The founders were men of principle and believed honesty and integrity were critical in leadership. Obama proved he has no integrity since he told us, the American people bold faced lies time after time so he could implement his Marxist policies. Remember, you can keep your doctor, you can keep your health insurance, and no I do not believe in what Rev. Wright preached. Remember Obama telling us that the Iran deal was in the best interest of the United States and no he did not send bribery money to Iran. Remember Obama telling us he had little to nothing to do with Bill Ayers. Honesty and integrity are a part of Obama’s vocabulary but are not a part of his character as he has proven time after time.
The founders believed in the principle of Individualism. They wrote in the Declaration of Independence that every individual has the right of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Obama does not believe that every individual has the right to life but that a woman can take the right to life of an individual if that individual has not yet left her womb. Obama does not believe everyone has the right to liberty if that liberty infringes upon what the community determines that liberty is not in the best interest of the community. Obama does not believe in equal opportunity but believes in equal outcome rewarding based on need and not achievement.
However, Obama, does agree with the founders on this issue. Obama repeated calls for increased engagement in the democratic process during an appearance in Italy, saying that "you get the politicians you deserve."
"People have a tendency to blame politicians when things don't work," Obama said during a Q-and-A session at the Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan. "But as I always tell people, you get the politicians you deserve. And if you don't vote and if you don't participate and if you don't pay attention, then you'll get policies that don't reflect your interests."
Yes, the founders agreed with Obama. The founders warned us that if we the voter were not engaged and if we the voter were not scrupulous with our vote by not voting for people of veracity and character but instead voting for those who are deceitful and immoral, our government would eventually reflect those who are deceitful and immoral, such as Obama.
Thomas Jefferson on the importance of being an informed voter: A share in the sovereignty of the state, which is exercised by the citizens at large, in voting at elections is one of the most important rights of the subject, and in a republic, ought to stand foremost in the estimation of the law.
Edward Johnson on the importance of for whom you vote: Governments, like clocks, go from the motion men give them; and as governments are made and moved by men, so by them they are ruined too. Wherefore governments rather depend upon men than men upon governments. Let men be good and the government cannot be bad…But if men be bad, let the government be never so good, they will endeavor to warp and spoil it to their turn…[T]hough good laws do well, good men do better; for good laws may want [lack] good men and be abolished or invaded by ill men; but good men will never want good laws nor suffer [allow] ill ones.
Sam Adams on the importance of voting for virtuous people: Now more than ever the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature…[I]f the next centennial does not find us a great nation…it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.
It is because of the standards of we the voters that we currently have a government filled with elected and appointed individuals who believe serving in government is a means to personal wealth and power and not a sacred trust to serve the best interest of the people. We the people elected and individual to the highest office in the land, for two terms, who had two primary goals: (1) fundamentally transform the United States from a free society to a Marxist totalitarian state where the people served and the government instead of the government serving the people, and (2) to turn the sovereignty of the United States, a nation he perceived as the evilest imperialist nation to ever exist, to a global entity that would promote a global Marxist movement.
Benjamin Franklin told us, “When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.”
This is what Obama and the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats), and to a certain extent the Republican establishment promised. Obama promised more and he was elected. In addition, we the voter elected a deceitful and immoral individual in Obama and our government today reflects these characteristics.
If we the people do not want to see the end of our Republic and our freedom, we must heed the warning of our founders and start to elect virtuous people to government. We the people must also accept responsibility for ourselves and our actions and understand that a limited government is the only way to preserve the freedom our founders won for themselves and for us. Patrick Henry told us that the Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, but it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government, lest the government should come to dominate our lives and our interests. We have allowed the government to dominate our lives and our interests.
The return to freedom and limited government will not come about with term limits or any other artificial reform, it will only come about when we the voters understand the type of representatives and government we have is strictly in our hands. We Freedom Loving Americans must start this process by tirelessly setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of all voters. It is up to us to preserve our Republic.