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Congressional Issues 2014
GOVERNMENT
Tyranny in the Declaration of Independence



America's Founding Fathers believed that tyranny was an offense against God.

Listen to the words of America's Founders as they describe the government in their day:

  • The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.
  • He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
  • He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
  • In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
  • a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism

If America's Founding Fathers could travel through time from 1776 to 2013, they would call our present government a mega-TYRANNY.

  • America's Founders fought a war over taxes that were one-tenth or one-twentieth the size of today's taxes, and
  • King George III would never have dreamed of taking America's tax revenue and giving it to Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest provider of abortions, or using that money to remove copies of the Ten Commandments from public view, or murdering millions of innocent non-combatant civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • The British government, denounced by America's Founding Fathers as a tyranny, was a benevolent, Christian, libertarian government compared to the intrusive, tyrannical government Republicans and Democrats have given us since 9/11, or since God was removed from public schools, or since FDR brought fascism and socialism to America, or since Lincoln suspended the Constitution.
  • No informed person can deny that our government today is more tyrannical than the government America's Founders abolished, or that Americans today love liberty less than Americans in 1776, or that the United States is no longer a nation "Under God," but a "secular" nation that thinks it is god.

What was so bad about the British government that it had to be overthrown by a violent revolution?

Nothing, really. Gary North goes so far as to say, The American Revolution Was a Mistake.

The real question is, why are Americans so blind to tyranny in our day?

when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government....

Why won't Americans today risk anything to eliminate tyranny?

The answer is all too obvious. Americans want tyrants to confiscate the wealth of others and redistribute it to themselves. Americans might say "Crime doesn't pay," but a majority of Americans believes that tyranny pays. They vote for the candidate who will "bring home the bacon," that is, steal the bacon from stupid voters in other congressional districts. This means voters think "their" candidate is smarter than all the other congressmen, who are saying the same thing to voters in their district. The other congressmen are all promising their constituents that their congressman is going to take money from those stupid hillbillies in Southwest Missouri and bring it home to their districts.

And they like "freedom from religion" so that they are not continually reminded of their sins against God.

If you vote for the candidate you think will trick the other congressmen into taxing their constituents so "your" congressman can give you subsidies and benefits, then you are voting for tyranny. You are voting for theft.

There is another reason why Americans want tyranny: they prefer "security" over liberty. Find out more here.



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