Have you ever been so moved by a cause or a movement that you have signed your name to it? Maybe it was a petition to get a measure on the ballot or it was to protest against infringement on your rights. Now ask yourself if you could do the same knowing that by signing the document you were committing treason; knowing that it would make you an enemy of the state. Could you do it? Would you have the courage to stand on principle? Would you hesitate or would you pen you name without any reservation?
Well 236 years ago today 56 men did exactly that. It was on this day in 1776 that delegates representing the 13 colonies signed the Declaration of Independence. They pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor for the cause of liberty. They knew that by signing that document they were committing high treason that was punishable by death. Think about, they so believed in the cause of liberty, that they were willing to sacrifice everything they had to include their lives if necessary to secure it. How many of the bums in Washington D.C. today would have the same courage? My guess is not many.
You see the actions of our elected representatives are in complete contrast of the actions these men took 236 years ago. Our elected representatives to include the President are the kind of ilk our founders were declaring independence from. We’re living with the same type tyrannical forces that were oppressing the rights of the colonists in the 1770s. Our government confiscates our property through taxation, they overregulate our free market, they can now hold our citizens indefinitely without due process, and the TSA can conduct illegal searches and seizures in violation of the 4th amendment. They are now planning on flying drones over our heads to spy on us. Our government is attempting to manage every aspect of our lives and the officials who we elect to represent our views are allowing it to happen. Now compare all these anti-liberty actions that are being imposed on the American people every day to the actions the British imposed on the colonists. I say we’re far worse off today than the colonists were in 1776.
There is not an ounce of courage left in D.C. these days to promote the cause our founders put their lives on the line to secure. And the reason for this is because we no longer elect liberty loving, virtuous people into office. We elect garbage; garbage who will promise us the moon and shield us from the plain truth about the dire straits American is in. Charlie Rangel is an absolute disgrace and yet he’s reelected again and again. Do you believe he would sign his name to anything that would advance the cause of liberty? What about Maxine Waters or Nancy Pelosi? Are they staunch defenders of liberty? Would they be willing to pledge their lives and fortunes for it? The answer is no. These are the kind of people our founders opposed. These people are the modern day equivalent to the Loyalist or Tories of colonial times. They were loyal to the crown of England and stood against the men who signed the declaration. They stood against liberty and freedom. They even took up arms against the Patriots in the name of King George. They used some of the vilest of tactics to discredit the movement for liberty and freedom. Now that I think of it, I guess things really haven’t changed much in 236 years.
We’re still dealing with this mindset today on the left; the only difference between them and the Tories of colonial times is that today we call them Democrats.
Liberty forever, freedom for all!