THE REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN! Patriotic Americans across our great country are rising up in defense of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, the unalienable rights with which we have been endowed by our Creator. The first American Revolution arose to defend Americans against the tyranny of taxation without representation. The purpose of the American Revolution 2.0 is to defend America against the tyranny of a bloated Federal Government that has broken out of its constitutional restraints, and threatens to destroy individual liberty.
Many of us have taken for granted the shared values and beliefs that our forefathers passed on to us. For more than two centuries those values, principles and beliefs have been considered to be self-evident. Most Americans have been content to work hard, raise their families, live their lives, and lend a helping hand to those in need. We have had limited interest in political activism. But others are actively seeking to overthrow the values and principles on which America was built, in order to impose values and policies antithetical to the spirit of America. Thomas Jefferson said it clearly, “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” Too often we have failed to be vigilant. But the sleeping giant of conservatism has been awakened and the enemies of liberty have reason to tremble.
Americans are understandably outraged by the irresponsible, unstimulating, unsustainable, pork barrel spending that is increasing the downward economic spiral. Many are offended and frustrated by the statist policies that are an assault on freedom and personal initiative, and an effort to increase dependency on government. If we are going to pull America back from the edge of the abyss, we must begin now. There are positive steps that we can take today.
The purpose of this site is to present principle based proposals of common sense conservatism for a peaceful revolution to promote individual liberty, small government, lower taxes, and improved opportunities for individuals and business. Rooted in history and looking forward to the future, this site will offer solutions for today that will help build a stronger America for tomorrow. We are proposing REAL CHANGE for a Change! The proposals you will find on this site will be RADICAL! Radical like: “2 + 2 = 4″, “actions have consequences”, “if you don’t have it, don’t spend it”, or “integrity matters” – basic common sense truths that are radical only because so many of today’s politicians seem be to living in a fantasy land where common sense is conspicuously absent. It is not sufficient to simply oppose the policies of the current administration, we must identify the real problems facing America and offer solid solutions. Conservatives need to be framing the debate instead of reacting to the liberal progressives’ formulation of the debate.
There is a crisis in America and it is a crisis of personal responsibility. America faces serious challenges. We are at a crossroads. Government (small, medium, large or super-sized) is not the solution. Government is not our hope. The liberals in Washington may seem bent on taking away our liberty and destroying America as we know it, but they are not the real problem.
We, the citizens of the United States of America, are the problem. Too often, in our desire to just get on with living our lives, we have chosen not to get involved in government, preferring to hand our responsibility over to “professional” politicians. It is easy to blame the government for taking away our freedom, and for burdening our children and grandchildren with ever increasing debt. But the truth is that the government cannot do anything unless We The People allow them to do it. The Constitution gives limited and defined authority to the Federal Government. According to the Constitution, all authority not specifically given to the Federal Government belongs to the States. Through the miracle of incrementalism, the Federal Government has grown beyond its constitutional restraints and usurped authority that belongs to the individual States. This has happened because We The People have allowed it to happen.
But there is good news. If the problem was the people in Washington, there would not be much we could do between elections. But if We The People are the problem, then We The People can do something about this situation right now! While we are waiting for 2012 to get here, we can begin by encouraging our governors and State legislators to reassert the constitutional authority of the States and take back the powers that the Federal Government has usurped from them. If your governor and/or State legislators are not responsive, in many cases they can be recalled and replaced now (check your State Constitution).
The extraordinary citizens of the United States (with the help of that self-evident Creator mentioned in the Declaration of Independence) are the solution and the hope of America. It is time for all Americans to assume the responsibilities that fall on citizens who would live as free men and women. Abraham Lincoln said that ours is a government that is not only For the people, but also Of the people and By the people. But that will only be true if we, as ordinary Americans, choose to get involved, not only in the process, but in the actual governance of our country.
Grassroots conservatives are on the move to restore America. The Second American Revolution has begun. Will you answer your country’s call to defend freedom? COME JOIN THE REVOLUTION.
Your humble servant,
Yushud Choosewisely, ordinary American