The View From 1776
Saturday, July 04, 2009
A New 4th of July Declaration of Independence
The 1776 Declaration was a resolution to throw off the tyranny of big government.
Borrowing from the 1776 document, the history of the present political administration is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute socialist tyranny over these states. When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce us under absolute despotism, it is our right, it is our duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for our future security.
Democrat/Socialists have made judges dependent upon their ideological will alone. They have erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out our substance. To support socialist labor unions they have threatened to cut off our trade with all parts of the world. They have altered fundamentally the forms of our government. They propose, for specious, scientistic purposes, to destroy major mining and manufacturing industries.
A political party of foreign ideology such as the Democrat/Socialists, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
The Democrat/Socialist welfare-nanny-state is imposing burdensome new taxes, strangling regulations governing our every-day lives, takeovers of private businesses, and the highest levels of deficit spending and public debt ever imagined in human history. From this will flow either, or both, ravaging inflation and economic stagnation.
If we do not revolt and stop this ideological madness, the United States will not survive. We shall become, like present-day California and New York City in 1975, the ward of outside creditors. China, Japan, and other creditor nations will not forever finance our heedless, self-indulgent profligacy. The wages of socialism is economic death.
The Declaration of Independence, signed by members of the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, is the founding document of the American experiment in free government. What is too often forgotten is that what the Founding Fathers argued against in the Declaration was the heavy and intrusive hand of big government.