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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

"...Of Patriots and Tyrants"

The Constitutional limitations on the powers of the Federal Government have been so disrespected, for so long, that one would be hard pressed to find even one individual who could recall a time in which it was otherwise. Not surprisingly, the very representatives that the people have sent to serve in the Federal Government, have become the most diligent representatives of that disrespect. This disrespect for the Constitutional limitations on government is not limited to the main body of the Constitution, but extends also to the Bill of Rights. Of those contained therein, the first eight have been trampled upon ad nauseum. The latter two, the ninth and tenth amendments, have been wholly ignored. No longer.

There are now sixteen states which are challenging the assertion by Comrade Obama and the Marxist planners in the Congress that the states have no choice but to accept the redistribution of wealth apportioned to them by the 'porkulus bill'. These states --Washington, New Hampshire, Arizona, Montana, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Kansas, Indiana, and West Virginia -- are currently in the process of introducing bills or resolutions invoking the 10th amendment in response to the Obama administration’s faux-“stimulus” legislation which is viewed as an unconstitutional usurpation of power and an assault on states rights. See the full story here.

This, coupled with the 'tea parties' which are occurring all across the country, is a very encouraging turn of events. Americans have been 'freedom freeloaders' for far too long. The time has finally come when Americans are ready to stand up for our country and our God given rights. I have long maintained that 'America has been engaged in a civil war since the early 1970's, we just have not started shooting at each other yet'. Hopefully, it will never have to come to that. But, we would all do well to remember the words of Thomas Jefferson, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants".

The fight for freedom never ends. Regardless of the safeguards which 'we the people' have put in place, there will always be someone who will try to circumvent them. 'We the people' are ultimate guards of our liberties. Our Founders pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to provide us with these liberties. Many brave men over the years have fought and died to defend them. Will we do less? A time is coming, and now is, for Americans to take a stand in defiance of tyranny.


Pistolmom said...

Well said...we do have to hang together my friend.

Anonymous said...

Good post. Keep up the good work