Shades of 1776
In 1765 Sir William Blackstone, who taught law at Oxford University, pub¬lished his four-volume Commentaries on the Law of England. They won instant acclaim in England. In the colonies they were not only a sensation, they became a weapon. Throughout the colonies people began citing Black¬stone as an authority on law, rights, and liberties. In the ten years preceding the American Revolution more copies of Blackstone’s Commentaries were sold in the colonies than in England. Blackstone, who believed the purpose of government was the protection of the people, wrote:
“For the principal aim of society is to protect individuals in the enjoyment of those absolute rights, which were vested in them by the immutable laws of nature…Hence it follows, that the first and primary end of human law is to maintain and regulate these absolute rights of individuals. “Those rights, then, which God and nature have established, and are therefore called natural rights, such as are life and liberty, need not the aid of human laws to be more effectually invested in every man than they are; neither do they receive any additional strength when declared by the munici¬pal laws to be inviolable. On the contrary, no human legislature has power to abridge or to destroy them”
These words, finding fertile ground in the hearts and minds of the Ameri¬can colonist, became the bedrock of thought upon which a nation would be built. The seeds of the American Revolution were planted and watered by the attempts of King George III to take these rights away from the colonist. What began as discontent on the part of individuals gradually grew into civil disobedience. The more the flame of liberty was threatened the deeper be¬came their determination to defend it. King George dismissed these men and women taking a stand for liberty as insignificant rabble. The colonist had a different name for them – Patriots.
The Boston Tea Party was a key event in the American Revolution. It was the Boston Tea Party that let do the open rebellion. The crisis escalated and, with “The shot heard round the world,” the American Revolutionary War began at Concord, Massachusetts on April 19, 1775. Just days before, on March 23, Patrick Henry had stood on the floor of the Vir¬ginia House of Burgesses and made a passionate speech which ended with the inspiring words:
“Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace — but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
Six years and six months later on October 19, 1781 On October 19, 1781 General Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington at Yorktown, VA. America was free and independent nation.
Fast-forward two hundred and twenty-nine years to Nov 4, 2008. A devout Muslim by the name of Barack Hussein Obama was anointed President of the United States, and immediately assumed the role of King George III. The seeds of the Second American Revolution were planted and watered by the attempts of Barak Obama to ignore the Constitution, take the rights it guarantees away from the American people, and change United States of America into the Socialist States of America. What began as discontent on the part of individuals gradually grew into civil disobedience. The more the flame of liberty was threatened the deeper be¬came their determination to defend it. Like King George III, King Obama, along with Queen Pelosi and Prince Reid, dismissed these men and women taking a stand for liberty as insignificant rabble. Americans had a different name for them – Patriots.
On February 19, 2009, in a broadcast from the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, CNBC Business News editor, Rick Santelli criticized the a government imposed measure and suggested the time had come for Americans to hold another Tea Party. Video of Santelli’s statement went viral after it received a “red siren” headline on the Drudge Report. Within weeks the Tea Party Movement had gone national with Tea Party Organizations springing up across the entire United States. By April 15, 2009 over 1,000 “Tea Party” demonstrations were held Across America. Americans had had enough and like their colonial forefathers began the Second American Revolution. On September 12, 2009 over one million patriots marched on Washington, D. C. By April 15, 2010 millions of patriots had joined Tea Parties, appeared at Town Hall meetings and like minded organizations.
Dismissed as “Astroturf” by Queen Pelosi, Tea Party members started printing and handing out small copies of the Constitution. Americans began studying the constitution as never before. They soon learned that this government has totally ignored the Constitution. Like our colonial forefathers Americans have refused to be subjugated by an out of control government. Our forefathers had to resort to the cartridge box, but they left us a better option, the ballot box. Across the nation we are seeing candidates being put forth who have read, understand, and will abide by the constitution. The resurgence of patriotism and knowledge of the constitution is the driving force behind the Second American Revolution.
The Second American Revolution will not be bloody as 1776, but it will be just as effective. The labels of democrat or republican carry no meaning for the 21st century patriots. Their vote will be based on whether a man or woman is a conservative or a progressive (liberal). The Second American Revolution will not take six years, as did the first. The decisive battle will be fought on Nov 2, 2010 and the final victory will be achieved in November of 2012. On November 2, 2010 Prince Harry will be replaced and Queen Pelosi will be rendered insignificant. In 2012 King Obama will go down in flames, and be recorded as the worst president in U. S. history. This government will learn the meaning and the strength of “We the People.” This is, and always will be the United States of America, the land of the free and the home of the brave.
With a Constitutional abiding government in place, America will return to being “the shining city on a hill.”
May God bless our efforts and many God continue to bless the United States of America.