President Obama and his administration are trying to “fundamentally transform the United States of America”. They have set a path to institute a socialist society and try to establish FDR’s 2nd Bill of Rights. The goal is to create a “nanny state” where the government controls and regulates society. Freedom, liberty and the pursuit of happiness will be defined and prescribed by the government. Your freedom as a citizen of America is under attack and at great risk. It is time to understand what is in front of us and at stake.
Let’s start with FDR’s 2nd Bill of Rights:
On Jan. 11, 1944, Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave a fireside chat from the White House and in that speech he laid out his ideas for his 2nd Bill of Rights. Roosevelt referred to his proposals in that speech as the basis for establishment of new security and prosperity, for all regardless of station, race or creed. “The test of our progress,” said Roosevelt, “is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” Listen….
Among these rights, he said, are:
“The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation.
“The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation.
“The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living.
“The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad.
“The right of every family to a decent home.
“The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health.
“The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident and unemployment.
“The right to a good education.”
Our constitution provides us no legal claims to the entitlements FDR outlined. The framework of our constitution provides us the opportunity to succeed and acquire through the fruits of our own labor the things FDR spells out. These things are not entitlements of citizenship!
FDR said, we already enjoyed “certain inalienable political rights –- among them the right of free speech, free press, free worship, trial by jury, freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures.” He then said, “They were our rights to life and liberty.” Notice he left out guns altogether. FDR described the 10 Amendments to our Constitution rights as “political” and insufficient. Yet our founding frathers saw them as God-given and a sacred trust to handed down unabridged from generation to generation.
FDR had a misunderstanding of what rights are. Typically rights are granted by God, not governments. Following that line of thought we have the right to live free. We have the right to pursue happiness. We have the right to free speech. We have the right to worship our God. Everything else is a choice. The Bill of Rights says we have the right to bear arms but the government is not required to provide you a gun. We can choose to buy healthcare but we don’t have the right to be given healthcare. We are all free to work but nobody is required to. If you have to take from one to give to another you are providing an entitlement because a right does not take from another. If you believe you have a right to the fruits of someone else’s labor, then you believe in socialism. The only way you can enact this second bill of rights is by destroying the first bill of rights.
The administration is working hard to build a socialist society like the one FDR envisioned. A society that will turn control of your freedoms and livelihood over to the government. At the same time they are working just as hard to take away your real constitutional rights because they are an impediment to their goals.
“We are blessed in America that we can fend for freedom with ballots instead of bullets. Our charge is to elect those who will deliver those freedoms, intact and undiminished, to those who follow us”. – Col. Oliver North
America, it is time to choose. We have to decide if we want to remain the land of the free or if we want to become a “nanny state”. Remember, up till now America has been the world’s beacon of freedom. Ironically I have several friends and acquaintances who have moved here from Eastern Europe, they are horrified at what has happened to America. They keep telling me things like, “I have seen this play before and I know how it ends”.
How will you choose? Again I’ll say it is time to stand up and make your voice heard. Time is running out!
“Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the path of destruction”. – Thomas Jefferson