Saturday, September 15, 2012

Speaking of Freedom:Fundamentally Transforming America

Below is a copy of an article I wrote and have submitted to several local publications, asking that they publish it. I don't know if they will or not but, if you think it worthwhile, please forward it to your friends, neighbors and any local publications you might know of. Thanks.
PS: Thanks to Sally for the info on the "2016-Obama's America" movie coming to Macon Cinema. We are planning to go and see it. I hope you are, too. RC

Fundamentally Transforming America
4 years ago Barak Obama ran for president vowing to fundamentally transform America if elected. Neither the media nor a euphoric electorate cared to ask what that meant at the time. Perhaps we’re ready to do so now.

First of all, what does “fundamental” mean? Webster says, “Serving as, or being an essential part of, a foundation or basis; basic; underlying;”

What about “transformation”?  “To change in form, appearance, nature, or character.

So, Obama wants to change the essential, basic and foundational form, nature and character of America. “What is the basic form/nature/character of America?” Webster doesn’t have an answer for that and almost everyone would have an opinion about it. But fortunately, we don’t have to rely on opinions. The answer to that question is spelled out clearly and concisely for us in the Declaration of Independence where it says;

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

The Founding generation so believed in these principles that they fought a war with the superpower of the day in order to be free to live them out. Having won that war, they then sought to codify the principles of the Declaration into a working form of government. The result of those efforts, The United States Constitution, then became the “supreme law of the land”, (see Article VI), and unprecedented freedom and prosperity have been the result.

So back to Obama, why would he want to change that? It is because he is a “progressive”. That’s a nice sounding word but, what does it mean?

Progressivism originated in America in the late 19th century and has as its organizing idea the belief that the Constitution of the United States is not adequate as a governing authority for a modern and “progressive” nation. Progressives, therefore, want to see the Constitution effectively repealed and replaced. So if Obama and his fellow progressives have their way, America will be transformed from a constitutional republic based on principles.That begs the question, what would she be transformed into? Inasmuch as nature abhors a vacuum, something would have to fill the void. What would that be? We don’t have to guess about that either.

Progressives are overwhelmingly socialist/Marxist in their political philosophy. So, the New America that would emerge would be, at best, something on the order of the European model of Greece, Spain, France, etc… (One need only watch the evening news to see what the outcome of that would be, i.e., national bankruptcy and riots in the streets all brought on by the failure of government to fulfill the promises made to the people.)

In all the history of the whole world the only governing authority under which people have been able to live in freedom and enjoy virtually unlimited prosperity is the United States Constitution. Every other form of government ever proposed or practiced has ultimately been some form of tyranny.

In November, if We The People vote to re-elect Barak Obama and/or his fellow progressives, by 2016 the progressive’s dreams will have come true because the Constitution will be toast and America will have been irrevocably and fundamentally transformed forever. Progressives believe they can make the world a better place by making government all-powerful. They are wrong. And that is not just an opinion. It is a fact. Now you know!

Richard Cochran
La Plata, MO   

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