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A Guest Editorial by
Dennis Powers

Like a Thief in the Night
by Dennis Powers

Our Republic is being stolen.  It is being done systematically in the cover of darkness - bills that give more power to Washington and special interests and less to "we the people."
It is being done with radicals in Congress and the White House setting up a shadow government using czars to usurp the authority of Cabinet members and Congress.  Even Hillary has complained.

It is being done with the state-run media, which ignores over a million tea party protestors in Washington, ignores the corruption of radical groups like ACORN, ignores the czars with extremist ties and ignores the corruption and out-of-control spending in Congress.

It is being done by taking our tax dollars and giving them to others through bailouts, special favors and entitlements.

Thomas Jefferson said, "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the Government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." 

Would you mind if someone robbed you, spent your money and took the credit for everything they did with it?  Politicians call it "investments."  The Bible calls it stealing.

As the New Hampshire flag states, "Live Free or Die."  We have to stand up and say, "too much is too much." 

Our federal deficit grows at a rate of $20 billion per week!  Politicians love to talk about "doing it for the children."  Leaving them riddled with our debt is "doing it to the children." 

Jefferson also said, "It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes."  We're passing ours on to future generations.

We can't sustain this type of spending.  One has to wonder if that is the plan.  "You never want a good crisis to go to waste" is part of the Cloward-Piven strategy as is "making a weak economy even worse."

The Cloward-Piven Strategy is named after Columbia University sociologists Richard Cloward and Frances Piven.

Their goal was to overthrow capitalism by overwhelming the government bureaucracy with entitlement demands.  The created crisis would provide the impetus to bring about radical political change.  Ring a bell?

Is this the change that 53% of the people voted for?  Do we actually want Socialism?  Is this the change that Obama was talking about when he said he was going to "fundamentally transform America?"

By definition, Socialism is a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution and exchange should be owned and regulated by the community as a whole.  Think "collective."

In Marxist theory, Socialism is a transitional social state between the overthrow of Capitalism and the realization of Communism.  Remember the Cloward-Piven strategy?

Liberals and big government proponents want the same government that has bankrupted Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to spend over a trillion dollars on a government HealthCare takeover that may bankrupt our country. 

Conservatives know that a government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything you have.

We have to be Constitutionalists and stand up for the principles and beliefs upon which this country was founded.  Our founders were willing to put their lives on the line for our country - are we? 

In 1943, four chaplains aboard the USAT Dorchester representing four religions were seen holding hands, praying and singing as their ship sank in the Northern Atlantic.  They had just assisted in evacuating the ship, calming down the soldiers and loading them on the lifeboats after giving away their life jackets. 

These were men of the "greatest generation."  Now, it's our turn.

Are we willing to get off the couch and call or write our Congressmen?  Are we willing to get on our knees and pray for our country?  Are we willing as the Revolutionary Flag stated, "Appeal to Heaven?"

If not, we are going to lose our Liberty.  We are going to lose our country.  This is a time in history that we will look back on one day and wish that we had done more.  We will wish that we had made that call to our Congressman, went to that town hall meeting or contacted the White House.

The Tea Party March on Washington was a wake-up call.  Stop the out-of-control spending of our money.  Stop the corruption. Stop the madness.

Our democratic republic may be in its final hour.  If our voices are not heard now, they may be silenced forever.


Dennis Powers is a conservative columnist and his columns can be found in
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