Herman Cain's Commentary Archive 2009-2012

April 23, 2012

An Army of Davids

April 23, 2012
By Herman Cain

It's tough being the underdog in any fight. But if a group of underdogs get together and work together, they can win. That's the American people up against big government. We the People are fighting the political class.

The federal government has become too big, too bureaucratic, and too controlling of our everyday lives, and they want to control us even more every day, with every session of Congress. As a result, We the People are losing more and more of our liberties every day.

This administration is trying to tell us which cars to drive, which light bulbs to buy, what foods to eat, where not to take a vacation, how much health care we can have, what to believe, who to believe, how to live, how to spend our money, when to die, where to build a new plant for a business, and what fairness ought to be – using our money!

Are we asleep, or just plain dumb and stupid?

Fairness is the liberty to make decisions about our lives and our money. But this administration is doing everything it can to take away our liberties with government mandates and income redistribution gimmicks like the Buffet Rule.

To make matters worse, we continue to see our tax dollars wasted on losing businesses and extravagant spending by government agencies while the national debt continues out of control.

In the Holy Bible, David was selected to fight the giant Philistine Goliath, because his brothers and the rest of the soldiers did not want to take on the task. It's called a lack of courage. David was surely courageous, and because he thought “outside the box,” he found a way to defeat Goliath with a single stone and a sling shot.

He won! He killed Goliath.

The political class in Washington, D.C. has become the big government Goliath. We the People must be an Army of Davids to take our liberties back from Goliath.

We have more than one stone and a sling shot. We have the right and responsibility to vote, the power of the Internet and the power of the people. But we have to use that power wisely and collectively to stop the erosion of our liberties.

Here are two things you can do:
• Join and support a citizens' organization dedicated to causes in which you believe. My website comes to mind where we are focusing on solutions to our nation’s biggest problems. But there are many other groups that can help keep you informed and involved. With the right information, we can hold the people we elect accountable. We must do so continually even after they are in office.
• Remain inspired that we can make some bold and significant changes in D.C.
Many members of the political class want you to believe bold changes cannot be made, because many of them like the status quo, which will eventually cause this country to collapse.

We cannot allow that to happen. It would be a tragedy for us all, and especially for our grandchildren.

"Let it be borne in mind that the tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goals. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach for." - Dr. Benjamin E. Mays

Join the Army of Davids, so we can win!