"It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt." -- JP Curran, 1790

Sunday, November 9, 2008

"Required" To Serve in Obama's Youth?

I'm by no means an alarmist, but this story as reported on Worldnetdaily.com really concerned me. A screen shot, seen on our site, from the Office of the President-Elect (have you ever seen a President-elect office before?) talked about "requiring" 50 hours of community service for middle and high school aged children.

Read it for yourself:

The wording was quickly changed, and the current version of the document looks like this:

One of the most dangerous things about a liberal government, is that they truly and honestly believe that our rights are given to us by government. Our founding fathers knew better, and they were very specific about the wording in our founding documents.

The Declaration of Independence:

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

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.

In essence, we exist because God made us, and we deserve to be free.

Amendment 1:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Although this is often mistaken by leftwingers for some call for an Atheist form of government, the wording is very careful. Congress shall "make no law," not "Congress hereby declares...." Our founders set up a government that restricts the power of government to take away our rights, rights granted to us by Divine Power. We were not given these rights from the government.

This is important for a whole host of reasons, but most important, is the simple fact that an ideology that believes your rights are granted by government, believes they can be taken away by government. We need to watch this very closely. Although we cannot change the power structure in Washington for another 2 years, we can do all that is necessary to avoid the liberals (an ironic term for an ideology hell-bent on controlling your lives) restricting our freedoms in the name of the common good. Sphere: Related Content

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