posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 01:54 PM
“Occasionally the tree of Liberty must be watered with the blood of Patriots and Tyrants.” ― Thomas Jefferson
“When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty.” ― Thomas Jefferson
“If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as the souls
who live under tyranny.” ― Thomas Jefferson
“Experience has shown, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it
into tyranny.” ― Thomas Jefferson
“Our country is too large to have all its affairs directed by a single government. Public servants at such a distance, and from under the eye of
their constituents, must, from the circumstance of distance, be unable to administer and overlook all the details necessary for the good government of
the citizens; and the same circumstance, by rendering detection impossible to their constituents, will invite public agents to corruption, plunder and
waste.” ― Thomas Jefferson
I could sit here and paste quote after quote of Thomas Jefferson to prove that "We The People" have in fact allowed the failure of our democracy to
occur. Aside from the Civil War, I am not aware of a time in our Country's history that displayed a significant effort to uphold the Constitution.
In fact, I speak from the witness chair that our society does nothing but promote the tyranny of government... it seems everyone is just too
comfortable with their cell phones and lack of awareness to uphold the Constitution. Yeah, so nothing being done in the past to uphold the
"Declaration of Independence" has now led to an even bigger struggle for people to withstand if they are to prevail and win back the ideals that
this Country is written on.
So, it is upon us, individually, to see and decide things for our Country's future with not only a truthful demand of ourselves, but to extend our
decisions to reflect what we would like our children to view us, as "fore-fathers/mothers" as to what we have or haven't accomplished. I think we
need to start doing things as we would like to see done to our children, instead of, as we would for ourselves. I'd say giving into the tyrannies of
government has voided this generations ability to deem what is fit for a future of "We The People."
And, I don't believe the government is quite the prediction of the people living in them as you indicate. For one, it's my opinion, that only
"free" citizens of "free" countries have any abilities to change their government. Didn't the U.S.A. set that standard as far as countries go?
And, if so, wouldn't that lead to the World somehow looking onto us as a country to display the validity of a citizen ruled government? I'd
indicate that the state of our country is not one bit a reflection of myself, and that it is more a direct reflection of what past generations did NOT
stand up for. Somehow along the way our citizens decided that we were too big of a player in the industrialization era, and that our monetary
position in the World was more important than the people living in it. If I don't give a crap for money, then how does the government reflect what
I desire for the future of our Country?
If I voted for either one of these ridiculous political parties, and do nothing to break up the "legacies" that run our Country then I may agree
with what you said. If you vote on the lesser of evils and not on what is truthfully moral then you must agree with what you're saying. If you pay
taxes and support them in any way, then it will indeed reflect your position. See, there are many little things we do to support the tyranny, yet it
is acceptable for some strange reason... to just go to sleep, with the help of ambien, to hope for a better tomorrow. When are we going to realize
that it has got to get very very messy in this Country for it to get better? Hell, we have at least a couple revolutions to make up for!
“The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed
incorporations.” ― Thomas Jefferson