Michael Oberndorf
Only ourselves to blame
By Michael Oberndorf
September 10, 2012

It has been my experience that conservatives are not stupid. In fact, they tend to be of well above average intelligence, able to grasp complicated issues and understand "nuances." In addition, they have been a political majority since the 1950s. How then, have we been conned, hoodwinked, and manipulated into letting the Left dictate what is morally right and wrong, what the clear and simple language of the Constitution actually means, what should be taught in our schools, to the exclusion of all else, what constitutes patriotism, the purpose and value of our military, the rights of private property owners, the condition and how we are allowed to use the "environment," and darn near everything else in the lives of Americans today?

How too, have we come to the point where judges legislate from the bench with impunity and regularity? How is it that today we have an executive branch that violates federal laws, and like the courts, does so with impunity and regularity? How is it that the Left has come to dominate so completely that the Attorney General of the United States can be cited for contempt of Congress, and simply thumb his nose and continue his lawless behavior, unchecked? And how can other cabinet secretaries repeatedly lie in public about their actions and policies, again, with impunity and regularity?

One also might ask how what used to be a more or less balanced media, with both conservative and liberal newspapers in most cities, turned into a one-sided, far-left driven, character-assassinating propaganda and indoctrination machine, promulgating huge lies, concocting phony polls, and creating "news" rather than reporting it? How did television get turned into a leftist social engineering tool, pushing foul language, promiscuous sex, selfishness and greed, rampant and perverted violence, disrespect for hard work, success, elders and each other, all disguised as "entertainment." This applies to Hollywood, too.

How did we come to accept that it is beneficial to individuals and society to allow people to get on welfare, in a system that never requires them to get off it, that encourages repetition of the behavior that got them on it in the first place? When did we lose the ability to understand the idea that, "If you give a man a fish, he will eat today. If you teach him to fish, he will eat every day?" And why can't we grasp that the total lack of self-respect that comes from a life lived with no purpose other than to be taken care of by others leads to the self-hatred and resentment against the providers of that care that underlies the growing crime and mob violence in our Democrat-run urban paradises.

And when, exactly, did parents turn over to the far-left National Education Association (NEA) the responsibility for raising their children, teaching them moral values and proper social behavior? This used to be done in the home, by a mother and a father. How did it come about that now the government schools do this, using not teachers, but "educators," or as the NEA likes to refer to themselves, "agents of change?" How did the schools get turned into far-left indoctrination centers, teaching our children that our country is evil, that humans are bad, that weeds and rodents have more rights than people, that Christianity is oppressive and destructive, that white Europeans are responsible for all the problems in the world? How did we not notice this was happening?

A comparison of America today with America of the 1940s and 1950s shows stark, undeniable differences. We are on the very brink of becoming a far-left, totalitarian police state, run by an elitist minority of radical Marxists and neo-fascists. The politicians are just puppets, the well-paid and therefore very willing straw men, for globalist fascists like George Soros and his cronies and minions. In spite of the obfuscation by the media and the hysterical ranting against "Wall Street," Soros and the global banking cabal have been financing the Left for years, and are behind most of the chaos we are experiencing, today.

As I noted above, conservatives are a solid majority in America, but we have gotten lax and lazy when it comes to doing what used to be called our "civic duty." We too were manipulated at an early age to become self-centered to the point that we were more concerned with "getting ahead" than with the eternal vigilance that is necessary to preserve our liberty. This has got to change, immediately.

Regardless of how we feel about Romney, the indisputable fact is that if Barak Hussein Obama is re-elected, America as a free, constitutional republic is dead. However, once we have taken the governing of the country back to We, the People, we must, without hesitation, begin to repeal, roll back, and repair the damage that progressives, liberals, leftists, or whatever they were calling themselves at the time, have done to America. We must stand firm for our principles. No more "compromise." And we must take no excuses from Congress as to why they can't.

© Michael Oberndorf


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Michael Oberndorf

The son of a German immigrant, Michael Oberndorf is an archaeologist by profession, with a BA from Metropolitan State College of Denver, and an MA from Leicester University, in England. He's also the Chairman of the Freedom21 Legislative Committee. Over the years, he has lived and worked all over the country, and traveled in Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, Australia, and Japan. He sincerely believes in the old saying, "America, love it or leave it." Michael can be reached at: moberndorf@yahoo.com


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