Enemy of the State
In 1998 Will Smith’s character is targeted for an assassination cover up and he becomes public enemy #1 or the enemy of the state. It’s an action thriller and didn’t do so well at the box office, but at the time it was worth watching. We’ve become accustomed to having the term “enemy of the state” thrown around so much so that it has become cliché.
Anyone who is serving or has served in the US military has taken “the oath” prior to being sworn in. Public servants and those serving in public office also take “the oath” although differing slightly in a nutshell it basically states “I will defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies both foreign and domestic”.
As children we learned “the pledge of allegiance” and began our school day reciting it together, facing the flag and holding our right hand over our hearts. It established our commitment to our country (the United States) and to our flag (Old Gory) and it became part of “The American Way of Life”.
Fast forward to 2019 where Political Correctness has completely taken over American politics AND the American Way of Life to the extent that there are those in public office who do not ascribe to swearing their allegiance to America which is a requirement to serve in public office.
Will Smith’s character named as Enemy of the State is not so far-fetched however in today’s society the state has become the enemy of the state. Government is both the savior and the villain of the American people. Even the American people themselves are not considered the enemy of the state when they verbalize disagreement or anger over illegal immigrants being handed free stuff at the expense of American taxpayers, who are excluded altogether.
Various state legislators approve millions of dollars to allow illegal immigrants free education, housing, food, medical and even social security benefits while refusing those same benefits to American citizens in need. Cities and municipalities bend over backwards allowing homeless immigrants to live in squalor on American streets without sanitation, water of even restrictions on trash. They live at the same level as they did back in their home countries and contribute nothing toward the betterment of themselves, their communities or the nation as a whole.
In many states there are immigrant being elected into public office and shadow police forces enforcing Sharia Law on American citizens while the Rule of Law and the Constitution is simply ignored. This is not “The American Way of Life” or the intent of the founders of this nation or the signers of the US Constitution.
What has been forgotten is that citizenship is a privilege many immigrants strive to attain after coming to America. They work hard at raising their families, running businesses and assimilating into American society while retaining a bit of their culture so their families know where they came from and what is important.
What has also been forgotten is that citizenship can be revoked and immigrants can be deported and even banned from reentry into the United States while losing their US held assets, homes and businesses?
We are seeing a number of federal and state officials failing to uphold their oaths of office, while becoming vocal at giving aid and comfort to the enemies of the United States, a treasonous offense worthy of prosecution. These individuals have become accustomed to speaking their minds in their local communities where distain for the government flows freely. They are blatantly unaware of the fact that their conduct is not acceptable even on the national scale.
The time for action is now. Legislators need to act as legislators; law enforcement as law enforcement; prosecutors as prosecutors and every single one has the personal responsibility to act professionally and with honor as they represent successes of the way of life in America – the American Dream. This nation was built with immigrants who went on to become citizens of the United States of America.
It takes strong leaders, men and women of character to take action and do the right thing because it is the right thing to do, disregarding criticism and focusing on the end result and failure is not an option.
In 1787 a lady asked Dr. Benjamin Franklin. “Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy?”
Benjamin Franklin is reported to have replied, “A republic if you can keep it.”
We are not a monarchy, a democracy or simply a republic either. The United States of America is the only nation in the world that is a Constitutional-Republic where the Rule of Law is governed by the US Constitution, which was written based upon biblical principles.
There are some who ignore the Constitution and feel that they and they alone determine what is or isn’t the Rule of Law in America. Others want to change that which restricts their imposing undo power or privilege upon American citizens. Still others want to redefine how we elect the president by eliminating the Electoral College.
When we cease to abide by the US Constitution, ignore the Rule of Law and open this nation up to the whims of a few we will no longer be the Land of the Free or the Home of the Brave. We will have gone the way of Rome and other civilizations where greed outweighed common sense.
We are one nation under God. Without God we are nothing! – I am the Real Truckmaster!