Cross-posted at Oy…My Valve!

Because there are still many people who still don’t understand what is happening on the American street, because they cannot seem to grasp the enormity of the events of April 15th and the door that is being kicked down City Tavern is going to be hosting an extended meditation on Thomas Paine’s Common Sense.

The title infers that everything within should be obvious to anyone possessing the ability to engage in critical thinking.  So let’s have a little common sense ourselves and keep moving forward.  Tea Partiers carrying signs condemning Republicans and Democrats alike is the moment those of us in the Lagoon of the Unaffiliated have been waiting for all these years.  Common sense seems to finally be getting through.

As a long and violent abuse of power is generally the means of calling the right of it in question, (and in matters too which might never have been thought of, had not the sufferers been aggravated into the inquiry,) and as the king of England [read: The Resident] hath undertaken in his own right, to support the parliament [read: Congress] in what he calls theirs, and as the good people of this country are grievously oppressed by the combination, they have an undoubted privilege to inquire into the pretensions of both, and equally to reject the usurpations of either.

The cause of America is, in a great measure, the cause of all mankind. Many circumstances have, and will arise, which are not local, but universal, and through which the principles of all lovers of mankind are affected, and in the event of which, their affections are interested. The laying a country desolate with fire and sword, declaring war against the natural rights of all mankind, and extirpating the defenders thereof from the face of the earth, is the concern of every man [and woman] to whom nature hath given the power of feeling.

These are the stakes.  We are not speaking simply of government reform.  We are speaking of reforming government for the sake of preserving human freedom. The Congress through legislation like S.773/778 and Harry Reid’s Green Energy bill, the stimulus, omnibus, and budget bills, are attempting to centralize government power in the hands of the Executive Branch.  To my mind there is only one reason to do so: the supression and/or control of society.  Americans aren’t taking to the streets simply because of taxes and government spending.  They are out in the streets because after 8 years of government subverting our rights to privacy and expression, the new administration is working harder deeper faster longer to accelerate that process.  And the Republican Party, with its transparent attempts to look like they are leading the opposition, is as big a part of the problem as the Democrat controlled government.  One need only look at the last eight years to see that.  Seeing signs from the 15th that said things like, “Republicans suck too!” tells me we are on the right track.

It’s time to stop standing by personal political agendas.  There can only be one agenda for all Americans who love liberty: The protection and preservation of the constitutional republic.  We can sort out the way forward once we stop the government’s Constitution crushing freight train of bullshit.  We ain’t got time for that now.  Now is the time to stand up against the corruption and smothering of freedom.



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5 responses to “COMMON SENSE

  1. Funny thing is there were a few people in the crowd in Wichita that dunned Brownback for the “earmarks” he brought to Kansas. I liked it. The dissent was fantastic. One of the reporters at our Tea Party did an unofficial count…less than half of the people in attendance identified themselves as Republicans….in my speech I asked the people to take one thought with them…that they are American Patriots.

    I will give Brownback credit for one thing he stood on the podium and told the crowd I was no terrorist. With those words I know he was disgusted by the DHS report. He could have stood up in front of media and said I detest that DHS report….the media would have ignored him. So he said to the people he represents. However he is still a politician more than likely heading to Topeka as our next governor. That report had the opposite effect….more people showed up to protest….man of them veterans.

    Many KUDOS to the American Legion for speaking out. The VFW can just go pound sand as far as I am concerned. They dismissed that report….said it really didn’t mean anything. None of the other veterans organizations said one damn thing…with that I am calling the DAV one more time….I am removing myself from their membership roles. And I am going after the DAV supervisor in Wichita who said he would check out my “C” file and call me back. Needless to say he never called me back!

    We are speaking of reforming government for the sake of preserving human freedom.

    This is what the tea parties are about. They began as protests against all the spending of the last 8 years plus the crap Obozo is adding on…now it is so much more! People get it. I heard so many times over the last 6 weeks…no labels anymore, we are Americans…..

  2. I think we need to have another tea party real soon with the intent of calling for the usurper to be forced to show his BC and be thrown out of office. We can’t allow him to go on any longer like this. He is putting us in so much jeopardy.

  3. The Next Tea Partys are set for July 4th, they are expected to grow out of the April 15th Tea Partys like a snowball getting bigger. The poor attempt to categorize them as partisan on the MSM’s part is not working, the Internet is seeing to that. I think every last one of the politicians, that voted for TARPS and Stimulus, all the spending, need outed akin to having a Scarlett Letter embroidered on their chest.

  4. I agree Laree, and that goes for all who voted for FISA last summer. Then, fire the lot of them.

  5. thedametruth

    I’m in. It’s time to begin. Oh wait–we already have! It’s going to be a busy summer!

    Oh and thank you for invoking our man Paine’s common sense 😉

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