Declaration of Dependence: The Founding Fathers Roll in their Graves
March 23, 2010
The United States government has officially announced its decree of dependence through bailouts and the outright robbery known as “Health-care Reform.” Our present-day government has become an abomination against the Founding Fathers and the documents they created for the protection of all free men and their descendants.
The only growth industry left in the United States is the government
The Bureau of Labor Statistics Overview of the 2008-2018 Projections shows that since government has now co-opted health-care, finance, insurance, and information, it will hold fully 30% of all future employment growth, far outweighing any private sector. This portends the inevitable rise of a full-fledged collectivist state. As jobs in the real economy continue to be decimated, new graduates will seek the lifetime security of government work, further strengthening the very system which seeks to enslave them. The new unholy trinity of health-care legislation, cybersecurity legislation, and environmental legislation all but guarantees an all-out war on the taxpayer and the self-reliant individual. The management of this state behemoth will need more IRS agents, more social workers, more health-care administrators, more Internet security experts, and more environmental police to oversee all key areas of society. For those who like a sick joke, there is one other growth sector: employment services. Uncle Sam definitely want you.
Citizens now receive more from the Federal Government than they contribute
The government cannot bloat without cooperation from the populace. The following excerpt from The Augusta Chronicle article by William Beranek, a University of Georgia professor emeritus of financial economics, highlights the complicity of the American people in giving away their independence:
But it is exacerbated by a growing citizen indifference to escalating government expenditures. This behavior stems from 1) the growing fraction (more than 40 percent) of citizens who pay no income taxes, and hence have little or no financial incentive to reduce government expenditures, but instead have a perverse incentive to increase them; and 2), a growing proportion of citizens who receive more cash flows from the government than they currently pay in taxes.
A Heritage Foundation study: 2009 Index of Dependence shows the disturbing explosion of dependence within all areas of federally funded programs. Highlights include:
All of this is incompatible with the self-reliance doctrine that defines truly free people, and our new society stands as profoundly un-American. Foreign banks and influence have been sworn to, not our Constitution. The following quotes should be a stark reminder of how far we have fallen from our stated goals and all that we have been taught to admire. We must regain our independence and swear our allegiance to the concepts we have forgotten if we are to defeat the forces of tyranny assailing us from all sides.
A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.
–Rights of British America, 1774
Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
–Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 19, 1787
Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood.
–A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765
Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
–Letter to John Taylor, April 15, 1814
But if we are to be told by a foreign Power … what we shall do, and what we shall not do, we have Independence yet to seek, and have contended hitherto for very little.
–Letter to Alexander Hamilton, May 8, 1796
No pecuniary consideration is more urgent, than the regular redemption and discharge of the public debt: on none can delay be more injurious, or an economy of time more valuable.
–Message to the House of Representatives, December 3, 1793
Foreign influence is truly the Grecian horse to a republic. We cannot be too careful to exclude its influence.
–Pacificus, No. 6, July 17, 1793
Industry is increased, commodities are multiplied, agriculture and manufacturers flourish: and herein consists the true wealth and prosperity of a state.
–Report on a National Bank, December 13, 1790
A nation under a well regulated government, should permit none to remain uninstructed. It is monarchical and aristocratical government only that requires ignorance for its support.
–Rights of Man, 1792
He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
–Dissertation on First Principles of Government, December 23, 1791
History affords us many instances of the ruin of states, by the prosecution of measures ill suited to the temper and genius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy.
–Emblematical Representations, Circa 1774
He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing.
–From his writings, 1758
A just security to property is not afforded by that government, under which unequal taxes oppress one species of property and reward another species.
–Essay on Property, March 29, 1792
As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights. Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.
–National Gazette Essay, March 27, 1792