Friday, October 2, 2009

Now We Are Come

Now we are come to the dark and stormy skies with the seas before us looming above our ship of state.

We are governed by an individual with pretensions towards kingship that hearkens not to the guiding hand as passed down to us from our forefathers, The Constitution. He attempts to lead in arrogance and ignorance on a par with George III.

Our representatives turn deaf ears to our demands that they perform their duties as WE defined them in our Constitution. They have pretensions of their own as beings of omnipotence, regarding WE THE PEOPLE as simply their serfs to provide them with sustenance and gracious living.

The People have petitioned is as simply a humble manner as possible. WE have requested in ever stronger terms for governance to return to the founding documents of The Constitution and The Bill Of Rights, only to be ignored, marginalized, derided and degraded by those who seek to benefit themselves at our cost.

OUR GOD-GIVEN RIGHT of Free Speech has been relegated to "free speech zones" set aside in out of the way places, instead of being "allowed" on every street corner.

OUR GOD-GIVEN RIGHT of Free Press has been conscripted to provide a cornucopia of biased, boot-licking, subservient minions squealing like hogs at the trough of their masters.

OUR GOD-GIVEN RIGHT to Personal Religion has been denigrated and marginalized to provide a "political correctness" of weak-willed tolerance for oppression.

OUR GOD-GIVEN RIGHT to defend ourselves from transgression by individuals and Tyranny by Government has been distorted into a "permission" only allowed by the self-same Government within their boundaries of what They say is permissible.

OUR GOD-GIVEN RIGHT to be secure in our persons, our property and our papers has been corrupted in the name of "public safety" to provide a basis for the continuing intrusion and control of a central government into our daily lives.

OUR GOD-GIVEN RIGHT to Peaceably Assemble and Petition For Redress of Grievances has been degraded to those assemblies only "permitted" by the central authorities and all others are declared "unlawful assemblies" which are mishandled by the jack-booted thugs of the "authorities."

Have WE THE PEOPLE come down to this? A collection of subjugated serfs, prayerfully licking the boots of our masters as they deign to spread the largess of our labors back to us so that we may be comfortably secure. Have WE THE PEOPLE traded our liberties, that were so hard won and so hard kept for over 200 years, for the appearance of security? Will not THE PEOPLE rise up and exercise ALL their Rights together.

Put aside the fallacy of treating our enemies, foreign and domestic, with honeyed words and timid demeanor. They see only weakness in this behavior, a weakness of will and a weakness of ability. Stand shoulder to shoulder with your neighbor and bring the full force of our all of our Rights to bear against these despots that would create a nation of slaves and serfs. Treat each one of these ill-conceived, illegitimate kinglets and their jack-booted thug retainers to the full force of our wrath. Let not one be overlooked because of pity or a weakening of the heart.

Will the children of your children say about you, "My grandfather stood and saved my freedoms" or will they say "My grandfather sold my freedom for thirteen pieces of silver"?

Patrick Henry