We Americans are exactly a month away from the 2010 mid-term general elections at the time of this writing. We are presented with one of the most crucial questions regarding not only the existence of our society, but also what type of society we will become after these elections. Rarely in our country’s history, and certainly for the first time in a generation, we will decide what liberty is worth to us as a whole. We are fortunate at this time that we can make this decision without the requirement of arms or force but with the use of the ballot. An opportunity protected by millions of other Americans either presently serving in our armed forces or in the past where some gave the ultimate sacrifice in order to preserve our right to make such a decision.
For many, the opportunity this election provides is a second chance to begin the reversal of the consequences which are the effect of their November 2008 decisions. For others, who feared for the future of this country after that election, they have found real hope in the subsequent evidence that many of their fellow citizens could not be fooled endlessly by the demagoguery of a political elite whose faulty promises have been exposed by the truth of results. Results which have displayed a rapidly increasing encroachment on individual liberties where even one’s own body, the pinnacle in personal property, has been threatened by the pending laws of “health care reform.” A trend, which if left to continue, will lead to further economic disaster through the wealth redistribution of “cap and trade” policies, where America’s wealth will be confiscated by world politicians and destroy the United States’ sovereignty forever.
This election is about the power of decision and where that power lies. Does it lie in the halls of the federal and states’ governments and the politicians and bureaucrats, the latter who are unelected; or does it still reside where the founders of this country intended it as described by President Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address eighty-seven years after her founding, where he stated “that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom-and that, government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”The United States of America was founded on the principle that “all men are created equal.” Certainly an ideal which we have struggled with throughout our history; but it has been a struggle we have been willing to have from the beginning of those days leading up to that fateful July 4th of 1776; unlike any other nations in history, where such a concept has been truly foreign and only paid lip service since its introduction to the world by the founders, if necessary, for political gain. Unfortunately, we have increasingly been seeing this lip service recently invading our own government, but we “the people” have the opportunity to begin the change necessary to preserve and expand our freedoms, once again, beginning November 2, 2010.