Freedom or Socialism?

Ronald Reagan, the great communicator, once said:

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”That statement is so true.

This sentiment, unfortunately, has heaped upon it, the greatest urgency I can muster. We must elect Mitt Romney the next president of the United States. The United States and its preeminent place in the world, will deteriorate even more significantly if Barack Obama is elected once again.

We cannot do this to our country, to treat her like she means little to nothing. We must remain active for a righteous, yes righteous cause, and turn this nation over to Mitt Romney so he can fix whatever is broken. You see, what has been done to this nation is just as much, if not more, a moral issue than a fiscal one.

Speaking about the privilege of voting and its moral implications, one of our founding fathers, Noah Webster, said this in “Noah Webster, History of The United States, 1832”:

“When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, “just men who rule in the fear [love] of God.”

“The preservation of our government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty; if the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will not be made for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizen will be violated and disregarded.”

How do you like that? Sound familiar? Information from a founding father, in 1832, counseling us on what will happen if virtuous leaders are not chosen by their constituencies. By the way, this applies to every type of governmental office; albeit federal, state, or local. That is why Ronald Reagan said: “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”

Noah Webster reminds us here that it is our sacred duty to vote. He teaches us how to select such candidates by reminding us of the type of man God wants in office. He wants principled men. While it is up to each of us to decide what is principled; we come to that conclusion after we read truthful information and honestly size up the candidates. That’s what Dinesh D’Souza did with his recent 2016 movie. Go see it. I did. It helps you understand the thrust of Obama and his decision making.

We must be careful and not vote through emotion. We must vote for and through principles. What does this guy or gal stand for? What is his or her character like? What does he or she mean to the country? Is he or she going to hurt the nation or help it? These are things I look for in candidates.

Ultimately you and I come to a choice. Our individual votes are that important. Does your vote align more with freedom and liberty or could your vote take us away from these precious, inspired, God given principles closer to extinction as suggested by Ronald Reagan?

Something to consider.

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