The Power of One Man's Stand Against Evil

The signs of a government out of control are evident for all to see. Yet America was founded on a strong, bold, and clear definition of the proper form of government, one deriving its power from the citizens solely to protect the rights of all. Thomas Jefferson described the Declaration of Independence as “an appeal to the tribunal of the world,” and “intended to be an expression of the American mind, and to give to that expression the proper tone and spirit called for by the occasion.”

Continuing from the Declaration of Independence,

“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.” Fifty-six signers put their lives on the line for a vision Americans celebrate every Fourth of July.

They were men unafraid to challenge injustices imposed upon the people, bold enough to declare the existence of 13 sovereign states, and courageous in stating clearly that people should be governed by the rule of law, not by the words and control of a man with dictatorial rule, unrestrained by law, unjust, a usurper of sovereignty — in short, a tyrant.

Yet, where is the spirit of our founders today? Where are the patriots? Where are men who truly love freedom and will fight even to the loss of their private wealth and lives? As the tentacles of government stretch into the daily fabric of our lives, as its reach becomes so intimate that public and private lose meaning, I ask you to consider deeply: What Do You Stand For?

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