Obviously, the Iranian election is a sham. It didn’t make any difference how the people voted, the mullahs not only handpicked the contestants; they determined (pre-election) who the winner would be.
But a funny thing happened on the way to the mosque, the people didn’t appreciate their votes being made meaningless. They let the government know it and now more than 100 Iranians are dead. Their only crime was wanting a fair election process.
We Americans should take note of what’s happening half way around the world from us. And we need to ask ourselves, “How would we react?” It’s a question that we need to answer truthfully, because, although many feel “it can’t happen here”, it most certainly can. We are going to have to make a choice: either make a stand against tyranny or let it conquer us.
We have reached crisis mode in America. Our Dear Leader is expanding government at a mind-boggling rate and his personal power is growing right along with it. He already controls General Motors, Chrysler, AIG, the banks, the investment companies and if he gets control of the healthcare system, he will have dominion over 70% of our nation’s economy. Is that the change you voted for? No matter your political persuasion, do you really want ONE man with that much power?
This July 4th, we celebrate the 233rd year of our Declaration of Independence. Literally, hundreds of thousands of brave Americans sacrificed their lives so we could enjoy the rights given to us by God. Our Founding Fathers pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to build a nation dedicated to and founded on the ideas of life, liberty and property. Would you do the same?
It seems as if we have forgotten how and why our nation began. But it seems the American spirit is more alive in Iran than it is here. Iranians understand our sacred documents more than we do.
Shouldn’t we be the ones protesting the stealing of our children’s futures? Shouldn’t we be the ones protesting the destruction of our culture, our economy, our security and our liberty?
The shame is on us for watching someone else do it. The shame is on us for not paying attention to the truth. The shame is on us for being cowards.
The shame is on us for forgetting that we are Americans.