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Not on my Watch!!!

“Not on my watch”

There comes a time when average citizens must stand up for the rights that are inalienable to every human being. The rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are at risk of being relegated to the annals of history. Friends; that time is not coming, it is here, and it is now. We face a crafty adversary, one that sneaks in the shadows, masquerading as the will of the people when it is the will of the few. Never before in our country have we seen such degradation in morality, of values, of the family unit. This is happening at an alarming rate, and it will, if we let it, tear down our great nation. Gone are the social and moral blockades that kept the family unit together, that raised our children in a loving environment. Our families used to teach our children to respect one another, and treat others how they want to be treated. Now we as a society teach apathy, love of money, and respect for material belongings. This very thing will lead to our nations undoing.

History has proven that America has always been a nation of can-do people. We fought and won two world wars. We put a man on the moon. We invented the computer. We have the brightest minds on the planet. We were the last stand for liberty in a dark world. And we were this great nation because of men like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Han****, and the thousands upon thousands of farmers, tradesman, and bankers, down to the poorest of the poor, who at the birth of our nation decided they weren’t going to live under tyranny any longer. They spat in the eye of the powers that be, and paying with blood and treasure, bought the freedoms we enjoy this very day. But we are losing those freedoms at an alarming rate, handing them over to the tyranny that our forefathers fought and died to free us from. These great men realized that freedom is not given; it is pried from those who seek to oppress us. We have, up until recently, known the dangers of the abuse of power. We fought the greatest war ever fought to free the world from tyranny, yet we are allowing ourselves to succumb to the very government that is supposed to protect us.

We are not facing a political problem. Changing the guard in government will not prevent the collapse of our nation. Our problems run much deeper than that. We face something much worse. A loss of morality and value, and a loss of will. No longer are the men and women of this country willing to shed blood for freedom. We think that it’s the governments’ job to preserve our rights, to take care of those pesky battles for freedom. We live in an age where able voters can’t even be bothered to take the time to go cast a ballot to shape our nations’ future. Voting rates keep falling, and our rights and freedoms keep getting taken away. Am I the only one who sees this? We take for granted our rights guaranteed to us in the documents that formed our nation. We don’t fight for them, hell, we don’t even vote for them very much anymore. We plod through our lives, oblivious to the true nature of the problems we face.

We allow our elected officials to tell us what to do, how to do it, and when it’s okay to do it. We are letting them run our largest industries. We are letting them decide how best to take care of our healthcare needs. We are allowing them to grab power that belongs rightfully in the peoples’ hands, at an alarming rate mind you. Yet we lie down like dogs, reciting rhetoric and talking points.

When will we as a people realize that the time to fix our problems is now? Not at the next election cycle, but now. To change the very way we think, the way we raise our children. To really look at ourselves and say enough is enough, no longer will I stand idly by and watch our children be faced with a failing nation, a debt that will crush them, and a moral crisis that will be their undoing. When will we stand up and take responsibility for our actions, and find a way to right the wrongs that are so prevalent today? Do we not fear the tyranny anymore? Do we think that it can’t happen to us? I assure you, it can and it will. History has shown over and over that when a people lose their will to keep their freedoms, they will be taken away by those who have the power. We have the power to stop it, but I fear we do not have the will anymore.

I have fallen victim as well, saying numerous times that our government is taking our freedoms, and spitting on the Constitution. It dawned on me today that it is because they can, and they will. We have not stopped them. We have allowed this to happen. It isn’t Bush’s fault, it isn’t Obama’s, or Congresses fault. It is ours and ours alone. We let them do it, over and over. They weren’t a thief in the night, or a military dictator forcibly stealing our freedoms and rights. We handed them over on a platter of apathy and stupidity, in broad daylight no less. We just threw up our hands, much like in the song, and prayed for someone to take the wheel. Take the wheel they did, and they will not easily give it back. We must pry it from their grip and regain our control as we were meant to have it.

I beg you to look inside yourself, and ask if you are ready to go silently into that dark night. Ready to let the powers that be take control of you and your loved ones. Are you ready to face your children and answer to them when they ask you why you stood, or rather sat, by and let these things happen? More often than not in history the children have had to pay for the sins of the parents, and this time our children will pay dearly for our sins. They will read about the great things our people did, the awe inspiring feats that were accomplished by our sheer will and want to succeed. They will not remember a time when they weren’t saddled with failing government, with minimal freedoms, and the right to succeed or fail as they so desire. They will not know the sweet taste of free choice, the right to do as you please, for they will be burdened with a heavy handed government and an apathetic nature handed down to them from their parents.

We have the power to stop this before it turns to reality, before it takes those final steps from rhetoric and talking points to becoming a real problem that our children must deal with. I for one, choose the other path. I choose to do something about it. We must choose to be active in our pursuit of a greater society, a society that will guarantee that the generations to come will be better than off than we are. We have to get back to our roots, to the innate senses of right and wrong, the things that made us different from the rest of the world. We have to usher in the era of self reliance, of the can and will do attitude. We have to remember the price paid for our freedoms and morals, and not dishonor that memory because we were too lazy to do anything about the loss of them. We have lost sight of the prize, and our government and those with power are counting on the belief that we can’t see it anymore. I can, and you can too. This isn’t about politics, race, gender, or whether you’re gay or straight. This is about our future, our legacy that we will leave our most precious commodity, our children. It is not too late to fix these problems, to secure a free future for our children, and the generations of children to come. But let us not succumb to apathy, or for one second believe that
Someone else will take up this fight for us, because they won’t. There is no one else left to take up this cause. We are the last stand, the last few brave men at the front lines of this battle that will condemn our future to world less secure, more dangerous, and chock full of strife should this be a battle we lose. We cannot lose this fight.

So this is my proposal to you; my request to those of you reading this who believe in the power given to us by our founding fathers. Look at yourself in the mirror, and say”Not on my watch!” I won’t be apathetic; I won’t be disconnected from the reality that my generation faces. I won’t shirk my duty, as a free person in America, to stand up for my rights, to spread the word that we are facing dangerous times, to rally under the flag of our fathers and secure our children’s rights to a free and great nation. Now is the time, now is the place to stand up and shout as loudly, as passionately as you can, “Not on my watch!”

Yours truly,
Ian
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I'm with you, but the reality (no pun intended) is that people are more interested in reality TV than their rights. We have become apathetic to politics, and what politicians are doing so said God given, Constitutionally protected rights.

America is more interested in which F**got won "American Idol" that what our Senators are back-dooring through the House(s).

The Constitution is supposed to be the foundation that our REPUBLIC (NOT Democracy) is based on. It has all but been cast aside in lieu of NWO laws and policies.

MOST courts, The Federal Reserve, and without any doubt the majority of the House, Senate, and The President himself could be tried and convicted of TREASON against the Constitution and the United States, for the freedoms they have violated though unjust and unconstitutional laws.

Here is a video EVERYONE should watch, and it highlights exactly why a democratic government WILL fail.

(A REPUBLIC is a government ruled by LAW, I.E. Constitution; A DEMOCRACY is a government controlled by Mob rule… majority in control.)



http://www.wimp.com/thegovernment/

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i agree. most people could care less about the politics of running our nation......
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i agree. most people could care less about the politics of ruining our nation......
Typo... Fixed it...
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Typo... Fixed it...
yeah, both do apply
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Great post Ian,and great video Tomango...

To REALLY fight this problem...it has to start in schools,then mostly colleges

I'm in libtard land,Maryland....while the public schools follow a curriculum,it's formed by the department of education...why do we need idiots making more idiots??

It's kind-of like you can't fix stupidity...but you sure can breed it

Then we go to college....THAT is where liberalism is an EXTREME doctrination in my area..on STEROIDS

That's the majority who put this jackazz in office..from brain washing!

Not just here,but all colleges across the nation preach this except for a few that do have pride in real education

I listen to these country-haters lecture how the US should mind their own business and need to share the wealth,and the list goes on and on....my blood just boils in fury!!

In my opinion,to start to get this country back...ship the libtards out..after all,they hate this country,And have worked for years to get their voice out...( who are the hippies from the 60' still fighting for the revolution they've wanted for years..only now they got a haircut and put on a suit,,,but still a scumbag to the core!!)such as the libtard media to disgrace the US!!
They don't care about founding principles...so why let them stay here

True belief in freedom means you support it,support the country that gives it to you and fight for it---not bash it

On a funny note...today I was feeding the meter and was listening to a few libtards cussing the gop,tea party,etc about how racist they were,and how illegals have rights,etc.

I turned to them and asked if they went to college....well,they said Yes...can't you see how smart we are??

I looked back at them and said,YEP!!

You're all a genious...that's why you're sitting outside a retail clothing store waiting for it to open up so you can stock the shelves!!

Then I said..tell me again how smart you are???

I can't put 2 and 2 together in your cases....unless it equals dumb and dumber--oh and dumberer,cause there were three idiots trying to debate...and failed miserably

Then,I had to add...I can't have a battle of wits with such un-armed people,it just wouldn't be fair,but fun for me!

And I hope it bugs them for years to come...after all...libtards have over-sized egos that don't take criticism well at all....remember...They are SOOO smart!!

I know I'll see them again and I'll go after them over and over...but I don't think they will talk to me anymore

So I may just have to follow them singing the Star Spangled Banner

This is what will get them the best of all....I can't sing,or carry a tune in a bucket...but for them and others...I got big lungs!!

AND...long winded!!

My kids..or anyone's should have the same right to opportunity we had

The Dems can go to hell!!...because they sent us there first...time for a taste of their own medicine...on the unemployment line!!

I just can't take these idiots/socialists any more.
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I'll post something more relevent, when I get the time to sit down and formulate my thoughts on the matter.
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"Not on my Watch," a great name for this thread. Particularly, since I have served in the Navy for the last decade. This is not the same country that it was when I left home May of 2001.

I believe its not too late to save this country, but it can only be saved by those who are willing to work for it. Every day for the rest of their lives. We have been fortunate not to have our freedoms at risk, fought a war that threatened our sovereignty in over 50 years. This allows for the complacency for the younger generations. And with the public schools, and colleges being what it is today, the younger generations are being indoctrinated into a way of thinking contrary to the founding of this great nation. That is the first thing that needs to come to an end. Stop raising kids in an environment that dictates values and ethics from the classroom. That is the parents job, not the school districts.

This country is without a shadow of a doubt, has historically always has been run best, from the center-right. I am a conservative, born, raised, and proud (note I say conservative, not republican). The party lines are drawn hard right now, without compromise, or the will of the public. This is the first thing that must change. Democrat, Republican, Independent, I don't care, we must come together or this country will not survive the coming age.

Career, and Politician must never be allowed to be used together. Very few folks can make a career of politics, and not be in it for the wrong reason. The people must dictate that, the politicians will not surrender that power on their own. Term limits are a start, but there the incumbency of the system that must also be overhauled.

The Constitution must not be allowed to be circumvented as it has been in the last decade. It is a document of negatives, for a reason, its a limitation of what the Government is authorized to do. It needs to be picked up off the floor, dusted off, and restored to its appropriate place, guiding the actions of this Country. The TSA, EPA, FAA, etc. are administrations regulating this country, without any from of checks, balances, or elected representation. And need to be disbanded in their current forms, and reformed to advisement agencies where every regulation must go through the House and Senate, like any other law.

The only change that must be made to the Constitution, is an Amendment to Balance the Budget. Limiting the amount of additional taxation from year to year, and offering Zero cases where emergency funding can exceed that budget. The only exception to that, is for defense spending with the country itself in immediate threat of invasion.

Those global institutions, the NWO, EU, UN, etc. The country must take the stand and defund any contributions to these socialist entities. We will put our money to rebuild our infrastructure, and get our citizens back to work. We need to send a clear message to Europe and the Rest of the World, "We are an independent nation, or our own laws. We will not be subject to a foreign rule of any kind."

Start saving money, discontinue all foreign-aid until we have a balanced budget. Throw the Unions out of Washington, along with the special interest groups. Discontinue all entitlement programs, until we have a balanced budget. Balance the Federal Budget, even if that means new taxes. I don't care how Senator X's plan will save $400B in ten years. Stop the spending now!

Stop regulating our freedoms into oblivion! This country is far from fallen. I pray each night for two things, another day of freedom and safety for my family, and the guidance this country needs. We can still save this country, we must band together. Tear down what needs to be torn down, and rebuild this country in the image of those who founded it.

FLYING WITHOUT EQUAL, and never forgetting what got us here.
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"Not on my Watch," a great name for this thread. Particularly, since I have served in the Navy for the last decade. This is not the same country that it was when I left home May of 2001.

I believe its not too late to save this country, but it can only be saved by those who are willing to work for it. Every day for the rest of their lives. We have been fortunate not to have our freedoms at risk, fought a war that threatened our sovereignty in over 50 years. This allows for the complacency for the younger generations. And with the public schools, and colleges being what it is today, the younger generations are being indoctrinated into a way of thinking contrary to the founding of this great nation. That is the first thing that needs to come to an end. Stop raising kids in an environment that dictates values and ethics from the classroom. That is the parents job, not the school districts.

This country is without a shadow of a doubt, has historically always has been run best, from the center-right. I am a conservative, born, raised, and proud (note I say conservative, not republican). The party lines are drawn hard right now, without compromise, or the will of the public. This is the first thing that must change. Democrat, Republican, Independent, I don't care, we must come together or this country will not survive the coming age.

Career, and Politician must never be allowed to be used together. Very few folks can make a career of politics, and not be in it for the wrong reason. The people must dictate that, the politicians will not surrender that power on their own. Term limits are a start, but there the incumbency of the system that must also be overhauled.

The Constitution must not be allowed to be circumvented as it has been in the last decade. It is a document of negatives, for a reason, its a limitation of what the Government is authorized to do. It needs to be picked up off the floor, dusted off, and restored to its appropriate place, guiding the actions of this Country. The TSA, EPA, FAA, etc. are administrations regulating this country, without any from of checks, balances, or elected representation. And need to be disbanded in their current forms, and reformed to advisement agencies where every regulation must go through the House and Senate, like any other law.

The only change that must be made to the Constitution, is an Amendment to Balance the Budget. Limiting the amount of additional taxation from year to year, and offering Zero cases where emergency funding can exceed that budget. The only exception to that, is for defense spending with the country itself in immediate threat of invasion.

Those global institutions, the NWO, EU, UN, etc. The country must take the stand and defund any contributions to these socialist entities. We will put our money to rebuild our infrastructure, and get our citizens back to work. We need to send a clear message to Europe and the Rest of the World, "We are an independent nation, or our own laws. We will not be subject to a foreign rule of any kind."

Start saving money, discontinue all foreign-aid until we have a balanced budget. Throw the Unions out of Washington, along with the special interest groups. Discontinue all entitlement programs, until we have a balanced budget. Balance the Federal Budget, even if that means new taxes. I don't care how Senator X's plan will save $400B in ten years. Stop the spending now!

Stop regulating our freedoms into oblivion! This country is far from fallen. I pray each night for two things, another day of freedom and safety for my family, and the guidance this country needs. We can still save this country, we must band together. Tear down what needs to be torn down, and rebuild this country in the image of those who founded it.

FLYING WITHOUT EQUAL, and never forgetting what got us here.





Not on my Watch is the name of my blog that I just started at blogger.com
You can feel free to check it out here:Not On My Watch Patriot

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