March 2009

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The State of My Union

By Ron Lee

Writer's Note: I have included links to items of interest that support some of my claims in the column below. Keep in mind, this is a rant. It is not a threat, nor do I have first-hand knowledge of any planned uprising.

Splintered, reeling in panic, ANGRY ... this is the State of my Union. My America. Not the D.C. world of “reality” where they pretend to know what the public needs; where their lack of knowledge of their constituency’s true needs absolutely astounds me.


Splintered because there are really two Americas. One wanting nothing more than a government that leaves them alone. A government that works under the letter of constitutional law, allowing for the states to make tough economic choices. A government that realizes its public aren't a bunch of sheep that need to be led, or children whose hands they have to hold. They are the responsible America who, in bad times, unite to get things done. They are the ones that you can rely on to search for you if your lost, or build you a new home should yours burn down. They are the true community, built from the neighborly way of old, living under the principle of ‘do unto others as you'd have them do unto you.’ Bottom line, they are the doers. They are the ones who work long and hard. The ones that believe capitalism equals inventiveness, creativity and opportunity. They stand for the little guy, weak or injured and show him how to get back on his own feet, and then leave him to live his life as he wishes - as long as it doesn’t harm others. This America believes in true justice, based on factual guilt. They believe the pursuit of happiness is something to be worked for, not handed - that life and liberty are the only things that are “given” and that both are worth dying for.

The other America is built upon entitlement. It wants to see more government regulations, because it doesn't want the burden of being responsible for it. It wants the government to provide for it, feed it, heal it, because it believes that equality means provision. Its government is large and ominously similar to what we fought during the cold war. This America's public are the ones who feel that they shouldn't be responsible for anything, and lay in wait to sue you for everything you have - because they want it. They believe its okay to turn their backs on their community if it means their self advancement. They are the ones who cry foul when their own personal choices bite them - like smokers who say its the fault of the manufacturers, or that guns are to blame for the criminals who load a gun and then pull the trigger. They see the world and life as something to control and manage, which furthers their need for more regulation, but then cry when that regulation infringes on their own pursuits. They believe in “equal” (special) rights for everything with the exception of what they do not like. Blame is their game, selfishness their method; and their government rules them accordingly, further restricting their freedoms, because its in their own best interest, and these people blindly believe it is. This America doesn’t believe anything is worth dying for, but that material pursuits, at times, are worth killing for.

Reeling in Panic.

Reeling because my America is seeing the end of an economic era and the beginning of a tidal wave of financial woes never before witnessed in modern history. My America knows you can't throw made-up money at any problem and think it will fix it. They know that when you print 1.2 TRILLION dollars and have nothing tangible backing that money, you have just added 1.2 Trillion Zeros to the worth of our currency and have actual devalued it completely. Let me put it a different way ... If you have a city suffering from a drought, and this city has a dam upstream, you don’t blow the dam! This will simply flood your city. And guess what, soon the water will RECEDE (recession, get it) and you won’t have a dam of water to pull from in times of emergency any longer and the drought will be worse than before. It works that way in economics, too. See, my America knows this. They also know that bail-outs should never happen. Its better to allow for free market failure than government controlled corporations. They are panicked because they see that their retirement is gone and that their children, and theirs, and theirs, and theirs (and so on), will have to pay for this mess even though it’s just all made up money. They fear government ownership and federal control of their daily lives and see it happening with every new piece of legislation being drafted. They are frightened that the food supply is being targeted by both outside influences (China) and our own government who is vying for more complete control. They are panicking because they are watching this great country erode into a culture of something-Americans, and not plain Americans. Unity is gone and the true spirit of being multi-cultural under one flag, is replaced by wanton disregard for the learning of what should be our common language. They are reeling in panic, because their representatives have lost sight of what it means to represent. Instead, they present to the people and say, “see what I have done for you!” All the while lining their own pockets. This misrepresentation and constant lying has turned this panic, to anger ...


Angered by people who SWEAR AN OATH to the Constitution of the United States and then just to trample all over it. They are angry that reason is lost and seemingly vacant in those who are supposed to know better. Angry because our liberties and freedoms are being stripped from us at an alarming rate. Angry that our borders and cities are being flooded by narco-illegals, and the solution provided to us thus far is to give all these law-breaking illegal aliens amnesty. We are told that to uphold law against an illegal is un-American (Pelosi)! They are angry because if they break the law they are punished, put into a justice system that is nothing more than a money-grubbing machine designed to further fleece the public. Truth is ignored as long as there is a suspect; guilt now presupposed.

With each new day there is something else to be angry for; some new legislation that further yokes us to a future of slavery, owned by the state. Now, the few patriots that are left are being targeted; their peaceful movements labeled extremist and militant. Our Constitutional rights are being slated to be taken away. They are angry because they are splintered and reeling from panic.

And they are wondering when enough is enough ...

The American (Re)public can only be pushed so far before they rally and push back. Mark my words, it's coming. Not that I want it to, just that it is.

What is sad, however, is that we, the people, all let it get this bad in the first place. We gave up control to those who would lead us, not represent us, and truly, we have no one to blame but ourselves.

What is the state of your union? Write me. Tell me. I’m interested.

Support of statements made in the above column:

Losing Rights:

Speaking Out Against the Government:

H.R. 1955: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007
Article on the legislation above.

2nd Amendment Rights Legislation:

H.R. 45: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009
H.R. 257: Child Gun Safety and Gun Access Prevention Act of 2009

Giving Police True "Above the Law" Protection:

H.R. 866: Law Enforcement Protection Act
(While I am all for protecting our police officers from prosecution and/or outrageous civil suits for righteous "shoots", we should not give the police blanket protection, as any crime could be defined as being a crime of violence as defined by US CODE: TITLE 18; PART I; CHAPTER 44; 924)

New World Order - the Pursuit of Globalization:

Embedded video from CNN Video

Key points ... "It's Not Theory Anymore"

Others who feel this way ...

Tax Day Tea Party
Campaign for Liberty
The 9-12 Project
There are SO many others I can't list them all.

Ron Lee has been an investigative journalist with the US~Observer for over 6 years. He has been a freelance and published writer since 1985. He attended Richmond University in London where he focused on theatre arts, and the University of Nevada Reno where he dual majored in criminal justice and psychology.

His favorite quote; “The truth shall make you free.” --John VIII. 32

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