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It’s time to take a stand

February 24, 2013
The Herald-Star

To the editor:

What has America become? It is an absolute outrage.

We have become a helpless nation, unarmed, defenseless and without the guts to protest.

Think about the horror of what could be next. Think about the film, "Schindler's List." It is based on a true story. We could become "Schindler's America" - a nation where only the police and the military have guns, and the people are disarmed and unable to defend themselves. For those not familiar with "Schindler's List," it is a film about a German man named Oskar Schindler who became concerned about the Jewish work force during World War II upon seeing them persecuted by Hitler and the Nazis. Schindler saved the lives of more than a thousand Polish Jewish refugees during the Holocaust by employing them in his factory.

Remember, Hitler and his Nazi regime disarmed the people. The comparison between Hitler and Obama is striking.

With the systematic dismantling of our constitutional rights and the gun-grab taking place, America could be next. This is exactly what is happening - legislation by legislation, bill by bill, executive order by executive order. Washington is eviscerating citizens of their right to bear arms. It's insanity. We are being stripped bare of our liberties and rights.

When America has a president who bows to foreign potentates, apologizes for our greatness and is nationally embarrassed by our finest citizens, well then, my friend, America has a fraud for president.

No, we can wait no longer to negotiate our way out of this hatchet job; we can no longer depend upon the faithfulness of our politicians to the Constitution. Many of our politicians have turned into nothing more than political pharisees wanting to please all without a foundational belief in what made America great and they are unwilling to endorse or uphold the Constitution for which they swore an oath to preserve and protect.

Red-blooded Americans and fellow citizens, the time is coming when you must decide, a Lexington and Concorde moment when you must decide which is greater: the demands of a tyrannical government as they disarm us and eviscerate our liberties or your own personal rights.

You will have to decide what takes precedence.

That moment is almost upon us.

I am compelled to ask again: if you were to make a movie today about a nation where only the police and the military had guns would you call it, "Schindler's America?"

Do not forget Schindler who, while still owning a company, was under the boot heel of an all-powerful government. Guns were forbidden, free speech was forbidden and voting was outlawed. Now, all that we hold dear as Americans could be utterly annihilated.

Many say, "Oh, that can't happen here." Do not be a fool. As astute philosopher George Santanaya said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

Time is critical. It is running out. That is why we need to stand up and fight with all the power we have.

Robert Yost

Bloomingdale

 
 

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