Dear Mr. Linder,
I am not writing to you today about a specific bill.....but about the changes that are taking place in America that literally scare me to death.
If you listen to Janet Napolitano, I am a right-wing extremist. If you listen to Jenanne Garafalo, I am a racist. The real truth is neither of those, although I fit ALL the criteria issued by DHS. What I am is an American and I am a Mom. If either of those make me a threat to society, then I am even more afraid than I thought I was.
Mr. Linder, I lost my Mom just over a year ago. Several times a day I find myself reaching for the phone to call her about what is happening in the world, but I can't call her. I realized this morning that IF I could call her just how much I would have to tell her about how America has changed since she died on January 8, 2008. When I put it all into perspective....all I could do was cry. She would never have dreamed that this wonderful country could have changed this much, let alone, this fast.
We have bigger government now than I can ever remember. Not just bigger government, but government that wants to move into my home, control my thermostat, control my children, my parenting and the values I choose to instill in them, force my children to serve the nation without choice, control "freedom of speech", and quite possibly control my health care.
I believe the government has a right to my driving records, but not my medical records. My medical records are my private matter. They are between my doctor and me. The same goes for the medical records of my children.
My OB/GYN has said he will leave the medical profession if he ever becomes required to perform an abortion. How can the government assume the right to interfere in matters between a doctor and their patient. If the government can require doctors perform certain treatments or procedures they will also have the authority at some point to prevent, restrict or limit treatment.
The United Nations is trying to move into American homes as well. If Obama has his way, they will. They want to tell us how to raise our children and remove our freedom of speech. Sadly, we live in a time where radical Islamists are terrorizing Americans. Yet, it is possible that soon we cannot even speak against Islam without it being a hate crime. Do I suffer from Islamaphobia? No. It is not Islamaphobia when they REALLY ARE trying to kill us!
I believe in freedom of religion with all my heart and soul. Still, it seems more and more that freedom of religion in America only applies to religions other than Christianity. We have people suing publishers of The Bible for hate speech because it speaks against homosexuality? Christians being expelled from school for praying, and our very own President making Georgetown cover all visible references to Jesus while he speaks on THEIR property. The President has nominated Judge David Hamilton who recently ruled that prayers in Jesus Name at the Indiana House of Representatives was unconstitutional, but prayers to Allah were not. We are seeing a movement that will bring Sharia law into American courtrooms. Another nominee, Harold Koh, believes JUDGES should interpret the Constitution according to other nations' legal "norms." Mr. Linder, we are not other nations. We are The United States of America!
Public schools are teaching homosexuality as an alternative lifestyle to children too young too understand and parents are not even informed nor is consent required. International education standards are moving into public schools here in Georgia. The IB programme is not without debate nationally. Our textbooks are no longer factual. What is going on here?
While I am among the unemployed, I will admit that I would likely fall into the category that got a tax cut. I believe it would amount to about $15.00 per paycheck, but would that cover the increased taxes and prices associated with S.2191, America's Climate Security Act of 2007? I don't think so.
We have a President that speaks down about America on foreign soil, bows to Saudi Kings, blames America for the al-Qaida attacks and yet makes nice, nice with dictators that despise us, stated they envision a world without America, and want to wipe us off the map? He wants to cut defense spending while rogue nations form alliances that will further endanger us. Our President released for the world to see how we interrogate and "torture" terrorists. This was an outrage to me. Where is the flip side of the story? What information did we gain from this? I ask you this, Mr. Linder, do you think the terrorists had doctors present when they beheaded Americans? What our President did was to increase the training of terrorists. He basically put us in greater danger because those tactics have been taken off the table not just during his administration but all future ones. I won't even go into the possible release of suspected terrorists on American soil.
We have a government that is spending like money is free. My great, great, great grandchildren will still be repaying this debt....and that is if we are lucky. He is nationalizing American banks and controlling the American Auto industry. Where is this leading?
We are seeing states move to reaffirm their sovereignty while we are giving up national sovereignty to other countries.
Our government is going to be moving along the DREAM ACT. How can they even bring this up without securing our borders first? You know, I told you that I am not a politician, I am just a Mom but this is clearly plain old stupid. Then we have sanctuary cities, like Atlanta who ignore those who break our laws.
Our constitution is being ignored at every turn. This terrifies me. The Constitution of the United States of America is what made this nation so great. It is why we are FREE. People have forgotten...or never knew...that we are not a democracy. We are a republic. We have the right to free speech, right to bear arms....It is our right to be FREE. Sadly, I don't feel so secure in these rights anymore and I am not alone.
What is happening to America? I am writing to you for that answer. I need to know that answer.
I need to know why Islamic tax-cab drivers can refuse to pick up a blind person with a dog or refuse to carry a hard working American going home with a bottle of wine yet we can force doctors to perform abortions when it is against their moral convictions or Christian faith? I need to know why this happened in America.
Actually, I need a lot of answers.
Mr. Linder, my Mom hung onto life for days in CCU. She died EXACTLY 10 seconds after I told her that I would be okay. If I died today, I would not have that comfort or peace for the future of my children.
An American Mom
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