Letter to the Editor: Declaration of, our loss of, Independence

With our bloated governments non-stop engagement of over-reach into everyone’s lives, the self evident truth of the unalienable rights that we have been endowed with by our Creator, we find ourselves facing the nightmare of government usurping the Creator, and are slowly but surely taking those rights from us.

That word “unalienable” is a most interesting word. The dictionary defines unalienable as something that cannot be given away, but does not say that it cannot be taken away. It is a sad truth that too many citizens either turn a blind eye to it, too afraid to confront it, or too apathetic  to be outraged, and take lawful active steps to take back the rights that have been given to us by our Creator.

In my book, this amounts to spitting on the graves of our fellow citizens who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend those rights, and sends a terrible message to the countless Americans who continue to make sacrifices that support and defend them.

Far too many citizens have forgotten or no longer believe in the words “We hold these truths to be self-evident” and “Liberty and Justice for all”. Far too many citizens do not participate in the Democratic process, with many more who do not participate intelligently.

Plato said that one of the penalties for those who refuse to participate in the Democratic process is that they end up being governed by their inferiors. I would go further to say that many of our inferiors, who end up being elected to public office, treat citizens as their inferiors, by actively participating in institutionalized corruption, which tramples on the rights of most citizens.

If citizens continue to turn a blind eye, lack courage, or give up on the Democratic process, we may as well make a Declaration of the loss of our Independence. I will close with some quotes that should be a chilling warning to most critical thinking citizens.

Ronald Reagan said that history will record that those who had the most to lose, did the least to prevent it from happening, and, Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.

Thanks in advance,
Robin Sanders
2636 Bernice St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103