Back to the future: LiLpoH, standing for Life, Liberty, & the pursuit of Happiness. Over the past decade, I’ve blogged under both this key phrase from our Declaration, and my state’s motto: sic semper tyrannis, thus always to tyrants.
Both are different ways of saying the same thing: that we Americans have a republic that was born in battle against those who would rule us imperially, without our true consent. Whether from London, or Washington, D.C. And that my blogging is a small way of reminding us of what we should all hold dear.
I’m a national security grunt, now retired. My heroes were those who stood tall for liberty: George Washington, John Adams, James Madison, Patrick Henry, and Thomas Jefferson among them.
Our task as Americans is to at least attempt to live up to our Founders’ ideals of defending life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. To me this means that our government should protect us from enemies, foreign and domestic (hmm, sounds like an oath I swore…). And little else.
Individual liberty, free markets, private property, limited government. Along with a healthy dose of personal responsibility for one’s actions. It’s worked for us so far, although liberals have been chipping away at it since they were One-Worlders in the Wilson administration.
Under Obama we have unelected “czars,” unfettered regulations, Obamacare with its coming tax tsunami, more than tripling of the deficit in three years, and in general an unsustainable expansion of government.
Enough is enough. It is time to take our country back.
And, yes, I do kind of resemble the old guy in the graphic.