I read this barn-burner of a column by Bob Lonsberry today (HT Free Republic), and believe I must do my part to pass it along. Here are the first few paragraphs. Go here to read the rest.
ALIEN BILL DEFIES PUBLIC WILL
It’s not even about illegal aliens anymore. It’s about the relationship between the government and the people.
It’s about who wears the pants in the family.
And right now, the president and a whole bunch of others are confused about that. See, they think they’re in charge. They think it’s their country.
They think they’re going to tell us what to do.
Well, they’ve got another think coming. This time they’ve got a fight on their hands.
Are We, the People, strong enough for the fight, or have we become too complacent to do what it takes to preserve our country from the arrogant “representatives” who think they are our masters and not our servants? Are we willing to get up off our comfy couches and make our voices heard and do what it takes to get our country back?
The illegal immigration cram-down is just one example of the imperial government exercising its will against the People. It’s the Kelo decision, which allowed government to take land from the governed to give to fat cat businessmen to line their corporate pockets (and by corporate, I do not just mean businesses, but also their enabler politicians). It’s about cramming legislation down our throats to appease environmental and global warming advocates, while we continue to pay the price to line their pockets. It’s about them deciding that those of us who work hard need to be taxed more to “pay our fair share” (even though we create jobs) to provide a welfare system for Mexico. It is the preaching by politicians that we have done something wrong in this world that we need to apologize for.
I, for one, am sick and tired of seeing former Presidents and “representatives” come to Washington as middle class folks and leave as multi-millionaires. Something has gone wrong with the concept of the “citizen legislator” so cherished by our Founding Fathers.
No, it’s not just about immigration. It’s about an arrogant group of politicians who have come to believe that they own us. Power has corrupted them and it is time for them to go.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Have we remained silent too long?