Happy Independence Day! This is the 233 celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This timeless document established the foundation for the writing of the constitution which led to the greatest democratic form of government in history. Included in the Declaration of Independence comes these words; 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 whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or 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.
There are progressives in our society and in our government today that are leading people away from the founders wisdom, and would prefer we celebrate Dependence Day. That the government is the answer to all problems, and in so doing are taking our liberty away through laws passed by an out of control congress. Those in charge today believe the constitution is a living document that must change with the times. How could the founding fathers have foreseen a society as we have today? They did, and that's the reason for the constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Over eighty years ago, a president who was born on the fourth of July, Calvin Coolidge said this:
"It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning can not be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with unalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress."
In today's paper there is a headline; "Rising mountain of debt may be next U.S. crisis." As Homer Simpson would say: "DOH!" On April 15 all across this nation hundreds of thousands of Americans rallied at Tea Parties to display their anger at an out of control government. The local paper ran an editorial, after falsely reporting upon the size of the local Tea Party, stating; protest but don't ignore the facts, and then went on to present their one sided, progressive liberal slant about the rally. This illustrates one of the reasons that our government is out of control, why the people would elect progressives that are implementing laws, and rules that are destroying our economy, and robbing the people of their liberty.
To quote nationally syndicated columnist Dr. Walter Williams;
"Why did the founders of our nation give us the bill of rights? The answer is easy. They knew congress could not be trusted with our God given rights. Why in the world would they have written the first amendment prohibiting Congress from enacting any law that abridges freedom of speech and the press? The answer is that in the absence of such a limitation Congress would abridge free speech and free press. That same distrust of Congress explains the other amendments found in our Bill of Rights protecting rights such as our rights to property, fair trial, and to bear arms. The Bill of Rights should serve as a constant reminder of the deep distrust that our founders had of government. They knew that some government was necessary but they rightly saw government as the enemy of the people and they sought to limit government and provide us with protections." Amen Dr. Williams!
Although there is freedom of the press, the press has been hijacked through progressive ownership and the majority of the press are government lapdogs and not government watchdogs. Due to the complicity of today's news media the people have been led down the progressive path which will ultimately cause the demise of their very own liberty. Climate change is a prime example. Although there are nearly a thousand respected scientists that dispute the claim of CO2 causing global warming, you would never know it, because the media is complicit in brainwashing the people by telling only one side of this hypothesis. To quote Nobel Laureate in Physics Ivar Giaever: "I am a skeptic...global warming has become a new religion." Dr. Kiminori Itoh said "warming fears are the worst scientific scandal in history." Dr. Jarl Ahlbeck says; "So far, real measurements give no ground for concern about a future catastrophic future warming."
Because the media failed in their duty to report both sides of the issue congress has passed Cap and Trade legislation based upon a hypothesis. This will result in millions of lost jobs, environmentalists becoming billionaires by selling 'blue sky', and will allow congress to control your life dictating by law what type of light bulb you can use, what type of appliances manufactures can make, what type of home a builder can build, and on, and on the usurping of people's liberty.
This liberty eliminating, jobs killing bill must be stopped in the Senate.
If you want to sacrifice your liberty to government, to the progressives currently in control of all branches of government, then by all means support the presidents health care initiative. If you want a bureaucrat to stand between you and your doctor, to destroy the best health care system in the world, then support the progressives in their effort. Once government is in charge of health care then they can control nearly every aspect of your life. They will be able to tax everything that they deem unhealthy, tell you what you can and cannot eat, and ultimately make life and death decisions regarding you and your family. It is curious though, that in the proposed legislation Congress, the Executive Branch, and unions are exempt from their proposed government insurance. Don't believe the lies that you can keep your doctor, or your insurance. After middle income workers get their employer paid health care taxed many will opt out for the cheaper government insurance. Many corporations will stop offering the benefit. The flood of people moving to government insurance will mean the end of the private sector health insurance industry. Should there be health care reform? Yes, but this is not the answer.
Progressives are patient, they've taken their time over the past one hundred years to incrementally implement their goal of supplanting God, and family by government. Progressives control the media, acedemia, and don't believe in God given rights. Individual liberty must be sacrificed for the common good. This will enable progressives to become the entrenched rulers within government. These are the people who want Dependence Day.
Cap and trade, and Universal Healthcare are two of the primary examples of the failure of the main stream media to adequately inform the people, to serve as watchdog. These measures are the biggest power grabs attempted by the liberal progressives in history. How could such anti-democracy measures even see the light of day? Because the press has failed the people, and the trust of the founders.
It is up to us, the people that want to continue to celebrate Independence Day to stop our out of control government. If we don't, the estimated 45% of people who want Dependence Day will win, and our liberty lost.
Thomas Jefferson said it best: "When people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty." It is time to put the fear into our representatives that are selling us down the river to becoming a second class socialist nation. Any congressman or senator that votes for Cap and Trade, or for Universal Healthcare needs to be voted out of office.
May we the people win the day, and keep America by the people for the people. It is time to take responsibility, and it is time for the people to show the bravery of the founders who wrote; "That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of our God given rights, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it." It is time to stop unsustainable deficit spending, onerous taxation, redistribution of wealth, and the destruction of our economy. Time to renew our faith in our democratic principles, stop the progressives, and return to the traditions that made America the beacon of democracy throughout the world.
Happy Independence Day. May we have hundreds more for the sake of our children, grandchildren, and for the sake of the world.
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Fritz Pfister was voted 'Best Realtor' by readers of The State Journal Register in 2007, & 2008. Fritz hosts Let's Talk Real Estate on AM970 WMAY, streaming live at WMAY.com Saturdays at 10am. Widely recognized as the local housing expert. Fritz's website is www.SpringfieldHome.com