How many have had enough?

Tue, 04/07/2009 - 3:37pm
By: Letters to the ...

Never have I seen the American public so disgusted with our Congress. Partisan politics, negative campaigning and seemingly out of control government officials are literally sickening everyone. Americans are not only fed up with the greed, the lies, and the cheating, but they are angry. Please serve as a beacon of light to change a system that so begrudgingly accepts change.

British historian Thomas Macaulay, 150 years ago, made this dire prediction for America, “Your civilization will be destroyed in the 20th century, as Rome was in the 5th century. But the Huns and Vandals that will destroy you will come from within, from your own institutions.” I know this is the 21st century, but we had better wake up and demand that our Congress start putting the country first or Macaulay’s prediction could come true.

J. Paul Getty once said, “I fear that unless there are many drastic changes in both basic philosophies and actual practices in every sector of human existence, our society will deteriorate and decline. It may well be wracked with upheavals far greater than any in previous history. It could, and I do not take the possibility lightly, be totally destroyed.” It has been said that nobody makes a greater mistake than someone who did nothing because he could do only a little. Please contact your congressman and demand change or vote them out of office.

I have traveled in 14 countries throughout the world and fully realize there is no better place to live. However, if we truly want to make this a better place to live, we should follow Gandhi’s advice, “We must be the change we wish to see.”

While visiting concentration camps in Europe, I was appalled to see what one human being could do to another and wondered how this could be possible. At the entrance of Auschwitz, there is a small plaque that contains the answer. It reads, “The road to Auschwitz was built by hate but paved with indifference.” We no longer can be indifferent to the ills of our society. When truth is in danger, silence equals guilt.

Great social transformation such as the end of slavery, the women’s and civil rights movements and the end of colonial rule all began with public awareness and engagement. Political leaders were once servants of the people rather than dictators of policy. A few courageous and committed people fed up with the system brought about the change. Do something constructive and demand that we return to the principles that made this country the best in the world.

The system in Washington, D.C., is corrupt. It is rigged by the powerful special interest groups to benefit the very few at the expense of the many. William Bennett in his book, “Death of Outrage” said, “The leader must be whole, he cannot have his public character be honest and his private character be dishonest.” We are to blame for many of our current problems because we have not demanded enough from those in powerful positions.

All of us Americans have a duty to end the corruption, greed, ineptitude, and cronyism that have dominated the political and corporate world for far too many years. What we desperately need today on all fronts are men and women willing to stand up for decency, truth, integrity, morality, law and order and who will respond to their conscience even when it is unpopular to do so – especially when it is unpopular to do so.

So now the question is, can we change a sick system, and the answer is emphatically YES, but only if we are vigilant, committed, disciplined, determined, and courageous enough to demand good ethics and honorable leadership.

The idea of saviors has been built into our entire culture. We have learned to look to stars, leaders, and experts in every field, thus surrendering our own strength, demeaning our own ability and causing us not to act when we see incompetence, dishonesty, and injustices. Abraham Lincoln warned us when he said, “At what point is the approach of danger to be expected; if it is to reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot – we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we must live through all time or die by suicide.”

If you have had enough please let your voice be heard.

Dave Edinger

Peachtree City, Ga.

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Submitted by Shoebox on Sat, 04/18/2009 - 11:04am.

The "end of the age" is very near. Buzz words: World Bank, European Union, Antichrist. They will rule the world for a while. Who will fight THEM? Who will fight for righteousness and freedom? Who will fight for Christianity? Violent persecution is coming now. Who is willing to die, to be a martyr, on our own soil? Do you believe that the corrupt machine of big government will save you? Have you traded freedom for safety? How exactly are YOU going to change Washington, D.C. and/or the whole world? Money and power absolutely corrupts. The ruler of this world is satan. Do you know how to fight him? Do you know that what you do HERE on this earth carries on into Eternity? That makes what you do HERE at this time, extremely important. Grasp for hope. Jesus is coming soon, but He might delay because you dare to do something courageous.

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Submitted by diva on Sat, 04/18/2009 - 5:09pm.

"Violent persecution is coming now. Who is willing to die, to be a martyr, on our own soil? "

Many on the right have completely lost touch with reality. And many, many others sit silently by. WOW!

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Submitted by DarthDubious on Sat, 04/18/2009 - 4:37pm.

there will be no delay. The day and hour have been set since Eden. It will be right on time. Its a little arrogant to think we could delay the removal of evil by God's apointed King, wouldn't you say?

One question: Why would we want to delay the end of this wicked system of things? To me, this makes no SENSE for a "Christian" to say, or desire.

In Liberty,


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Submitted by Main Stream on Sat, 04/18/2009 - 3:34pm.

OMG, Preacher Woman, Jesus is on his start lookin' busy! According to the "Rapture Ready" website, it's time to fasten our seat belts!

Rapture Index 164
Net Change +1

Rapture Index of 100 and Below: Slow prophetic activity
Rapture Index of 100 to 130: Moderate prophetic activity
Rapture Index of 130 to 160: Heavy prophetic activity
Rapture Index above 160: Fasten your seat belts


"And the day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter. But may we hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away with this artificial scaffolding, and restore to us the primitive and genuine doctrines of this most venerated reformer of human errors."

Source: Letter of Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, April 11, 1823.

"Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, and imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch toward uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one-half the world fools and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth."

Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, 1781-82

"Jesus, protect me from your followers." - Main Stream, 2009

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Submitted by DarthDubious on Sat, 04/18/2009 - 4:26pm.

for Satan is misleading the entire inhabited earth. She doesn't realize that what she believes is apostasy. She believes the preachers' sermons, not Bible teachings.

The Empire of Christendom will soon fall, along with all organized false religion, collectively referred to as Babylon the Great in Revalation.

In Liberty,


Submitted by PTC Avenger on Tue, 04/07/2009 - 8:13pm.

"If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defence, which is paramount to all positive forms of government; and which, against the usurpations of the national rulers, may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success, than against those of the rulers of an individual State. In a single State, if the persons entrusted with supreme power became usurpers, the different parcels, subdivisions or districts, of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular measures for defence. THE CITIZENS MUST RUSH TUMULTUOUSLY TO ARMS, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair."
-Alexander Hamilton

What are we doing to send our out-of-control government a message, sending bags of tea?? It's time to get real. Our government doesn't care about us or this country. They won't even lift a finger to secure our border from an invasion. Hardworking, law abiding Americans have no rights anymore. The only thing the federal government recognizes is force. I'm not advocating violence against the government, but if one were so inclined, one would not have to reach into the deep recesses of history to find men who did. There's a reason the Obama administration is an inch away from banning semi-automatic "assault" type weapons like the AK. It's because they win revolutions. Read up people.

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Submitted by diva on Sat, 04/18/2009 - 5:22pm.

What PTC Avenger believes today: "There's a reason the Obama administration is an inch away from banning semi-automatic "assault" type weapons like the AK. It's because they win revolutions."

What I said two weeks ago:

Submitted by diva on Sun, 04/05/2009 - 6:58am.

Our "problem" is CRAZY RIGHT -WINGERS
Whipping those already on the fringe into a frenzy. Conservative editorialists and blow-hard "journalists" have convinced your impressionable masses that They're coming to take your guns!"

PTC Avenger: I'll match your assault weapon against THIS ONE any day of the week. And that is absolutely what any fruit loop who dared bare arms against the United States government would face my unstable amigo. You might want to cool your jets a bit, Che Guevara.

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Submitted by diva on Sat, 04/18/2009 - 5:34pm.

How can I not share



Ohh! And THIS?

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