"The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation." - Mein Kampf, Adolf Hilter, Publ. Houghton Miflin, 1943, Page 403
Yesterday, surrounded by children, President Obama called for Congress to "do the right thing" and pass more gun laws that further disarm American citizens and take away the basic right to defend themselves as stated in the 2nd amendment of the Constitution:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. -authenticated by Thomas Jefferson
Obama's decision to use children as photo props is eerily similar to Adolf Hitler's regular exploitation of young people to push his agenda. I've been told it's not fair to compare Hitler and Obama, but let's face it, by and large they stand for several of the same values:
- more socialism,
- more government control,
- more gun control,
- less liberty.
Children are the easiest way to sell a message to a people who would normally consider tyranny to be oppressive and unjust. The image of beautiful children from all different races hugging, applauding, and slapping the President a high-five is so powerfully distracting that we buy the line, "Support my gun control proposals or else you hate children," without hearing what is really being said.
It is precisely because we love our children that we want our God-given responsibility to defend and provide for them, home-school or send them to a private Christian school. This is not the job of the government, it's the job of the parent.
Obama may kiss our babies and plead his cause "for the sake of the children" in one breath and take away liberties with the next, but there's one thing no President or Prime Minister can ever do - take away my responsibility to my children. They do not love them the way I do, nor do they have their best interests in mind. I will fight for the freedom to feed my own children, educate them, protect and defend them because they are God's gifts to me, not the State.
*To answer the oft repeated question, "Why bother with a post like this?": Because, as Edmund Burke wisely quipped, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."