I was at Minuteman National Park in Boston last week, watching a multimedia presentation of the opening battle at Concord in a darkened room. The North church tower outline was on the right wall with 2 candle lights within, skylined as if in moonlight, the Massachusetts countryside on the left. A video of an actor, portraying a Minuteman, appeared in a doorway to eloquently explain their cause while the tender, heroic support of his wife was shown in the backdrop. They had petitioned King George, and passed laws by prescribed representative gov’t rules, but King George was not listening: They were subjects, not in control at all. They paid their taxes but had lost KEY parts of their representative govt – their RIGHTS were being abrogated by decree. Taxation without representation, like we have now.
An LED map was on the wall, blinking lights highlighting British boat movements across the backbay, the march on the 17 mile road to Concord, the North church lights, Paul Revere and William Dawes setting out on separate paths, the gathering of Minutemen as the word spread, 400 at first, then 1000, then 2000, to fight the 700 British Regulars.
” This system was so effective that people in towns 25 miles (40 km) from Boston were aware of the army’s movements while they were still unloading boats in Cambridge.”
I realized 15 minutes in, I had tears streaming down my face. My wife asked me, what’s wrong? “We’re facing the same issues now” I replied. Those Minutemen didn’t fight for Obamacare or the DHS showing up only at conservative protests, for IRS hassling only conservative Christians, nor was it for representative gov’t, they had representative gov’t.
They fought for God Given Individual Rights (or rights from a “creator” if you prefer, also known as natural rights), one set of rules for all, politicians not treated as royalty – as the costumed musket-firing re-enactor at Hartwell’s Tavern on Battle Road eloquently explained. Rights we no longer have: Limits on where we can worship have been created, abrogating Amendment 1. Hassles of firearm ownerhips abrogate Amendment 2. We are no longer protected from illegal searches into our communications, abrogating amendment 4.
Sadly, our fellow citizens’ silence toward abuse, corruption, and privilege has been bought by benefits and special privileges. The liberals, getting new benefits, don’t care about rights, a historically normal behavior. The conservatives, knowing Government supplied benefits are ALWAYS corrupting and rights-destroying, are being designated by the leftists as hating, racist, second class citizens. We are again subjects in a macabre, perverted image of America. Obama’s America. The Democrat’s America. The Communist Party USA’s America, the CPUSA wrote a celebration ode to Obama on their web page! See for yourself: http://cpusa.org/why-vote/ .
Be the force of good, people. The Truth is good! Law is good. Celebrate the law, don’t let malevolent people, like the President, tell you long standing, healthy laws about fraud in fiscal markets are no longer important while he hands the bankers a pile of money we don’t have, and puts the charge on OUR national credit card. The leftist liberals want to pick and choose what fiscal laws they want to enforce when they please, and disregard individual rights in favor of their group-specific privileges they deceptively call rights; this is extremely unhealthy when an individual does it, and millions of times worse when a leader sets such a poor example.