By Wes Rhinier
Our forefathers’ worst nightmare has now come upon us. They created a free government, limited in its powers and a servant to the people. But today the United States has become an empire, fast decaying into tyranny; and we their children have become strangers and subjects in the land our fathers won. Instead of a free and just social and political order, today we are threatened by a Godless national culture and a corrupt, despotic federal government that knows no limits to its power.
Sometimes, we have to stand up and cut the monster back down to size.
Our Founders were willing to die for the rights espoused in the Declaration they crafted and signed at their own Peril. Their document boldly proclaimed our Right to Live in Freedom, freedom to be protected, not threatened, by the rule of the government. The fundamental rights and freedoms enumerated in the Declaration of Independence included the right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. These rights were God-given and could not be eliminated even by a king or a government! It is startling to many people today that the same types of injustices that led to the Revolution are re-occurring in America today! It was heavy-handed authoritarian control and unfair laws our founders were against! There are many similarities between today’s issues in the United States and the issues the Colonies experienced leading up to the Declaration. Our founders were called “Traitors and Radicals” and then the people Rebelled!!!
Americans as a people are fighters. We come by that trait honestly. We had to fight for our very freedom from a dictatorial monarchy. Our government has never been perfect, but when our government ignores the rulebook it was given, it is our duty to fight.
The seeds have been planted for the next American Revolution. The first was a large success after many small defeats, the next one I’m afraid, is going to make the first one seem like a high school shoving match. Think about that, what are you willing to do? Would you fight for God? Your Country? What about your family or friends and neighbors? What about perfect strangers who feel the same way about Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness? What are you unwilling to do for all of these things? Each Citizen needs to answer these questions in their heart honestly and with conviction.
When it comes down to it, many Americans simply don’t have the spine or fortitude to stand up and fight, even with liberty on the line. But self-government requires the people to engage and take action. Otherwise, the system begins to run on its own accord, growing ever larger, more powerful and less responsive to those it was meant to serve. Soon the servant becomes the master. Sometimes, we have to stand up and cut the monster back down to size. It’s hard. It’s messy. And sometimes, it’s downright scary. But stand up we must!!!
I think an ominous question exists that every person capable of rational thought must ask themselves. What kind of country are we leaving to our children and grandchildren? What will you say when they ask what YOU did to stop the tyranny and destruction of our Constitutional Republic?