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Reflecting on Past, Present, Future During Christmastide

Reflecting on Past, Present, Future During Christmastide

The official White House Christmas Tree sits in the Blue Room of the White House November 29, 2016, in Washington, D.C. 'The Gift of the Holidays' is the theme of this year's White House holiday decorations. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By Thursday, 15 December 2016 11:59 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Already the tinkling sound of unchecked federal spending for new programs that aren’t based in Constitutional mandates beckons politicians too often concerned with votes, not budget balance. A first priority is to audit the Federal Reserve (bring in Ron Paul) and clearly detail in a set-aside what portion of Social Security funds are being saved rather than conscripted by the U.S. Treasury General Fund to pay for any and everything while savings for retirement are exploited, increasingly becoming a shell game personified. Only this will paint a true picture of our national debt, which exceeds $20 trillion.

In season’s past, before WWI and WWII, the economy had its spurts and starts taking us through a prolific Industrial Revolution. It was as President Dwight D. Eisenhower noted, admonishing citizens of the evolving Military-Industrial Complex which could easily direct and takeover our lives.

In season’s present, the value of work has been devalued, resulting in an entitlement mentality where able bodied folks are given food stamps, housing, medical care, and now being proposed is child care assistance. Cynics can quickly observe that church edifices become more grand, yet few provide child care for the poor while willingly feeling it is okay for the government to do this. Reproductive rights are advocated without admonishing citizens to take care of the children they have, which is not a government responsibility. Free education or attendant educational loan repayment is desired from those who chose non-economically viable majors which don’t pan out like those of trades and professional schools. Jobs are being demanded as if it is the government that has them sitting on a shelf waiting to pass them out. These are not tenets of the U.S. Constitution, but have become an expectation from a nation eating too high on the food chain, consuming disproportionately of the world’s resources and forgetting our lessons of the past.

In season’s future, the merging of corporate interest and professional politicians as the leadership must be viewed with caution, lest we take our eyes off the best interest of the nation. Raping the earth in our unending quest for high cost energy with pipelines violating Native American lands and burial grounds, or fracking, whose data is still shaky, shouts that we need to learn the true meaning of conservation and make this a part of our energy footprint. Theodore Roosevelt, in setting aside Parks and Recreation Land, had great foresight in making sure we had places to explore, breathe, and dream while protecting endangered species, the most important of which may likely be mankind. These were not preserved to be exploited.

The ghost of Xmas past reminds us of generational sacrifices made in pursuit of freedom, liberty, and a way of life which many see as threatened. A commitment to awake anew in search of opportunities to make America great again without destroying all that has been her beauty and promise is desperately needed. We too often grow fat and smug in our excesses, forgetting to reach down and back to help the fallen, while insisting that generations repeatedly in poverty are not acceptable and personal responsibility is at the center of our freedoms.

“Fear not” is repeatedly biblically admonished and often not heeded. If we will not help ourselves and be “true to our G-d, true to our native land” our voices will not be lifted and our cause will not be just even though some are professing to hear us.

Dr. Ada M. Fisher was the first black woman to serve as the Republican National Committeewoman. She was a candidate for the U.S. Senate from North Carolina, a candidate for U.S. Congress, and a candidate for the North Carolina House of Representatives. She is the author of "Common Sense Conservative Prescriptions Solutions for What Ails Us, Book I." For more of her reports, Go Here Now.

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Already the tinkling sound of unchecked federal spending for new programs that aren’t based in Constitutional mandates beckons politicians too often concerned with votes, not budget balance.
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Thursday, 15 December 2016 11:59 AM
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