The inscription at the base of Lady Liberty says...
"Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to be free,
the wretched refuse of your teaming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest lost to me.
I lift my lamp beside the golden door."
And yes, many were the tired, the poor and the huddled masses that stood in the shadow of this great lady. It was not the rich and successful who crossed a great ocean in ships both small and large. It was not the wealthy of foreign nations who came seeking a new start; they didn't need to. Our ancestors escaped the oppressive power structures of European nations and came here 'yearning to be free'.
A yearning to be free was the main prerequisite for admission to the United States. The fact that they crossed the Atlantic proved that they were bold, or perhaps they had simply looked about them, and as part of the huddled masses in nations where freedom was non-existent, concluded that they had nothing to lose. They were a strong people, daring, hopeful, determined, and yes many were perhaps desperate, but they turned their backs on kingdoms and kings, and set out in search of freedom's only sanctuary in a cruel world.
Have you ever heard of indentured servants? Indentured servitude, oddly enough, was the offspring of the freedom that existed in the original thirteen colonies. With the abundance of unoccupied land it was relatively simple for a man to set up his own farm without any major investment, and so people did. This trend toward self sufficiency created a manpower shortage for the prosperous who owned businesses and needed laborers.
To alleviate the problem of this manpower shortage they would pay the passage for Europeans unable to afford to come to the colonies on their own. Their debt was repaid by working for the employer for three years, after which they would become paid laborers or be free to do wherever they chose, start their own business, or become farmers; and so the colonies grew. During this period approximately one half of the colonists were indentured servants.
While this practice may seem somewhat barbaric by today's standards it is indicative of world events in the 17th and 18th centuries. First off it shows us the degree of opportunity available to a man willing to apply himself. Land for the taking, and if you are willing to work you had a farm. It also demonstrates much about the people living under the rules of an elite few in Europe. In order to escape such a ghastly existence they were willing to sell themselves into three years of near slavery, and so began the long march toward eventual rebellion, freedom for those masses no longer huddled, and a Constitution that guaranteed that freedom to all that were willing to defend it.
Now, these hundreds of years later, there remains a question: Are we still willing to defend the freedoms bought and paid for by our forefathers? If not we may as well take down the flag, once again become the huddled masses, and whisper in shadows of bygone days and liberty lost.
Today the specter of Progressivism looms in our nation's capitol, and we have been betrayed by our elected leaders. Gone are the days when they feared being voted out of their life of luxury by an irate public, for now the voting machines can be programmed to yield the desired results as non citizens are voting early and often for the corrupt politician that promises them the most. Having learned nothing from the results of the farce that was the 2012 elections, our citizens are now looking forward to once again being betrayed in 2014 and 2016.
Yes, gone are the days when the elite were fearful of the electorate. Gone too are the days when our laws were based on the Constitution. A new term has entered our lexicon; 'Obama Judges'. They are not bound by the limitations spelled out by the Founders but answer only to the dictates of Hussein Obama's agenda. There once was a time when being incarcerated in prison meant the loss of most of the rights enjoyed by free men. Now we see changes taking place that would never have even been considered fifty years ago.
Odd how so many stories overlooked by our media are revealed in the UK:
This from Mail Online UK...
Federal appeals court upholds sex change surgery for Mass. inmate
A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a judge's ruling granting a taxpayer funded sex change operation for a transgender inmate serving a life sentence for a murder conviction, say receiving medically necessary treatment is a constitutional right that must be protected 'even if that treatment strikes some as odd or unorthodox.'
While on the topic of Obama judges let us go one more:
This from Fox News...
Judge claims DHS delivering smuggled children to illegal immigrant parents
Further, he said this is simply encouraging risky smuggling operation. "Time and again this court has been told by representatives of the government and the defense that cartels control the entire smuggling process." Hanen wrote, "...the government is not only allowing [illegal immigrants in the U.S.] to fund the illegal and evil activities of these cartels, but is also inspiring them to do so."
I have reached the point of being shock proof. Nothing that this corrupt administration does can possibly surprise me; my purpose in life is simply to understand their motivations and connect the dots, and in doing so, anticipate and prepare for their next treasonous move. While I cannot accurately predict their every move I can tell you this for certain: They are bold, and quite confident of victory.
I was born into an America engaged in fighting militaristic nations on the far side of two oceans. They were defeated, and through our benevolence their nations were rebuilt. From that time on America became the protector of the world, opposing communism wherever it raised its ugly head. In time those communist nations realized that they could not confront us on a military basis, thus infiltration began in earnest, and one by one our politicians sold us out.
Now the process is nearly complete, and it has been aided not only by our politicians but the American public and our media as well. Most Americans have joined in this march to oblivion, willingly ceding their rights, their freedom, and even the rights and freedom of generations yet unborn; all in the name of 'entitlements'.
The citizens of New York City did knowingly elect a Marxist to be their mayor, hellbent on following Detroit down that yellow brick road to ruin. Others of the elite class demand special privileges for blacks, Latinos, and Muslims, while accusing white conservatives of hate speech if they voice any disapproval of Progressive policies. Now with ever growing confidence, such leaders boldly announce that those with conservative views are no longer welcome in their state.
This from The Blaze...
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: Some Conservatives 'Have No Place In The State Of New York'
Actually, I agree with the Governor, but then conservatives have no place in Russia, China, or Venezuela either. It behooves them to vacate New York and move to friendlier climes while they still have the chance. The noose is rapidly tightening, and the class struggle invoked by Hussein Obama is about to get bloody. Move as soon as possible; seek allies among those who believe as you do. Prepare!!! Abandon any false hope inspired by false leaders. Send none of you money to the GOP. Spend it instead on beans, bullets, and band aids.
Any who do not mindlessly follow the pied piper are in the process of becoming second rate citizens, as did the Jews of Nazi Germany. Any who believe that it cannot happen here are already lost. They are so far out of touch with reality. Nothing short of a trip to the showers and the ovens next door, will ever convince them that their messiah is a Judas goat.
As once free men lose their liberties some are beginning to realize that something is amiss, as they watch those who have been appointed by Hussein Obama intentionally leading this nation to ruin.
This from CNS News...
Homeland Security Secretary: Illegals Have 'Earned Right to be Citizens'
The following image is most interesting for several reason. One being that its origin is uncertain and some feel that the lower sign written in red ink has been photoshopped. None, however, question the validity of the message above in black ink. They are demanding FREE health care, jobs, no taxes, a house, and free food. And they are telling us that we OWE them.
I cannot help but recall those indentured servants who sold themselves into three years of bondage just to come to the shores of America, asking for nothing but a chance to make it on their own. Another photo that I have used several times and will do so again because it reveals the attitude of the Latinos entering the U.S. illegally:
When the DHS Secretary tells us that these people have earned the right to be citizens I can only conclude that he means they voted for Obama, and support his transformation of America.
Well we are being transformed without a doubt. We who still believe
in old America are being labeled as racists, intolerant, radical, extremists, and told that we are not wanted, but that is subject to change. You may one day see your photo in the blank space on this wanted poster.
While America looks hopefully to the next two elections, Obama continues to solidify his power over us, and he too looks forward to those elections, for they are buying him yet more time to gain even more control. He knows that those election are but carrots dangled before those who can do nothing but hope. American gave up the fight long ago. Now they just whimper, whine, and go to the internet boldly posting "Let's roll", and then do nothing.
American Gulag Part One
If This Doesn't Rock America Nothing Will