Thoughts on how an ordinary citizen can make a difference by strengthening faith in God, family, and country.
Declaration of Independence
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Freedom for All Americans
This week we celebrated the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., black civil rights leader. I must admit that I have very mixed feelings about this holiday. I recognize that civil rights for all Americans are very important, and I believe that Dr. King's participation in that achievement should be honored. I just don't quite understand why we have a national holiday named for him, especially because we have no other person honored with a national holiday. Consider that we have forty-three former Presidents of the United States, many of whom have performed great deeds. George Washington led our military troops to victory in the Revolutionary War bringing freedom to all Americans; he directed the convention where the United States Constitution was written, and he served our new nation as our first President. He was a great man whose love for his country kept him from accepting the proffered gift of being the king of it. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, approved the new Constitution even though he was serving our nation in France at the time it was written, and served as our nation's third President. James Madison wrote the United States Constitution and also served as the fourth President of our nation. Abraham Lincoln kept the country together during the Civil War and gave the Emancipation Proclamation while serving as our sixteenth President. Not one of these men and many others who accomplished great things for our nation is honored with a national holiday named specifically for him. There was a time when both Washington and Lincoln had national holidays named for them. In order to have one national holiday named for Martin Luther King, Congress took the two holidays named for Washington and Lincoln, lumped them together in one holiday and called it Presidents Day. Even though it has been twenty-five years since this happened, I have never heard a reasonable answer for the action. I personally believe the reason for this action was more to appease the African Americans among us than to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. I believe that this holiday was designated as part of a plan spear-headed by Lyndon B. Johnson and his cohorts to bring the black people into the Democratic camp. They achieved their purpose because African Americans have supported the Democrats for nearly fifty years since the civil rights acts were passed by Congress in the 1960s. African Americans do not seem to understand that the Democrats are simply using them to win elections. The latest revelations about statements by Senator Harry Reid and former President Bill Clinton prove that Democrats are racists, something that many conservatives have believed for years. I believe that Democrats pretend to be friends to poor people, African Americans and other minorities while actually trying to keep them "down on the plantation." I believe that the main purpose for the New Deal of FDR and the Great Society of LBJ was to get votes. In trying to keep blacks and others in the slavery mentality, Democrats enact legislation that keeps all of us under control. A great example of their need to control Americans is the "health care reform" that the Democrats have tried to force through Congress even though Americans are telling them in no uncertain terms that we don't want their reform. It is just a continuing progressive plan to enslave all Americans. One way that Americans of all colors, all religions, all cultures, etc. can gain more freedom is to vote all progressives out of office as soon as possible!
I am a grandmother who is concerned about the direction our country and world are headed and what my grandchildren will inherit. I want to do my part to bring peace on earth and sanity to our insane world.
WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.