A Really Bad Week
I haven't written this last week because of a bad case of depression - depression over the continuing death spiral of this once great Nation.
On Halloween night in South Carolina, a father took three of his children trick-or-treating, while his wife and toddler followed in the car. Now, a standard signal of Halloween participation is having the front light on.
The four went up to one house. Inside was a recently ex-con. Instead of answering the door, this felon picked up his fully-automatic AK-47 (illegal for anyone without a proper license to own, and illegal for a convicted felon to own ANY firearm). He then emptied a 30-round magazine thru the door and front walls, instantly killing the 12 year old son and maiming the father and another child. You tell me - what new gun law would have prevented this?
Then on Tuesday we elected a new president who ran on a ticket of bread and circuses for the masses. Many people I've talked to said they liked what Obama said. I replied yes, he's great at rhetoric, but did you actually listen to the words? Over 90% admitted they hadn't. Now that we have a half Arab (no, not half Black) President who has promised the world, what's going to happen when he reneges on those promises?
Ever since the 60's, this once great Nation has gone from We to Me, and more and more that Me means Me to the exclusion of all others.
About 200 years ago, our Second President, John Adams, made a very prophetic statement when speaking of our three branches of government:
"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."