Our founders knew it would make absolutely no sense to exchange one form of tyranny for another. Moreover, it would make a mockery of their arguments, such as presented in the Declaration of Independence, for moral authority to reject George III’s rule in favor of their own independent governance. Ironically, that is the very argument that we are currently engaged in now in our current political discourse. Too many of our countrymen are willing to trade off our tremendous inheritance of freedoms in exchange for the “mess of pottage” of a government that takes care of all of our needs, i.e. a socialist government, or a socialist democracy, whatever you want to call it. Too many are willing to accept the tyranny of a strong, unfettered central government that grows stronger by the day as we ask it to do more and more. Do not be deceived, this is a dangerous situation which we will one day soon regret very much. The tyranny of this huge government is already upon us.
If you have taken a flight in this country, you have put up with the tyranny of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The stories of their assaults on the freedoms and dignity of our American people have now become too numerous to count. There is a new story every week, and there is no telling how many incidents are going on without making it into the papers or the internet. The things that the TSA is doing are a blatant violation of our fourth amendment rights against “unreasonable searches and seizures.” No amount of security is worth trading off our very dear freedoms. We have traded the tyranny of terrorism for the tyranny of poorly trained, sociopathic civil servants who abuse our dignity with impunity. This is both a Democrat and Republican problem. Both of the political parties are complicit in setting up this tyrannical agency and allowing their abuse to go on without challenge. I truly do not understand how we have gotten to this point and why Americans do not get angry and do something about this.
I pray that you will enjoy the freedoms that we still have and that you will thank God this day for your freedom.