In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was read in three spots in Pennsylvania following the Fourth of July. One such spot was Easton’s historic Center Square. 233 years later, a small band of 300 patriots showed up once more. Here is the first speech (and video!) I ever gave a year ago on July 3rd, 2009 at the fountain in Easton’s Center Square, Pennsylvania.
On July 15th, 1776, 72 patriots led by Benjamin Franklin issued Pennsylvania’s Constitution. One sentence read: QUOTE That ALL POWER is originally inherent in, and consequently derived from, the PEOPLE; therefore all officers of government are their trustees and SERVANTS, and at ALL TIMES ACCOUNTABLE to them.
Our founders clearly realized that all power stems from the PEOPLE, from US, and all officers of government are NOT masters, but SERVANTS.
Most importantly, the Constitution was written under the principle of “positive grant.” What “positive grant” means is that the government can ONLY exercise the powers which are specifically granted to it and nothing more. The Constitution is not the AUTHORITY over our lives, it is simply the LAW meant to CONSTRAIN the actions of government.
However, over time the federal government has slowly and steadily taken more and more power from the people, from our local and state governments.
Look at the bailouts of the banks, insurance companies, car companies, and investment firms. There is NOTHING – there is NOTHING – in the Constitution that gives Congress or the Federal Reserve the power to do ANY of this.
So what to do? What can be done against this government? What are the BEST actions that people who believe in the rule of law, who believe in freedom, do?
What I favor is a strong shift back to the America that our founding fathers and mothers had in mind. If we can shift these powers back closer to the People, from the federal governments to the State and local governments, the better off we all will be. The more local each issue becomes, the more voice, the more power each individual has, and the happier we will all be.
The 4th of July for the Patriots of ‘76 was only the start of a long march towards freedom and liberty. It is in their spirits that we, from our families FIRST, from our local communities SECOND, and from the State of Pennsylvania THIRD must rise up and defend freedom from a government that disrespects the Rule of Law and the boundaries of its Constitutional powers!
We can start and WIN this revolution of our lifetimes TODAY if only a few good women, a few good men are brave enough to place their bodies and their minds between our families and the Establishment, this government that acts as if the Constitution were just “a piece of paper!”
As for myself, I have decided to run for political office even though I have no prior political experience. I have a very strong message to share and a plan to implement accountability and transparency, to return the ‘money power’ from the government to the people where it belongs, and to fiercely defend individual liberty and the rule of law.
I have decided to run as private citizen, unaffiliated with any political parties. I do not desire to represent either the Democrat or Republican Parties, I desire to represent US, the people of this district whom I am willing to serve.
I believe that the current Republican and Democrat representatives have been leading our country down the path of both MORAL and ECONOMIC ruin.
Our two-headed, one-party political scene is not the sharp divide the politicians and the media want us to believe. The true difference between the Democrat and Republican politicians in power is no greater than the choice between picking Coke or Pepsi at a supermarket.
To me, the real choice today is simple.
We either choose LIBERTY or we choose TYRANNY!
We either choose PROSPERITY for those who earn it or POVERTY for us all!
TODAY we decide between a REPUBLIC of LAWS or MOB RULE by the Gang in Washington!
TODAY we decide if we are Women and Men of PRINCIPLE or if we will let “politics as usual” and the “lesser of two evils” ruin our lives and the lives of our children!
What I would like MORE THAN ANYTHING is to join with a team of candidates who HAVE the spirit of ‘76, who SHARE the same principle and belief in individual liberty as I do, and are focused on saving our great country from those who threaten it, THE TRUE ENEMIES DOMESTIC.
America was conceived in liberty, and I will not let our Republic fall to the cowards who defile her without a bitter fight. These cowards will do whatever they can to remain in power, to control us by debasing our money and throwing away our liberties as if they were garbage. Our Republic was not established by cowards, and cowards have no chance of preserving it!
Their favorite strategy is “Divide-and-Conquer.” They will prey upon our differences in Race, Skin Color, Gender, and religious creeds in attempts to turn us upon ourselves. They will try to set our Citizens Senior against our country’s young people. They will try to set the Rich, the Poor, and the Middle Class at each other’s throats for this is the ONLY way they can stay in power.
We must act together, we must recognize that we are all Americans, we are all on the SAME SIDE. As our founders signed the Declaration of Independence, Ben Franklin said, “We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we will all hang separately.”
The original 1754 political cartoon by Ben Franklin with the same overall message to fight against the Republocrats.