The contrasts between the arguments for the American Revolution and the arguments of the American Left today are striking. The revolutionaries, led by Samuel Adams wanted freedom from the tyranny of government. Many different events led to Lexington and Concord, but the Intolerable Acts were the “straw that broke the camel’s back.” The British government declared that the only legal tea in the colonies would be that tea brought to the colonies by the East India Company. The actual cost of the tea to the colonists would have been less under this law, but the colonists declared that it was not the role of government to impose monopolies or to tell the individual from whom he must purchase anything. Yes, they were MAGA believers.
The result of this tyrannical act by Parliament was “tea parties” across the country. There were at least ten different “tea parties” in the colonies with the Boston Tea Party receiving the most notoriety. A “tea party” was when the colonists destroyed the tea aboard different ships of the East India Company to protest the law. The Boston Tea Party led to Parliament imposing even more restrictive laws on the colonists including a blockade of the Boston Harbor, a tighter control over the colonies and their freedoms, and an enhancement of the military powers and rights of the British military.
The colonists declared their independence because they believed that individuals should be free from government demands on how they lived their lives, choices they could make, and thoughts they could have and how they could express their thoughts. As we learned from the Declaration of Independence, these God-fearing people understood that rights and liberties come from their creator and not from government. They revolted from the tyranny of government because they understood that government always sought more and more control over the lives of people. These freedom loving individuals believed strongly in self-reliance and not government reliance. They understood that individual liberty meant less government control over the lives of the people. They believed strongly in the rule of law which is equal protection under the law, and not arbitrary law which is when government uses the law to advance government’s agenda which is using the law in any way necessary to restrict individual liberty and enhance government control.
This is contrasted with the American left, the Democrat Party, and RINOS, of today who believe and advocate for government control over the lives of the people. We are told in our nation today that we all must conform to the dictates of government, if not we will lose our individual freedom.
Our government is telling us today that killing the unborn baby is a freedom and any who oppose legalizing the murder of the unborn is subject to arrest and prosecution. Our government is telling us today that any and all perversions are not only to be protected and promoted, but any who disagrees with these abominations are subject to arrest and prosecution. Our government is telling us today that it is the role of the government to spy on citizens for the purpose of controlling them if they disagree with government dictates. Those who do disagree with government dictates are subject to arrest and prosecution.
Our government is telling us today that the law can be and should be applied in any manner that restricts individual liberty and freedom and enhances control over the lives of the individual, the choices the individual can make, and the thoughts the individual can have and how those thoughts can be expressed. Our government is telling us today that those rights and freedoms endowed upon each individual by our creator do not apply in the America of today. Instead, we are told, it is the proper role of government to ration those liberties and freedoms to those who conform to the dictates of government.
The American Revolution was fought to lessen government and enhance individual liberty and freedom. The American left, the Democrat Party and RINOS, is telling us that the role of government is to control the lives, choices, and thoughts of the individual.
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