Saturday, June 6, 2009

Throwing It Away on the 65th Anniversary of D-Day

In 1984, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, President Ronald Reagan spoke of the sacrifices Americans made in the quest of freedom for the European continent. Now in 2009, we see that Europeans discarded much of the potential liberty won by the Allies. Europeans first compromised their personal liberties by instituting socialist policies. Today, they continue to relinquish their potential freedoms to the demands of a growing Euroarabia. Witness the judicial and bureaucratic persecution of Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders for his outspoken opposition to the violence associated with radical Islam. In the U.S., we call such speech “free speech,” a value of extreme importance.

Disgraceful as the European socialist path may be, the United States embarked on its own path of socialism with the establishment of the Social Security Administration and subsequent social programs. U.S. socialism is suddenly in fast forward with the election of a president in lock-step with the European cultural version of Russian Roulette.

The American people have no one to blame except themselves for electing governmental representatives and a president who willfully discards their personal freedoms in favor of a socialist form of government and a weak foreign policy that invites our enemies to do their will on our culture and society.

Pres. Barack Obama is bent on apologizing to the world for all sorts of things that the U.S. has or has not done. In the spirit of Obama, it would be appropriate on this historic anniversary to offer an apology to our European brethren for having killed European citizens in the quest to liberate them from Nazi fascism.

The liberation gave Europeans the opportunity to improve their level of personal liberties to match the American model. Europe did not choose to do so.

Disdainful as I am of the European model, I am reminded of the adage that “people who live in glass houses should not throw stones.” I am empathetic with freedom loving Europeans who watched impotently these many years as their governments pandered away the hard earned potential for personal liberty.

Sixty five years after the Allied troops waded ashore and bled on the beaches of Normandy for Europeans, the majority American electorate is eroding away its own hard earned liberties originally paid for with the blood of the American founders over two hundred years ago.

Our forefathers threw off the yoke of tyranny and struck out on a new adventure so well justified in the opening paragraph of the Declaration of Independence.

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. 1
In the long run, the insidious relinquishment of liberty is no less dangerous than the boot heel of conquering tyrants.

Thomas Jefferson stated, "The tree of life must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

What will it take to reverse the deterioration of the United States of America? Our liberties certainly need to be refreshed.

Link in this Blog:
1. Declaration of Independence