The Statue of Liberty: Edward Moran
“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.” —George Washington
There are no words I can use to adequately describe my horror at the vote which transpired last night. It was a vote which flew in the face of the expressed will of the people, and threw aside the very principles of democracy. That vote was nothing less than a declaration of war on the freedom of the American people, and the constitution which guarantees and protects that freedom.
While I may be at a loss for words, those over at Hot Air, aren’t. In fact, they said it so well, I cheered when I read it. Yes! That is it!:
“As the voters of the United States ponder what to say, it would profit us to think long and hard about the freedom Democrats are trying to take from us tonight, and what freedom demands.
Yes, it makes demands. Freedom is not a gift. It is not given to you by the government, in a precise dosage that can be adjusted to match a politician’s diagnosis of what ails the body politic. Your forefathers won an impossible Revolution against an invincible foe to declare the self-evident truth that your rights descend from your Creator. Whether that Creator is a transcendent God, or a random combination of genetic material in the primordial soup, it is a power that existed before the first king assumed his throne, or the first president was elected. Liberty burns in your imagination, flows through your veins, and rings through your words.
This radiant idea has burned through all the bloody clouds of the last three centuries: you are not clay to be sculpted by the will of another. You are not a racially inferior inconvenience, to be marched into a concentration camp. You aren’t a class enemy to be exiled by dictators. You are not a disposable cog in the machinery of collectivist economics, or a mouth to be starved by the failure of collective agriculture. You are an American, and through a dereliction of their duty as elected representatives, the Democrats have forced you to choose whether you will retain the full measure of the honor and dignity your Constitution asserts for you. “
read all of this incredible article here:
Freedom demands action. Our nation hangs by a thread. Let’s get to work!