by Dr. M. Sidney Wallace
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Two hundred twenty five years ago representatives of the thirteen
original colonies of the new world gathered to create a workable form of
government for a new nation. These representatives created the
Constitution of the United States. The original document was not
perfect and required ten basic amendments to make it acceptable to a
majority of the colonies. Over the following years there were other
amendments added in an attempt to make the Constitution a more
insightful document for the nation. President Abraham Lincoln said the
Constitution brought forth a new nation conceived in Liberty, and
dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Nowhere in the original Constitution, nor any of its amendments
does it suggest that one man is responsible for the well being of his
fellow man. Each man or woman is considered equal and under the
Constitution of the United States has the liberty to achieve happiness
in any legal way they choose.
We are now engaged in a great social war, testing whether the
United States will survive as a nation. As I write this epistle, and
you reflect upon the words, keep in mind that we are both on the
battlefield in that war. I shed a small tear not for myself because I
have lived a full and happy life enjoying the fruits of my labors in the
way I saw fit. I have never taken or asked for any help from the
United States government, but I have been able to achieve every dream
because I had the liberty to choose what was best for me and my family.
The small tear I shed is for younger children who will suffer the most
because they will never have the liberty to make choices for
Just as President Lincoln said in his Gettysburg Address “ we can
not dedicate - we can not consecrate - we can not hallow this ground.
The brave men, living and dead, who struggled, here, have consecrated it
far above our poor power to add or detract.”
The names of the men and women who struggled to build a life in a
new land are far too many to list. They were the men that explored the
great western mountain ranges in the 1790’s. They were the men (both
Americans and Mexicans who wanted freedom) on the ramparts of the Alamo
in 1836. They were the men like Ira Hayes, a man of the Pima Indian
tribe who risk his life to help raise the American flag on Iwo Jima
during World War II. They are the men and women who have lost life and
limb in foreign wars attempting to carry liberty to nations that do not
understand its meaning.
Now we have another individual occupying the office of President.
This individual desires to make everyone equal in the name of
fairness. He wants to redistribute anything of value that one man
earns for himself to another for simply breathing. The world will
little note, nor long remember, what I say here, but can never forget
what independent Americans have accomplished on their own.
Abraham Lincoln said, “ It is for us, the living, rather to be
dedicated here to the unfinished work which they have, thus far, so
nobly carried on. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great
task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take
increased devotion to that cause for which they here gave the last full
measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall
not have died in vain; that this nation shall have a new birth of
freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, for the
people, shall not perish from the earth.”
The two alternatives are clear. To live in Obama’s world of
personal slavery and a declining America, or personal responsibility
and freedom on your own? I have made my choice. Have you?
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