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My Turn: Destruction from within

By Wes Rhinier

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” Abraham Lincoln

I believe this presidential election is the most important election in the history of our United States. Our country is and has been under attack from within, I believe, since 1913. The fruits of their attack are just now fully becoming visible. What happened in 1913 that may have sealed the fate of America? The 16th amendment, although not properly ratified, was signed into law authorizing the federal government to impose income taxes on individuals. The 17th amendment was ratified taking power away from the states to appoint their own senators. Finally, Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act.

Now our Federal Government has weaponized the IRS and uses it to attack individuals whom they see as a threat to the government’s way of life.

Our Founders were afraid of central banking and saw it as one of the greatest threats to our liberties. Our national debt now stands at $18.4 Trillion!

We’ve had a terrible run of presidents for quite some time. Our government was created to ensure the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Our Constitution was written to limit our government’s power and keep the people in control. However, many Americans don’t care about politics or our government. As long as they have football, “American Idol,” “Walking Dead,” food on the table and a roof over their head, many feel that government isn’t their problem. Our once great nation is now financially, morally and institutionally broken. Fascism and Communism have infiltrated our government at all levels. Karl Marx would be proud of what his communist party has been able to accomplish here in the land of the free.

The Patriot Act, NDAA, NSA, Obamacare, Amnesty, IRS, anything to do with the UN — these are just a handful of recent violations of our freedoms. I wish I had the space to delve into the many violations but I would encourage readers to research for themselves and get educated. We can continue to live in denial of the overwhelming evidence of our government’s violations of our freedoms, or we can do something about it.

Most people, I think, would agree that voting has been useless. There has been very little difference between the two parties, which was a common fear among our founders of a two-party system. Our government gets extremely low approval ratings. It’s no wonder. Take the Republicans: They said give us the House and we will repeal Obamacare and stop the out-of-control spending. We did, and they did nothing. Then they said, well we need the Senate to accomplish everything. We did, and they did nothing. Americans really don’t appreciate being lied to. Not only did the Republicans do absolutely nothing they promised us, they did far worse. They have given Obama and his corrupt administration everything he has wanted. They have refused to fight for the things they promised us to get elected.

Enter Ben Carson, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Now the Establishment has a problem. These three men refuse to be controlled by the media, the Establishment Party and political correctness. They mean what they say and say what they mean. These three men truly believe in America and are willing to sacrifice everything to try and restore our Constitutional republic.  We have a long way to go to the primary elections, but these three men I feel will not fade due to the fact that they stand strong for their beliefs and their beliefs in the founding of our country and really don’t care what the media says about them.

Americans want our country back and maybe, just maybe, one of these three men can do it. If any establishment Republican, or and socialist/communist Democrat should win, stick a fork in this experiment called freedom in America; we will be done. Then, there will be but one recourse to regain our freedom. Alexander Hamilton gave us instruction in Federalist Papers #28: “If the Representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense. If the Persons entrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the Citizens must rush tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair.”

Wes Rhinier lives in Rowan County.

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