“Let Freedom Ring” — Liberty? Pursuit of Happiness?

By Glen Goodsell

“Let freedom ring,” the immortal words of Martin Luther King Jr. I am not alone in my concern as an American when I feel we have strayed far from the foundations of our Constitution and the roots of the brave men, women and families who gave everything for the freedoms we enjoy. I ask every living soul to read and seriously consider these sacred words from our Declaration of Independence –

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, – That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it.”

I am very concerned. I believe each one of us needs to be concerned and more importantly take a stand.

I recently saw a news ticker on a major television network with the following statement related to education. “This is something (education) that only the national government can solve,” (by President Obama). I was stunned. This statement is at the root of the vision Barack Obama and his allies have for our nation. They don’t believe in us as a people. They would see the basis of this nation, which is based on individual freedoms and God given rights, replaced by a mass of confusion and government regulation. Who do they think we are? Do you see anything our government runs that comes close to the efficiency of free enterprise?

Signatories to The Declaration of Independence

The America I know is very different from the view of our current President – Barack Obama. I see amazing and diverse people every day who are dedicated to each other and family. I see entrepreneurs who work hard and want to provide opportunity for others. I see people of purpose who are willing to sacrifice for one another. I see people of intelligence who if released from the bondage of debt and encumbrances of a government out of control will drive a great revolution and economic recovery.

I look to the words of Thomas Jefferson.

“On every question of construction, (let us) carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.”

I assure you our Founding Fathers see the tangled web our government has become contrary to any intent our Founding Fathers envisioned.

We have given four years to an experiment that has failed us entirely. I go back to Obama’s statement, “This is only something the national government can solve.” Are you kidding! We need our freedom. We need complete change. We need a government that you and I barely know exists. We need leaders that will ensure the rights our Constitution guarantees – “Secure the Blessing of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”

I can honestly say that over the past four years our freedoms and God given rights have been strangled. Do I believe another four years under the present watchman will bring us closer to the freedoms we were “endowed by (our) Creator” -absolutely not. Are you willing to entrust our freedoms to a watchman who openly believes and promotes “this is something only the national government can solve.”?

The choice is clear – one that brings us further from the ideals of our Founding Fathers or one that puts us on a path of recovery and the freedoms that are “unalienable.” I believe Mitt Romney gives us that opportunity.

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5 Responses to “Let Freedom Ring” — Liberty? Pursuit of Happiness?

  1. Victor Lundquist says:

    THANK YOU Glen for this post!

    I strongly believe that one reason we have seen such a shift to the left in this country is because our children are not learning about the principles, values, and standards set out by our founders.

  2. darison andrew says:

    we learn from history the one who do not learn from his history he is destiny of his mistakes,I honest wishing all American a clear choice

  3. AfricanforRomney says:

    Obama is destroying the fabric of America. Obama and his admin put in jail a man for almost for nonexistance video. I never, ever thought this can happen in America. Obamacare, the core idea of redistribution are a total invasion of indiviudal privacy, liberty, . Basically,he’s rationing your health service, striping your hard earned money. I never thought this can happen in America. What’s next? your grocery store bread?

    Do NOT take granted your freedom. Many of us who came from dictatorial gov system knows damn well what freedom smells like. Govt control system STINKS.I don’t want Obama’s America. I grew up with it, lived through it. Say, NO to obama agenda. I want Obama to get off my back with his govt control agendas.

    Romney/Ryan=Limited Govt!=Defend individual Liberty=Defend Freedom!

  4. Glen Goodsell says:

    I grew up walking the very ground our great Founders walked. I developed a love for them. I also spent two (2) continuous years living in another land (Great Britain) which is considered a free industrial nation. I learned from experience (living in another land) the evils of government intervention (though well intended). This destroys soul and will of the individual.

    We must rise and take our land back to the founding roots of our Constitution.

  5. minimack says:

    Outstanding article! Mitt Romney is going to lead this wonderful country of ours back to the priceless values of our founding fathers, to the reawakening that our God given rights come from an omnipotent power not from any mortal man or ideology, and restoration of the pride of a great nation of Americans who work hard, who want to help others because it is the right thing to do, and the joy and prosperity of a job or career that each of us are able to choose for ourselves. I look forward to the exit of the socialist left from the Oval Office and all his socialist friends and cronnies whose only promises were to advance their own selfish, backdoor, agendas. We do not have to suffer Obamacare, lose our Medicare or Social Security, or redistribute my hard earned paycheck anywhere but my bank account