Honor, Justice, Humanity: Take Inventory of Our Leaders

Rational ideas lead to our Founding Fathers writing the Bill of Rights and Constitution.

"Honor, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding generations to that wretchedness which inevitably awaits them if we basely entail hereditary bondage on them." - Thomas Jefferson

“Honor”: A good name or public esteem. A keen sense of ethical conduct.

“Justice”: The quality of being just and impartial. Conformity to truth, fact or reason.

“Humanity”: Human attributes and qualities.

What a novel combination of words. A concept unprecedented by the noblemen of the ancestral countries of our Founding Fathers. Those qualities, having been
cultivated by repression, now resided within our revolutionary leaders. It was not that these words were newly created but by placing them together and practiced, would form a base of equality for the American citizen and future generations. The founders of our nation understood and accepted the responsibility of providing the guiding light of the Constitution.

I ask you to take inventory of the so-called American leaders of today at every
level and find one that would meet the expectations of Thomas Jefferson. I feel
quite positive that he would have placed them within the ranks of the British.
We are subjected daily by the same description of revolutionary issues that led
to war with Britain. Our current elected inflict upon us repression, over-taxation without representation, make attempts to disarm the citizens and show little or no respect for those that placed them into office.

Enablers, come to your senses!

--Steve Ramey, American, USMC Veteran and Freedom lover, 15 December 2012. Semper Fidelis et Vigilo!


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Brian Crawford December 18, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Ramey, please explain to us how you are so repressed. You have an open public forum to express your extreme views, you participate in a representative democracy, and I'm guessing that you probably own at least one assault weapon. In fact I would be surprised if you didn't have a small armory stashed somewhere. "We are subjected daily by the same description of revolutionary issues that led to war with Britain." Seriously? I think you may be wearing your tri-cornered hat a little too tight.
Dave Emanuel December 18, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Brian- this may come as a shock, but the purpose of individual blogs is not to provide you with a forum to spout your liberal views (I'd say pablum, but I know that upsets you.) Steve's post is a commentary on the general state of politics and statesmanship in 2012. While you may prefer to live in a nanny-state society with a government that exercises a vast array of controls over your individual ability to make choices, Steve has other views. And whether he has a small armory, a large one or nothing more threatening than a pea shooter, is not germane to the core issues of his post. Steve- I know you don't need anyone to defend you, but I just couldn't resist.
Tammy Osier December 19, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Shall I name several liberal thinkers who do blogs regularly on here. I know their slant will be liberal when I see their names, but still, it does make me want to become a part of the conversation - not to personally attack them. Brian, seems you've been gone awhile. People on here are a lot nicer to each other, especially since the tragic shooting. I have found much in common with my liberal friends (even on gun control).
George Wilson December 19, 2012 at 09:34 PM
@Steve Ramsey (your comments) "Our current elected officials inflict upon us repression, over-taxation without representation, make attempts to disarm the citizens and show little or no respect for those that placed them into office." I feel repressed because of the gerrymandered voting districts that the Republicans gave us here in Georgia that assures us of one party rule. We are not overtaxed; taxes are lower than they have been in the past. However we spend too much on the military and wars that we should not be involved in and corporate welfare .This accounts for our debt.Yes, I agree that our representatives answer to organizations like the NRA, Grover Nordquist and other non- elected lobbyists instead of respecting the views of the people that put them in office. Your other point about gun regulations has been explored on the Patch after the last mass shooting last summer. Any sane person has to conclude that military style weapons have no place in a modern society. Only 47% of people buying guns are ever checked out for problems much less have any training or education on the use of weapons. We need better regulations on assault weapons and an updated data base system.
R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew December 20, 2012 at 01:08 AM
The SAME gerrymandering that DEMOCRATS in the state initially developed... Why not? SO many of the OLD guard are now in office under the Republican banner anyway. So I guess that could prove Steve's position that current LEADERS from EITHER party should be performance evaluated - REGARDLESS of the flag being flown at the moment, as I saw NO specific "side" called out in the original article. But if the readers don't wish any improvement because all is well as is, we could just carry on... But for those who know deep down that we could REALLY do better than what we have today, its time to find better "standards" of measure. Sane people can conclude a great deal if they choose to... Including that it's best to pass major "life altering" legislation "just so we can find out whats in it..." Why sane people might even conclude that the DOJ should not only ENFORCE our laws but actually follow them before walking firearms into Mexico. This is the group that defines GUN CONTROL enforcement? We need laws that exist right NOW to be enforced before the addition of one more iota. Yes sane can mean a great deal in a lot of different ways...


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