About Ron Ewart
Ron Ewart, President, National Association of Rural
Landowners, an organization dedicated to re-establish, preserve, protect and
defend property rights. He maintains a website
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March 22, 2010
"I have the consolation of having added
nothing to my private fortune during my public service, and of retiring with
hands as clean, as they are empty." –
"Self-government will not work, without
self-discipline." – Paul Harvey
When your vision is clouded by an irrational obsession, the first thing to leave
your soul is honor.
What has happened to America and our beloved
Constitutional Republic? What catalyst or disease transformed politicians into
men and women who have become devoid of honor? Not all of them, but way too
many. Why have the principles of freedom and liberty become passé, out-of-date,
or just plain irrelevant? How is it we have morphed into the false loyalty of
"my party, right or wrong, my party." That's Nazi stuff, not American. What on
earth possessed us to "spit" on the foundation of our liberties, in favor of
what...Security? Comfort? Enslavement? Have we lost our collective minds?
Why do so many Americans think it is perfectly OK
to cheat on auto, fire or medical claims to insurance companies, or file
in-accurate or falsified income tax returns? And we wonder why insurance
premiums are so high! Why do we lie on employment or loan applications? Why
do we engage in the consumption of illegal drugs that get people killed on both
sides of our southern border? It is Americans consuming illegal drugs that
drive the violent drug wars and the killings in Mexico and America.
The reason for all these things is that we have
lost the virtue of honor. A large segment of our American population have lost
it by succumbing to the siren call of a "free" lunch from government, when we
all know, the "lunch" isn't free. The politicians have lost honor because, in a
representative government, politicians are a reflection of the people who vote
them into office.
If we do not value honor, integrity and honesty
in ourselves, we will not value those very same qualities in our leaders. In
today's world, those men and women without honor, integrity and honesty continue
to be elected to public office. Therefore, by our own choice, we allow dishonor
and dishonesty to perpetuate itself and frankly, we deserve what we get.
Many ask, why should we obey the law, when the
law makers themselves, are law breakers? Why should we pay our taxes, or why
shouldn't we cheat on our income tax returns, when the law makers waste our
money with reckless abandon? But where does all this lead when we are a country
based on the rule of law? If the law makers don't obey the law and the citizens
don't obey the law, we are headed for an Absolute Democrat Monarchy at best, or
going off the steep precipice of chaos and anarchy into Hell, at worst.
There was a line in an old western song that
seemed appropriate to our dilemma. In the song the singer asks, "Why do you
surround yourself with people who demand so little of you?" In that regard,
why do we put up with leaders who turn their heads away from honor, integrity,
honesty, principle and the rule of law?
Should we stay on this course, we are headed for
a civil unrest, the likes of which this country has never seen. Greater than
the American Revolution, greater than even the Civil War and greater than either
World Wars or the smaller wars that occurred thereafter. When the rule of law
breaks down, when the banks collapse, when food, water and energy become scarce
or intermittent, irrational rage takes its place, because a hungry belly has
nothing to lose by going to war and will throw all caution to the winds. Anarchy reigns.
This weekend in Washington DC, the seeds of civil
unrest are being planted on the grounds of the national capitol. Although the
main focus will be on stopping Obama care, other groups will be hijacking the
event and will be looking to incite violence. Anti-war, pro-amnesty and union
groups will be coming together with freedom groups and the potential for
outbreaks of violence is high. Whether Obama care passes or not, these clashes
will become more common as our leaders, who have forsaken honor and the Supreme
Law of the Land, continue their head long rush into the dead-end tunnel of
socialism. Un contolled violence could very easily be one of the results of
that head long rush, if we let it.
But violence is
the last thing that rationale men and women need in their attempts to take back
America. The mechanisms to restore our Constitutional Republic are contained in
the very document that codified its liberty into the laws of man, our
Constitution. We need to focus all of our energies on a peaceful resolution to
the evil that has over taken us, while we were sleeping. It is already
beginning. The states and the people are exercising their right as the "Consent
of the Governed", albeit a little tardy.