Publisher’s note: I had the privilege of meeting John C. Nix last weekend during the Tea Party Convention in SC. In the brief article that follows, John discusses several of the ways that our government is systematically tearing away at the fabric of our culture by implementing programs that circumvent the Constitution.
John C. Nix is one of a growing number of grassroots activists in America, and is not one to sit still and watch things happen.
Among his many accomplishments John has been a guest contributor to the Kinston Free Press since 2008. He posts daily YouTube videos at "John Nix & The Daily News Fix" in which he expresses a constitutionally conservative view on current political events. He currently serves as Chairman, Kinston Utilities Advisory Committee; Vice-Chair, Kinston Planning Board; member, NCGOP Executive Committee; member, Republican Liberty Caucus of North Carolina; President, CSS Neuse Foundation.
We at The Patriots Press thank him for allowing us to share this with our readers.
John C. Nix: Liberty Taken For Granted Is Liberty Lost
"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong". This quote by Voltaire, a Frenchman whose real name was François-Marie Arouet, speaks to the dangers of challenging an entrenched overreaching government while her citizens gradually lose liberty. An example comes in the form of an unconstitutional mandated tax called the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare which infringes on every citizen's liberty. This is government forcing you to live the way it thinks you should. The federal government can fine or tax citizens for not complying with the mandate.
Even if you agree that everyone should have the right to medical insurance, the Affordable Care Act is a socialist model, an obtrusive assault on individual liberty and a fiscal disaster. Living off the backs of others is a sure way to bring America to her knees.
Another intrusion to individual liberty is the Common Core curriculum for public schools. As many parents are finding out, these federal curriculum standards impose revisionist history on students and puts a kibosh on critical thinking while focusing on the collective. It promotes blind acceptance of an unchallenged curriculum with many parents now questioning its effectiveness. Common Core is another attempt at government control over the minions. Many states have challenged the idea but will lose federal dollars by rejecting Common Core in part or in whole. Do your own research and be sure to watch how the lure of federal dollars entraps the minds of our elected officials and their moral integrity in their decision-making.
The Constitution affords us many rights but special interest groups are constantly attacking those rights. Designed to protect against a rogue government, our constitution affords us the second amendment, "...the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." But each state sets their own provisions as to who can own a gun, where it may be used, how it must be transported and so on. Reciprocity for concealed carry is still an issue when traveling through or to different states. The right to protect my family from imminent danger is one granted by God, not man and my liberty to do so shall not be infringed upon or limited.
What about religion? The second amendment protects the first amendment which, in part, guarantees our right to worship freely. We are founded on Judeo-Christian principles. What does that have to do with liberty you ask? Our Constitution is the supreme law of the land. Unless it is further amended, an outside group, ideology or entity has no authority to engage in a separate form of government or judicial system. Islamic law has no place in this country, though Muslims are instructed in their Quran or holy book to spread Islam throughout the land and push out all other religions. Islam is an ideology, not a religion. Islamic Sharia law, which the French have allowed to infiltrate, will put the western free world in further danger if allowed. The French have left themselves open to "creeping Sharia" by caving in to Islamic demands. French citizens allowed the government to determine what God-given rights they could keep. In Paris this past week we saw unarmed police being brutally murdered along with innocent citizens. Only the terrorists had weapons. As Americans, we must covet our liberty by protecting our constitutional rights or they will be no more. We cannot "COEXIST" with an ideology that kills for no good reason.
What can we do? We can support and elect those representatives whom will closely adhere to Constitutional principles. We can begin in own communities by serving on a local board or commission. If not for complacency, the many vacant volunteer seats would be filled. Government won't run on autopilot and your elected officials need oversight, like it or not. If you have blind faith in your elected representatives to spend your tax dollars wisely and stand watch over your liberties then you shouldn't complain when your taxes increase, your land is taken by eminent domain, and paramilitary police are knocking on your door for a random search of your home. It's just that simple.
"We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed." ~ Thomas JeffersonAdd a comment