Sunday, January 10, 2010

'Common Sense'

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“…a long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right…”

On January 10, 1776, Thomas Paine's 'Common Sense' pamphlet was published. It sold over 120,000 copies within three months. This short pamphlet packed such a punch that the American Revolution was born.

As you read the following quote, replace the phrase “king of England” with President of the United States and the word “parliament” with Congress and you will realize what the Founders fought against in 1776 is happening to us in 2009-2010.

“As a long and violent abuse of power is generally the means of calling the right of it in question, (and in matters too which might never have been thought of, had not the sufferers been aggravated into the inquiry,) and as the king of England hath undertaken in his own right, to support the parliament in what he calls theirs, and as the good people of this country are grievously oppressed by the combination, they have an undoubted privilege to inquire into the pretensions of both, and equally to reject the usurpations of either.”

These current, political “leaders” have usurped authority from the people and from the individual states with no regard to either. We are witnessing the tyranny, arrogance and treasonous acts of a President and Congress of the United States the likes of which have not been seen since FDR was appointed king for life in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

For generations, We the People have allowed the federal government to ignore the Constitution of the United States and we are witnessing the detrimental results. We have a government that has taken over private industry, a government that illegally dictates to individual state governments on a daily basis, a government that is bankrupting our nation and a government that has only contempt for the electorate that have placed it in power.

This contempt for the people continues to grow. Last fall, when a Democrat won the special congressional election in NY-23, he was sworn into office the next day by the Democrat Speaker of the House. The election had not been certified by the state of New York but the House was preparing to vote on the hostile takeover of the health care industry and the Democrats needed his vote.

On January 19th, a special election will be held to replace the late Ted Kennedy and the polls are strongly suggesting the Republican, Scott Brown, will win. There are reports that, should Mr. Brown win, the Democrat Senate will not allow him to take office until the election is certified in mid-February. The reason, once again, is the hostile takeover of health care. Mr. Brown will vote against it and, by doing so, the bill would go down to defeat because the Senate would not have the required sixty votes for cloture.

We have witnessed illegal kickbacks to Senators to secure their votes in order to pass this hostile takeover. We have seen bills come from both houses that are thousands of pages long and that no one really knows everything that is in them and now; the secret negotiations continue to merge these two bills for a final passage. These things are done in secret because the Congress and President are plotting against the country. We are to lose more of our freedom and more of our money once this bill is passed.

The members of Congress that vote for this bill are cheats, pilferers, racketeers, robbers, swindlers and villains, not to mention traitors. I have consistently said that these people should all be removed from office and charged with treason against the United States of America because that is exactly what they are committing.

It is time for another American Revolution. Let me state, once again, that I am not advocating an armed revolt but a constitutional revolt against the overreach of the federal government. The Founders gave us the means for a peaceful revolution if the federal government ever was allowed to get out of control like it is today. Each of the fifty states is sovereign and has the authority to nullify unconstitutional laws passed by congress. We must encourage our State legislatures to acquire the courage to stand up and say “No” to all of the government dictates and takeovers that started in the fall of 2008. If that doesn’t happen, we will soon be living in a totalitarian society with no hope of ever returning to our republic heritage. It is past time for We the People to, once again, decide to choose common sense.


To read Common Sense by Thomas Paine click here.

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