On October 13, 1792, the cornerstone was laid for the President's House. Years later, Theodore Roosevelt changed the name to the White House. On the day the cornerstone was laid freedom and faith in God were the central focus of the lives of Americans. Since that time, we have lost both.
John Adams was the first President to live in the completed house and on his second day there he wrote a letter to his wife containing this prayer for the President's House. "I pray Heaven to bestow the best of blessings on this House, and all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof." Franklin Roosevelt had the prayer carved into the mantel of the State Dining Room.
On October 13, 2009, the cornerstone was laid for universal health care - socialized medicine - in the United States. This will be the death blow to freedom. Freedom of religion is also being killed in this nation, one court case at a time.
Some would say we've come a long way, as a nation and as a people in the last 217 years. I would disagree. Freedom loomed large in 1792 and the people knew they had no reason to fear the men controlling their government. Those men were the ones that had formed this new nation and a government that allowed more freedom than any nation on earth in all of human history.
What have we done with the nation and form of government these men fought and died for? The Founding Fathers gave us freedom and we have exchanged it for bondage. We have elected tyrants whose consuming desire is to rule over us and to control every aspect of our lives. The passage of the health care legislation out of the Senate Finance Committee today moves them one step closer to accomplishing their goals.
The members of Congress and the President don't care what you and I think about what they're doing. They are determined to control every part of this country with no consideration of anything except themselves and their desires.
There are no words to express the sorrow I feel. We have placed criminals in the highest positions in the land and they are destroying our economy, our industries, our nation. There is no hope for America.