“Necessity, The Tyrant’s Plea” – John Milton

From the desk of Conservative Sue

America was born as a refuge from tyranny: Pilgrims traveled here to escape religious tyranny; protesters challenged the tyranny of the British Parliament at the Boston Tea Party; the Declaration of Independence was a poetic derision of the tyranny of King George of Great Britain over the states. It declared that God had endowed every person with the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Our National Anthem proclaims we are the land of the free and the home of the brave, and our Constitution was crafted to “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity” Abraham Lincoln stated in the Gettysburg address: “..that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

 

 

Freedom from tyranny is not just a serendipitous consequence of our form of government, but it is the very foundation on which our nation stands. Understanding Freedom and  tyranny is paramount to understanding who we are as Americans. It is this reason I am writing this ..It is this reason I am sounding the alarm.

 

Our liberties are under siege in America: not from some foreign dictator, nor from terrorists, but from within the halls of power in Washington, D.C. The very persons we have selected to represent and lead us have ushered in a brand new form of tyranny which is not limited to one political party or group; it is permeates every level of government in both major parties.

 

The Republican Party, over the last several decades, has often challenged the over-reach of the Democratic Party in producing excessive regulation and taxes on citizens under the pretext of helping them. Democrats often support laws that regulate what we eat, where we live, what cars we drive, how we obtain credit, how we educate our children, and what sources of energy we use. Democrats have created laws that diminish personal responsibility and have replaced them with government welfare programs that trap citizens in poverty and balloon the national debt. Many in the Democratic Party believe that average Americans are too inept to care for themselves, their families, their environment, their finances or their communities without the assistance of the government.

 

The lines between Democrats and Republicans have blurred somewhat, in recent years, as more Republicans join with Democrats in supporting Federal programs to help people, but generally, the Republican Party stands in opposition to many of the over-reaching Democratic policy proposals that interfere with the free-market or personal responsibility. This does not mean that tyranny is the exclusive province of the Democratic Party, to the contrary, the Democrat’s form of tyranny may be more obvious to those who want the Federal Government out of our personal affairs, but it is the tyranny in the Republican Party that is more akin to the type practiced by King George of Great Britain …that is because the tyranny in the Republican Party works to remove government ‘of the people, by the people, for the people.
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