• Vladimie Val Cymbal

    A slippery slope that ends in quicksand.

    The American experiment in government is on a slippery slope and we are heading towards quicksand. 1776 was the year that a new form of government came on the world scene. Prior to that happening, people all over the world were ruled by kings, lords, self proclaimed messengers of a god. They ruled with absolute authority and in most cases brutality. They were the ones who owned the land and everything on it, including the people. Our founding fathers brought to the world the concept of a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Over the years we have allowed the people we elected to represent us, slowly make a u-turn, and start heading us back to the rule of a privileged few with ultimate authority and power over every aspect of our lives. We are abdicating our responsibility for our own liberty, freedom, and lives.

    This return to separating the people from the government and making the government a separate entity of itself dedicated to promoting a larger and more powerful ruler of the people was slow but deliberate. Now this trend is threatening all that made this country the most generous, successful, and champion of liberty. Under the guise of protecting us we are losing all that this country brought forth on this world and our liberty along with it. Some things seem quite benign like restrickting the smoking of tobacco. Others are quite insane. There are people who insist that soft drinks and baby formula become controlled substances and at the same time legalizing the use of dope. They are concerned with the rights of proven criminals but trample those of law abiding citizens. They are concerned with the freedom of expression for those that have vowed to destroy us while restrickting the expression of Judeo-Christian values.

    Free enterprise is almost nonexistent in America. It is prohibited in many areas of this land for children to sell cookies or lemonade without permission from the government by way of requiring permits that cost much more than can be made from the sale of these things. If a person wants to be a taxi driver the permits to do so cost thousands of dollars in almost every city in America. Many restaurants and retail stores were started by people who put together a little money to buy products and a cart and would sell them to the general public. Now a day, the permits, and other restrictions make if almost impossible to start a small business on a shoe string. If one does put together enough money to start a business the government throws more and more obstacles in the way. In many instances even established enterprises are being forced into bankruptcy by government restrictions such as those on coal mining. New endeavors such as gas and oil exploration are not permitted regardless how much starting capital one may have. The EPA has even put a stop to some solar and wind power plants. That is except for those who have contributed to promoting the power of the government. Those who support the current administration are not only encouraged to start businesses but are provided with funds to do so even if their business plan can only lead to failure.

    The bigger the government the more powerful it becomes. The more powerful the government is the less liberty we have. Our current administration’s life styles are that of the potentates of the old world and just as callous to the concerns of the people. The old speaker of the House demanded a private jet to transport her, her relatives and friends back and forth across the country while the people were losing their homes and jobs. The cost of our president’s trips is more than the GNP of many countries. We have allowed our representatives to become a royalty of sorts.

    WE have to put a stop to this decline of our country. Regardless of political party we must elect only those who are willing and able to serve the nation and not those that demand to rule us. By the same token we must vote out of office those that work only to promote their careers and grow the government and usurp more and more power. If we do not put forth the effort and make the investments to do this we all are doomed. I urge you all to contribute time and money to make the changes that are so badly needed. Now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of our country and preserve our heritage, Judeo-Christian values, and freedom. There won’t be a tomorrow if we don’t do this now.