Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Declaration of Independence; 2010

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to
dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to
assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which
the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the
opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel
them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men
are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain
unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of
Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men,
deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any
Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the
People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its
foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them
shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed,
will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light
and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are
more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by
abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of
abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to
reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to
throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

These original words from our Declaration of Independence in 1776 are prophetic. Our founders knew, and addressed the propensity of man to seize power over others in all of the founding documents which we must revisit in the 2010 election cycle if we are to remain prosperous and free in the future. We don’t need simple reform we need fundamental reform. We need to re-affirm our constitution and reset our governmental policies to align with our Constitution.

We need to bring the “seat” of government back to the states and individuals as intended, and limit the growth of central government in DC by starving the funding that has allowed it to borrow against our good credit. We must also limit the ability of the Federal Bank to print money.

My plan as Governor is to re-affirm and utilize the Tenth Amendment to nullify unconstitutional federal laws. To starve the funding I will ask the Colorado citizens to amend the Colorado Constitution to limit the amount of direct federal taxation of our income to 18% maximum (Challeging the Sixteenth Amendment). Is that radical? Maybe, but what do you think they were saying in 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was being drafted?

Where is the spirit that sparked the greatest self governing nation in the world today? Where are the patriots and founders willing to talk about the revolution necessary to bring about real change? Why even have a Constitution if we are not willing to abide by it and defend it?

Where will our children be in the future if we don’t take a stand to protect our heritage? Let us declare ourselves the “Guards for their future security”…

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