Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Edgycater: The Declaration of a Concerned American

Never before has America been so close to becoming Amerika. A century of socialist progress under the guise of progressivism or liberalism has incrementally eroded our liberties. Now, the extremists have replaced the incrementalists and seem determined to destroy the great nation of our forefathers. How do I arrive at this conclusion?

  • I believe the U.S. Constitution is the law of the land. It is not simply a quaint artifact in the National Archives to be ignored by arrogant bureaucrats.
  • I believe that those who cite a "Living Constitution" really mean their goals should not be limited by any constitution.
  • I believe that America was built on Judeo-Christian values. That does not mean we are a theocracy. It means Christianity is the source for our values and traditions. Those who deny our Christian heritage are dishonest and dangerous.
  • I believe the Constitution calls for no state religion and no interference with religious exercise. Period. The "wall of separation" is a nonsensical concept based on intentional contextual distortion and whose modern usage has its origin in anti-Catholic bigotry by a Supreme Court Klansman (see Hugo Black).
  • I believe in limited government. This isn't states rights or nullification. It is the charge demanded by the U.S. Constitution. Any power grabs beyond that is tyranny.
  • I believe that national defense is the most important responsibility of the federal government. Individuals should be expected to take of their own personal needs. We should never sacrifice our defense to pay for midnight basketball leagues and free condom programs.
  • I believe America was made great by the work of nameless, faceless individuals who worked hard, raised their families, and helped their neighbors. America is not great because of government, but in spite of it.
  • I believe in free speech. That means ALL speech, whether I agree with it or not. Only a tyrant would seek to regulate dissenting speech. The purpose of free speech was not for Tony Soprano to try to break the record for f-bombs per minute, but for citizens to speak out on the issues that impact their lives.
  • I believe that America built the most dynamic economy in the history of man because individuals were able to largely operate in free markets with the inherent risk and reward. The more government controls the economy, the less free we are.
  • I believe in a free press. However, a free press that is irresponsible and that functions as a PR firm for a particular party or ideology is more dangerous than an openly state-run media.
  • I believe that I am a citizen, not a subject. That my county supervisor, state legislators, my governor, my congressman, my senators and my President are my representatives NOT MY RULERS!
  • I believe federal courts exist to apply the law not to rewrite it as they please. No matter how ridiculous or asinine they may believe a law is their job is to rule according to it unless it is a clear violation of the Constitution. If stupidity itself were unconstitutional we would disband Congress.
  • I believe that most of America's problems come from too much government, not too little. The current crises in banking, investments, health care, and education can all be traced to misguided government interference and controls that drive up costs and reduce effectiveness. I'm tired of the hair of the dog. More government is not the answer. We've been told it's time for "change." How about reducing government meddling in our lives? Now, that's change I can believe in.

If any of this makes sense to you stop back every few days. Hopefully, I'll have something interesting to say or at least be able to point you to other sources. In the meantime, call or email your congressman and Senators, write your local newspaper, read the founding documents and talk about freedom and liberty with your friends and family. Remember, no snow flake in an avalanche feels responsible. Be part of the solution.

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