Monday, August 9, 2010

Death Knell of Liberty

"In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people."

~The Declaration of Independence~

When a patriotic citizen or an adoring foreigner thinks of the United States of America he generally associates her with "liberty and justice for all." Sadly, however, this nation is fast becoming a nation of "suppression and complete government control for her unsuspecting citizens." In the past one and a half years since the Obama administration took over this country has gone downhill faster than anyone ever thought possible. This administration hasn’t tried to hide the evidence of a government takeover; rather, it has blatantly thrown their control in the face of its constituents.

This utter disregard for liberty and all that the founding fathers stood for was brought out in a huge way in March with the passing of the Health Care Reform Bill in Congress. This new law will require that everyone have government health care or else pay a hefty fine. That doesn't sound like much of a choice. It sounds more or less like tyranny - the very thing the founders of this great country wanted to throw off. George Washington once said, "Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. And force, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." The men who started this country understood that if the government got too big it would eventually crush America.

Last week the people of Missouri went to the polls and overwhelmingly voted against health care reform. Good for them! They realize how important freedom is, no matter the cost. However, those on the left keep trying to downplay this vote. The associated press boldly stated in an article dated August 5, "There's little chance that Missouri can wall itself off from the insurance requirement, since federal law usually supersedes state law. But sponsors of the measure were looking to send another kind of message."* Since when does the federal government become more powerful than the state? I thought America was "of the people, by the people, and for the people." What became of that? And how is it that there is such a glaring disregard for the public good by Washington?

America is in dire straits right now, and I think the American people are finally seeing that as is evident by such movements as the Tea Party, and Silent No More, and leaders like Sarah Palin, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, and so many more. It is time for the American people to wake up and see what their government is trying to do to them, and demand that the freedoms we have been guaranteed by the founding documents. The November elections are not far off, and it is our right and duty to go to the polls and vote for men and women who want to uphold the values of the Constitution and protect the freedom held so dearly by our forefathers.


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