By Sheri Edwards
Last night I attended an excellent continuing study of The 5000 Year Leap presented by Jim Logan and the Pearland TEA Party. It is eye-opening and riveting. Our next session will be held on Tuesday, October 8 at 6:30 pm. I was able to talk with Josh Daniels, who works for Congressman Pete Olson, after the event about some statements he made about Congress. Josh was pointing out symptoms of the political process (gerrymandering, etc.) and calling the symptoms the problem. This is the same cop-out you hear from our elected officials.
I stated I don’t believe the problems exist because of a process, but because in this country, we do NOT have Principle 3: The most promising method of securing a virtuous and morally stable people is to elect virtuous leaders. If our elected officials who take an oath (with their hand on a Bible “to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic”, and then vote to take away our God-given rights (NSA funding – voting against the Amash Amendment as an example) without requiring due process, are breaking their oath, their pledge to God and The People, how can we call them virtuous? I didn’t mince words and called it as I see it, these elected representatives are lying to God and The People, and there will be consequences. Swearing to God is NOT to be taken lightly. However, it seems that lying to Congress carries greater consequences in this world than lying to God (according to Congress) – just ask Roger Clements.
The answer I was given was then turned to the vote and that Congressman Olson takes our national security very seriously. I guess it just doesn’t matter that it shreds the 4th Amendment. Josh says there’s an argument that Americans don’t have a reasonable expectation of privacy for information stored by third parties. I countered with in this day in age, our phone calls, our texts, our emails are our private papers, as opposed to posting something on Facebook, blog or Twitter, which is put out publicly. With the answers I heard from Pete Olson at the Q&A we held last week, and the rhetoric I heard from Josh, I am left with the impression that the oath our representatives take is only rhetoric to them (which actually is a conclusion I drew quite some time ago). If our leaders aren’t moral and virtuous enough to keep their oath to God, why should we believe ANYTHING they say? We need to remove the liars and replace them with virtuous leaders, or our Republic as a form of government is doomed. I believe that our true fight is the preservation of our Republic.