I have often stated, and yes I do fervently believe, that those who are in leadership positions of the Democrat party are not Americans. My definition of American is simply a belief that government is the enemy of freedom and liberty. The reason for my belief is that America was founded on this principle. People who would support the Democrat party are not advancing American principles that place liberty and freedom of the individual as their highest priority.
Thomas Paine wrote a pamphlet that in 1776 sold 500,000 copies in a population of 2,500,000. It was this pamphlet that was the driving force behind the Declaration of Independence, adopted in the summer of 1776. In this pamphlet Paine argued that the colonists should be independent from England because the English government was placing tyrannical demands and controls on the American Colonists.
I have listed 13 statements by Thomas Paine that defines principles upon which government out to be built. As you will notice, if you will take the time to read, and I highly recommend that all people read regardless of your political beliefs, that the Democrat party proposes the opposite position of Thomas Paine. The Democrat party has assumed the role of the English government by demanding that government is better at running the lives of people by controlling the actions and thoughts of the people.
"Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one."
"Governing has always been monopolized by the most ignorant and the most rascally individuals of mankind."
"Some writers have…confounded society with government…[but] Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness positively by uniting our affections, the latter negatively by restraining our vices...The first is a patron, the last a punisher."
"An avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to stretch, to misinterpret, and to misapply even the best of laws."
"Governments...pervert the abundance which civilized life produces...It affords to them pretenses for power and revenue, for which there would be neither occasion nor apology, if the circle of civilization were rendered complete."
"We still feel the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping at the spoil of the multitude. Invention is continually exercised to furnish new pretenses for revenue and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without a tribute."
"All power exercised over a nation...must be either delegated, or assumed...All delegated power is trust, and all assumed power is usurpation."
"He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression."
"Government...[has] no other object than the general happiness. When, instead of this, it operates to create and increase wretchedness in any of the parts of society, it is on a wrong system, and reformation is necessary."
"The American constitutions were to liberty what a grammar is to language: they define its parts of speech and practically construct them into syntax."
"The original principles upon which [America] resisted…to remember them rightly is repossessing them."
"What are [other things] to the inestimable blessings of 'Liberty and Safety!'"
"I become irritated at the attempt to govern mankind by force and fraud, as if they were all knaves and fools."
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