Skip to comments.America Is Reaping From Its Moral Collapse
Posted on 01/10/2013 1:06:53 PM PST by Jyotishi
The liberal Democrat political machine has been in high gear seeking restrictions on gun ownership ever since the December 11, 2012 massacre of twenty young children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut. According to the left, that hideous event constitutes inarguable proof that America needs to rescind the Second Amendment. For the good of everyone, and particularly the children, the guns must go.
It might seem difficult to surpass such phony liberal sanctimony. Yet during the last days of 2012, as the contrived fiscal cliff crisis reached its do or die moment, the same old class envy diatribe spewed forth from the predictable cadre of leftists, starting with Barack Obama, and parroted by his trusty minions.
Meanwhile, the people on Main Street remain in shock over the grim transformation of their country that has been ongoing since 2009, with no end in sight. How could America have become such an alien place, where bedrock principles of the Constitution face imminent threat and the nations finances careen towards implosion, with Washington oblivious to the scope of the problem? How could an event as horrendous as the Sandy Hookshootings be so shamelessly exploited by politicians who clearly have no interest in addressing its root causes or achieving workable solutions, yet are happy to wield it as a means of bludgeoning their political opposition?
It is as if this nation, fittingly characterized by former President Ronald Reagan as the shining city on a hill and last best hope of mankind, is being systematically dismantled, and in its place a far less promising or hopeful society put into place. Yet no marauding army from across the sea can claim credit for this transformation. As humanity has been warned on too many occasions, a nation as great as the United States once was cannot be overcome from without until it has been destroyed from within. And on multiple fronts, our once great United States is proceeding down that desolate course, and has actually been doing so for some time.
Prominent Democrats jubilantly trumpet the ongoing debt crisis and mass tragedy in Connecticut as proof that America needs an ever greater dosage of their liberalism. This of course is primarily driven by their willingness to callously exploit any crisis (Never forget the words of Rahm Emanuel) in service to their political cause. But although the issues are admittedly tied to each other, it is for reasons that the left would not wantAmerica to contemplate. In many ways, the hysterics from liberal Democrats during the past four weeks have been motivated by an intense fear that the nation might ever reawaken to the real root cause of its escalating problems.
Tuesday, January 22 2013 marks the fortieth anniversary of the infamous Roe vs. Wade decision by which the United States Supreme Court concocted a constitutional provision legalizing human abortion across the nation. Intellectually honest legal scholars must concede that the courts decision was a blatant departure from its proper role of maintaining the integrity of constitutional principle in the nations governance. Nevertheless, the moral implications of that horrendous episode of judicial activism vastly eclipse any mere concerns of an overreach by one branch of the federal government.
By virtue of that single cataclysmic moral failure, the entirety of the U.S. Government at its highest levels rendered the priceless right to life enumerated in the Declaration of Independence inconsequential. In the wake of that official sanctioning of indescribable evil, should anyone now be surprised that liberty and the pursuit of happiness would not long withstand the onslaught of a soulless and self-serving state?
Of course liberals and the counterculture have skillfully avoided full disclosure of their unconscionable denigration of all human existence. Invoking such terms as choice and reproductive rights to give their gruesome cause a veneer of legitimacy, they hysterically attack and accuse any who would dispute the worthiness of their cause.
The latest such effort is to deceitfully mischaracterize pro-life efforts as a war on women. If, according to pro-aborts, war on women mean slowing the rate at which expectant mothers exterminate their unborn children, then conservatives are indeed guilty. But if that war is defined as a concerted government effort to destroy the opportunities of all citizens, including women to live a better life and access open doors by which to provide for the children they do have and raise, then it is clearly the statist Democrats who have waged a cruel and incessant war on women, minorities, and all of Middle America.
Long before Roe, the time-honored ideal of private property ownership had also been under assault. It was during the administration of Franklin Roosevelt that the concept of one citizen being legally entitled to sap the earnings of another became popularized. And to the degree that Americaaccepted the notion, it began its long, expensive trek down the slippery slope of socialism and the nanny state. Eventually, as forewarned by numerous historians, the consuming masses, rife with the sanctimony of their entitled status, are demanding more than can be produced to satisfy them. The economic doldrums of the past four years are only a harbinger of something much worse to come.
Nevertheless, the ethical downfall represented by Americas drift into collectivism under Roosevelt must be considered in conjunction with the wholesale societal annihilation of traditional morality undertaken by the American left during the 1960s, which has only worsened since. It is the dismal repercussions of these societal changes that have become so glaringly apparent in recent weeks.
An alarming portion of Americas youth no longer possess any remnant of conscience. And although the actual number who will resort to violence is much smaller, focus groups and discussions amongst the nations young reveal a frightening departure from any true understanding of right and wrong, since those concepts have been supplanted by the perverse and disjointed premises of political correctness. Concern for the environment and minimizing ones carbon footprint have replaced the quaint notions of kindness or compassion. Similarly, expectations that the state will ante up on entitlements thoroughly obscure any concern for the burden such programs may place on others.
Thus the nation slips ever further from its high place of justice, opportunity, and freedom on the world stage. In response, the political left deflects blame by intensifying the tone and shrillness of its accusations against those who, with a firm dedication to the Judeo-Christian ethic, once forged this nation in its greatness, and whose work and principles made it a bastion of optimism for the rest of civilization.
For unless such noble achievements are expunged from the nations collective memory, Americans might recognize the dire cause and effect relationship between the empty promises offered by liberals, and the disasters that have actually ensued from their policies. If that day arrives, the American people will reject the bitter poison that has brought down so many nations throughout history, and has demeaned them to this current sad state of affairs.
Then they can commence the rebuilding of their tattered nation on the bedrock of goodness that was bequeathed to them from its founding.
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Author: Christopher Adamo http://www.chrisadamo.com/
Christopher G. Adamo is a resident of southeastern Wyoming. He has been involved in politics at the local and state level for many years. His contact information and article archives can be found at www.chrisadamo.com
Christopher Adamo has written 54 articles for us. http://www.hawaiireporter.com/?author=48
Do not weaken. The people are right. King Obama is wrong. Our “sin” will be to despair and to give up. Be strong. Have faith in the republic. Believe in it now more than ever because it is God’s gift to us.
If you give in now, he will take the guns. You and your family and all that you believe in will be defenseless. Think about that. America gone. FOREVER.
That's from the article at the top. Your astute reply:
"If you give in now, he will take the guns. You and your family and all that you believe in will be defenseless. Think about that. America gone. FOREVER."I HAVE been thinking about that, Rapscallion! Especially in light of the fact that the Buffoon-in-Chief, VP Biden, will be delivering his "recommendations" on "gun control" to the ersatz-president next Tuesday, who we are forewarned will be using Executive Orders to achieve his "vision" in "proper gun control." Thus doing an unconstitutional end-run around Congress, where all due original legislation must arise under the federal Constitution.
On that score, an interesting article has come to light from, of all places, PRAVDA: "Americans Never Give Up Your Guns":
This will probably come as a total shock to most of my Western readers, but at one point, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. This was, of course, when we were free under the Tsar. Weapons, from swords and spears to pistols, rifles and shotguns were everywhere, common items. People carried them concealed, they carried them holstered. Fighting knives were a prominent part of many traditional attires and those little tubes criss crossing on the costumes of Cossacks and various Caucasian peoples? Well those are bullet holders for rifles.Oh, so go read the article, by a Russian blogger by the name of Stanislav Mishin, which appeared in the the January 2, 2013 edition of The Economic Policy Journal in its entirety, here.
Various armies, such as the Poles, during the Смута (Times of Troubles), or Napoleon, or the Germans even as the Tsarist state collapsed under the weight of WW1 and Wall Street monies, found that holding Russian lands was much much harder than taking them and taking was no easy walk in the park but a blood bath all its own. In holding, one faced an extremely well armed and aggressive population Hell bent on exterminating or driving out the aggressor....
To this day, with the Soviet Union now dead 21 years, with a whole generation born and raised to adulthood without the SU, we are still denied our basic and traditional rights to self defense. Why? We are told that everyone would just start shooting each other and crime would be everywhere....but criminals are still armed and still murdering and too often, especially in the far regions, those criminals wear the uniforms of the police. The fact that everyone would start shooting is also laughable when statistics are examined....
Do not be fooled by a belief that progressives, leftists hate guns. Oh, no, they do not. What they hate is guns in the hands of those who are not marching in lock step of their ideology. They hate guns in the hands of those who think for themselves and do not obey without question. They hate guns in those whom they have slated for a barrel to the back of the ear.
So, do not fall for the false promises and do not extinguish the light that is left to allow humanity a measure of self respect.
Jyotishi, thank you ever so much for posting this outstanding article from Chris Adorno!!!
Remarkably well written. Thanks for the post.
The decline was certain in 1963, when Senator Dirksen, old compromiser that he otherwise was, could not get 2/3 of his chamber to support his school prayer amendment. The people didn’t insist on the Dirksen Amendment and even increased the Democrat Senate majority in 1964. The people started the decline, and it can’t be stopped.
"Now the whole world stands on the brink, staring down into bloody hell, all those liberals and intellectuals and smooth-talkers
and all of a sudden, nobody can think of anything to say.
Rorschach from The Watchmen movie
They want to ammend the Constitution?
The Founders provided a way to do that.
Go for it.
Even with cheating and law breaking the feds couldn’t get the ERA ammendment passed and ratified in 90 years.
(It was first introduced in 1923 by Kansas Republicans Sen. Charles Curtis and Rep. Daniel R. Anthony, Jr.)
Imagine trying to repeal the 2nd Ammendment.
“a nation as great as the United States once was cannot be overcome from without until it has been destroyed from within....”
Spirited: America’s founding generation warned that only a self-controlled, morally-informed, well-informed, selfless people whose wills are in submission to higher truth, fixed meaning, purpose and personal accountability are capable of being a truly free people.
But by and large this description no longer applies to increasing numbers of Americans for whom ‘self,’ willful ignorance and gratification of appetites, desires, whims, caprices, dreams, etc. takes precedence. As long as their ‘bellies’ are filled and their “itches” scratched they don’t care what happens.
And though many of these people (including Obama, Clinton, et al) may speak of God or Christ their gods are of their own invention for whom they speak.
For such people the living God is dead. And in a world without God, fixed meaning, higher purpose and accountability, why not lie, cheat, wed ‘gay’ couples, plunder and kill? http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2976705/posts
Repeal an amendment? Haha! You haven’t been paying attention, apparently. These commie bastards are ignoring the Constitution. And when someone tries to apply the Constitution, sonofabitches like the pirate Roberts rubber stamp the violations! I’m sorry to have to explain this to you, but We The People are no longer the sovereigns of a Republic. The Constitutional Republic has been aborted by the abortion party and the complicit republicants.
Well said although just the tip of the iceberg of what could be said..
Leftists do not hate guns at all.. Multi millions of murdered by democide attest to that..
They seem to be worldwide ramping up to death of BILLIONS this century.. by their own hands..
The useful idiots are standing in line queued for liquidation..
The poor old Muslims have no idea who they are dealing with..
The leftists have no compunction about eliminating a whole religion.. culture or language..
Thank you so much for sharing your insights, dearest sister in Christ!