Sunday, November 17, 2013

Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

If you are reading this, pay particular attention to this, from the Declaration of Independence: "...that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among those are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.  ...that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it and to institute new government...".  So, take a moment and think about that.  Is the government treating us right?  Is the government looking out for our best interests?  Is the government sworn to protect us, and will they carry out that oath?      The man who occupies the White House, is he acting in the best interests of the United States?  Is he following the oath of his office, to defend this country against enemies foreign and domestic?  Have his actions strengthened, or weakened, the country? 
            My own opinions are that he is foreign-born, that he is working through an agenda, and being manipulated to bring about the downfall of this country, both economically and militarily.  The American people should strongly consider changing the government when election days roll around.  That's just one of the people's choices, and we should exercise it.  Career politicians, or ANY politician that puts party before country, should be ousted from his or her office.  Don't give me the story that every OTHER member of Congress is corrupt, but MINE is wonderful...that doesn't fly  anymore.  The voting record of any politician, especially members of the US Congress, should be available to any citizen, and THAT is when you find out where that person's loyalties lie.  There is a Latin phrase that some label as the unofficial motto of the US Navy and this is it; NON SIBI SED PATRIAE, and it means NOT SELF BUT COUNTRY.
            If you are honest with yourself, you know that Americans will never give up their guns.  You know that part-time work doesn't pay what full-time work paid, and that more and more Americans are HAVING to go part-time because of actions taken by the government.  You know that our armed forces are facing deep cuts, in personnel and equipment...both of which are having disasterous effects.  You know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that if we don't turn the country around, we are going the way of France and England...once major players in world politics, now something much less.  You know that the dollar is in trouble around the world because our government does not know how to handle money...they didn't learn that lesson as children because they were not brought up in a time of want.  People in congress today, for the most part, grew up in an America that was strong and they are not prepared for what has been dropped on them.
            So, if you can't change America by yourself, find another person that thinks like you do...and tell them to find one.  One by one, and when you get to be a crowd, you CAN change things.  No, not a mob...a crowd, such as showed up in Washington during the shut-down.  One last thing; if you're honest with yourself, you know what has to be done...just do it.
Larry Usoff, U.S. Navy, Ret.

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