The American Revolution was fought because the American Colonist chose freedom, against great odds, over living under a large bureaucratic dictatorial government that believed it was the right of government to dictate to the people how they were to live their lives, what their thoughts were to be. The American Colonist believed freedom required a limited government that played a very limited role in the daily lives of the citizen and did not view itself as a charitable organization. The American Colonist believed that the individual should be free to make their own decisions and then reap the benefits of that decision or suffer the consequences. All people should have the opportunity to pursue their happiness. The government should have no role in who won or who lost nor was the government or anybody else responsible for the results of the decisions made by the individual good or bad.
“When our government was formed the founders understood that they were creating the single biggest threat to the freedoms they had just won.” Don Jans
We know this to be true because everything they did was to limit the role government would play in the lives of the people. The founders understood that as the role of government increased in the lives of the citizen, the freedom of the citizen was reduced in an exponential amount.
Here is what our founders said about government. Please note also how our founders said government was not to be a charitable organization.
Our legislators are not sufficiently apprized of the rightful limits of their power; that their true office is to declare and enforce only our natural rights and duties, and to take none of them from us. Thomas Jefferson
"The government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government." James Madison
"It is the responsibility of the patriot to protect his country from its government. “Thomas Paine
"I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer." Benjamin Franklin
The role of the federal government was intended to protect the citizen for foreign enemies and foreign invaders. When the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) call for open borders they are Anti-American.
The role of the federal government was to protect our natural rights; live, liberty, and property or as Jefferson said the pursuit of happiness. When the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) call for the killing of an unborn baby, control over education, control over health care, and control over the economy they are Anti-American. When the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) advocate any income or wealth redistribution (which is charity) they are Anti-American.
If in fact freedom is to reign, the Anti-American movement (Marxist/Progressive – Democrat) movement must be exposed for what it is Anti-American and we who love freedom and independence, or the American way must let our voices and our reason be heard. We will be mocked, we will be demonized, and we will be ridiculed. This is the way of evil. We must rise above this evil and proclaim with even more fervor the American Way as demonstrated by our founders.
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