Why did our forefathers revolt? If our history was taught in our schools, the answers were (and still are) clear.
How many people know about, let alone have read Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms?
How many people can list the “repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States” in the Declaration of Independence?
The Declaration of Independence signatories not only signed a document, they signed their death warrants:
We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
How many of us would do this today? After their failed missions, disregarded petitions and retaliation from their “king”, what course was left to them (or us)? Submission to tyranny? The people today who work to pay over 50% of the fruits of their labor to support tyranny would be considered slaves by George Washington. No taxation without representation means that taking the fruits of one’s labor without compensation is stealing a portion of that person’s life; otherwise known as slavery. Whether that portion is 2% or 50%, it is still slavery.
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Why do you think that von Goethe wrote those words? Why did the Lord give us natural laws? Do you know what a freeman is? These questions should be discussions around kitchen tables across the country. Our course is clear but our resolve is not. Once the tipping point for Liberty is reached, experienced patriots will unite and we will know not only our direction but our duty. Whenever this tipping point occurs, it appears that both sides are arming now. Strange that one side is paying for both side’s ammunition.