MEMORIAL DAY "A GREAT SADNESS" by Don Shrader, Chairman
It is with great sadness that I approach this Memorial Day, or any Memorial Day at this point. Traveling around Richmond, IN this past Friday, the local radio station was paying tribute to various “no name” Medal of Honor winners, most of whom gave their lives for the sake of protecting others. The sad part was not the sacrifice these “ordinary” men made in the face of insurmountable odds or other extreme circumstances, in spite of their heart wrenching tales of heroism. No, the sad part was that they sacrificed their lives in vain. The radio station kept repeating after each recounting of one of the “winners” how that person (and others) gave his life defending our freedoms in this country. It is true that they gave their lives in service to this once great nation, the former “land of the free” and “home of the brave.” Certainly they gave their lives while defending an idealistic cause of individual freedom and liberty.
While we, like the radio station, continue to mimic the words and sing them in our National Anthem, and many of us hope that we still are the land of the free and the home of the brave, by and large we have willingly surrendered that which these brave men and women and a multitude of others have served to preserve. Overall, we have devolved into a nanny state of coddled cowards who not only willingly surrender our liberty and freedoms to an ever present danger but we demand that our Government provide the “protections” that we ourselves should have retained within ourselves. We demand that the Federal Government take over control of every aspect of our lives. And those in power are only too happy and willing to oblige. Thus they have created a host of unconstitutional agencies of the Federal Government ranging from the Department of Education to the Environmental Protection Agency, among most others. More recently the Republicans brought us the so called Patriot Act with its creation of the Department of Homeland Security, the biggest threat to our personal liberty and freedoms (with its unconstitutional search and seizure by the TSA among other atrocities by other agencies now under its control) since the creation of the Federal Reserve and the illegal passage of the 16th Amendment, Obamacare notwithstanding.
Yes, it is with great sadness that I hear of the sacrifice of these young men (and some women) in the idealistic cause of freedom but which in reality we freely give away to our Governments faster than any foreign enemy could usurp by force.
The Ohio Constitution Party Executive Committee just completed a very productive phone call with the head of the Darrell Castle/Scott Bradley Campaign Committee. The results of this call and what we need to do IF we wish to get Darrell and Scott on the ballot for President and Vice President respectively as Independent candidates in Ohio will be the first and primary topic of the statewide Constitution Party conference call this coming Thursday evening. (June 2, 2016)
In a nutshell: To get Darrell and Scott on the ballot in Ohio as Independent Candidates, we will need to collect 7,000 – 8,000 signatures across the state by early August. The Campaign Chairman is requesting that we fill the following positions (as a minimum):
State liaison to the campaign team State liaison (communications coordinator/endorsement seeker)
State social media coordinator
State event coordinator of visits
State special issues coordinator
While there are other items we need to discuss, first and foremost will be the support (or denial of support) for the Constitution Party Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates.
ALL interested individuals are invited to participate in this very important, daresay critical, state-wide conference call!
Thursday, June 2 Beginning at 7:00 PM EST Call-in & Conference Code Numbers
Conference Code 178388
Don Shrader, Chairman
Constitution Party of Ohio
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.