Fly the Flag proudly today!
Friday, July 4, 2008
If you want to take a stand against a regime that claims total power over you and your property, today’s the day to fly the flag of self-determination and resistance to tyranny — like these folks.
As you watch it catch the July breeze, recall the reasons the Founders asserted their right to self-determination in 1776, and compare those reasons with the train of abuses and usurpations we suffer under today. As you read them below, don’t let yourself be lulled with images of angry rioters in three-cornered hats, tea parties, or the Stamp Tax. Instead, think of the USA PATRIOT Act, DC’s Open Borders agenda, secret renditions, FISA, and the massive debt created by the illegal and murderous Iraq war.
The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
Every time you see one of your fellow citizens kneel on his red-white-and-blue kneepads today, let the words "totally unworthy" ring in your ears, and imagine, just for a moment, how different life could be. And should be. I think Americans’ exaggerated fervor in showing off their patriotism comes from their suppressed realization they’re living a lie. Today’s CNN poll reveals 69 percent of adult Americans said the signers of the Declaration of Independence would be disappointed by the way the nation has turned out overall. No fooling.
Oh, and have a happy Fourth of July.