defense of that freedom and the chance to pass that legacy on to future generations. The expectation was that those future generations would stand up and defend this freedom paid for by such a great cost. What has happened to us? We have allowed politics to cloud our vision and enable our government to fill this void.
I want my country back. I want to be proud of my achievements without being made to feel that I achieved that success at the expense of others. I want to allow people to excel due to hard work. I would like to see the politics out of our schools and churches and allow people to again determine their destiny through prayer and discipline. Even those who do not pray believe in a greater power. They just believe it is government. So be it! Pray to your “god” and see where it gets you. You have an open ear in the White House.
The only consolation caused by the loss of our freedoms is the coming together of “We The People.” History has taught us, and especially in the United States, that we will only be pushed so far, before taking it upon ourselves to regain what was lost. I feel an undercurrent building that will not allow loss of these freedoms without a fight. I hope that fight happens at the voting booth this fall.
Edward K. Cherry
This absurd-but-typical letter to the editor was published in the Sunday, July 22, 2012 editorial section of The Sentinel Record. My response was published today and is included in the comments section that follows. Enjoy,
– Monsieur d’Nalgar