Declaration, take two

In My Opinion

J.R. FroelichJuly 9, 2013 

This time last week we celebrated the 237th birthday of a nation born to freedom. We gorged on heaping bowls of iced cream, chilled watermelon, juicy barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs, cold beverages, baseball and mom's apple pie. We reveled in our Freedom Fest and breathed oohs and aahhs to dazzling fireworks displays.

I doubt that many of us thought to give thanks to our Creator and the 25,000 patriots who sacrificed their lives for our celebration. Those brave patriots, who never tasted freedom, gave their lives for a very simple cause:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

Given a rational comparison, I believe that the citizens of The United States of America are currently under much more tyranny and oppression in 2013 than King George could ever fathom in 1776. For this reason I suggest that the patriots of 2013 consider a new declaration for a government that is truly of, by and for the people. Yes, we do have the law in our hands.

First, we must demand that our government comply with all laws equally with our citizens. They are not royalty. They are not our lords. They are servants of the people. Obamacare would never have passed if it applied to congress.

We must repeal the ridiculous "right" of government to set its own salary. They must be brought to the realization of what it truly means to live within ones means.

We seem to understand the wisdom of limiting the presidency to two terms but we can't figure out that career politicians create most of the backroom deals which are enriching the lobbyists and wielding enormous power never dreamed of at the birth of our democracy. Demand congressional term limits and abolish lifetime congressional pensions. Abolish the electoral college.

Bring every congress person who voted for "we gotta pass this to find out what's in it" bill up on malfeasance charges. Convict them and strip them of every taxpayer paid benefit.

Take the billions saved by the above and ensure our freedom through a strong, proud military, well equipped and well cared for. Secure our boarders. Vow never again to wage war which does not have just cause and a plan to win.

Declare English as the language of the nation. Eliminate billions of taxpayer wasted money spent printing government information in the language of every foreign tongue who wishes to establish their own culture on our shores.

Eliminate any and all taxpayer funding for everything and anyone residing in America illegally.

Abolish all laws and regulations related to marriage. This is not an issue for federal or state government but of the church. Marriage is defined by God and is therefore an act of faith for which American government "shall make no laws."

Abolish the IRS as we know it. Every citizen of our nation should pay the same percentage in taxes.

No piece of legislation will be passed into law containing any item not directly related to the proposed bill. Presidential promises to eliminate pork have been empty.

Our US Supreme Court has become nothing more than a pawn in the hands of politicians. If seven out of nine "good and true" jurists can't tell us how our Constitution applies to a particular case then they are in the wrong job. Our constitution is our nation's highest law not what "precedent" was set by some other political wizard 80 years ago. Send them all back to school.

Our children need to be educated in what America is all about and why we once excelled above all other nations. Upon graduation from high school, all citizens should be required to "spend" two years in some type of government service. Americans are not entitled to anything, we earn it!

To paraphrase the opening paragraph of our Declaration of Independence: Within our current 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.

This column was inspired by youtube,com/y/jeUscsFpEyA.

God bless America.

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