By John Porter
I published and emailed a short letter the day following the election of Barack Obama for a second term in 2012 in answer to a friend’s question, “What do we do now?” A few asked me if I was going to give up up my fight to help save our Constitutional Republic.
Needless to say, I was saddened and very disheartened. I still am. I am sad because at age 76, I’m living the last chapters of the book of my life in a country that I no longer recognize. I am sad because the generations who follow me will not be privileged to live in the country which I grew up in and came to love so much. I am saddened because, as I stated in that letter, “I believe the chance we had to turn away from Socialism and back toward Individual Liberty and responsibility by not returning Obama to the presidency, was lost for a long time to come. That ship has sailed”. However, let me say to you, if all will work harder than ever before, we just may be able to sink it.
Barack Obama has another two years. You may like it or not, that is a fact. I believe he will not allow the Constitution or the United States Congress to stop him from transforming America into a full fledged Socialist nation. AND HE HAS THE FULL SUPPORT OF HARRY REID, our Senate Majority Leader. And that powerful support will remain if Harry Reid’s power is not stripped from him by taking the senate majority away from the Democrat Political Party.
As dangerous as Obama is in that respect, the real long term danger to the Constitutional Republic of America is not Barack Obama, but a voting citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. Even though very difficult, it will still be easier to undo the Socialistic inroads of an Obama presidency than to restore the common sense and good judgment of Individual Freedom and self reliance to an electorate willing to allow such men as Barack Obama and Harry Reid to hold those offices in their government.
Obama is nothing more than a symptom of what ails America
Our problem goes much deeper and is by far more serious than Obama. Ladies and gentlemen, as you are aware, in this country we choose our leaders. Obama is nothing more than a symptom of what ails America. He is the chosen symbol of the thinking of the majority of Americans who voted in November, 2012. It seems there are now more people in America who desire the government to be responsible for them and take care of them, than there are those who desire to be responsible for and to take care of themselves. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, a mere symbol. It cannot survive a multitude of people who desire to be taken care of by the government, and made him their president.
I believe November 6, 2012 will live in American history as the day we embarked upon the last steps of America’s Death March, the death of The Constitutional Republic of The United States of America. I believe that election had very little to do with America’s massive unemployment, our massive debt, soaring gas and food prices, or the Islamic threat. It was, I believe, about the dramatic social change in most Americans who voted. The desire to be taken care of. It is about the decline of morals. If you are keeping up with events at all, you can readily see we are living in an atmosphere of lies and deception, anything goes, no rules, no values, zero personal responsibility.
America is on the brink of total financial and moral collapse. We are living in the era of the entitlement state. Those who work hard are scoffed at and ridiculed because their hard work made them successful. One’s personal financial gain is to be shared. Why work when you don’t have to. Someone wrote that, “Obama will do his level best to turn America into a one-size-fits-all nation.” That has never worked in the history of man.
On November 6, 2012, the majority of Americans who voted made their choice. It doesn’t mean we stop fighting, stop praying, or stop being engaged in our country. I had a brother who died in battle along with many others in the Philippines, so that we may have that right. Well, here we are two years later on November 4, 2014, with an opportunity to at least transform our senate from one in support of Barack Obama’s Socialist actions into one which may help us to stop him or at least lessen the lasting damage he intends to inflict upon us and our Individual Freedom. In many states, as in mine here in Arkansas, early voting is underway and many of us are working to retire Mark Pryor, our Liberal Democrat supporter of Obama with another man, Republican Tom Cotton, in our effort to remove Harry Reid from power and weaken Obama’s efforts to destroy the American people’s Individual Freedom. People, people, people, go to work in every way that YOU can to help save our Constitutional Republic.
There is a movie titled, “The Long Goodbye.” If we must say goodbye to America, I assure you, I will not go gently into that goodbye. I will not go quietly. I have not forgotten, nor will I abandon, the values of freedom and self reliance instilled in me by my mother and father, and defended by my brother, nor will I hush my voice. Socialism be forewarned, I am not going away.