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I recently shared this October 27, 2016 Pearls "post" as a suggested form of activism to other potential activists.  We all need to get the word out that President Trump MUST win this election to save our country, as we know it.

A Republic....Can We Keep It?

 

I read a post on Facebook that asked, “What were we thinking?” In reference to allowing our country to get in the shape it's in. Here is my answer…

 

When we were in school, we pledged our allegiance to this great country and we learned the real history of how we won and kept our independence. At home, we saw our parents be examples for us, many of whom had been to war themselves. We were taught discipline and respect. We, also, believed that most people were good and loved this country like we do.

 

We did NOT have any way of knowing the political agenda of the liberal left nor where it would lead. We trusted that the Constitution would protect us forever. We were taught that the three branches of government were equal and would keep each other in line.

 


What we did not realize was that money and power can totally corrupt not only a single person, but could even involve many in our government. That was supposed to be handled by our Constitution. We did not even consider that the Supreme Court would legislate from the bench instead of interpreting. 

 

When things begin to surface like the Roe vs Wade decision, we knew it was bad, but still trusting that our court system still had our backs, we blew it off thinking it didn't really involve us, or in many cases, because of the times and the way it was presented to us, we believed it was a right every woman should have. Keep in mind at the time that it was in the height of the women’s movement so it appeared to be a good thing to have a choice. It was never presented as murder and really never talked about other than an abstract idea that we, the women, “won.”

 

When Madeline O’Hare fought to have prayer removed from school, once again, we we believed as the Supreme Court told us...that it violated our Constitution. We still trusted our government to work.

 

Over the years we have lost much of our freedom at the hands of bad choices of judges on the Supreme Court, Executive Orders we didn't even know existed until Obama’s first term, and a Congress that caters to Special Interests Groups instead of “we, the people.”  We were taught to handle these things at the ballot box. We  were taught in church that as Christians, all we needed to do was pray and God would handle our problems.

 

So, yes, we have allowed our government to be left in the hands of elected officials that we should have been able to trust. The problem is that their goals have become whatever can get them re-elected (which usually is a very narrow window of BS rhetoric), not what “we, the people” elected them to do. Recently we have seen a Republican Congress allow a Democrat President get away with almost everything he wanted to do without a fight, allowing our Constitution, our flag, our safety, and our peace, to be forever changed.

 

The question now becomes…HAVE WE CHANGED WHAT WE’RE DOING?  Do you know how to contact your elected officials?  Do you contact them?  Are you keeping up with laws they're considering?  Do you know how the House and Senate consider bills?  Do they know your name?  Does the newspaper editor know your name?  Do you keep yourself informed by reputable news sources (I know, define “reputable,” right?). Do you have discussions with friends, family and neighbors?  Do you prepare for and attend Town Halls?  And...do not only PRAY, but ACT, as God leads you to do.

 

Activism is for everyone if you want to do everything in your power to at least retain the freedom we have left. It is your responsibility as an American citizen.

 

{The deliberations of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 were held in strict secrecy. Consequently, anxious citizens gathered outside Independence Hall when the proceedings ended in order to learn what had been produced behind closed doors. The answer was provided immediately. A Mrs. Powel of Philadelphia asked Benjamin Franklin, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” With no hesitation whatsoever, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.” (Benjamin Franklin)}

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