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1 posted on 12/28/2012 12:22:15 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Thanks, Kaslin, for posting another important essay.

The writer is correct. As those who call themselves "progressive" censor and try to blot out the ideas essential to liberty, technology works against them, for never in our lifetimes have the writings, speeches, and underlying ideas of our Constitution been more available to every home in America. Those ideas, if rediscovered, can help to relight the lamp of liberty.

The people in America have now the best opportunity, and the greatest trust, in their hands, that Providence ever committed to so small a number, since the transgression of the first pair: if they betray their trust, their guilt will merit even greater punishment than other nations have suffered, and the indignation of heaven." - John Adams, January, 1787

Liberty, under the Founders' Constitution, as others have stated, depends upon a virtuous and knowledgeable citizenry.

John Adams stated:"The foundation of every government is some principle or passion in the minds of the People."

The Founders' principle was LIBERTY. The virtue among the people often referenced by the Founders was linked to this love of liberty referenced by John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court:

"Let virtue, honor, the love of liberty . . . be the soul of this constitution, and it will become he source of great and extensive happiness to this and future generations. Vice, ignorance and want of vigilance, will be the only enemies able to destroy it."(Quoted in "Our Ageless Constitution" Essay entitled, "Virtue Among the People" available here

Rediscovering and understanding the principles which made the American Constitution a protection for liberty may be the most important task of our day, and time is running out. The "enemies" already have censored these principles from the nation's textbooks and much of our public discourse.

If every person on this thread and every person involved in the TEA Party movement would commit himself/herself to understanding and then sharing the ideas of liberty with at least 3 people, what a difference that might make! Levin's "Liberty and Tyranny," Schweikart's "A Patriot's History of the U. S.," and Stedman and Lewis's "Our Ageless Constitution" lay out these principles in easy-to-understand language and are an excellent means by which our own "dumbed-down" generations can be exposed to the truly revolutionary principles by which our liberty was obtained.

2 posted on 12/28/2012 12:35:05 PM PST by loveliberty2 ( -)
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A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...
We've already got the nanny state.
4 posted on 12/28/2012 12:51:38 PM PST by 45semi (Sufficiently advanced stupidity is indistinguishable from existential evil.-Packwoods Law)
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That’s “conscience”, by the way...


5 posted on 12/28/2012 1:05:46 PM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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The liberals are circling the wagons around your second amendment rights. For only they know what, as Senator Dick Durbin says you ‘need’.

Forcing people to do what they don't want to do "for their own good" is paternalism.Libtards lose sight of the fact that in a free society,the fundamental basis of achieving the individual's good is his guidance by his own independent rational judgement. They show absolutely no respect for the character of people as rational beings, who must be persuaded by facts and logic, not compelled as though they were brutes, in the the name of something allegedly more valuable than their free choice and judgment and their dignity as rational beings.

The principle that libtards ignore is each human being is the possessor of reason, is valuable and competent, and should be free to run his own life and pursue his own happiness in accordance with his own independent rational judgment. Overturning this principle opens the floodgates to unlimited destruction through the use of physical force to overrule people's judgment, and thus, to prevent them from achieving their well-being or to compel them to act against their own well-being.

6 posted on 12/28/2012 1:06:07 PM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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All the liberals will end up doing is simply make possible a second American revolution or civil war.


7 posted on 12/28/2012 1:58:25 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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All the liberals will end up doing is simply make possible a second American revolution or civil war.


8 posted on 12/28/2012 1:58:45 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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9 posted on 12/28/2012 3:40:44 PM PST by 4Liberty (Some on our "Roads & Bridges" head to the beach. Others head to their offices, farms, libraries....)
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bump


11 posted on 12/28/2012 3:48:48 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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