Thomas Jefferson, one of our Founding Fathers, promoted a "wise and frugal government which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere. (Thomas Jefferson)
WHEN ARE AMERICANS GOING TO REBEL against this continuous loss of freedom to run our lives the way each of us sees fit. The following is just a partial list of all the ways government attacks our liberty.
- Taxing some to give to others and taxing and taxing
- bailing out losers in the economy with our money
- regulating industry and businesses which is unconstitutional and raises the cost of goods
- laws against ingesting things government deems harmful or wants to control (drug laws)
- meddling in our economy by creating things like Fannie Mae and her brother
- monopolizing our education system
- accusing Big Business or Wall Street (whatever is in fashion on that day) as the cause of all our problems instead of policing themselves
- zoning laws
- eminent domain
Rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).
Government "help" to business is just as disastrous as government persecution... the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.
The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Ayn Rand
If we love this country and want to remain free we must stand up and be counted. Government is not the source of all that is good. It is the freedom loving productive individual. If we let go of the reins that holds government in then we let go of our freedom. This has been proven over and over again since man instituted government. America was a bastion of liberty...the question is - will she remain so. America the beautiful - she deserves to be saved.