Salute to America and another memorable birthday and you must wonder, how much longer this can go on? Based on the actions of our governments, state and federal, can we make it for another generation?
Given the undercurrent and overt behavior by politicians, both in California and the national scene, you may have some doubts.
Not enforcing the laws, turning criminals loose, free theft, all have a price. The price? Simply what we have always accepted as the way a civil society works…is being stolen.
The freedom to meet without fear of being mugged, or parking your car on the street overnight without the windows being broken, or respect for individual rights and property…is at risk.
This growing plague is unhealthy for our communities and our country. Disrespect for the law has always had consequences as a deterrent, until we voted to pass a new law which does away with law and with it, the penalties.
Do we see any lawmakers rushing to the rescue with any amendments to repeal this abandonment of law? Not yet. And we may not until some legislator has his car stripped, or is mugged by someone who just went through the revolving door of the justice system for mugging someone else, or has a family member seriously injured by the bad guys.
While loosening the laws has been devastating to many large cities, the lack of law enforcement is noticed by its lack of teeth. We voted into office district attorneys who promote repetitive crime by repeat and virgin offenders.
The thieves know they will receive a “get out of jail free” card. No penalty means no law. No law means anarchy. Anarchy promotes the abandonment of law, and the result is fear, uncertainty, suspicion and finally chaos.
This is exactly what the enemies of America want. Those who have studied war know the best way to attack an enemy is from within its own territory.
On this holiday, America’s birthday, many Americans continue to seek what is right and just. We simply have never been invaded before and as a result are unsure of how to confront this internal enemy of freedom.
With elections on the distant hillside, making an immediate change in our moral compass will be left to those who choose to do right for themselves, their families and their neighbors.