by Robert Carbery
241 years ago, Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence due to Great Britain’s tyrannical rule of the colonies. Today, Washington DC claims more of our money and has confiscated many of our liberties as King George did back during those revolutionary times.
Jefferson’s historic writing begins:
“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”
In 2017, we are under a new form of tyranny that masquerades as our federal government — keeping us “safe” while dispensing of our God-given rights. Our country is on an unsustainable path. Spending far more than we take in, the theft continues by an outdated tax system that will crush our country very possibly within our lifetimes.
And “What do we get in this bargain?” asked Ron Paul. “We get a federal government larger and more oppressive than before 1776, a government that increasingly views us as the enemy.” As liberty-loving Americans, we must fight for our freedoms, especially today. It is not the Republicans vs. the Democrats. They are in it together to rob hard working taxpayers while padding their own pockets with unlimited
power and influence as politicians. It is the people vs. the government. Don’t ever forget that.
The NSA is “destroying our way of life,” Paul continued in his piece declaring that we must fight for independence from Washington DC’s horrendous big brother policies. All of our electronic communications are being tracked, as we’ve learned from Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks in recent years. Saying “you have nothing to hide” is a horrible argument in support of mass surveillance. The captured correspondence can easily be used in the future against dissidents who dare question the government’s unlimited authority.
Our commander in chief enjoys unlimited power to wage war as well. Long gone are the days Congress declared war, even though that is how the Constitution lays out how our military should be used. The military industrial complex has succeeded in removing any public debate about where we should assert our military might abroad. The U.S. spends more on its armed forces than much of the rest of the world combined. Russia even spends ten cents to every dollar we spend on the military. And amazingly, we are told we must spend even more!
Don’t get Dr. Paul started on the Fed. “Since the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913 the US dollar has lost some 98 percent of its value. Is the destruction of our currency not a cruel form of tyranny, hitting hardest those who can least afford it?” Paul asked. We are living under a new form of tyranny through manipulation of our money supply. The value of the dollar has plummeted over the decades, yet we are beholden to whatever the Fed decides to do. A cabal of unelected bureaucrats decide far too important matters that affect our economy in irreversible ways. It’s time to end the Federal Reserve.
Paul concludes: “I think it’s time for us to declare our independence from an oppressive government that seeks to control our money and our lives in ways unimaginable to those who rebelled against the British Crown in 1776.”
Today, Americans are far too caught up in the useless and divisive Republican vs. Democrat battle that the citizen taxpayer always loses. Liberties are being taken away from us over each administration no matter the party in charge, yet we are too distracted with technology, being brainwashed by irresponsible media outlets that care little for objectivity or truth, only money and ratings.
The American public is glued to their televisions and smartphones. Reading little and going about their days like zombies, ignorant to what is actually going on. We remain wrapped up in our partisan arguments, forgetting that there is no such thing as a government organized for the good of the people. Those in power crave control of the populace. And they are succeeding.
Even those with the best intentions entering D.C. to help its constituents will inevitably fall to the irresistible desire to maintain power at any cost. Will Trump be any different? Or will he be yet another ineffective president running up against the entrenched political establishment?
It’s time for us to declare independence from big government. We must upend the status quo and give power back to the people. Before it’s too late.
by Robert Carbery