I am also reminded that today in America, defending the principles of our federal representative republic has become politically incorrect. Defending the right to bear arms, to choose for oneself how best to raise your children, and even what health choices you make is rapidly being replaced with government control.
While many enjoy backyard barbecue keep in mind that your representatives are hard at work, crafting the cap and trade legislation that will tax you for every bit of carbon you put into the atmosphere. So next year when you want to light up the charcoals, they will cost more. That carbon tax will be added at the pumps so rest assured that no matter what OPEC prices are, you will pay more for fuels. You will also pay more for electricity where coal and other carbon producing fuels are used.
We the people, are the power of America. It is how it was designed by the drafters of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. It is important that we remember that without its protections we are enslaved to the government, which is rapidly expanding as an overt corporate state.
Banks and financial institutions, automaker, health care, when will it end? Obama's White House is giving us anything but the change and transparency expected. Instead of giving to the people, it is corporations that are reaping the rewards of this administration and the Democratic Socialists controlling Congress.