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I don’t see much difference between the Tories of colonial times and today’s Democratic Party

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!


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  • Steve Dennis August 2, 2012 at 5:09 AM

    I think you might be right John, we might just be worse off today than we were back then. Between the technology which we have today and the fact that the people we elect to protect our freedoms are the ones taking them away under the premise that it is for our own good and it is hard to say we are better off.
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    • John Carey August 2, 2012 at 5:31 AM

      I believe we are indeed worse of in terms of individual rights being infringed upon. Just because we elect these folks doesn’t mean they don’t have the same statist mindset of the Tories. These people have been with us since the very beginning and they are still with us. This is why it is so important for us to weed these folks out through the election process.

  • Silverfiddle August 2, 2012 at 7:26 AM

    We are worse off. Jaded lefties say that the founders only fought back because they were rich land owners tired of paying too much to the king, but even granting them that ridiculous supposition, today it is much worse.

    There is too much money in politics. More laws won’t make it better, only returning big chunks of government back to the states and the people will.

    Take away the honey pots, and the flies will go away.
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  • Jim at Conservatives on Fire August 2, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    I think I read somewhere that the American Revolution was supported by only about 13% of the colonist. I suspect, however, there was a lot more resentment toward thecrown than that. We have very few statemen to day. The Democrats rely on the ignorance and the disengagement of many millions of voters. That is how the Rangel and Pelosis and others keep getting reelected. The majority of Democrat voters have boughten the meme that Democrats are the Party of the working man and the poor. That ias far as their thinking goes. Very sad!
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    • John Carey August 2, 2012 at 11:11 PM

      Actually they’re the opposite. Their actions work against the middle class and the working class people. They just do a great job lying about it and covering it up. They are masterful at deflecting the blame and shifting it on the conservatives. Just look at the housing crisis. They were the party that set things in motion in regards to the housing crisis. It started with Jimmy Carter and Clinton made it worse when he threatened the banking industry if they didn’t make sub-prime loans. When President Bush tried to warn us how these lending practices led to a housing bubble that could burst, Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi said Bush was trying to prevent poor people from owning homes, even though all the evidence was there to see the burst of the housing bubble coming. Then after it did burst the Democrats were able to deflect and shift the blame on Bush…the man who tried to warn everyone the burst was on the way from the beginning. The ignorant took the bait hook, line, and sinker.
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  • Bunkerville August 2, 2012 at 9:06 AM

    And thanks to the French getting in deep debt, we were able to purchase the LA purchase. A lesson as to where our debt will take us. What goes around, comes around once again. Thanks King George.
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