Sunday, May 5, 2013

Which voice(s) should you trust?

"Unfortunately, you've grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that's at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They'll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can't be trusted." - Barack Obama

Consider these voices of the past. Do you dare discard them?

"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground." - Thomas Jefferson

"If your American chief be a man of ambition and abilities, how easy is it for him to render himself absolute!" - Patrick Henry

"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution are worth defending at all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy Ancestors: They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense or treasure and blood; and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle; or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men." - Samuel Adams

The founders championed individual liberty. Limited government. Power in the hands of the people.

Obama champions the collective, and ever expanding big government. He pretends his goals and ambitions are in-line with America's foundational ideals, but they are not.

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