Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Growth Of Government - The Loss Of Freedom

There is a direct correlation between the growth of government in the United States and a loss of our freedom.   Let's face it, local, state and the federal government today intrude into every aspect of daily life.  In addition, everything we buy, do, eat or own is taxed and often multiple times by various levels of government.  And, then when we die, our heirs can face the Death Tax on our hard earned labor.   Certainly, this was not the vision of our Founding Fathers that were committed to limited government as a result of their fight against British tyranny.

Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the Declaration of Independence declared that our rights came from God, not from government.   The US Constitution was designed to limit the role of government, not expand it.   The federal government was to focus on our National Defense, a common currency and things like the Post Office and roads that connected the first 13 states.   The 10th Amendment of the Bill of Rights was clear in stating that anything not mentioned in the Constitution was a state power and or reserved to THE PEOPLE.   We have come so far from this intent that it is unbelievable. 

The Civil War ushered in the all powerful federal government destroying States rights in the process.   The Transcontinental Railroad extended the reach of the federal government as well.   Teddy Roosevelt began the era of regulation of business.   Socialist President Woodrow Wilson enacted the 16th Amendment of the Constitution to usher in the federal income tax as a means of confiscating our money and the redistribution of our wealth.  Franklin Roosevelt began the nanny welfare state that is today out of control.   Lyndon Johnson added the icing to the cake with more social welfare programs that are bankrupting our country. 

The final threat to our freedom came when the Supreme Court upheld ObamaCare.   When turn coat Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, supposedly a Conservative, sided with the Socialists on the court to make ObamaCare the law of the land, he made it entirely feasible for the federal government to use the Commerce Clause in the Constitution to force just about anything on the American people.  This one act by Roberts was a complete repudiation of our Constitution as originally conceived by our Founding Fathers.

Our freedoms, listed in the Bill of Right, are in jeopardy.   The federal government, as managed by Socialist President Obama, is completely out of control and dangerous.  We are fast becoming a Socialist, or maybe even a Communist country.   Unless this trend is reversed and soon, the United States will slide into tyranny and eventual civil strife on our streets.  Our country is quickly dividing into Makers and Takers.   This can't last for long.  Our nation will not survive as a free nation if we keep moving down this road. 

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