I found this article in the Huffington Post. I think it brings up a lot of good points as to where our contry stands these days. With an election comming up in the next year it always makes me think it’s time for a change. And That’s a change I don’t think Obama was able to deliver yet. Give it a read and let me know what you think:
In 1776 our founding fathers met and pledged to each other and to us, their descendants, their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor. In the Declaration of Independence, they established that men have been endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that governments are established solely as a vehicle for securing those Rights, and that it is the right and indeed the duty of the people to replace any government or agents of government that abuse these Rights.
Their Declaration further stated that under certain circumstances, replacement of the government was both justified and necessary. Eleven years later, after eight years of war, they met in convention and established by written constitution the limits and structure of that new government and formed a Republic, The United States of America.
Since that time, we the People, the benefactors of that more perfect Union, fought a great Civil War, two World Wars, a fifty year Cold War, and numerous regional conflicts to preserve, protect, and defend that Constitution, that Nation, and the Rights they were mutually established to secure. During the two hundred and thirty-five year history of our nation, we have multiplied and flourished and developed a relative degree of economic, military, political, and social influence unrivaled in human history. All humanity has benefited from our achievements.
Moreover from our first social contract, the Mayflower Compact, through our Declaration of Independence and the drafting of our Constitution, we have envisioned ourselves a people apart. Not only a nation founded on unique principles, we are infused with a singular sense of moral purpose. We are not just a great people; we are a good people.
Now our nation is again at a crossroads. Our position of global preeminence, our capacity to create opportunity, and our individual rights, the most fundamental basis for our system of government, are under unprecedented assault. The threat comes not from some distant shore or from internal divisions. It comes, as it did at the inception of our nation, from a governing aristocracy that has set itself apart, exceeded its legitimate authority, and passed laws and regulations that take away our constitutional rights, limit opportunity, and undermine the birthright of future generations.
This political class has set us on an unsustainable course that if continued will bankrupt our country, destroy our way of life, and endanger the entire community of nations. Unless constrained, they will leave us with greater political, economic, and social division than at any time since the Civil War, and ultimately strip the world of the protection and inspiration of its one indispensable nation.