Friday, July 4, 2014

Independence Day - The Fight For Freedom

July 4, 1776, the official day of our Declaration of Independence from Britain and the start of the American Revolutionary War, was the beginning of our fight for freedom that continues to this day.  Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence to describe our God given, inalienable right to freedom.  Jefferson was talking about freedom from government tyranny.  Our Founding Fathers attempted to create limited government and checks and balances to prevent dictatorship.  Ironically, the Grievances set forth by Jefferson as the reasons for Revolution would all be applicable today as Grievances against Obama.   Read the Declaration to see that when Jefferson  is talking about "He" referring to King George III of Britain,  Jefferson could be talking about Obama as guilty of all the same things.  It is pretty amazing because today we are ruled by a similar tyrant who is using his Pen and Phone to issue Executive Orders and Regulations to make life miserable for many Americans.   We are right back where we started from in 1776.

So much so that our Founding Fathers would be turning over in their graves at discovering the 100 years of Socialist Creep that has led us to a huge federal government that intrudes into all aspects of daily life.  While our Founding Fathers would applaud the remarkable nation created by hard working, tax paying Americans, they would deplore the government over reach that has come with it in the name of "social justice", the code words for the redistribution of income.  They would also be astounded to learn that we have 50 million Americans on the dole and that the President either can't, or won't secure our border. 

The Revolutionary War was fought over taxation without representation among various other issues.  We face the same issue today, since we have heavy taxation for the 50% of us that pay all the income taxes in our nation, without proper representation.   Let's face it, our elected representatives of both political parties are often guilty of feeding at the trough, enriching themselves while attempting to stay in office for life.   They often represent Lobbyists, Crony Capitalists and Wall Street, rather than Main Street.   The Founding Fathers made two big mistakes in constructing the Constitution.  They did not include a Balanced Budget Amendment to prevent the borrowing that is bankrupting our nation.  And, they failed to include Term Limits for Members of Congress and the President.   Term limits for the President thankfully later came as an Amendment after Franklin Roosevelt was elected four times; however, Members of Congress will not act to limit their own terms because that would mean an end to their gravy train that is corrupting our nation. 

Thomas Jefferson envisioned that Revolution might be necessary every once in a while to get a nation back on track.  In a sense, the Civil War was another Revolution.  Let us hope that it does not take a Revolution to stop the fiscal insanity that we see happening across our country as politicians at all levels continue to borrow, tax and spend money we don't have to stay in power.  Clearly, we have lost our way and never more so than with these Socialist Obamanistas is power.  The elections of 2014 and 2016 are an opportunity to get our nation headed in the right direction.   If the voters are not wise enough to do so, we will see the economic collapse of the United States in the next 20 years.  If that happens, all bets are off because we will see civil strife on our streets that could lead to Revolution.   This is about the lessons of history that those who vote for Socialists never seem to learn. 

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