Wednesday, January 12, 2011

History Lesson - FEAR Government

History teaches us that we should FEAR Government. Since the first forms of government were devised by men several thousand years ago ruled by tribal leaders, Prophets, Kings, Emperors, Czars, Popes, Prime Ministers, Presidents, Chancellors, Chairmen and otherwise dictators of all sorts, government has more often than not resulted in tyranny, confiscation of assets and the deaths of millions of people. That is why the American experiment in representative, Constitutional democracy, that is young by historical standards, was so unique. Yet even the American example has had its dark days dealing with slavery, lynchings, the forced resettlement of native Americans, discriminatory laws and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II into prison camps.

It seems that when ever men seek to govern in an organized manner, it results in a slippery slop that always ends badly. That was certainly the case from Babylonian times, through Greek, Persian, Chinese, Roman, Japanese, Spanish, British, French, German, Russian and even American forms of government. There is really not one civilization in the history that has clean hands. Why is that? The answer is very simple. As Machiavelli once said, "Power Corrupts, Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely" and so it has been the case throughout history.

Our Founding Fathers were good students of history, who understood tyranny, so in devising the Constitution, they really tried to install checks and balances to limit the power of government and in particular the executive branch. Remember, they had just fought a revolution to get rid of King George III of Britain as an absolute ruler who ruled by divine right. While the American experiment and democracy in general has never been perfect, our Founding Fathers created the best system of government ever devised by man if measured by standard of living and the most good for the most people. The American dream, now under threat, has been real for many, many years as immigrants flocked to the United States as the last great hope on earth.

That was then, this is now. In the last 98 years, since the enactment of the 16th Amendment to the Constitution that allowed for a confiscatory federal income tax, without limits and the interpretation by our Courts that the Commerce Clause in the Constitution, allows the federal government to regulate, tax and do just about anything to limit our freedoms, we have journeyed down the road to tyranny. Today, virtually every thing we do and every thing we own is regulated and or taxed by local, state and federal governments. In addition to this assault on our freedoms, the Presidential use of Executive Orders is just another form of dictatorial power that was never intended by our Founding Fathers.

We all work for the Master to support elected representatives and government bureacrats, really not much different than occurred during slavery and or in Communist regimes when government owned all means of production and property. By the time all local, state and federal taxes, fees, licenses etc. are paid each year, many Americans are giving up 50% or more of their income. That means we are working half the year for Big Brother that seeks to control our lives.

we are allowed to own assets, or other property on paper, by the grace of government, it can be confiscated by eminent domain. Further, all of our assets are totally controlled by government, one way or another, not us as individuals. How is this picture the freedom that was intended by our Founding Fathers? The fact is that our freedoms are under attack and have been for many years. Socialists and Yes Republicans too at every opportunity have acted to grow government at both our expense and our freedoms. It has got to stop.

The modern Tea Party Movement, like the Tea Party Movement before the Revolutionary War has finally stood up and said ENOUGH! Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada recently said during an interview that the Tea Party Movement will disappear once the economy improves. Reid is delusional and completely out of touch with both the people of Nevada and the United States. The Tea Party Movement is not about the economy at all. The Tea Party Movement is about taking back our country to restore the freedoms that we have lost in the last 98 years. We clearly see that we can't trust our elected representatives, that have bankrupted our nation, to protect the interests of the American people.

Even now, there are Socialists in Congress that are attempting to use the tragedy in Arizona as a pretext to limit our First Amendment right to Free Speech and our Second Amendment right to bear arms. These Socialists fear exposure of all their Schemes to control our lives, which is the real reason they want to shut down blogs like the National Freedom Forum, Fox News and Conservative Talk Radio. They also want to ban guns because they fear the wrath of the people, not because of individual, crazy assassins.

The Second Amendment was added to the Constitution by our Founding Fathers, not to allow hunters to have guns, but rather in recognition of the potential for government tyranny. The first thing the Communists and the National Socialist Party in Germany (NAZI's) did when coming to power was to ban guns. It is estimated that 6 million Jews and as many as 20 million people were murdered by both Communist and the NAZI regimes. If all these people had owned guns to protect themselves from the tyranny of government, it is far more likely that this sad story would never have occurred.

History tells us to FEAR government, which is just one more reason we must elect Conservatives in 2012 and 2014 that support free market capitalism, limited government, lower taxes and less regulation, a balanced budget, term limits, real education, energy and health care reform, a strong national defense, including securing our border and fighting Terrorism, the right to bear arms to protect our freedoms, the sanctity of life and family values that are the foundation of our nation. This is the platform supported by the majority of the American people and the only way to restore economic growth and job creation in our country. We have to get our country back on track by sweeping these Socialists, that would limit our freedoms, out of office.

Most important, we must elect Conservatives in 2012 and 2014 that will adhere to the Constitution, as written by our Founding Fathers, not as contrived by the left wing media, Socialists in the last 98 years, our current, or former Presidents, Congresses, or the Courts. We must take back our country. We can do it. We must do it preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.

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