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We The PeopleSo, I’ve been gone for a while, letting this blog sit idle as I focused on other endeavors.  However, in the interim between this post and my last one we’ve seen Obama re-elected (yes, it’s been that long), the IRS scandal, Benghazi, and the seizure of personal emails of AP reporters.  We’ve seen a president whose arrogance and disregard for the Constitution and the Separation of powers is mind boggling.  We’ve seen a nation in decline, rapid decline, and I cannot sit by idly anymore.

Those of you who know me know that in 2008 I was a state delegate for the Republican party. That experience left a sour taste in my mouth. The Republican party is a stagnant, divided behemoth that cannot or will not oppose the radical left who are currently running the show in the Democrat party.

So, what are we to do, you and I?

The original purpose I envisioned for this publication, long before it became a blog, was a tool of educating people about the origin and nature of our government.  The left has successfully indoctrinated people to believe that the government’s role is that of a caretaker, to be our protector and shelter against life’s hardships, and while the government should be a protector, it’s role as such is to protect us against our enemies, not ourselves, or the disappointments of life.

Our failure to educated our children, and our ourselves as to the role and purpose of the government as designed by the founders has imperiled our freedom. 

Margaret Thatcher once observed that while Europe’s nations were the product of history, America was the product of philosophy. Without exception, in the history of the world, nations have evolved in response to wars, assassinations, political intrigue, conspiracy, and the whole ugly slew of human politics.  The United States, however, was formed by a philosophical debate at the center of which was this question: Can men govern themselves?

The founders called the nation they built a great experiment. For the first time in known history we had created a government wholly answerable to the people it governed, a government that derived it’s power and authority to act from the people, and the people derived their rights, which said government was established to protect, not from the government but the God of nature.

Benjamin Franklin said it best after the conclusion of the Constitutional convention that gave us our current government. When approached and asked what the people had been given, a republic or a monarchy, Franklin wisely answered: “A republic madam, if you can keep it.”

Wise words from one of the wisest men who ever lived, and words which we should emblazon in the minds of every American, everywhere.  We have a republic, if we can keep it.  To do that we must wrest our government back from those who have seized it, and with every entitlement, every welfare program, every social reform, are chipping away at that republic, leaving us with what can only be called a travesty. 

Are we, after a mere two hundred and some odd years going to be the generation to lose our republic because we couldn’t keep it, or worse, wanted to be kept by it? 

 

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