Russians Are Laughing in Obama’s Face
In a recent article the Washington Examiner quoted Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) as saying “The only thing Putin respects is strength… At this point the Russians are openly laughing at the president.” It’s not just Russia, it seems the entire world is laughing at Obama. The only people with any fear of his regime are American citizens. The increasingly violent police, federal authorities and tyrannical legislation and executive orders leaves my head spinning.
Benjamin Franklin said, “Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” At what point do freedom-loving Americans admit defeat, consider themselves vagrants and begin searching for their new home. It doesn’t seem as if the majority of this country’s occupants are visibly upset about the perversion of our nation’s sole fundamental principle of individual liberty. That’s forces me to believe that Americans such as myself who are disgusted by NSA snooping, destruction of constitutional rights and imposed limitations on government, and deterioration of character and work ethic are a feeble minority.
I feel sympathy pains of betrayal for the Americans before us who invested their dreams and entire lives into building the great country we once were. Never could they have expected that all that they had built could be squandered away so quickly. The most skilled debater and orator could never have convinced American GIs returning from Europe and the Pacific after WWII that in little more than a half a century the United States would be laughed at and mocked around the world. That the words “freedom” and “liberty” would become little more than token words of politics that were commonly betrayed without a second thought.Even 10 years ago, I never would have believed I would see it come to this point in my lifetime. My loyalty and patriotism lies with the principles that birthed this country, not the arbitrarily named “United States of America.” In Iraq I stood behind what our country’s flag stood for, not the fabric of the flag itself. In the spirit of Benjamin Franklin’s words I begin to wonder “if liberty no longer dwells here, than is this no longer my country?” That’s a question I do not yet have an answer to.
Origin: Washington Examiner