Here's something to think about . . . .
I remember asking dad about Castro when I was about 9 years
old. I asked , "Is Castro a good guy or bad?"
Dad said he couldn't tell !! This was about 1955. We were
living in Louisiana at the time . Dad was in the army there.
Cuba was fairly close and in the news a lot. The
Cubans were asking the same question! Ike was
This past July, we had the pleasure of sharing a summer
barbecue with a refugee from Cuba . Our dinner
conversation was starkly different than most.
This refugee came to the United States as a young boy
in the early 1960s. His family was more fortunate than
most as they were able to bring a suitcase and $100 when
they fled Castro's newly formed revolutionary paradise.
Our dinner consisted of all-American fare: hamburgers,
potato salad, watermelon, and fresh ears of sweet corn.
This is a menu shared with family and friends nationwide,
while celebrating the birth of our beloved America on the
Fourth of July.
We began with a simple discussion about our country and the
direction it has taken since Barack Obama came to power.
We shared the usual complaints about the sour economy and
liberal social engineering emanating from the rulers in
But then he said it. The sentence came naturally.
I assume it was unplanned. But it carried the weight
of a freight train. "You know when Castro took power,
none of us knew he was a Communist."
We sat stunned. He continued, "Yes, we all thought he
was a patriot, a nationalist. Before the revolution he
didn't sound like a radical."
The comparison at this point was easy, and I interjected,
"You mean just like Barack Obama?"
He responded, "Yes, just like Barack Obama."
He continued, "We were all shocked as the government just
continued to grab more power. First they said the
revolution is over, so please turn in your guns. We
"I remember my uncle saying after it started, 'Castro will
only nationalize some of the big industries, he will never
come and take our family hardware store. 'But that is
exactly what happened, Castro started with the sugar mills
and the large industries, but they eventually came and
knocked on the door of our family hardware store. My
family had run this store for generations. They said
we now own the hardware store, you work for us. And
that nice, large four-bedroom home you own, it is now our
property also, and you can move yourself and five children
into two rooms of the house because others are moving in
The lesson learned from this discussion is a lesson most
Americans refuse to hear. Political leaders can lie
about their agenda and once in office they can take totally
If you had asked us three years ago if we thought General
Motors would be nationalized, we would have never believed
it. We could never contemplate a country where the
rule of law, the most fundamental building block of a
justice society would be evaporating just like it did in
Castro's Cuba in the early 1960s.
But the news of injustice keeps increasing. Black
Panthers are not charged with wrongdoing by the U.S.
Department of Justice because their crimes are against
whites. The bondholders of GM are stripped of their assets
without due process by the government. Governmental
leaders are bribed in full daylight only to have all
investigation of the crimes stifled by the Attorney General.
The U.S. Borders are overrun with crime and illegal
activity and the leaders in D.C. act as if it is important
to protect the lawbreakers while the innocent are killed and
overrun. When local communities attempt to enforce the
law, they are ridiculed and threatened as racists and
bigots. They are sued by the very administration
entrusted with enforcing the law.
Without the rule of law the U.S. Constitution is a sham.
Without the rule of law our beloved America is swiftly
becoming a country where only the well connected and
politically powerful will be safe. As Michelle Malkin
has so eloquently explained in her recent book, a culture of
corruption has replaced honest government.
The only way this problem will be fixed is by massive
citizen action. All honest citizens that want to be
treated equally must come together and demand that the
favoritism, the bribes, the uneven enforcement of law end
now. And yes, it can happen here.
A year ago I made the statement that "I didn't believe the
President knows what he is doing. My friend said "Oh yes he
does" Back then I didn't know what she meant.
Today I realize she was right. He does know exactly
what he is doing.