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Suffer the evils or Abolish evil, Redeclaring Independence

Posted in Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Government, Politics, ReDeclaration of Independence, Tea Party, Thomas Jefferson with tags , , , , , , , on April 10, 2011 by intheeaglesnest

Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. Th Jefferson

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Dear Mr. Jefferson,

America long living under self-government and the likes of Liberty quite well, have afforded themselves lives quite enviable of most other countries; to such a degree there is often sounds of discord among citizens of distant countries, giving me reason in believing they are more jealous of our Liberty than being discontent with us. I say, it is quite a reason to believe Liberty be of the most valuable of all assets a country could behold. Ah, yes, certainly, sir, it an honor being an American citizen, living happily on the lands of this free country, my Liberty, admittedly oft not thought of as the passing of time be.

Most the country finds itself in a rather content state, and not perhaps thinking of what makes them happy; to take notice of Liberty on every second fortnight might well be good, but it is not so. And to what does this constant complacency come to by and by; you only know too well, mankind cannot defend Liberty while slumbering upon a featherbed, and in so doing, corruption slithers in.

America suffered while the citizens drunk on freedom slept in their beds of complacency, awakening only to the sounds of the Liberty bell moaning for she was dying; such freedoms so loved taken from us, under the pretense it was for the good of all. There is commotion amongst the citizens nowadays, some spending time complaining of what they do not have, wondering who will return it for them, making no moves for defending Liberty for themselves, such indolent men; others seem not to be disturbed but are happy with the results of socialism under despotic rule. Then, my dear friend, there are the patriots, many calling themselves the Tea Party, boldly standing up, in the wake of threats and repercussions; firmly and steadfast, taking up the cause in zealous duty.

Are we to o late, my friend, I ask of your opinion, the lot of leaders amongst are small; when a wise man comes to our aid, we oft find ourselves disillusioned as he too caves into the enemy’s lure, calling it compromise for the good of the cause. Turning to every degree of thought, I came only to your conclusion, when a free people are so governed by the evils of despotic leaders, what else can mankind do but abolish such forms of governing?I have constructed a ReDeclaration of Independence from your wise words of the Declaration of Independence, and hoping the citizens rise to the occasion, signing it. Ah, but you are right, the people have grown accustom to their complacency, and would suffer the loss of rights, rather than rise to their feet and defend Liberty. Fear not, sir, I shall not let your sacrifices be in vain; for as your generations hence enjoyed Liberty, so too shall my next nine generations. Please do send to me your well wishes and any wisdom on the matter; I shall cherish your thoughts on this regard, taking it with utmost seriousness.

Yours In Liberty

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Why do we re-Declare?

Posted in Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Government, Politics, ReDeclaration of Independence, Tea Party, Thomas Jefferson with tags , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2011 by intheeaglesnest

 

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.   Th. Jefferson

A ReDeclaration of Independence is not a light decision; making every man consider the consequences, staying within the quiets of despotism, or stepping out into the turbulent waters keeping Liberty. No one wants for turmoil, or asks of it; the very thought makes a man hesitate but it is the consequence of letting the waters pass, giving way to it for the quiet place where freedom does not exist.

You think, so long as you are quiet you are safe, but not so; your time on earth by the convenience of the despotic rule is waged and numbered based on despotic agenda. You are a commodity, with no name, no emotion given you; mind you business and live a little longer, get old and sick, your time meets its end.

So you debate,  to ReDeclare your Independence; is it right and just or a frivolous move of common day grassroot movements.  Do you contemplate life as a simple time, with the ugly world spinning about you, never going to touch you; such ugliness does not touch the common citizens, or does it? History says it does, who are we to argue history or do we and allow it to repeat itself?

Our Founding Fathers debated, separate or stay with Britain; separation brought challenges but brought citizens a chance to build a country without the entanglements of government of power over the people, in all they did , thought and felt; staying with Britain never would bring them peace, but always keep them subservient to the King. The latter was easy, with no fight, only lay down and accept it. Freedom was not easy or free, it cost lives, households and holdings. The decision was not easy, they made it nonetheless, because it was the right and just thing; with facts in hand and liberty at heart, they did what was needed for peace and freedom. The Declaration of Independence, signed and delivered, opened the path to our future of freedom.

Today we face, not the same grievances, but they are abundant and our government has become a government of rule, far from the simple government of the people given us in the Constitution.  The poor document, is abused, ignored and trampled on, making us believe it is not needed; if we love our freedom, it needs picking up. and putting back onto its rightful foundation.

Do we ReDeclare our Independence or allow freedom to pass us by with Liberty in the turbulent waters,  seeking solace under the rule of despotic rule by our White House?  The choice is with the people. 

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