Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Freedom - If It Was Worth Fighting To Get, Then It's Worth Fighting To Keep

Over two hundred years ago, brave men and women sacrificed everything to be free. They wanted to make their own choices and live their own lives free of government control. The years since then have brought more battles for freedom from enemies who hated American freedom. But more men and women have gone to battle to protect our freedom of choice, our freedom to govern ourselves, and the God-given right of agency. So, it's difficult to understand why our own citizens want to vote away their right to choose. There are people in this country who would give more power to the government, hoping that the people who legislate will feed and clothe them, pay for their medical care, take over the responsibility of educating their children. We are responsible for ourselves; that should be reason to rejoice, to be grateful. There is no other country that has the freedoms that Americans enjoy. Canada and England may have freedoms, but they pay high taxes for socialized government programs. The citizens of Canada and England are now trying to move away from socialized health care because it isn’t working. We can do better. We can take care of ourselves and each other without involving the government. Most of all, we can keep our right to choose. We need to hold our elected government representatives accountable.

A few months ago during the congressional grilling of the big oil companies’ executives, Maxine Waters, democrat congresswoman from California, let slip her desires to socialize the oil companies, which is what Hugo Chavez did in Venezuela. We’ve e-mailed Harry Reid three times now inquiring as to his opinion of Maxine Waters’ statement and how he feels about socializing our government. He did respond to the first e-mail, but he never addressed our question. We sent another e-mail to him today asking him to respond. We’ll let you know if we hear from him.

Installment 2 of Founding America: A Timeline (Events leading up to the Revolutionary War)

1766 - In response to colonial protests and petitions from British merchants, Parliament repeals the Stamp Act on March 18, but concurrently adopts a Declaratory Act stating that it retains the right to enact laws binding the colonists “in all cases.”

1 comment:

Paul and Ines said...

Amen....mmmmmhhhhhmmmm....(choir nodding & hands raised)