As we head to the polls next month, perhaps something like this would be handy to keep in mind. (Note: in the speech, Dr. May refers to events of 2009 and 2010, but I reprint this in its entirety, because the principals involved are timeless...)
Ladies and gentlemen, this is a time for courage.
are gathered here today on the plains of West Texas in common purpose.
We are here to remind our government that this is our country, we the
people are still in charge, and our government is still our servant and
not our master.
Our nation’s founding document is the Declaration
of Independence. It tells us that our rights come from God and not from
a small group of elite men and women.
Our constitution starts
with the words “We the People.” Our constitution was written for
ordinary Americans like you and me. Our constitution protects us from
our government and from the politicians.
Our President has complained that our constitution gives ordinary people too much protection.
has ridiculed us for the high value we place on our Bibles, our guns,
our personal property, and our liberty. He tells us we do not deserve to
keep the money we have earned.
We are told freedom has not
worked. Personal responsibility, free enterprise, and liberty have not
been effective. Our government will now make more of our decisions for
Other than our military, I can think of not one government agency I have ever found to be helpful.
speaking of our military, how about those Navy Seals blowing the heads
off those three terrorist pirates? Don’t you just wish our entire
government would function with such efficiency, professionalism, and
We watch in disbelief as our beloved United States is
weakened economically, militarily, and morally by a radical President
and his eager accomplices.
What has taken generations to build is
systematically destroyed and replaced with the same socialist evil that
brought poverty, destruction, and despair to untold hundreds of
The problems we face today have occurred because we
have not defended our nation from socialism. For too long we have
allowed the wrong people to make the worst possible decisions.
The Bible warns us of class hatred. The radical leadership of our government daily fans the evil flames of class envy.
European and Canadian friends beg us to not make the same socialist
mistakes they did. The President of the European Union warned our
President that his socialist economic plans are taking the World down
the “road to Hell.”
The path to power for socialists includes
taking God and guns from the citizens. Without spiritual and physical
protection, people cannot defend themselves and their liberty. They soon
We are angered that our President apologizes for
the exceptionalism and heroism of the United States of America. We are
deeply troubled he told others the United States is not a Christian
We are angered that we have been called cowards and
racists because we oppose socialism. Socialism is not racial; socialism
is an equal opportunity destroyer.
We are angered that a recent
Department of Homeland Security report has singled out our military men
and women who are returning home as being radical threats.
report also characterizes you and me as right-wing extremists and
radicals because we favor smaller government and lower taxes.
and I are average citizens who believe just like most of our fellow
Americans. We want our government to leave us alone and to keep its
hands off our money, our religion, or guns, our private property, and
We demand that our government stop spending money it does not have.
Stop confiscating our money and private property.
Stop printing money.
Stop subsidizing Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the other failed financial institutions and companies.
Mr. President, stop appointing tax cheats to positions of power and influence.
Mr. President, secure our borders.
President, do not divert money from our missile defense, F-22 Raptors,
and other vital military equipment. This gives encouragement, aid, and
comfort to our enemies. Protecting us is your number one job.
President, do not give voting rights to millions of illegal aliens and
felons. You have no more right to create new voters for your benefit
than you do to use our money to buy the 2010 and 2012 elections.
gather peacefully here today because there is a growing concern for
what our government is doing to us and to our future. We fear for the
very survival of our republic.
Yet there is much to make us hopeful and to fill our hearts with optimism and courage. This is still our country!
The constitution of the Unites States belongs to "We the People". Our constitution still protects us from our government.
every possible elected official, including our President, Vice
President, and the Speaker of the House. Demand that they stop stealing
our money and giving it to ACORN and their other political supporters
in order to buy votes.
Call [your senators and representative].
Thank them. Urge them to do much more. Remind them now is a time for
action and not for campaigning.
Volunteer to work on our 2010
census. Confront ACORN. Keep our census honest. We must not allow our
President to take control of our census for his political advantage.
must replace as much of our far left congress as possible in 2010. Get
involved. Do not let the ACORN control our 2010 election.
with someone every day who does not understand our nation’s history and
our great heritage. Tell them why the United States is a good and
prosperous nation. It still remains that brightly lit city on the hill.
It still is the best hope for all mankind.
Talk with all of the
young people you can find. They are our future. Many do not understand
what they have and that their future is being destroyed.
your elected State officials to pass legislation that will protect us
from our Federal government ... Thank them and pray for them.
is a time for strong peaceful action. Let us pray that We the People
can quickly return our government to its constitutional
Our President and Congress were elected to be our servants and not our masters.
God help our President and congress to quickly realize the error of
their ways and stop their reckless and unwarranted spending, cut our
taxes, and reduce the size of our Federal bureaucracy.
If they do not, may God grant us the courage and determination to vote them out of power next year.
May God richly bless and protect each of you, and our Constitution, as together we pursue liberty!
Dr. Donald May, Lubbock, TX - 4/15/09