Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Generations of Freedom

Today is Freedom Friday. Are you wearing blue today to show support for our troops? I hope so! Yesterday marked 236 years since the Boston Tea Party on December 16, 1773, when a group of patriots with independent spirits threw the tea from England into the harbor.

This independence of spirit lives on in Americans and made the United States of America a country that is unique and strong and that draws like-thinking people from throughout the world to her shores. Today the progressive movement would like to erase the current Tea Party people from the pages of history by simply ignoring the movement and not reporting it in the media.

Ronald Reagan once said, "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States when men were free."

It is important that older people teach younger generations the principles upon which freedom is built and maintained. The United States became a strong country and remained one for over 200 years because it operated on the rule of law. The supreme law of this land is contained in the Constitution, and it is adherence to that Constitution which will keep us free.

Progressives want us to believe that the Constitution is outdated and no longer applicable in our enlightened time. They want us to give up our rule of law and adopt the rule of man. Progressive doctrine has slowly but surely been drawing us away from freedom and towards tyranny, away from Republican democracy towards socialism.

I learned recently one way that communists and socialists gain control over their people. They do away with the older generations [death panels?]. They get rid of those people who know how things used to be, and they indoctrinate the younger people to believe the new ideas.

This is the main reason why every American needs to study the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Federalist Papers, and other historically correct documents. We must all know how things should be done in our nation. This is one way that we can hold on to our freedom, protect it, and hand it down to our posterity.

"In the end, the American Founding was a test to see whether free men could govern themselves. But it is not a test that, once taken and passed, is over and done with. America remains a proposition … meaning that the validity of its claims is to be tested again and again and again" (Matthew Spalding in We Still Hold These Truths, pp 26-27).

Our Founders dedicated their lives, their liberties, and their sacred honor that we might have independence. Can we afford to do any less in order to keep it and pass it on to our posterity?

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