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July 4, 2009

11 Score and 13 years ago, our Founding Fathers declared their independence from the tyranny of King George III and his corrupt British Empire. They proclaimed their commitment to the creation of a land of Free Men and a form of government devoted to protecting the inalienable rights of the individual; rights which are not granted by government, but endowed by our Creator.

Those rights apply to all of us, or they apply to none of us.

Today, thousands of our fellow Americans are gathered in communities across our great nation on this, the anniversary of our Independence from Great Britain, to protest an American government that is now trampling on those rights. We are speaking out against a government that, through illegal bailouts, mounting regulations, reckless spending, and the promise of a crippling tax burden, is strangling our freedom and threatening those same individual rights.

The Declaration of Independence is fairly explicit as to the proper role of government. The purpose of government is to protect our individual rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, not to exercise control over every aspect of our lives for the “public good.”

The ongoing battle between statists and the rest of us, is waged over deeply held ideas about the proper role of government. Through misinformation and simple ignorance, many people today believe that unrestricted capitalism and a free market is immoral and dangerous, and that the government’s role is to actively intervene in the economy in order to achieve the “public good.” Those same people refuse to accept responsiblity for their mistakes and insist the rest of us pay for those mistakes.

If we the people don’t challenge those in power, there is no defense from an ever growing, ever more tyranical government. If we the people continue to meekly say nothing as our liberties are systematically stripped, who will protest the course set about by the power elite?

Support your local TEA Party. Don’t be afraid to voice dissent over things with which you disagree.

Until next time,
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One Comment leave one →
  1. July 7, 2009 3:54 pm

    Nice!

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