We the citizens and the country as a whole are at a turning point in the future of our way of life.
We can either turn toward the path that leads to fully planned and centrally controlled society run
on the premise that those who produce and achieve are at the disposal of those who do not and those
who chose not to work.
The War of Freedom Vs. Tyranny will not be won or lost tomorrow but a major battle will be taken.
To that end we must follow the precepts of SunTzu in order to win this battle.
The same precept followed by the greatest generation.
“The enemy of my enemy is my friend”
Our side has been attempting to hold back the purveyors of the welfare state for 100 years but it has only
succeeded to a certain extent.
During the administration of FDR we pushed back against the New Deal and kept some of the most aggregious
items from coming into existence through the courts and public outcry.
During Eisenhower the battle went well as we had the Red Scourge to work against in concert with those less
interested in freedom than security and they allowed us to hold back the hurried push towards Tyranny.
From 1960 – 1980 the battle of Freedom Vs. Tyranny was slowly shifted as the cold war and the Red Scourge
changed from an international issue to an internal one with the youth of the age being given the idea through LBJ
and others that the government could solve all the problems that they saw. From the great society to the EPA and
everything in between.
In 1980 the Election of Ronald Reagan was a belweather point in the history of the country that pulled us back from
a precipice that we would never have recovered from. He and we who thought like him put before the American people
the idea again that the strength of the country came from its individuals and the private sector rather than government.
This view has been slowly eroded since 1990.
Now in 2010 we face a shift in the national mindset of which we must push back against at all costs.
There are those in the Republican party that say we should compromise with those who want to give ever expanding
government services in order to make the people like them and vote for them rather than the Democrats.
There are also those in the party that are of the Reagan mindset that we cannot compromise with those who would
see us pushed on the ash heap of history with their welfare state programs and ever expanding government.
There are also those who profess not to be of either party but of a new group called the Tea Party.
They are derided as being radicals and racists and elitists since they believe the government has gone too far and must
pull back from the expansion.
All of these groups must put aside their differences and band together toward a common enemy.
Again all the groups face a common enemy that threatens their freedom and is working toward tyranny while promising
to the masses that they will more help from the government and dont worry about the details they will tell those later.
Those who wish to remove our freedoms decry those who have achieved in this country and the rich are pilloried as owing
their money to those who have not earned it. They decry the earnings of the heads of businesses and corporations and in essense
say that money is evil.
Let me give you a tip on a clue to men’s characters: the man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.
Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper’s bell of an approaching looter. So long as men live together on earth and need means to deal with one another their only substitute, if they abandon money, is the muzzle of a gun.
Notice that part of the bill that will be pushed through tomorrow demands that everyone purchase a product of which they may not want or may not need.
This is in the private sector called a protection racket.
That is but one example of what we face in the battles ahead from those who wish to see our country taken away from the ideas of the founding fathers
Quoting a character in a book I can find no better way to explain the method of which they are working the people of this country and this method we must band together toward the common cause of stopping them.
“There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them.
One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens?
What’s there in that for anyone?
But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted—and you create a nation of law-breakers—and then you cash in on guilt.” — Atlas Shrugged