Thursday, February 24, 2011

Something to ponder. An e-mail from a friend

Here's something to think about . . 

This past July, we had the pleasure of sharing a summer barbecue with a
refugee from Cuba . Our dinner conversation was starkly different than

This refugee came to the United States as a young boy in the early 1960s.
His family was more fortunate than most as they were able to bring a
suitcase and $100 when they fled Castro's newly formed revolutionary

Our dinner consisted of all-American fare: hamburgers, potato salad,
watermelon and fresh ears of sweet corn. This is a menu shared with
family and friends nationwide, while celebrating the birth of our beloved
America on the Fourth of July. 

We began with a simple discussion about our country and the direction it
has taken since Barack Obama came to power. We shared the usual
complaints about the sour economy and liberal social engineering
emanating from the rulers in Washington . 

But then he said it. The sentence came naturally. I assume it was
unplanned. But it carried the weight of a freight train. "You know when
Castro took power, none of us knew he was a Communist." 

We sat stunned. He continued, "Yes, we all thought he was a patriot, a
nationalist. Before the revolution he didn't sound like a radical." 

The comparison at this point was easy, and I interjected, "You mean just
like Barack Obama?" 

He responded;"Yes, just like Barack Obama." 

He continued, "We were all shocked as the government just continued to
grab more power. First they said the revolution is over, so please turn
in your guns. We all complied." 

"I remember my uncle saying after it started;'Castro will only
nationalize some of the big industries, he will never come and take our
family hardware store.' But that is exactly what happened; Castro started
with the sugar mills and the large industries, but they eventually came
and knocked on the door of our family hardware store. My family had run
this store for generations. They said we now own the hardware store, you
work for us. And that nice, large four-bedroom home you own, it is now
our property also, and you can move yourself and five children into two
rooms of the house because others are moving in with you." 

The lesson learned from this discussion is a lesson most Americans refuse
to hear. Political leaders can lie about their agenda and once in office
they can take totally unexpected turns. 

If you had asked us three years ago if we thought General Motors would be
nationalized, we would have never believed it. We could never contemplate
a country where the rule of law, the most fundamental building block of a
justice society would be evaporating just like it did in Castro's Cuba in
the early 1960s. 

But the news of injustice keeps increasing. Black Panthers are not
charged with wrongdoing by the U.S. Department of Justice because their
crimes are against whites. The bondholders of GM are stripped of their
assets without due process by the government. Governmental leaders are
bribed in full daylight only to have all investigation of the crimes
stifled by the Attorney General. The U.S. borders are overrun with crime
and illegal activity and the leaders in D.C. act as if it is important to
protect the lawbreakers while the innocent are killed and overrun. When
local communities attempt to enforce the law, they are ridiculed and
threatened as racists and bigots. They are sued by the very
administration entrusted with enforcing the law. 

Without the rule of law the U.S. Constitution is a sham. Without the rule
of law our beloved America is swiftly becoming a country where only the
well connected and politically powerful will be safe. As Michelle Malkin
has so eloquently explained in her recent book, a culture of corruption
has replaced honest government. 

The only way this problem will be fixed is by massive citizen action. All
honest citizens that want to be treated equally must come together and
demand that the favoritism, the bribes, the uneven enforcement of law end
now. And yes, it can happen here. 


  1. Gramma, that really is what most of the tea party folks are about.

  2. Janelle, I know what the Tea Party is all about. Proud member:) Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again. Do you have a blog I can visit?


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