WE ARE AT WAR
By Michael LeMieux
February 8, 2011
How many times, since September 11, 2001, have we heard that we are not at war with the Muslim religion but only with that a faction of Muslim extremists? This article is not about Muslims, Islam, fanatical religious extremists, but about the war that has begun to be waged here in America for the very soul of our nation. We are at war to salvage the very existence of individual liberty.
The Declaration of Independence declares without ambiguity that rights are granted by the creator unto the individual not the state: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…” Self-evident truth that upon the creation of life the individual is endowed with unalienable Rights!
Upon the creation of our national government the Constitution espoused one of the primary reasons for its creation: “and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution…” Notice they did not say to the nation, or to the community, or to the village, but to “ourselves and our posterity,” further emphasizing that one of the primary purposes of the central government was to protect (secure) the liberty of the people.