An Endangered America
“My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!” said Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of Independence and our third President. As usual, he was right.
Present-day Americans take for granted the story of the American Revolution, but few consider what a fearful undertaking that was when the Declaration was published on July 4, 1776.
Thirteen colonies of the greatest power on Earth at that time,
With some notable exceptions, we are mostly ignorant of the signers of that document, and I would be willing to guess that few Americans realize how long the war for our independence lasted.
It began with a local militia engagement with the British in
Eight years is a long time, and it is generally conceded that the tenaciousness and will of one man led to victory. His name was George Washington.
“Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty,” said Louis D. Brandeis, a Supreme Court Justice.
What followed the Revolution were the Articles of Confederation that proved a dismal failure. On
The Constitution they devised was intended to ensure the process of passing legislation was a slow, laborious one, and that the federal government would have only a few, clearly enumerated powers, with all others reserved to the States and the People.
The men who wrote the Constitution feared both the mob and the concentration of too much power in the federal government. The States were and are independent, sovereign republics.
The U.S. Constitution officially became the law of the land when
The poet Archibald MacLeish said it best. “There are those, I know, who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream. They are right. It is the American dream.”
The American dream is now the dream of billions around the world. It inspires hope everywhere. It draws to our shores those who want to live and thrive in freedom.
We are a nation in grave danger of being deprived of everything so many Americans worked for, fought for, and sometimes died to maintain.
We are being betrayed by a political and economic socialist theory that is the antithesis of the American system of governance. It killed millions in the last century.
We are being governed by fear as one “crisis” or another is announced, and we are being governed by too many men and women in Congress who have heedlessly plunged the nation into unimaginable debt and propose to burden present and future generations with destructive taxation.
The limits on energy in the name of a non-existent global warming that the Congress is enacting are limits on
Statement of Policy.
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