Saturday, February 11, 2012

Mandate This!

Way back in the late 1700's the men and women of this great nation decided to take a stand against tyranny. They rose up in defiance to secure their liberty, free from a monarch dictating the terms of their existence. No longer would they allow another human being to sit on high and mandate what their liberties would and would not be. They gave their lives and pledged their sacred honor to this cause. Here, 236 years later, we are back in the same battle.

There is a group of elected officials in Washington that has allowed the power of their office to go directly to their head. We actually have a President that is issuing mandates. Now I'm pretty familiar with just about all of the founding documents, and nowhere in any of them do I see the word mandate, nor is there any clause that issues power to anyone to enact a mandate. I challenge anyone to produce the word mandate in the paperwork that defines the parameters of this great nation. The founders avoided that word like the plague for a specific reason. It's the same reason they never used the word edict. They were tired of tyranny!

It's a sure sign we have taken our liberty for granted when we've become complacent or apathetic enough to allow our system to be abused like this. Honestly we need to do a self assessment. Are we a free people who cherish our liberty, or have we decayed into a people that suckle from the teat of government? I don't know about you my brothers and sisters, but I was weaned a long, long time ago. It's time to take our country back. The government is assaulting religious freedom, self reliance, and the very premise of liberty itself!

Are we Americans, or some spin off of a European socialist society? It's time to decide!

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

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