The colonists had a rag tag army at best. They had no navy and the colonists had no financial resources to finance a comparable army or navy to that of Great Britain. In addition, only about one third of the colonial population supported conflict, much less armed conflict with Great Britain.
Those odds did not dull the spirit of liberty that burned in the hearts and souls of those who longed to live in a country that believed in and functioned under the concept “rule of law.” Those rebels knew if they were successful in their quest for liberty, they would establish a government that would best assure this liberty would last forever.
After the impossible victory of the determined rebels over the enslaving government of the King and Parliament, the rebels did establish the limited government for which they longed. The rebels clearly understood that a powerful government was tyranny. To prevent tyranny in this new nation, these victorious rebels said we will have limited government, divided government, and those elected to office by the people will serve and not be sovereign.
We apologize to you freedom loving rebels who were willing to pay any price for freedom. Over the ensuing years, we the people have elected to abide by arbitrary law and not rule of law, we have chosen big government, we have chosen to allow consolidation of power as opposed to separation of power, and we have accepted our role as servants and acquiesced to those we elected to assume the role of sovereign. We have chosen to accept our rule as subservient citizens to an all-powerful and tyrannical government. Yes, we have given up the liberty you gave to us for a dole from the government.
In addition, we owe you an apology for not listening to you when you warned us so many times that the unique nation you gave us demanded an involved and educated population. We chose to educate our children based on social justice and not the principles of freedom and liberty. We became self-absorbed and chose to ignore difficult decisions and issues for meaningless happenings.
You also told us that this new form of government relied on a moral people who were discerning enough to choose leaders who were virtuous and moral people who exercised veracity at all times. We have failed many times in exercising this discernment many times over the years. Currently we have narrowed our lead for our next president to three individuals. All three of these individuals exhibit all of the characteristics you told us we should avoid. All three are proponents of arbitrary law, bigger government, and consolidated power in the executive branch primarily and the judicial branch secondarily. All three of these aspiring people also believer in the sovereignty of government.
More importantly, these three people advocate for extreme positions of immorality under the guise of equality. All three of these people advocate for the collective right to property and other rights as opposed to the rights of the individual, such as life, liberty and the PURSUIT of happiness. These are some of the rights that you told us were given to us by our Creator and neither by man nor government. The veracity and character of two of these three people are flawed to the extreme.
Yes we owe that apology to those brave and determined colonists. We also owe them a promise. All Freedom Loving Americans must commit to having the same love for liberty and the same determination to restore the liberty they won. We must commit to restore those principles of rule of law, limited government, divided government and rule by the people. The odds are against us restoring what was won for us by those colonists. But those obstacles are no greater for us than were the obstacles for those brave and determined colonists.