Nothing short of tyranny

My Thoughts

Dr. Bill AtwoodJune 27, 2012 

Enough is enough. We need to make our collective voices heard to the leaders in the government. They may be more than 3,000 miles away to the east but they must hear us and hear from us soon.

Our great leader has decided to appoint people who answer to nobody except him and those appointees have the power to tax our businesses and our personal wealth. He has sent hoards of regulators into our local areas and into our towns to ensure that we comply with his whims and dictates. That is unconscionable to say the least.

Our bi-cameral legislatures are not friendly to us or to our needs. They have passed legislation that requires that we do things we ought not to be required to do. They have passed acts that demonstrate that they feel they know better than we do in matters of how we should live our lives.

The tax situation is quite taxing to say the least and we need to rebel against the slew of taxes that have been passed so that our distant leader and the legislature may continue to conduct the government's business as well as battles on shores quite distant from us.

Some among us may be able to weather this storm but the vast majority cannot withstand the onslaught. The weight of the imperial one's legal power and his minions can cause most to become bankrupt after just a few days trying to fight unjust regulations.

These oppressive acts are nothing short of tyranny and as we move into the summer season, we need to be as hot under the collar in regard to the politics as we are subject to the local heat.

Those empowered by the laws of this land have a responsibility to put the well-being of all the citizens and the country ahead of their own political desires and wrangling. They debate and they discuss and they make deals with each other but in the end we subjects are being shortchanged.

I have lived my life being loyal to that government housed so very far away. I have accepted the regulations over the years that have been handed down by decree and I have come to accept that certain issues that take place were not always in my best interests but were in the best interests of the subjects of the King.

But now they tell us that while many give a great deal of their wealth in taxes to the government and they spend what is in the purse with seemingly reckless abandon they want more and more from us.

Our fellow citizens are beginning to show more and more discontent and those in charge need to learn the lesson that they have a responsibility to be fair leaders.

Those folks who participated in the Tea Party in Boston Harbor are heroes to many. Still others are unsure and want to see the best in our great leader.

Enough I say, enough. Jefferson's words must be heard by those so distant. Franklin and Adams and the others words must be established as the way we want government to be run.

People who are ordinary can do, and now must do, extraordinary things as our lives are virtually in peril from the crushing power of he who is so aloof from the ordinary.

So I earnestly beseech each of us to grab a copy of Jefferson's Declaration of Independence and read it. Read it word for word and understand that our king has attacked our way of life and our parliament has ignored us far too long.

Support the Declaration and the cause of liberty. The signers have pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. We must support them in this cause. Years from now the citizens of this great land will be able to enjoy a standard of living beyond imagination. A free people will create a country so great and so wonderful that we will become the envy of the world.

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."

It's a great idea!

Happy Birthday America.

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