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Whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government…..

September 30, 2013

 Of course those words come straight from the Declaration of Independence and here is the whole quote:

  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. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.

  Those are powerful words and yet so simple in their meaning: Man has been given rights from God and as such these rights cannot rightfully be taken away from us by any man or any government. The people institute a government as a means to secure and protect these rights, not to create our rights or determine who is eligible for these rights. We consent to the government’s will in order to ensure that nobody can take away what is rightfully and divinely ours, but when the government is at odds with this principle it is our right and our duty to stand up to the government.

    The government is charged with protecting, not granting rights. Yet, the natural tendency of government is towards tyranny as more and more laws are written. Our founders realized this and so they put into writing our natural rights–they did not create our rights but rather reaffirmed them–and the founders provided the foundation upon which we can petition our government for redress.

  During his most famous speech Patrick Henry said: “Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance, by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?”

  So now we fast forward to today and the debate over the continuing resolution and Obamacare. Many of us resist the notion that the government can tell a person he must buy a certain product or face the wrath of the Federal government in the  form of tax penalties. Is this really much different from the tax on tea, or the Stamp Act, for which the founders revolted? 

  The Declaration says that we have a right to “alter or abolish” any government which no longer represents freedom and liberty. The Tea Party Republicans in the House are now engaged in an effort to effect  change in our government by reversing the assault on our freedom known as Obamacare.

  We are not seeking to abolish the government, we are merely seeking to alter the direction of the nation, but that is not what you would think by listening to the Democrats or the mainstream media. For our efforts at trying to reinstall liberty and personal responsibility, to redress our grievances, we are being called extremists and terrorists by various Democrats.  Some have gone so far as to say we have figuratively strapped bombs to our chests while others have said that terrorists are easier to negotiate with, we are said to be trying to punish black people and kill the poor. The rhetoric coming from the left is downright vitriolic and hateful. But this is not exclusive to only the Democrats for the ruling class elitists in the Republican party are also attacking those who threaten their power.

  When did it become an extremist position for a person to believe in the founding fathers’ vision and when did it become an extremist position to believe in the Constitution? 

  The answer is clear: When the government’s position and agenda is anti-constitutional. The Democrats, the ruling class Republicans, and Barack  Obama sound more like the British  government whose chains we threw off than the government which the founders sought and fought to create at the risk of their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.

  When the government’s position has become extreme anyone who opposes the government looks like an extremist by comparison and that is where we are today in America. Barack Obama and the Democrats claim that Obamacare is the law of the land and thusly it cannot be challenged; they would suggest we should lie “supinely on our backs” and accept Barack Obama’s vision of hope. I am not willing to do that, are you…..

24 Comments leave one →
  1. September 30, 2013 8:31 pm

    Reblogged this on Brittius.com.

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  2. September 30, 2013 8:40 pm

    Remember the Alamo. Men were willing to lay down their lives for their beliefs. Seems like shutting down the government is just chump change.

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  3. September 30, 2013 8:46 pm

    Reblogged this on Taking Back America.

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  4. September 30, 2013 8:49 pm

    I’m not willing to sit back and accept Obama’s vision of ‘hope’ either.

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  5. genomega1 permalink
    September 30, 2013 8:55 pm

    Reblogged this on News You May Have Missed and commented:
    Whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government…..

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  6. Petermc3 permalink
    September 30, 2013 8:57 pm

    In that same vein would it be too far out there to suppose or suspect that the scholars of the elite left are like medieval monks at their desks toiling away attempting to pick apart both the Declaration of Independance and the US Constitution in order to find that one or multiple crack to justify abolishing the form of government we have today. Obama and his handlers must feel that a leader as ineffectual as Obama is, swamped with scandals like rolling thunderstorms, a semi- out of the closet anti-Isreal Muslim and an out of closet socialist to boot can survive and thrive while lying pathologically and unencumbered by it, should be able to disregard the. 22nd amendment. After eight years of one man rule this would be a natural progression. And who would stand in his way, the PC military, the clawless and ball less opposition party? Maybe , maybe not.

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    • October 1, 2013 6:01 am

      I wouldn’t put it passed the realm of possibility, and perhaps this is why we are seeing him dismantle the military’s leadership.

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  7. September 30, 2013 9:14 pm

    I watched the matrix over the weekend. The whole time I was watching, I could not help but see the very obvious parallels.

    I have been engaged in a discussion with a gentleman who is ADAMANT that SCOTUS is the final arbiter of Constitutionality according to the Constitution.

    Even quoting the words of Hamilton, when he said the judiciary and legislature are equal in their power to determine Constitutionality, yet NEITHER of them is more powerful than the PEOPLE, persuaded him not. I explained how that is one of the checks and balances put in place to PROTECT the People against abuse of power by any of the branches – SCOTUS can opine that a law is unconstitutional; Congress can impeach justices who make unconstitutional rulings. However, the FINAL authority will always be the People – through our state legislatures, we can nullify unconstitutional federal laws.

    Still he insisted SCOTUS is final arbiter – his proof? SCOTUS SAID SO!!! Bwahahahahahaha!!!!!

    Ah, well…people who still believe the lie will fight to protect that lie.

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    • October 1, 2013 6:04 am

      Convincing people that SCOTUS doesn’t have the final say on the constitutionality of laws is something that is going to be hard to do because for so long it has been accepted. People do not even realize that wasn’t the original intent of the SCOTUS. SCOTUS says they have this power even though it isn’t mentioned in the constitution and that is how he defends his position?

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      • October 1, 2013 11:28 am

        Yes, that was his proof. SCOTUS SAYS they are the final arbiter.

        I tried to explain that his argument was a logical fallacy, he just refused to acknowledge it.

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      • October 1, 2013 8:06 pm

        When a person cannot comprehend the idea of a government entity granting itself power there is really not much you can do at that point to change his mind.

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  8. LD Jackson permalink
    September 30, 2013 9:28 pm

    Absolutely a great post, Steve. Your points about the vitriol and the hateful rhetoric coming from the left are spot on. They are using the same tactics they used when the opposed George W. Bush during his eight years as President. If anything, they are worse than they have ever been.

    This is one reason why I believe it is time for the Republicans to take a stand. Some say this isn’t the right time to fight this battle. I understand their reasoning that we need to fight this battle after the 2014 elections, when hopefully we will have gained control of the Senate. I would remind them that there is no guarantee that will happen. Not to mention the fact that I can’t stand a bully and that’s what the Democrats, including Mr. Obama, are acting like. Their rhetoric needs to be shoved back into their faces, and hard.

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    • October 1, 2013 6:09 am

      We cannot wait until 2014 because, as you said, there is no guarantee the Republicans can hold onto the House, never mind win the Senate. The people who say we should wait are worried that fighting now will cost them in 2014 but it is time to put these two political party’s best interests behind us and fight for the country now.
      The left will keep up these disgusting attacks for the next two years, there will be no let up this is just the beginning, and the Republicans need to be ready to fight back just as hard or else they will lose.

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  9. September 30, 2013 9:39 pm

    If Obama and the Democrats decide to shut the government down, the House should impeach Obama for high crimes and it doesn’t matter that the Senate will never convict him. The people would finally hear the truth.

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    • October 1, 2013 6:10 am

      At least it would shine a light on all of his scandals even if nothing ever happens to him.

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  10. Chris permalink
    September 30, 2013 11:24 pm

    Very well put Steve. I think most people do not realize we have a social contract with the government. This was an important topic at the time of our founders, but we have be lulled into complancy. The left has been very strident about removing religion from its place as a pillar of our society. This has allowed the country to drift closer to a communist/socialist form of government where the state is all powerful and the individual is a cog.

    Here is a metaphor http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5JreOhjCJA0

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    • October 1, 2013 6:15 am

      Thanks Chris, you are right; people do not understand the government is there to serve us and we have consented to it but we have the means to change things if they are wrong and that is what we must do.
      Between removing God from public and the destruction of the basic family structure the left has been able to replace both gradually over the years with government and that of course is the goal.

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  11. Andrea Pfeiffer-Sanchez permalink
    October 1, 2013 9:58 am

    Just found your site, among others, and I have to agree with all being said. Now I am speaking as a lifelong Democrat, who’s eyes have been pried open since I’ve made friends with a Brit who belongs to the EDL. Needless to say, I am no more a Democrat nor a new Republican, I’m just going to be an Independent with liberal leanings. Keep getting the truth out there fellow Patriots, and thanks.

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