Thursday, August 19, 2010

King Obama?

I have been doing quite a bit of reading lately and it has caused me to start thinking a lot about our freedoms in this country and how they have been repeatedly trampled and are slowly being eroded. I personally am tired of our President “Alleged” setting himself up as a sort of king that is able to dictate policy against the will of “WE THE PEOPLE!”

[By the way, the definition of Alleged is “Represented as existing or as being as described but not so proved; supposed.” – so it fits perfectly with a guy who has spent almost $ 1.4 million (not including actions taken by the United States Department of Justice on your tax-dime) to keep his birth certificate concealed. You know what a birth certificate is, right? It’s that tiny little piece of paper that is given out by the hospital to certify that a live birth has occurred on such-and-such date and in such-and-such place. It’s a pesky little thing that proves your eligibility to hold the office of President of these United States… but whatever.]

Anyway, during a bit of inspiration (however brief) I decided that I should compile a list of complaints that would point out many of the abuses of power that have been going on in our country.

1. He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.

2. He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

3. He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

4. He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation.

5. He has imposed taxes on us without our consent.

6. He has taken away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments.

7. He has suspended our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

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.

OK… so I have a confession to make… this isn’t really “my list.” It was written in the summer of 1776 and is contained in a formal document called The Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson penned it and it was then signed by fifty-six Americans, forever changing the course of this country. It was written as a first step to throwing off the chains of tyranny imposed on a free people by King George III.

They began their letter of complaint with “When, in the 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.”

Am I suggesting that the time has come to dissolve the political bands? Is it time to start over? I’m not sure… but one thing I am sure of is that I will be seriously researching the purchase of land in the great State Country of Texas.

Back to the complaint: “We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.”

Our founding fathers chose to end their letter of complaint by appealing to our Heavenly Father. They knew what signing that document meant for them, they knew the struggle that lay ahead… and most assuredly, they knew that He was the only One that could help.

1 comment:

  1. Jason this is so good. You are such a great student of history & I admire that. You are also a Rascal!

    In God We Trust to Bless America!