Friday, September 11, 2009

Why politics?

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same"

- Ronald Regan

If I was to ask you what you thought the biggest problem is in our current governmental system was, what would you say: Socialism, frivolous spending, economic issues or maybe a concentrated dose of self seeking and dishonest authorities? But before you make accusations against America’s civil authorities, politicians and lobbyists (which unfortunately, are often accurate) and point the finger, remember that when you point there will always be three fingers pointing back at you. American’s, especially Christians are often quick to blame others for any problem that arises in America. But don’t we deserve some of the blame as well? Whenever we are quick to blame others, we need not look farther than the glass of a mirror to remind ourselves that the biggest problem is not the President, or the Democrat’s, but it is the citizens of the US who are responsible for our current predicament. If we wish to preserve the freedom we enjoy daily, we must fight, for freedom is not free. Some will fight on the front lines of a battlefield, others may stay behind and fund their efforts, and there are those who must fight for our liberty on American soil, perhaps behind a desk or a podium. For the same establishment that exists to protect individual liberty has become the primary threat to the same. We have lost sight of the purpose of Government, and instead constantly ask ourselves, “What can the Government give to me?” Our complacency has become our downfall. So you see that it is we who are at fault.

Therefore, it is us who will decide the fate of our great nation. It is for this reason that I am passionate about politics.

In the words of Patrick Henry, "If we wish to be free-- if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending--if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained--we must fight!"

Although he was speaking of war, these words apply just as much to us today as they did to the American Revolutionists several centuries ago. Our liberty is under siege, Americans are slowly forgetting what it means to be free. And unfortunately, the blame for this falls on us. I believe that the God who brought our nation into its existence will be its faithful guide through all of its days. But I also believe that God gives us the ability, and the privilege to change things. And I believe the God given freedom we enjoy every day will be slowly stripped away from our grasp unless we take up the torch of freedom and never cease to labour for its preservation.

Political Passion is more than just a blog for me, its a desire burning inside me that I know God has placed in my heart. Sure, my family is republican, but I don't think its the democrats or the republicans who will get the job done. Its not about a political party, its about a principle, its about freedom.

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