Watch as Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) addresses an enthusiastic Conservative Poltical Action Conference (CPAC) crowd on March 14, 2013. He begins by reminding President Barack Hussein Obama that “no one person gets to decide what the law is.”
Politicians and bureaucrats think you’re a bumpkin who just fell off the turnip truck. They think you can’t read the Constitution. They think you’re stupid because you didn’t graduate from an Ivy League school. They think your religion is goofy. They think the way you raise your kids is narrow. They think you aren’t smart enough to make your own decisions about most areas of your life. They’re positive they can put your money to better use than you can. They’re sure you’re a bigot, and would call you a racist to your face, if they had the chance.
They think you own a gun because you’re a violent, dangerous person. If you own more than one gun, they are certain you’re a criminal, and a potential mass murderer.
They don’t respect you. They aren’t looking out for you. Nor are they looking out for the Constitution.
So how should you speak to arrogant, pompous members of Congress? Watch as Newtown, Conn. parent Bill Stevens explains his Constitutional rights to those he correctly identifies as ruling class buffoons:
Stevens delivers a number of lines that make many members of Congress look like a Constitutionally ignorant gang of gun-grabbing zealots. His best zinger, in our opinion: “911 will be dialed after the security of my home has been established.”
That is exactly how you speak to the dolts running the country today.
Do you know what is meant by the phrase “sustainable freedom?” America’s founding fathers did. So did Abraham Lincoln.
This is a lengthy video clip, but well worth watching. Dr. Os Guiness speaks on September 13, 2012 on “A Free People’s Suicide.”
From Guiness’ web site:
In all of history’s great civilizations, there has come the moment when their citizens became their own worst enemies, thinking and living at odds with the values and principles upon which their nation was built. Political analyst and social critic Os Guinness provides both historical and current evidence that suggests America is perilously close to reaching this point today. But with this alert, Guinness also offers direction and encouragement for those seeking to achieve what the country’s founding fathers predicted would be most challenging: sustainable freedom.
Excerpts from A Free People’s Suicide:
“The greatest enemy of freedom is freedom.”
“…times of dominance are the most dangerous in which to be complacent about freedom, for in the life cycle of great powers only one thing finally overcomes dominance: decline.”
“Leadership without character, business without ethics and science without human values – in short, freedom without virtue – will bring the republic to its knees.”
“The problem is not wolves at the door but termites in the floor.”
“…the United States will be indicted for its hubris and judged before the world by whether it has lived up to the standard of its own ideals.”
Please, no comments here about how the Bill of Rights is still intact. We acknowledge that it is, on paper.
But in daily life?
Wow, lots of references to arrests there. Could it be that ordinary US citizens are increasingly being treated like criminals when they exercise their Constitutional rights?
A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference. ~Thomas Jefferson
Jefferson is making a subtle, but tremendously important point. Our rights outlined in the first ten amendments to the US Constitution are not there to protect citizens from bad people. According to Jefferson, they exist to protect us from the Federal government – the very entity now eroding these rights.
Were he with us today, Jefferson might observe that tyranny is raising its ugly head by quietly reducing and eventually eliminating our Constitutional rights that were meant to protect us from an all-powerful, intrusive Federal government. And only we, the informed citizens, can stop tyranny.
Patrick Henry made it even clearer:
The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests. ~Patrick Henry
Ronald Reagan served as President of the United States from January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989. As he concluded his second term, he addressed the American people from the White House Oval Office. His message recaps eight years of his experiences and achievements. More importantly, Reagan took the opportunity to highlight his political philosophy and praise American Exceptionalism.
Reagan’s warning to us about the future of freedom is eerily prescient. Make sure your children see and hear this.