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Calling All Americans, Especially Hispanics!

Pretending that his appointment of Sonia Sotomayor is a favor to Hispanics, and others who may benefit from empathy (so-called), Barack Obama actually imperils them by advancing the socialist agenda to render our Constitution null and void.

The statement by Chuck Shumer, to the effect that Republicans/conservatives “resist her appointment at their own peril” is a liberal bluff that must be called, with firm resistance by all defenders of our Constitution, civilian and Military, “against all enemies, foreign and domestic”! 

Failure to challenge this overt threat is putting present and future generations of Americans at further risk. Our freedom of speech, Judeo-Christian principles, traditional values, individual-initiative rights, and the United States of America, as we have known her, are in grave peril.

It’s high time, possibly even past time, for the USS Constitution, “Old Ironsides,” to fire a cannon ball across the bow of the liberal’s “Barbary-Pirate ship,” and halt it dead in the water.  The moment of truth is upon us, and we dare not submit, or even waver. The time has come for all who value our Constitution, which is the foundational bulwark of our Republic, to stand up and be counted.

Even green-card holders and illegals should protest Sotomayor’s confirmation, for they, too, would be jeopardized. Our Constitution is what made this country “The last best hope of humanity,” the reason for their determination to come here in the first place. Without its protections, they may eventually be in more danger here than in the lands of their birth.         

Sotomayor’s  reckless rulings and wacky interpretations of the Constitution put her firmly in the camp of its enemies, and therefore ours. We cannot afford to risk the damage that she would be poised to inflict as a Supreme Court Justice.        

This is a Fort-McHenry-type showdown, and we dare not surrender, or even hesitate, in our defense of The Star-Spangled Banner: “Then conquer we must, for our cause, it is just.”  Old Glory represents our nation as founded on the Constitution, that precious document penned and defended by those who not only pledged “their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor,” but fulfilled their pledge to the letter, and gave the ultimate sacrifice.

In his Gettysburg address, Abraham Lincoln referred to “their last full measure of devotion,” when referring to those who paid with their lives, not only to preserve our Republic, but to abolish slavery, as documented in the Constitution’s 13th Amendment. 

It’s time for present-day “Paul Reveres” to mount our steeds and warn our countrymen that enemy forces in our midst, and in our government, are on the move, not only “by land” and “by sea,” but also by air. They are among us, with rapid transportation and communication unimagined in Colonial days, including biased news reporting and deliberate deceptions in every form of media.  

Our presumptive foreign-born “president” is poised to ride roughshod over the checks and balances established by our Constitution. Having usurped the presidency, he awaits the opportune moment to wrest the remaining reigns of government from both Houses of Congress and the Supreme Court, with the devoted assistance of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and others, and Sonia Sotomayor in her anticipated position of influence. Two down, one to go!

Adolph Hitler’s transition from Chancellor to Dictator was only one small step, and the current scenario  is dangerously similar! How can any thinking person say: “It can’t happen here”?

Few who “held their peace” in those dark days lived to express their regrets, but here is a timely warning for all of us to break ranks with “the silent majority,” and let our voices be heard before it’s too late.

SPEAK UP! By Martin Niemoeller, Lutheran pastor in Dachau Concentration Camp since 1938, freed by Allied Forces in 1945.

In Germany, the Nazis first came for the communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a communist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant.

Finally they came for me, but by then there was no one left to speak up.

Article by Roberta N. Tuthill (1923-), direct descendant of John and Phoebe (Corwin) Tuthill, married in 1763. Phoebe’s father, Samuel Corwin, signed the Engagement to Support the Revolution. 

Copyright 5/28/2009