Take back America

Some of the greatest words ever written are celebrated today. From our Declaration of Independence, the essential sentence:

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.

So far, so good. “All men are created equal,” emphasis added. Even the dullest amongst us can tell that not everyone is the same; that we’ve all got different strengths and weaknesses. Some of us succeed; others do not. What the Declaration tells us is that we all start with the same chances in life.

So, what happens when government begins to take us down, to level us by stealing from those deemed “rich” and giving to those deemed “poor?” What happens when a government is made up of en-elected and unaccountable bureaucrats and regulators who make it their business to rule every aspect of our lives and our businesses?

The very next sentence in the Declaration shows us that we, the people, have not given up the right to change our government:

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it…

May I suggest that it is long past the time when we, the People, need to “alter” our government. We, the People, need to elect Representatives, Senators, and, especially, a President, who understand that to be an American requires one to know that power resides with the people, with the States, and, only lastly, with the Federal government.

It’s time to take back America, one election at a time.

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