Another opportunity to watch Glenn Beck – with David Barton (WallBuilders) and Ira Stoll (Author of “A Life”) – leads to inspirational thoughts for lovers of liberty.
How in the world did I major in Political Science and not know more about my own country? A closer look at the “Father of the American Revolution”, Samuel Adams, will lead you to see how far away from our founding principles we are – as individuals, communities, and a country.
As the American Revolution was taking place, there were many instances when these brave folks fighting for liberty questioned what they were doing. There was even dissent from people in this country (people who did not want to be “free”), and there were many battles lost before having any chance at succeeding.
However, these people had faith. They believed that the plight of liberty and of INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, and that these superseded their own well-being. They were willing to sacrifice their lives for their liberty and the liberty of future citizens.
If we could go back, if we could take back our representatives and our country, we could likely simplify the mecca of bureaucracy that is leading to our enslavement to a political and economic system that will no longer allow for individuals to act for themselves in a market that is free.
And what should we do? We have many battles that we are all fighting, in our own lives, professions, and communities. We must keep questioning, fighting, and standing up for the principles this country was built upon. And really, to do this effectively, one must have faith. It is all we have at the end of the day.
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– Tisha Casida