The America I grew up in had value. It had emerged as a nation 150 years before, from the feudal oppression of England and Europe. People had fled , seeking freedom from religious, economic and physical slavery. They had come to the new America with vision to build communities where families were strong and values meant something. They came from every walk of life but each had the opportunity to succeed according to the vision they held within themselves. Although I was born in 1946, I grew up in the 1950’s and 60’s, in a nation that was strong, proud and united.. I grew up in an America that was known for the quality of its manufacturing. Blue collar workers looked forward into a future of a prospering nation where their children could have any future they envisioned. The America I grew up in, we camped out in state parks, having fun sitting around campfires trading humor and stories and talking about our hopes, dreams and visions for the future. In the 1950’s and 60’s, a policeman was a respected member of the community that truly protected and served the neighborhoods they lived in. When I grew up, having fun was not a felony and nobody got hurt. Try camping out now at a state park and sitting around a campfire at the beach, while looking at the stars. What do you think would happen? The police motto is still, “To Protect and Serve,” but now it means to protect their own arses and serve their own interests! What has happened to the America I knew and loved, has it disappeared little by little, without our notice. What has happened to our law enforcement values with the “shoot first, ask questions later” mentality. Why is our elected sheriff’s powers being taken from him. Have we become a de-facto police state? It doesn’t take a genius to answer that question. The only people a “police state” benefits are police who hold absolute power. Without a constitutional sheriff to demand the citizen’s Constitutional rights be enforced, the citizen has no civil rights. Wake up and smell the roses folks, I have watched over the last half century, our Constitutional rights being stripped away with regulations and bureaucracy. I seen a political system go corrupt with no sanity in sight. I’ve seen honest and good men, that would attempt a change framed, for crimes they never even thought of committing. Folks, this is the tip of the iceberg, it is only the beginning of a “new world order,” where you don’t have a Constitution to protect you. If you don’t think it can happen in our wonderful America, then you need to read some history books. Will we go the way of other great civilizations like the Greeks or the Romans or will we stand and make things right. Are American values worth fighting for? Most of the men and women in our armed forces believe so, but is that enough. We have a senate and president that are hell-bent on a “New World Order.” They use the word ‘sustainability’ to justify their restriction of our Constitutional rights. We now have a corrupt two-party system that eats from the same table and drinks from the same trough of corruption. There is a perceived entitlement of corruption in America that is destroying the very foundation of our great nation. In the Revolutionary War, American soil waxed red with the blood of the patriots that provided our freedom. Now it has become an insult by the progressive left (Marxists) to be called a patriot. Have American values changed that much. I think we know the answer to that question. Am I unwilling to move forward into what the Progressive Left have envisioned and what is depicted in Saul Alinsky’s book, “Rules for Revolutionaries,” which was renamed “Rules for Radicals,” because the first was thought far too inflammatory for the common man to accept. Wake up folks, it is happening before your eyes. Our government is changing and the Constitution is NOT included in the next social dictatorship. Do you want foreign troops in America for crowd control because the president fears that American troops will not fire on American Citizens who are protesting? Do you want America’s sovereignty being forfeited, while bowing allegiance to a newly formed United Nations that will have absolute power over life and death. Many say, ‘that can’t happen.’ Oh yeah, hide and watch!