The August 2nd debt ceiling deadline represents the future of our country but not in the sense that the government and media have portrayed. The American people are watching this crisis play out in Washington but a new undertone is starting to emerge. We are learning that the two political parties are more concerned about placing blame on the other party in order to gain an advantage in the elections next year than taking responsibility for our future. We are learning that political power and control is more important in our government than our future. We are learning that our future and freedom are no longer a concern in most politician’s agendas.
The media and both political parties have marginalized Americans who have had the audacity to question the path of our nation. Whether the label is Tea Party or 912, the proper term is patriot and that is what they fear. Patriots are awakening across the country, speaking out and standing up to restore the principles of our country. We the people were responsible for the Republican victory in the US House of Representatives in 2010. Our vote represented our demands for the return of fiscal responsibility and the Constitution.
This is the point that the Obama administration and Congress do not understand: the debt ceiling represents a referendum of all of the patriots’ efforts over the past two years. If the debt ceiling is raised, we will be forced to acknowledge that all of our work was in vain. Once we acknowledge that our efforts were checkmated, we will be forced to ask ourselves the same questions as our founding fathers asked. It will be easy to give up our fortunes: we know that the government will redistribute it for votes anyway. It will not be easy to give up our lives until we recognize that the alternative is slavery. This recognition will come once we see that debt ceiling raised but our reaction will be determined by our morality and dedication to natural law. This reaction will be tempered by our sacred honor but the message will be clearly sent to our government. If the debt ceiling is raised, the spirit of Samuel Adams will sweep our country:
If ever the Time should come, when vain & aspiring Men shall possess the highest Seats in Government, our Country will stand in Need of its experienced Patriots to prevent its Ruin.
Let us pray that our government recognizes what the debt ceiling crisis really represents to experienced patriots: We will sacrifice our lives, fortune and sacred honor to prevent its ruin. And that is a sacred promise from real Americans who understand what this country represents no matter what label we are given to marginalize us.