Some thoughts we should ponder as we look forward to the fireworks and parties would include, what is independence, what is tyranny, and what do we want. We must remember that our nation was founded because we wanted to be independent and free from the tyranny of government. The less government the greater is our independence, the more government the greater is their tyranny.
It is common today to hear the comment that the government should fix this and that. We even have those who would believe the government should regulate the size of airline seats, the size of a cup of soda, what a student can say on a college campus, how we are to refer males and females, and the list is endless. Is this independence or is this tyranny?
The definition of being independent is to be free from outside control; not depending on another's authority.
The definition of tyranny is unlimited authority or use of power, or a government which exercises such power without any control or limits.
We have many calls for more and more government authority and power over our lives today. This is in fact calls for tyranny. We were warned about tyranny and forsaking our freedom.
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny. Thomas Jefferson
It is not my nature, when I see a people borne down by the weight of their shackles - the oppression of tyranny - to make their life more bitter by heaping upon them greater burdens; but rather would I do all in my power to raise the yoke than to add anything that would tend to crush them. Abraham Lincoln
I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution. George Washington
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice. Montesquieu
As you celebrate July 4th, remember what we are celebrating is independence from a tyrannical government who had determined it was their right to tell us how we were to live our lives and what our thoughts were to be. We are celebrating the independence from the constraints of big government for the independence that is provided under a limited government. Then have a quiet moment with yourself and ask yourself if you are supporting polices and candidates who advocate for the independence afforded under a limited government or polices and candidates who advocate for the tyranny big government. Are you celebrating Independence Day supporting independence or are you celebrating July 4th while supporting the tyranny of big government?
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