Special 4th of July Message 2002
In a July 1, 2002 Fox News Report by Michael Park, movie
icon, Tom Cruise was quoted, "I do worry about my children. As a
parent you are always concerned, I just want them to be in a place where
they are going to be strong enough to make the right choices. Unfortunately,
we're in a position where people are so irresponsible that human life
holds such little value to them. I think the U.S. is terrifying
and it saddens me," "You only have to look at the state of affairs
Recently there was a report about an entire class of high school students
cheating on an examination to which the teachers response was to
award them failing grades. Parents were outraged at the teachers
lack of compassion and the School Board forced the grades to be changed.
The teacher resigned; and, so much for teaching right choices.
Congratulations to the teacher and shame on the children, parents and
School Board. This little example sheds some light on the accelerating
breakdown of basic ethics and morality in the US. A footnote to this episode
is that one of the students explained in an interview, that in todays
culture cheating was expected and normal. The problems are complicated
by too many whose priorities and values are so dysfunctional that they
do not even know of the concept of right from wrong, to them
everything is relative to their desires, lusts, greed and self. Alas,
a child after Clintons own heart.
With daily attacks upon the strengths, institutions, traditions, and upon
American nationhood, the thought arises, how much longer before
it collapses? The stock market, long over-inflated is in the process
of rapid deflation, stockholders are losing and CEOs are abandoning ship,
with their millions of course. Greed, lust and avarice of the 90s
is coming home to roost. The Nations long assaulted structural strength
will give way in the same manner as the twin towers on September 11th,
2001, absent determination and action to fend off the assaults. Survival
will require, among other things, that the majority begin to stand up
for its rights, and mean it.
Its time to tell the UN, so-called friends, and internal
liberal masochists to take a long walk on a short pier. To
the extent that includes Hollywood, as the saying goes, good riddance.
Perhaps they would prefer Sweden where they restrict freedom of speech,
or Europe where laws proscribe criticism of the EU, or China where they
jail or execute those who resist the Communist government, or to any Muslim
country where you dare not speak to anyone about another religion, where
homosexuals are beheaded and women are treated as property, or Africa
where most countries are basket cases, or South America where they can
live under some nice little dictatorship.
On the other hand there are over a million Americans who wear their countrys
uniform, who suffer privation, hardship and danger, who put their lives
on the line so that the freedom and liberties we enjoy will continue for
generations to come. If nothing else, we owe to them to do whatever it
takes to preserve this beacon in the darkness, this port of hope in the
storm, this magnificent land of freedom, promise and opportunity. We owe
them our gratitude and thanks for the breath of freedom, for life, liberty
and the pursuit of happiness that they make possible.
Oh, yes, the USA may have its problems, but this I am for fixing them,
not abandoning the greatest nation in the history of the world. That takes
commitment, leadership and hard work. Lets get started by standing
up for majority rights; by retaking the government, electing statesmen,
not politically correct, self-serving, careerist politicians; the classrooms,
the entertainment industry and the media from liberals. Lets get
started by reading, understanding and applying the Constitution; and to
be repetitive, and the Bible from whence it sprung; One nation under
God, with liberty and justice for all.
Its time for a latter day 4th of July; Happy
Copyright © July 1st, 2002, 2002, by Robert
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