Losing Liberty: How Obama Put America On the Road to Nowhere

1216 WordsJun 21, 20185 Pages
Everyday. Everyday we see articles, blogs, and videos of citizens having their rights violated; values demoralized; and beliefs taunted. Each report by media outlets is filled with bias, whether it be natural or driven by a “secret agenda” as so many claim. Within the Constitution is a set of rights or principles that were granted to each individual by our founding fathers. To this day, every American holds true to these principles; it is these principles that make us different, make us unique, it is these principles that make us free. But what happens when these rights are violated, when our values are destroyed? What happens when our way of life is suspended to make way for a greater or safer good? When we as citizens no longer have…show more content…
Pericles, in the funeral oration after Peloponnesian War, proudly asserted: “Rather we are more a model to others, than an imitation of anyone else. Our constitution is called democracy because power is in the hands not of a minority but of the whole people. When it’s a question of putting one person before another in positions of public responsibility, what counts is not membership of a particular class, but the actual ability which the man possesses.” (Tsan) Examples of society’s lost values can be found on every street corner, in every elevator, and throughout the workplace. Violence in our society is not spread by the social disease of guns, movies, or mental illness that it has been made out to be. Violence in our society is the result of our lost values that define our society. It’s about us. “We seem to resign ourselves to the growing violence as “new normal.” “While we show initial outrage at the senseless mass killings are more frequent, we quickly move on and do nothing. As Americans, we are losing our moral compass, and that may be the greatest danger our nation faces.” (Florez) The most corrosive to our values is that we do nothing. We do nothing yet hide under the rock that is individual freedom. “Go about your business” “It’s not your burden to carry” etc. is something we’ve all been told. History has shown time and time again that societies perish when its people fail to adhere to a set of common values. Although

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