The Declaration of Independence declares the principles upon which our identity as Americans is based. Thomas Jefferson succinctly expressed that the purpose and role of government is to “secure” our unalienable rights. A few months earlier in 1776 Thomas Paine wrote in his revolutionary classic Common Sense: “the design and end of Government, viz, freedom and security.” Years later in 1792 James Madison essentially expressed the same thing but in more detail. He wrote: “government is instituted to protect” our individual “land,” “merchandise,” and “money,” our “opinions and the free communication of them,” our “religious opinions” and “the profession and practice dictated by them,” “the safety and Liberty” of our individual “person,” and “the free use of our faculties and free choice of the objects on which to employ them.” “The end of government” and a “just government” is one “which impartially secures to every man whatever is his own.” And every American knows and embraces the 1775 patriotic cry of Patrick Henry: “give me liberty or give me death.”
The Chinese Covid-19 virus and reactions to it have revealed politicians and bureaucrats, from coast to coast, who are not interested in securing or protecting our unalienable rights and freedoms but instead want to lord over us and operate as little gods and dictators. The pandemic is being used as a pretext or excuse by bureaucrats, politicians, and masterminds to impose power and authority and to change our Republic.
But what is more disheartening is how easily Americans have yielded and cowered to the authoritarianism. Millions of Americans have become like sheep being led to the slaughter. The passivity and surrender by so many Americans is frankly embarrassing and revolting to the American Spirit.
American totalitarians are as evil as any that have ever lived. And no, that is not an exaggeration. If the left gained total power it’s not hard to imagine the carnage and bondage they would inflict. It always happens. Can you imagine Pelosi, Schumer, AOC, Bernie, Schiff, Nadler, and the like with total power?
And so-called science does not negate or replace the Constitution or our unalienable rights. If science is allowed in this case to justify the trampling of our rights then it will never end. Forever government will justify the trampling of our freedoms in the name of science and what politicians say is necessary and for our good.
The left is well-organized and fully intends to destroy the economy, strip us of our liberties, and change the Republic forever. But this can only happen if we remain passive and allow it.
Where is the American passion for Liberty and freedom? Where is the American abhorrence to tyranny and despotism? Dictators are now manifest throughout the nation, federally and in the states, and the people act like peons and subjects. Since when did Americans yield to politicians declaring what is essential or non-essential? Since when did Americans think it is okay for politicians to mandate home confinement? When did Americans yield to politicians making religious worship and gathering a crime?
Are there still enough Americans who have the spirit of Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin?
Dammit, it’s time to step up and claim our god-given unalienable rights. It’s time to exercise our Liberty. It’s time to reject despotism and tyranny. It’s time to be Americans!