by Garth Kuhnhein
As the scandals of the Obama administration unfold President Regan's statement that "freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction" keeps ringing in my ears. The founders of our country realized the dangers of a democracy and established a republic with many checks and balances. Obama and the progressive do-gooders have lulled us to sleep and now the police state is closing in upon us. The heavy hand of government is now in our homes recording our phone conversations, tracking our every mouse click and following our emails. Those that think the constitution is an outdated document and the principles are outdated must reconsider as it was Benjamin Franklin that said, "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Take some time to reflect on the previous two quotes and then read this article where Obama says, "You can't have 100 percent security and also then have 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience."
Liberty is protected by our constitution. Obama and the progressives have a mission to destroy the constitution. Those that think they are defending liberty by supporting legislation such as the Patriot Act are actually strengthening the hand of Obama and the progressives. Their intentions are good but the results will be disastrous. They are playing into the hands of evil.
The contrast between the Obama progressives and Senator Rand Paul and the liberty movement is clear. In this article, the Obama machine is unleashing the full force of the government to file criminal charges on the individuals that exposed the government spying operation that violates the constitution. Obama is using the police state to strengthen his position and power. Contrast this with Senator Rand Paul who is taking action to protect the Constitution and the Fourth Amendment as he believes it is as relevant today as it was when it was adopted on December 15, 1791.
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
This one sentence is what stands between liberty and tyranny. The Obama administration and the progressives are destroying our country one sentence at a time. When Thomas Jefferson says "Let no more be said about the confidence of men, but bind them down from mischief with the chains of the Constitution" he is warning us about the consequences of destroying or removing the chains of the constitution. Hitler had the chains of his constitution removed with the Enabling Act in 1933. We not only need to pray but we need to act to ensure that Obama's chains are not removed under the guise of the Patriot Act.