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The Recollection of Reason

September 25, 2008

At this very moment, your liberty is being disregarded in Washington D.C. You are a second-class citizen. Your petitions, e-mails, and phone calls are ignored. You representatives represent anything but you. Over the past few years I have been following politics I have seen first hand the ignorance of Democracy, and the disregard of a Republic. Your role in government is almost gone, except when they feel the need to throw you a bone. Our country has forgotten our roots, our liberty, and our reason.

Liberty, the ability to choose your own way in life, to live the way you want, and to refrain from forcing others to live that way. All governments should be constructed around liberty. When you come to the understanding that it is ok for people to make mistakes, or do things you don’t like as long as they don’t force those things upon you, a government for the benefit of the people can be established. A government not based on coercion and telling people what is right and what is wrong, but a government that says “I don’t know what is right or wrong, I just know you are better than I to make that decision for you and your family”. You must understand liberty, to understand the American way of life.

Today on September of 2008, in The United States of America we have lost that sentiment of liberty that so frequently, if not always, is tied to our past. The most important aspect of our past is the Constitution. The Constitution is an instrument to tie down the government. We need to hold our public officials responsible for drifting from this document. The repercussions can be felt in things such as, the Income Tax, our imperialistic foreign policy, the Federal Reserve, (the root of all evil to our economy) legislation that dictates our personal lives, and king-like executive power. Things our founders warned us about:

“When all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another.” – Thomas Jefferson

The president thinks he is above the law. He can write executive orders that act as law. The Constitution states only Congress shall make laws! He writes signing statements on legislation basically saying if he will or will not follow that law, or change it to his interpretation. This is king-like. This is exactly what we fought against. And this is what we must fix once again. We need to get back to our roots. Liberty is never irrelevant! The Constitution is never irrelevant! The notion of irrelevance must be dismissed, as was the English control of the colonies in 1776. Our roots have all the answers. In order to preserve the present and future you must understand our past. You are being lied to.

Reason is a concept that makes you think. It makes you think why? Why am I forced into debt for every financial move I make, why are my views considered ‘irrelevant’? Asking why to fundamental things are what we all should be doing. You should ask why you pay the income tax? Is it even legal? Reason forces you to search for the truth, and our government is by far lacking reason. Our government is now becoming obsolete in regards of what it’s original intent was. The people and the government are drifting apart; apathy is not something practiced by the ‘unintelligent’, but rather the intellectuals who have realized the ineffectiveness of our government in protecting our rights. Our government wants to tell us what to consume, what to read, what to think, and that all of our problems answers come from them, they don’t, and they never will. That is not the job of government. If people want to choose to do the wrong things as long as it does not hurt me, let them. That’s what their family and friends are there for. Taking my tax money to redistribute it to help others is illegal. If my neighbor stole my money with a gun to my head and said “Oh, it’s ok it is to buy me groceries”, would that make it right? This is a total travesty to a free society. If I want to help the less privileged I can and will do it myself through charity or volunteerism. If you lean on the government for help, they have the power to let you fall. No government should have that power. If you remember correctly, the constitution was restrain government, to give government a very limited job. I ask you to take a step back. Look at the bigger picture. We have this huge government, who causes a thousand problems for every one they claim to solve. Let reason be your guide in these dark times.

Each day that goes by your interests are being ignored. Your income is being planned for government programs, your representatives are acting selfishly, your liberty is being stolen, and you are losing the vital connection to control your government, the government that was created for the people, by the people, and of the people, we the people must take a stand and say no more. It is your duty to stand up for the Constitution, for liberty and for The United States of America.

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it to be always kept alive. It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere.” – Thomas Jefferson

In Liberty,

Jon Lauro

One Comment leave one →
  1. endithinks permalink
    September 26, 2008 1:22 PM

    Have you read The Assault on Reason by Al Gore? It is a fantastic book focused on the lack of actual debate in the government and the use of fear tactics, dumbing down sound bites and lack of leadership and courage. I highly recommend it.

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