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Nobody Talks Like That Any More!
« on: June 25, 2016, 01:16:03 pm »
As we get ready to celebrate Independence Day, 2016, I am taking a few moments to remember some of the words that our Founding Fathers used in the documents that brought this country to life.  What is important about this year’s celebration is that it just happens to be taking place leading up to an election year that could be a pivotal moment in American history for all of us who love freedom.

In the movie “Hidden Treasure,” the character played by Nicholas Cage is reading aloud a passage from the Declaration of Independence, specifically the passage that reads:

“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”

He then remarks that:

“...nobody talks like that anymore…”

Not only does no one use language like that to describe their feelings toward liberty and freedom, but I don’t run into many people these days who even talk about these ideals in the same way that our Founding Fathers did.  In fact, in one of the online discussion forums in which I regularly participate, one person even made the statement that the language used in our founding documents is obsolete.  Have we not heard this very administration make that same remark in a quest to "transform" our country?  Have we not heard a hypnotized liberal electorate make that same statement on numerous occasions?

With our establishment as a nation being well over 200 years old now,  things like liberty and freedom just don’t seem to be a major concern anymore.  Many have taken those things for granted.  I think many folks are caught up worrying about health care, wars, crime, terrorism, and the rising prices of gas and food.  With all these issues, people today don’t really think that they have time to worry about the principles of declaring independence from another country, or even the basic notions of liberty and freedom that were the driving force for our Founding Fathers.  After all, we have been independent from another country’s reign for well over 200 years now.

The concern that I have with many of these current attitudes is that it represents an overall sense of complacency toward the ideals upon which this county was built.  I am deeply concerned because our current generation of voters will be more than willing to trade some of our liberties and freedoms for promises of “change” and further socialism instead of looking for ways for us to be strong in the world's eyes once again.  I think too many people are looking at the short term gratifications, without regard to the negative effects that trading certain liberties has on our security.

I hope that as we approach our Presidential election in 2016,  Americans everywhere can take pause to be reminded of the principles that our Founding Fathers used to build this country.  I hope that we can choose the candidate who best represents those principles while preserving our liberties and security.  And when the President Elect takes the oath of office on inauguration day, I hope that he or she seriously thinks about the oath he or she is taking to “…preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” and truly, sincerely, and heartily  means it rather than just “saying” the words because “nobody talks like that anymore.”
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Re: Nobody Talks Like That Any More!
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2016, 08:42:37 am »
Yes, it has been too many decades since our "elected" politicians have taken that seriously.