Don Cobb
Fade to black: As the sun is setting on America
By Don Cobb
May 13, 2009

The United States of America! The land of the free and the home of the brave. The entire planet has so envied the USA for so many reasons, and rightly so. Even the preamble to our precious Constitution reveals why other nations would be jealous of America the beautiful:

    The Constitution of the United States of America

    We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

It's easy to see what's wrong in our country right now, starting at the top. "We the people of the United States..." no longer have control of our nation. Those whom we have elected to represent us have now seized control of America, and they no longer represent us at all. They represent themselves, those who donate to their campaigns, and other special interests who are willing to pay under the table for our supposed representatives' allegiance. Politicians have taken to ignoring those whom they've been elected to represent, and yet, like lemmings, we still re-elect them solely because we recognize their names. The fault is not theirs for being disgustingly Human. The fault is ours for not being more diligent in researching who we choose to elect to represent us.

Because "We the people of the United States..." are no longer calling the shots here, however, the "...more perfect union..." our founders sought to form isn't even in our plans any longer. There is no established "...justice..." in what is taking place in America right now, as special interest groups are getting special recognition and protection the rest of us do not have, which has destroyed our "...domestic tranquility...." Even a quick peek at the now-openly-biased media (TV, newspapers) reveals that there is no domestic tranquility at all in America. There is, instead, domestic unrest, chaos and social warfare, a far cry from any of the goals our founders sought when they established this great nation.

With Obama and his "team" planning to bring home — first 20,000, now planned at 80,000 — troops to police all of us, I have to wonder why to "...provide for the common defense..." now only includes the defense of the government against the people. Originally, the plan our Constitution established was to provide for our nation's defense from those who would harm us. Now our government is planning a civilian militia exactly like Germany established in the 1930's which included that nation's youth. John McCormick quoted our new president stating: "We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set," he said. "We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded [as our military]..." Why is it that we cannot continue to rely on our own military, do you imagine? Ohhhh, we can't rely on our own military "in order to achieve the national security objectives we've (Obama and his "team") set." This has nothing to do with our founders' plans or our Constitution. Obama's "team" has set their own objectives which includes protecting themselves from "we the people." The last time we saw something like this was during WWII in Nazi Germany. Why would the USA utilize the same methods that Germany used to control their population? Similar actions will hope to accomplish similar goals. Do your homework. We already have local police forces designed to protect citizens from other citizens who commit criminal acts. This planned new civilian militia will be used to protect the government from the people, "we the people" whom the government is already in the process of oppressing and denying liberty.

As far as "...the general welfare..." is concerned, it appears that Obama's team would like us all to be on welfare. Obama and his "team" have taken over and nationalized America's banking industry and auto industry. Obama FIRED the CEO of General Motors, for goodness sake! Where did he get that kind of influence? He took it. Such a brazen act is an element of "fascism" and our government has tipped their hand. (Don't just scoff like a good little lemming, click on the word and read the definitions 1, 2 and 3.) Nationalized medicine, while on the surface a noble and humane goal, does not work. We only have to look to our neighbors up north to see that nationalized healthcare is a complete failure. Britain's nationalized healthcare system, as well, is a nightmare in which many people are refused care by their government for terminal illnesses, denied the option to fight for their lives if they want to live. It's a fact that nationalized healthcare doesn't work, so logic dictates that this effort to turn the USA into a welfare state dependent upon our government isn't even really about healthcare. That is simply one element in dragging or enticing Americans into the government's plan to render "we the people" dependent upon and powerless over our own government.

So much for securing "...the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity...." When our government is the arbiter of our health, which means our life and our death decisions, we've lost "the blessings of liberty" to both ourselves and for our posterity. Liberty means "freedom from arbitrary or despotic government or control." Click here to look the word up for yourselves: liberty. Look at every definition so that you understand the word. We have given away, not secured "the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity" when we put healthcare in our government's hands and allow our own government to establish a national police force designed to protect them from "we the people."

When we elected this man we don't even know, about whom all we really knew was that he was always called "Black" (great marketing ploy) even though he is half Caucasian, that he came from the corrupt Chicago political machine and his friends are terrorists and that he refused — and still refuses — to release a copy of his original birth certificate, and that his "team" spent more than $660,000,000 to get this unknown person elected to our nation's highest office, we literally casted our fate to the wind. Enamored by good marketing and by a challenge to prove we aren't racists (another great manipulative ploy that Americans caved in to, btw), and a nation already trained to respond favorably to empty slogans and rhetoric, coupled with a prior 8 years in which good old boy Republicans feasted selfishly and openly at the trough, The United States of America chose to elect a complete stranger as president.

This new president and his "team," it turns out, does not appear to consider our Constitution of any value. He thinks he knows a better way than our forefathers who created the richest most powerful nation in the history of mankind. Taking away our liberties and our guns, and controlling us with his new police force, handing our nation over to George Soros' group who is desperately trying to create a One World government (the World Bank is already in place as are several worldwide military forces), the United States of America is going to cease to exist if "we the people" don't demand our own government honor the Constitution which established this vestige of freedom and opportunity in the first place.

We the people need to return to principled living, America. When the truth is no longer of value, all Hell breaks loose. The USA is this process right now. Wake up, America!

("The Miracle" will continue in my next column. )

© Don Cobb


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Don Cobb

Don Cobb, RAS is an addiction recovery professional and serves as Executive Director for North Bay Recovery Services in Sonoma County, CA. Don recently published a book entitled 12 Steps: NOT For Dummies... (more)


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