Letter to the Editor

Letter: Concerns about Obama not tied to race

Friday, September 18, 2009

There is much unrest within our American people. They feel government has become too big. A government of the government, for the government, and by the government. It is not a democracy any more. This is the frustration Americans feel. It has nothing to do with Obama being black! It has to do with government being too powerful. The checks and balances our founding fathers put in place are being done away with. The constitution is being whittled away.

On June 28, 1787, Benjamin Franklin said, "We have been assured, Sir, in sacred writing, that 'Except the Lord build the House, They labor in vain that build it.' I firmly believe this; and so I believe that without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel; we shall be divided in our little partial local interests, our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and a bye word down to future ages...I therefore beg leave to move that henceforth, prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings upon our deliberations, be held in the assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more clergy be requested to officiate in that service."

What I would like to know is how did we go from this statement from Mr. Franklin to the point of saying we are not a Christian nation, nor can we say a prayer in school because it is a government place. Nowhere in the constitution does it allude to not praying or saying God in school. It says the government shall not make a religion and make everyone have to worship that religion. It gave us freedom of religion. People need to read the constitution.

Also, the Tea Parties are good and all to let others know how they feel, but is there anything we can really do to stop government control instead of government run by the people? Short of a rebellion, I can think of nothing. I would be hesitant to think of a rebellion because they have powers of technology that will bring people to their knees if they were to try to rebel. Someone told me we can't even get a president out of office because he can call Marshall Law and then he can stay in office. I don't know much about this and would like to hear anyone's knowledge about this.

Put a black president in next term. I am all for that. But -- let him be against partial birth abortion at the least. Let him be truthful, honest, and not try to turn America into a socialist nation. I don't feel comfortable with the people our president has as his "advisory." They are extreme radicals. Yes, I agree we need health care reform. I don't believe we need it crammed down our throats. We the people should have a vote on it.

People, be careful who you vote for as your representatives in 2010. If you are not satisfied with the government take-over, run for office yourself, and let your voice be heard for the people, by the people, and of the people. Get up and out there and do like the Democrats did. Enlist every able-bodied person to vote. Make a grass roots effort to get people to vote for -- not a far right, far left, or a party -- but for human decency, and for people that will truly represent the American people and the freedom our predecessors have given their lives for. Thank you.