My darlings, today the Marxist dictator in the White House signed into law an unconstitutional and completely misnamed bill, passed by the Marxists in the democrat party on Sunday, called "health care reform." It is not about health care, and it didn't reform ANYTHING. It was a naked power grab by a power drunk and corrupt bunch of thugs, who knew perfectly well they were defying the will of the vast majority of the American people. So I am now going to explain some things to you, so you will know not only what this means, but what we will have lost if this is allowed to stand. I pray that it won't be, but when one is dealing with politicians, nothing is certain. Nothing good, anyway.
As I've mentioned before, the United States of America used to be the shining beacon of freedom that the rest of the world could neither emulate nor understand. Our Founding Fathers were concerned more than anything else with liberty for the citizenry, and with controlling government so it could never squash those freedoms, which they knew, and we know, are GOD GIVEN, not government given. Until about 40 years ago, when we foolishly allowed the leftists (I'll talk more about them in a bit) to take over our education system, Americans knew who we were, how unique we were and how, in spite of some mistakes made over the decades, GOOD we were. Our success as a nation and as a people came from our values: Judeo/Christian values. Without those values, we would never be able to be the free, independent, individualists Americans always were. And now, we are losing--indeed, have lost--so much of our freedom that perhaps in a few years this country will no longer be recognizable as the free nation it once was. For us conservatives, the mere thought of such loss is almost unbearable, but we are helpless at the moment to change it, given the crooks and criminals in Congress and the White House. We can only pray that we can remedy this situation in November and in 2012. But there are no guarantees. The republilcans tend to be weak when it comes to investigating the hallmarks of the left--voter fraud, bribery, and all manner of corruption. They don't seem to have the stomach to take it on, and because of that we end up with a disgrace like Al Franken in the U.S. Senate. Pure slime.
Because of the poor quality of education under the leftists, especially in the areas of history and what we used to call civics--studying our government and how it works, and why it worked so well for a while--many young people, and even people my age who drugged their way through their young adulthood (and are now running the country) do not understand even the most basic principles of conservatism or socialism or communism or liberalism, and do not have any concept of what actually WORKS for human beings because they don't know anything about human nature either. Because of that, the lefties "feel" that giving stuff to people who don't earn it is a good thing. It isn't.
Your grandfather's family all live in Germany. He is the only one who came here and decided to stay and be an American. Germany and the rest of western Europe are socialist countries, and they expect the government to take care of them from the time they're born until they die. Does that seem like a good thing? To many people, it probably does, because they don't understand the consequences of such intrusion of government into every aspect of life. It is, to put it simply, spirit-killing. Socialism, and communism, produce dependent, immature, self-centered dullards who are reduced, as Dennis Prager said the other day, to focusing on food and sex because those are the only two things left that the government isn't running for them. In our country, the overreaching Obamas want to tell us what to eat too. So we are actually worse off than Europe!
What happens when the incentive to work hard, do well, do better, provide for yourself and your own family, and make your own decisions about every aspect of your life is taken from you by a government that thinks it knows better than you do what is good for you? It isn't pretty. The western Europeans have become a very lazy bunch, and increasingly demanding as well. Give me this, give me that. In France, the government declared that the work week should be shortened. Businesses suffer, because the work isn't getting done. People want more for less work, and expect the government to give it to them. They complain all the time. They are selfish and self-endulgent, and that has led to their refusal on a huge scale to marry, have children, and take care of themselves and their families. The attitude is, why should I? Let the government do it. Unfortunately, the government gets its money from the people, and if the people don't want to work, and they don't have kids who can grow up and work, where oh where is the money going to COME from? As Margaret Thatcher pointed out, the trouble with socialism is eventually you run out of other people's money. That is happening in Europe, and they are starting to realize it, but too late it seems. They are being overrun by muslims, who DO have children. Continuing on with the law of unintended consequences, the muslims are going there but they are not going there to work and contribute to the European economy. They want freebies too, and they want to subjugate the Europeans to boot. Will western Europe (and eastern Europe?) be muslim in 20 years? I wouldn't bet against it. If ever there were a recipe for disaster, that's it. Of course, your grandfather's siblings will be dead by then, and their children (who produced only one offspring among the six of them) won't care, because they have nothing to protect, nothing to fight for. They will go along to get along. Appeasement used to be a decidedly European phenomenon. But Obama's a big fan, so now it is creeping into our foreign policy.
Americans have a long history of rugged individualism, entrepreneurial spirit, determination, pride in ownership and responsibility, love of liberty and willingness to fight evil. If we continue to follow the path of least resistance and allow the Marxists to destroy our American way of life, it will be nearly impossible to get it back. It is easier, of course, to do just that. But it is so worth it not to. Overall, Americans have always been a happier, less whiny bunch than our European cousins. We have always assumed it was our job to take care of ourselves. We never wanted government interference, and we never wanted government to take care of us. The very thought caused shudders of shame among my grandparents' and parents' generations. No one would go "on the dole" unless it was literally a matter of life or death. They took such pride in doing it themselves and teaching their children to do the same. We need that attitude.
I fear that the ignorance and laziness that has begun to infiltrate much of the United States will be the death of us. That someone like Obama could be elected in a country that is mostly conservative in values is almost unbelievable--and frankly, what with the ACORN thing and all, I'm not so sure it actually happened--but once again, when confronted with a great deal of evidence of voter fraud during the 2008 election, the republicans...what did they do now? Oh yes. Nothing.
My Darlings, if I could give you the country I grew up in, I would give just about anything. Our Founding Fathers were willing to give all they had, including their lives, to give it to you. Their love of freedom and their determination to secure it for their generation and those to come is inspiring beyond measure, but I don't think children who go to public school will hear about them, for the most part. Unless there are still some brave souls teaching in government run schools who will dare to go against the Bad America mantra and teach the true history of the U.S., I fear the story of our beginnings will be lost. So we have to keep it alive, and teach our children and grandchildren so they can feel the pride and the gratitude that we feel. We thank God for this country, and the leftists are doing their best to destroy it AND all mention of the Creator who inspired it. Christian schools have their work cut out for them, since they are often the only ones teaching actual history and actual science, rather than left wing indoctrination into political agendas and junk science.
If I sound doom-and-gloomy, I don't mean to! You are all smart and lovely and capable and have beautiful souls. Perhaps YOU will grow up to help save our country. I'm assuming it won't be too late and that we will rack this bunch back and repeal their malicious mischief as soon as humanly possible. I have faith in God. I have faith in you. America the Beautiful had better survive, for if it doesn't the rest of the world hasn't got a prayer. Pun intended. Go forth, Sweet Things! The future is yours--or it will be if I and people like me have anything to say about it. To the rest of America, I say: Wake up! We're out of time and out of luck. Now it's up to you. Remember in November. And watch those ACORN slimes in your neighborhood and at your voting places. Keep an eye on things. My grandchildren are counting on you.