The power of III

Summum ius summa iniuria--More law, less justice

06 November 2010

The Real American Revolution

In this, the third American War for Independence, the war needs to be fought for the minds of the rational Americans who are interested in what true Liberty and Freedom mean.  
Freedom is not freedom from want or freedom from deprivation;  that is the meaning of the term "Freedom" when applied by an agent of the Socialist Left.   
Freedom is not freedom from fear of a foreign enemy.  That "freedom" is that which is promised by the Neoconservative.  His method for securing the freedom from fear is through net loss of personal freedom to gain personal security (not to mention constantly reminding you of what you should fear, sometimes actual, sometimes manufactured by them).  Now we have the TSA pornoscanners and gropers, 4th amendment violations.  We have warrantless searches and wiretaps.  We have executive orders to jail American citizens, any American citizens, that he deems an "enemy combatant."  The president can also order the death of an American citizen without due process.
Freedom is the right of an individual to succeed or fail without government help or hinderance.  A person is free when he is unhindered by government;  when his wealth is not confiscated in the form of taxes or through government sanctioned counterfeiting (Quantitative Easing by the Federal Reserve).
If you are free you will not be forced under threat of imprisonment to give up hard earned money to help support a pet special interest project in another city, state, or country as so often happens now in this country.  Your tax money is taken from your earnings and given to support someone else's idea of what is important, whether it is to help the poor, build a bridge to nowhere, or allow the government of a foreign country to buy two dozen F-16's.    If you are free, your tax money will not be confiscated for an unconstitutional undeclared war.
 The American Revolution was not a common event. Its effects and consequences have already been awful over a great part of the globe. And when and where are they to cease?
But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. While the king, and all in authority under him, were believed to govern in justice and mercy, according to the laws and constitution derived to them from the God of nature and transmitted to them by their ancestors, they thought themselves bound to pray for the king and queen and all the royal family, and all in authority under them, as ministers ordained of God for their good; but when they saw those powers renouncing all the principles of authority, and bent upon the destruction of all the securities of their lives, liberties, and properties, they thought it their duty to pray for the continental congress and all the thirteen State congresses.
There might be, and there were others who thought less about religion and conscience, but had certain habitual sentiments of allegiance and loyalty derived from their education; but believing allegiance and protection to be reciprocal, when protection was withdrawn, they thought allegiance was dissolved.
Another alteration was common to all. The people of America had been educated in an habitual affection for England, as their mother country; and while they thought her a kind and tender parent, (erroneously enough, however, for she never was such a mother,) no affection could be more sincere. But when they found her a cruel beldam, willing like Lady Macbeth, to “dash their brains out,” it is no wonder if their filial affections ceased, and were changed into indignation and horror.
This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.
John Adams, February 1818.  Letter to H. Niles

inspired by -- Honourablemeans

No comments:

Post a Comment