By Alden L. Benton

“As nightfall does not come all at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air — however slight — lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.”
~Justice William O. Douglas (1898-1980)

One small step for the food police; another lethal blow against personal liberty.

The Leftist-led government of the United State has slowly eroded personal liberty into near extinction.  Rules and regulations no longer protect society; rather they are meant to control the individual and direct his actions in order to protect him from himself.

The foundation of the philosophy of the political left is simple — control.  They control two-thirds of the government; they control tax-supported schools and universities; they control Hollywood; and they control the mass media.  They want to control you.

Now, according to an article in Sunday’s New York Post, big brother has “joined the battle of the bulge.” 

Clever way to get your attention; however, the details are frightening.  The article reports that “A group of Long Island students will soon be wearing controversial electronic monitors that allow school officials to track their physical activity around the clock.” 

The purported purpose is to combat obesity.  In reality, it is state-enforced nanny-ism taken to new and dangerous heights.

Parents were not informed or given the option not to participate.  Even the American Civil Liberties Union is concerned about the privacy, retention, security, and future use of the data collected.

“When you get into monitoring people’s biological vital signs, that’s a pretty intrusive measurement,” said Jay Stanley, of the American Civil Liberties Union.  “There are key privacy interests at play.”

At the very least, says Stanley, parents must have a say in how long the data will be stored and who will have access to it and schools must obtain parents’ consent.

“A program like this should only be voluntary.  Nobody should be forced to reveal biological indicators,” he said.

This affront to liberty is but one of an extended series of deliberate, calculated attacks on personal liberty perpetrated by the Left.

In this presidential election year, we’ve been inundated by rhetoric about the hopes, dreams, schemes, and promises of the candidates, especially those seeking to attain the presidency. 

What the Republican candidates fail to comprehend is that the real enemy of America is not Obama, but the philosophy he has sought to impose upon us all — liberal fascism. 

Put simply, the political Left thinks they are superior in thought and deed and that the rest of us mere mortals cannot be trusted to pursue our own personal vision of life, liberty, and happiness.  Thus, they care compelled to control us in every possible manner.

Yes, it is imperative that we dump Obama and relegate the ashes of his failed presidency to yesterday’s garbage.  However, that is only a partial, indeed temporary, solution.

It is time for a new beginning.  It is time to make a clean sweep and rid the entire federal government structure of all vestiges of the failed, corrupt scheme of liberalism.  It starts with a regime change in the executive branch, and it ends with a massive downsizing of the beast of extra-constitutional government.

We all have sat idly by watching as one by one, our liberties began to disappear.  We now have a golden opportunity for redemption as a nation.  We must not fail to seize this opportunity to right the ship of state before it sinks forever beneath the rising tide of liberal fascism.

It is time to stand and say “Enough!”

“If liberty is worth keeping and free representative government worth saving, we must stand for all American fundamentals — not some, but all.  All are woven into the great fabric of our national well-being.  We cannot hold fast to some only, and abandon others that, for the moment, we find inconvenient.  If one American fundamental is prostrated, others in the end will surely fall.
~Albert J. Beveridge (1862-1927),
Historian and U.S. Senator (R-Indiana).

Original material ©2012 by Alden L. Benton / Independence Creek Enterprises.  All rights reserved.


One response to “Enough!

  1. Face it, from the very moment America became a nation and organized a government, the people running the federal operation had the idea that they were entitled to whatever power(s) they deemed necessary to achieve the goals they saw as proper.
    The assumption has always been that government goals and convenience are more important than individual liberty. It’s always those nagging problems — immediate or long-term — that must be “solved” and “fixed” forever, and right now. What better (easier) way than to use the biggest, “most effective” (most powerful and intrusive) tool at hand? Hey, let us elites handle it, and don’t get in our way. Don’t you know who you’re dealing with? We can do anything we want.
    When has it really been any different? We notice some of the most egregious violations and fail to notice that the government types have been doing it all along, at every chance.
    Merely because they have the resources at hand, and the ability to enhance them almost at will, our governors (at all levels) are much too eager to use those resources to promote, grow, and vigorously enforce their so-called benevolent goals, using more and more of our money — as they sell themselves as indispensable agents of goodness and progress.
    It boils down to two things:
    (1) Actual dedication to the Constitution is just too inconvenient for most people in power. Responsibilities aren’t taken seriously, or the servant is too weak to battle the behemoth, then gives in and becomes part of it.
    (2) Those in the seats of greatest power usually (and all too casually) see citizens — their constituents and Americans in general — as little more than inconvenient, ignorant, upstart children who need to be kept under control, under the thumb of a strong national hand, benevolent or otherwise. It’s for your own good, the elites always contend, no matter what they do and no matter how much they mangle and strangle the Constitution and your liberty in the process..
    We must remember why the Founders ripped the reins of power from the British. It wasn’t to establish a government that views its citizens and treats them exactly the same way the British did — or worse.
    Today, we have another chance, maybe the last chance, to learn it and get it right, to bring government under control — our control. We can’t blow it again.

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