Watching coverage of the 65th anniversary of the D-Day invasion this past week-end, I couldn’t help but think about the irony… the brave young men who fought (over 1,400 of whom forever sleep in the cemetery at nearby Colleville-Sur-Mer) for the noble purpose of liberating France – and eventually all of Europe – from Hitler’s Nazi Germany. It also assured the protection of our freedom in the United States.
I therefore found it ironic that addressing those gathered for the memorial service was President Barack Obama who, in the eyes of many, has done more in the first five months of his Presidency to undermine the tenets of democracy, the precepts of the Constitution, and the crucial balance of the free enterprise system in America than any foreign threat.
The last of “America’s Greatest Generation” are dying at a rate such that it won’t be long before they are all gone. It appears that the last of them will pass on about the time President Obama drives the last nail into the coffin of America’s free enterprise system and, possibly, democracy itself.
But don’t kid yourselves. Obama isn’t doing anything that wasn’t set in motion several generations ago under the guise of liberalism. Even political enthusiasts from Russia see what so many Americans, blinded by Obama’s charm, continue to miss. One such politico writes in Pravda (the Russian news web site):
It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.
Indeed, our former foes in Russia are having the last laugh on us, and why wouldn’t they? While they were unable to conquer us during the Cold War, they have lived to see the day we are succumbing to our own ignorance as we sink into the mire they have already experienced and had to climb out of. You would think a society as smart as America was, we would learn from their harsh lessons. But we haven’t. Why? As the Russian writer continues in his article:
First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their “right” to choke down a McDonalds burger or a BurgerKing burger than for their constitutional rights.
He’s right. As a nation, we have wallowed in freedom like pigs in mud. We focused on our rights, but refused to acknowledge the corresponding responsibilities associated with each one. Generations have been raised assuming that the freedoms we had in America were an automatically renewable natural resource. Schools no longer teach the significance of how our freedom came to be or, more to the point, how fleeting it can be if we don’t all accept the responsibilities that come fastened to each right. When’s the last time you heard someone demanding his/her responsibility? Continuing from the Pravda article:
Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different “branches and denominations” were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses…
In spite of Obama’s obvious attempt at sucking up to the Muslim community (“America is one of the largest Muslim countries in the world…”), America was founded as a nation based in Christianity – only it’s no longer politically correct to point that out. We are a Christian nation, Mr. President, however we are also a nation tolerant of all religions so long as they are peaceful. The Muslim religion only accounts for about one half of one percent of the nation’s citizens. The numbers don’t lie, Mr. President. However, you do. And it must be stated that the only thing “transparent” about your administration is your agenda to destroy all that the young soldiers died for on Omaha Beach. How absolutely sacrilegious for you to speak on behalf of the nation they died for.
I hope that somewhere between the horror of war that won our freedom and the silence of the final resting place for so many young men who died for us, America will discover there’s an equal responsibility that lies in the hands of the free to make sure we can pass this freedom along intact to future generations.
We’ve been poor caretakers of our democracy when it comes to educating our young; and there are those opportunists who lie in wait, ready to snatch it from us. Sometimes that danger comes from outside, but that danger also looms from within in the form of those who have selfishly decided for themselves that Socialism or Fascism is better than democracy (and easier to implement when leading a nation of those who have let themselves become sheep).
Each one of us must decide for ourselves and as a nation, if we are willing to pay the price to keep our freedom. Once we have the answer to that question, it is time to take the necessary actions. That time is now, but the window of opportunity is closing rapidly.
I call on every American to ask yourselves the following questions:
- Are you willing and up to the task to keep our freedom?
- Are we, as a nation prepared to stand and deliver on the promise to our children that Democracy will still be the American way when they grow up?
Perhaps it would be better if we didn’t answer those questions to ourselves, but if we were to give our answers directly to our children and those who lie in the graves in Colleville-Sur-Mer (Normandy).