by Mart Allen
I am writing to congratulate The Weekly Adirondack paper for following in the tradition and role that the press once played in the defense of this nation. Over time people have forgotten the principals this nation was founded on.
It was founded in a time of duress. The country was being ruled by a tyrant in a cruel and inhumane manner. The citizens were alerted, organized and made aware of abuses and injustices, by numbers of their fellow citizens.
These patriots voiced their pronouncements in print publications, that would become newspapers. Newspapers that in the best traditions were quick to point out to the public any unjust actions or edicts promulgated by the government. They were impartial, honest in their reporting, and quick to point out corruption.
In summary, to inform the public if government did not remain honest and work in the best interest of the majority of the citizens.
In my humble opinion that is no longer the case. The overwhelming balance of today’s major news media is not only biased but teeters on the brink of being corrupt in itself.
As a result I feel that it has allowed the majority of our present day politicians to teeter on the same threshold as well. It has come to the point that our Federal government from top to bottom has very little favorability or credibility with the citizenry at large.
The final result is that we are besieged with laws, edicts and regulations that make absolutely no sense.
Perhaps the greatest impetus for too much of the cockamamie legislation is the so called political correctness. A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end. As stated by someone unknown and much more intelligent than me.
A lack of common sense permeates nearly every important issue facing this nation today and none as important as illegal immigration. The consequences are unthinkable especially when the results are being played out before our eyes on a daily basis. It is hard to believe from what we are witnessing that the world is not at war. It is hard to believe that the first and foremost duty of the federal government is the defense of the nation and ours does not believe we are in any danger, it is not a war simply a police action. Our military is at war and much of our public is at the shopping mall.
Some of you may have read the obituary printed in the London Times. It is worth mentioning in this context…
Today we mourn the passing of an old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
Knowing when to come in out of the rain.
Why the early bird gets the worm
Life isn’t always fair.
And maybe it was my fault.
Common sense lived by sound financial policies (adults, not children are in charge).
The text goes on much longer, but I am sure you have the picture by now.
A famous treatise, Common Sense, was written by Thomas Paine one of the people I mentioned in the second paragraph of this article who helped found this nation.
That is not the only advice he gave to that end. He also wrote some good advice to those pundits that put forth advice to those on the left they are trying to reason with. I think of it whenever I see anyone trying to talk to the left. It is to argue with a person who has renounced the use of common sense is like administrating medicine to the dead.
I hope and pray more people will use more of theirs than those who voted in the last two elections.