Saturday, July 2, 2011

The Fight For Freedom Is Not Over

As we celebrate the 4th of July, Independence Day, it is clear that the fight for freedom, both within the United States and overseas, is not over.   Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1776, eloquently described perhaps for the first time in history, the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, as bestowed by God, not by any King, or by extension President, Congress, or the Courts.   In stating the Grievances in the Declaration against Britain and more specifically King George III as the basis for the American colonies seeking Independence, Jefferson laid out an abuse of power that could easily be applied today to our own federal government.   

Later on, when the US Constitution was written by James Madison in 1787 and in reaction to that abuse of power that resulted in our Revolutionary War,  the Founding Fathers clearly intended to create a limited federal government, with most powers either reserved to the States, or to WE THE PEOPLE.    The Civil War was ultimately the enforcement of the Bill of Rights, which guaranteed freedom of press, speech, religion, and assembly, initially for all Men, regardless of color and then later by Constitutional Amendment, when women were given the right to vote, for all adults and to a lesser degree for children and the unborn.   

For the most part, the United States experienced Constitutional government until the Socialists and some "progressive" Republicans in 1913 figured out that they could win elections by redistribution of income in the name of Social Justice, when the income tax was enacted by Constitutional Amendment.   From that point, the attacks on our freedom have been consistent with the growth of the federal government, which today consists of over 1,300 agencies, commissions and departments with about 2.65 million civilian employees attempting to control every aspect of daily life.  

Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and all of our Founding Fathers are turning over in their graves as a result of the usurpation of federal government powers.   They fought a Revolutionary War to get rid of the jack boot of a government out of control.  And, while our Founding Fathers would be amazed at the nation that WE THE PEOPLE have built as a result of our hard work and free market economics, they would recognize the threat to our freedom posed by a federal government and corrupt politicians today that completely disregard our Constitution and our rights  

In the spirit of our Founding Fathers and in celebration of our Revolutionary War fought to gain our freedom, we must continue the fight for freedom today.  It is very clear that we must work to roll back 100 years of Socialism that is both destroying and bankrupting our country.   To do so, we do need to amend our Constitution to finish the job begun by our Founding Fathers.    Obviously, we need a Balanced Budget Amendment to prevent corrupt politicians, from both political parties, from bankrupting our country to buy votes and remain in power.   There must be term limits for members of Congress, as thankfully is the case for the President.   Two six year Senate terms and six two year House terms ( twelve years) is more than enough time for members of Congress to end up as millionaires from their service.   And, hopefully term limits may also help limit the corruption that is common.   We need to define American citizenship so only those born of American citizens can be American citizens.   This is necessary to securing our border.   And, finally, we need more checks and balances on Federal spending, involving the states, if an when we face a defined national emergency requiring deficit spending. 

None of these things will happen as long as Socialists are in power because they live to be in power.   The only way Socialists can stay in power is by distributing our income to their PEEP's, industries in favor that donate monies to keep them in power, those on the dole, the 50% of Americans that pay no income taxes at all, and union employees.   Since this is the case, to take our country back we must sweep these Socialists out of office in 2012 and 2014, including making Socialist President Obama, who is a clear and present danger to our nation, a one term President. 

We must take back our country in 2012 and 2014 to prevent the bankruptcy of our nation.  We can do it.   We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   As we celebrate 4th of July, let's remember that we must still fight for our freedom.   The Revolutionary War is not over; only this time the enemy is within our country. 

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