An Inside Job ...
The Verbal Assassin
Okay, where do we
draw the line? You know the line, the one that states our government
has gone too far, or has stopped too short, to protect our liberties.
Yeah, that line.
The one our forefathers
knew all too well that a government system could cross and stipulated
in the most renowned political document, our Constitution, that it was
each citizens duty to do something about it should the government ever
grow into an oppressive, tax-heavy, republic-free entity.
Am I talking an
armed rebellion? No. That would be crazy and besides I wouldn't feel
all too safe trumpeting that call in fear of some vehicular accident
or (assisted) suicide that would end my existence.
What I am saying
is that there needs to be unification and recently both sides of the
political mainstream have found themselves agreeing on some key issues
that could and should lead to the betterment of the American way. But
In the Terry Schiavo
case we found that agreeing doesn't always lead to action. Here was
an innocent who our own justice system and government decided to kill,
not by any loving peaceful way like we offer our animals in their last
days, a simple shot and they "go to sleep." No, they starved
/ dehydrated her to death. A form of torture I wouldn't wish on my worst
enemy. We treat our own death row inmates with more regard by granting
their wish of a last meal, of whatever (within reason) they want, before
they are executed.
The legalities of
the case aren't in question, it's the morality of the order that is.
The disregard of the millions of Americans who banned together in their
cries of opposition, wanting the feeding tube reinserted was absolutely
unethical and immoral of our system to ignore, and once again proved
that this is no longer a government of the people, for the people, by
But even as the
courts continually ruled to nullify her life, the thousand that gathered
around her hospice, with the exception of a few true patriots of righteousness,
did nothing but complain that it was unjust and wrong. The labeled "extremist
tree-huggers" who block logging roads with their bodies do more
to get physically and politically involved in their beliefs. How is
it that those thousands of Americans, who are supposed to live for truth
and justice, didn't just walk in and say, "No. We won't tolerate
this. Put the tube back in."
Are we that afraid
of our government and the "justice" system that it spurs us
For me personally,
yes. If I have to stand it alone I, too, would roll on my morality,
but I am not talking about an individual. I'm talking about a unified
group who had the power to right a wrong.
Now we have new
issues that beg our action. One is the invasion taking place along our
southern border states. Ask anyone, of any political affiliation, who
legally lives in these places and they will tell you that enough is
is wanted and accepted as a part of our melting-pot culture, but this
kowtowing to illegals and acceptance of their cultural ideals and language
is not American. Even our Constitution mandates that Congress must act
in the face of any invasion, yet they do nothing. Many now, seeing their
inaction, are taking matters in their own hands and the "Minute
Men" garnered much due respect for protecting the rest of us who
do nothing but sit around and complain. Yes, I lump myself in this category
to. As a writer, complaining is the nature of the business, but no more
... I want, need, things to change. I have a daughter who will inherit
my inaction, and I personally want her to be proud that I honored my
own integrity in action and didn't just leave her to pick up the pieces.
The time has come
to petition our government to adopt a singular language, English. While
this would not ban the speaking of other languages, it would ensure
that the American culture isn't subverted and be made to endure bilingual
ads, airport announcements in Spanish, and government leaflets and documents.
I'm tired of tax dollars being spent toward the printing and production
of Spanish language items. I would much rather spend my tax dollars
toward naturalized citizens' EFL classes. That's right, English as a
First Language. We are not a secondary culture.
We must also stop
benefiting illegals by providing free health care. Should anyone be
allotted free health care it should be citizens of the United States.
Am I a proponent
for a socialized health care system? Well, should it mean the end of
free care for free-loading illegals who swarm our hospitals, yes.
C'mon people, let's
stand up and let our voices be heard and actually take action! We don't
want to be a 3rd world nation! We don't want our American Way destroyed!
We don't want our flag, Old Glory, to be flown lower than our neighboring
countries, within our borders!
And for me, the
most profound issue we face today, the Patriot Act - the perfect guise
to remove your and my Constitutionally given rights. Freedoms are often
usurped by a masked effort to protect.
I still remember
in the final Town Hall style presidential debate when one American stood
in concern to losing his rights by the passing of the Patriot Act. In
his Elmer Fuddish way, President Bush responded in surprise that people
might feel that liberties were being taken, that in his belief it was
designed to protect them.
And now we face
the new revised Patriot Act, one that states that if the government
decides you are subversive, you will be labeled extremist, radical,
and even terrorist, to provide them the ability, without cause or regard
of the Constitution, to detain you and violate every form of search
and seizure right granted real citizens. Yes, everyone can be put on
the government "watch" list.
The American public
no longer knows the meaning of personal responsibility, especially when
it comes to changing the system. We sue cigarette manufacturers for
our own personal choice to smoke. We file suits against coffee companies
when we carelessly spill our own coffees on our laps and get burned.
And with every instance we distance ourselves from our own personal
obligation to be responsible and take real action.
I implore you ...
Take a stand. Unite. Let us be the America of old, and let us put the
people back in power.
I call on each
of you to write me and tell me your grievance, and while I may not share
your view, I will fight for your right to speak your mind and petition
for a better way.
Let us finally come
together and act! To do otherwise will be the suicide of our American
About the Author:
Ron Lee 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. He currently spends his time helping the US~Observer's
clients with his no nonsense investigative reporting style. Ron may
be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Favorite quote, "The truth shall make you free." --John VIII. 32