Founding Wisdom

What was America intended to be? How would it’s founders have dealt with the problems it faces today?

The founding fathers knew that tyranny has no expiration date. For this purpose, they gave us two swords to protect our freedom. Guns and words. They would not have allowed the tyranny of today to transpire. Here is my proof.

If any of you would challenge me on my first assertion, I would indubitably and immediately quote Samuel Adams. “If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”

Thomas Jefferson wrote in Latin to James Madison, “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.” Does that sound like a man that would listen to his governor’s stay at home order? Do you think the founding fathers would inject themselves with a RNA modifier that hasn’t been approved by the FDA to protect from a disease that kills 0.2% of the people that test positive with it?

He was afraid of the inevitability of government becoming more than they intended. “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground.” He encouraged others to resist that very fact. “The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive.” And he reminded us to never trust the government. “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”

These men would never have let the government restrict their rights. They clearly would have seen the risk of today as a choice every American was allowed to make for themselves.

They created the government not to control the people, but to protect them from threat. The Constitution guarantees the right of Americans to peacefully assemble wherever and whenever they please. A President’s, nor a Governor’s order overrules the First Amendment.

Our government should not regulate or urge another to regulate our speech. The Constitution proclaims that very fact! It is not the role of government to determine truth and regulate information it does not agree with or deem to be true.

Power is not a sword, it’s a blindfold. Ask yourself, “For what purpose am I no longer the moderator of my eyes, ears and mind?” Why are free Americans not allowed to determine the truth for ourselves? Are we really free if we can’t say what we think?

Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1787 to his friend William Smith, “…The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” He was well aware of what kind of future a growing government would create.

Our President disagrees with Mr. Jefferson. “Those who say the blood of patriots, you know, and all the stuff about how we’re gonna have to move against the government — well, the tree of liberty has not been watered with the blood of patriots,” Mr. Biden said. “What’s happened is that there have never been — if you want to, think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons.” Biden continues to downplay the meaning and sanctity of the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution. He is slowly whittling away at the rights it protects.

And as if he’s alive to debate, Jefferson refutes Biden’s proposition, “What country can preserve it’s liberties if it’s rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.”

St. George Tucker warned, “When the right of people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.” Boy is he right. We are told that guns are for hunting and that we need F-15s to fight tyranny. That seems like any color or pretext, to me.

In James Madison’s wisdom, he gives the government of today a playbook to win by, “Oppressors can tyrannize only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace.

The nation’s first President (George Washington) said it well, “There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet an enemy.” Patrick Henry goes even further and into greater detail, “Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined…the great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun.”

I’m sure you’ve heard it said so plainly, “The Second protects the First.” Our right to bear arms, was obviously intended by the founding fathers as the key protection of the people’s right to freedom of speech, assembly, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Our future is lost to the “good Americans” unwilling to defend their liberty. They live in their comfortable tyranny, attending their postal box for their next PPP loan or stimulus check from the government telling them what they can and cannot do.

Benjamin Franklin has a message for them, “Those that can give up essential liberty to gain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

He’s right.

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