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06-05-2010 11:05 pm - Terrence Aym
These are turbulent times. However, rarely in human history has there ever been a period when times have not been turbulent.

Times of uncertainty can be fraught with danger, yet that very danger brings with it the seeds of great opportunities. As Americans we have had a certain familiarity with this lesson of history for it was specifically at such a time that the United States of America was founded. Despite that uncertainty, or perhaps because of it, during the ensuing centuries the United States became the greatest nation on the face of the Earth.

This year American citizens will celebrate the 234th birthday of the Founding. Unfortunately, too many Americans alive today have forgotten the knowledge our founders acquired through their sweat, blood and sacrifices. Yet that knowledge still exists for all to see. It is embedded within the principles upon which our nation was built—principles we as a people forget or ignore only at our own great peril.

Over the years numerous pundits have defined America as many things, yet at its root America is an idea and the embodiment of a philosophy. And yes, it is a dream. It's a dream that all in their personal way strive to attain. The seed of this dream is nourished by individual liberty. This dream embraces a dynamic vision that ever expands, ever grows, ever evolves as we too must evolve or surely perish from the face of this Earth.

The patriots of the TEA Parties today seek to reclaim that dream, embrace it, nurture it and set it before ourselves again.

This moment we share together in American history is a great moment. Our time reverberates with echoes from the past. We strive to reassert our liberty, reclaim our heritage and reinvigorate our inalienable rights as a free people.

In the unanimous declaration of the thirteen united States of America the first patriots proclaimed:

"Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new guards for their future security."

My fellow patriots, we recognize the long train of abuses against individual liberty that, in some cases, stretches back almost one hundred years. Our Constitution was crafted to protect us from abuse. It is really nothing more than a compact with our government—a government instituted to serve at our pleasure; we do not serve it.

That sacred compact has been violated by the men and women we entrusted to govern for us, violated in the most egregious way through their apathy, ignorance, political ambition, misplaced altruism and a wanton disregard for individual rights and property rights.

Therefore, we seek no Constitutional redress from that government. The time for redress has passed. The government has become terribly corrupted. Its very existence now corrupts. It has mutated into a Frankensteinian antithesis of our Founding Fathers' vision.

We have not abandoned our government; it has abandoned us.

Ironically, we find ourselves in the same position as that of our country’s founders. We are fighting against despotism—not as a colony against a repressive England, but as Americans against a government our forefathers instituted with the best of intentions. It is a government that has, sadly, gone terribly astray.

My fellow patriots, it is our right and our duty to throw off such a government and in its place reconstitute the individual above the State. We must divest ourselves of the collectivist shackles the State at all levels. It has sought to bind us with creeping tyranny. We must replace the poisoned political well with the clear sweet waters of respect for the individual and the sanctity of our God given rights. To do less means we are all lesser men and women.

I argue that all thinking and God fearing Americans stand for these principals and have already joined the cause for liberty. Our cause is just: the freedom of the individual and the eventual return of an American government to the limited powers and authority granted by the people as defined in our compact, the Constitution of the United States of America.

We the people consent to be governed only by a government that stays its heavy hand and limits itself to that authority which has already been explicitly defined. All other powers are reserved to the people and the sovereign states. Until that can once again be implemented and enforced, I invite all free people of like minds to consider initiating grass roots political movements in the several states towards the goal of secession.

Let this idea sweep across our land like a prairie fire.

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06-07-2010 3:57 am - Comment by darlajune
I am researching this subject for my own personal reasons. I have been reading both pro and con. For my own part, I tend to lean toward the idea of secession. But I don't trust my own wisdom on this subject because I am still in the early stages of study. There are some great minds who think this is a bad idea so I will weigh it carefully before making my decision. Thank you so much for the information.