Jan 16, 2024
The pamphlet expressed a radical democratic spirit. It encouraged everyone to evaluate the case for independence. Independence from a king was a highly innovative idea at the time. Human history has been dominated by strongmen; kings, dictators, rulers of all types.
One of the key ideas in "Common Sense" is “We have it in our power to begin the world over again” This was truly revolutionary and influenced the Revolution and lead to the Declaration of Independence.
"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,"
Thomas Jefferson described The Declaration of Independence as an aspirational document. It inspires mankind to an ideal. We need more of this, not less. When this was written, only white men who were landowners could vote. Over time, our country has expanded freedom and increased who can vote. We should be proud of this legacy.
The Declaration of Independence also states it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish government that interferes with the People's rights. This is astonishing.
We have an opportunity to alter our government in the election this fall. Most Americans are against an open border and more money to Ukraine. We need to vote out any representative that supports these agendas. They are not representing their constituents. If we replaced most of them, that would send a clear message.
The US has a record $34 trillion debt. This is a truly depressing achievement. This is more than the value of China, Japan, Germany, India, and the UK economies combined.
The debt has more than doubled since 2013. The US is spending about $2 billion per day on interest payments alone. This is dangerous for our economy and our national security. It is unsustainable.
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