DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. (Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776)
No truer words were ever more self evident than in 2010 …
People have asked what is the Tea Party about and what do they stand for. Michael Barone’s article in The Washington Examiner hits pretty close to the point. The Tea Party is against higher taxes, out of control spending, record federal deficits, bail outs, politicians who have for got who they work for and most importantly, BIG GOVERNMENT. What do the Tea Party folks really want … INDEPENDENCE!!!
The direction put forth by Our Founding Fathers is what has allowed “We the People” to become the most prosperous, Representative Democratic nation in the world, not an over reaching and controlling nanny state government. We are the most productive, charitable and yes, whether you like it or not President Obama … the dominant world super power.
Barone touches on that very point in ‘Tea parties fight Obama’s culture of dependence.’
It is really a battle about culture, a battle between the culture of dependence and the culture of independence. Probably unknowingly, Roesgen was reflecting the the midcentury sociologist Paul Lazarsfeld’s dictum that politics is about who gets how much when. If some guy is getting $400, shouldn’t he just shut up and collect the money? Shouldn’t he be happy that his state government, headed recently by Rod Blagojevich, was getting an extra $50 billion?
But public policy also helps determine the kind of society we are. The Obama Democrats see a society in which ordinary people cannot fend for themselves, where they need to have their incomes supplemented, their health care insurance regulated and guaranteed, their relationships with their employers governed by union leaders. Highly educated mandarins can make better decisions for them than they can make themselves.
That is the culture of dependence. The tea partiers see things differently. They’re not looking for lower taxes; half of tea party supporters, a New York Times survey found, think their taxes are fair. Nor are they financially secure: Half say someone in their household may lose their job in the next year. Two-thirds say the recession has caused some hardship in their lives. But they recognize, correctly, that the Obama Democrats are trying to permanently enlarge government and increase citizens’ dependence on it.
Where would America be today if The Founding Fathers has formed a big brother government that was an all controlling nanny state? In order for success, there needs to be failure. President Obama just does not get it because he believes the Government should act as the all encompassing dominant entity like a King and the people should just be peasants acting in a plebeian manner. Never was this more evident as when Obama just recently mocked the Tea Party folks protesting his policies and agenda by stating, “they amuse me … they should be saying thank you.”
This is the 2010 version of the Battle of Independence in America. That is why Democrats and Obama have so misread the signs of the Tea Party and wanted to be dismissive. Much of what the Tea Party proclaims is not fringe or extreme. It is very emblematic of what every day Americans believe. Which can explain why in so many polls Obama’s policies are opposed by a majority of the American people and the middle of the road, in pendent voters with no party affiliation. How else does one explain a Republican like Scott Brown winning in Massachusetts? America was not based upon the redistribution of wealth model. It is not about a government hand out, although that id what Obama and Democrats would like to create so to form a permanent voting block of dependent individuals.
At some point every American is going to have to stand up, think for them self and their family and decide whether they want to be independent and that their children and grandchildren will have the rights endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Or be a dependent class of people solely beholden to whatever government is in power.
Barone in his article recalled a liberal MSM confrontation between CNN’s Susan Roesgen with a Tea Party goer and his daughter (VIDEO). The liberal media carrying the water and Obama message just could not understand that the dad did not want the government cookie that would make he and his family dependent upon BIG Government.
“Do you realize,” CNN’s Susan Roesgen asked a man at the April 15, 2009, tea party in Chicago, “that you’re eligible for a $400 credit?” When the man refused to drop his “drop socialism” sign, she went on, “Did you know that the state of Lincoln gets fifty billion out of the stimulus?”
Roesgen is no longer with CNN, and CNN has only about half as many viewers as it did last year. But her questions are revealing. They help us understand that the issue on which our politics has become centered — the Obama Democrats’ vast expansion of the size and scope of government — is really not just about economics.
Who won the debate between the MSM and the Tea Party from above? CNN’s Susan Roesgen was fired, CNN has lost their audience and the Tea Party is alive and well in 2010.
It’s up to you America … the United States is at a cross roads and this up coming midterm election in 2010 and the Presidential election in 2012 will determine whether America will be the shining example that Our Founding Father’s risked their lives for and fought a War of Independence for … or will we become like a social European country. Its your choice America.