Ted Nugent: Our Founding Fathers Would Be Mortified
As the stunned and defeated British army marched out of Yorktown, its band appropriately played “A World Turned Upside Down.”
Our forefathers pledged their lives and fortunes to fight and defeat the world’s mightiest army and give birth to America. Our victory over King George was the greatest military upset in the annals of human history.
George Washington believed our amazing victory was a result of divine providence.
The dream of limited government, personal freedom and liberty, rugged individualism, and self-sufficiency for which our forefathers fought and died is rapidly disappearing in 2009. Once again it is a world turned upside down.
Instead of heeding the warnings of our forefathers, we have embraced big government. Independent? No, over the last half-century we have become more dependent on Fedzilla — the federal beast with a voracious appetite for our tax dollars. We once again are becoming subjects, not citizens.
Big government punishes producers and risk-takers while rewarding simpletons that it has conned into believing it is helping. Fedzilla is the enemy of the free market and freedom.
Instead of allowing the free market to correct itself, big government meddles in it and makes things worse. Exhibits A and B: Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
Using our tax dollars, Fedzilla has purchased General Motors, and bailed out AIG and other financial institutions.
A trillion-dollar economic stimulus lawmakers approved but did not read may be the ultimate example of grotesque meddling and spending.
Now for the latest initiative “we must solve immediately.” President Obama wants to Fedzillarize health care.
Ailment, not cure
Placing your health in bureaucratic hands is like asking a drunk driver for a ride. Big government will destroy your health. It’s a cancer unto itself.
Higher taxes and more government lead to economic genocide. Alternatively, lower taxes, less government and more independence lead to prosperity for all who are willing to take advantage of it.
Our forefathers who threw tea over the side of the ship in Boston Harbor knew this. The people who’ve attended Tea Parties know it. Do you?
Sometime during your July 4 celebration, you should take a few moments and read the Declaration of Independence aloud to your children, relatives and guests. Read it slowly. Let the words sink in.
Then reflect on our forefathers, they who bravely signed their names to it, thereby signing their own death warrants. Think about that. They were willing to die for limited federal government, independence, freedom and liberty.
They didn’t fight and die for freedom so that our government could provide its subjects with housing, food, transportation and health care.
To my fellow Americans who still cherish the dream of our founding fathers, I wish you a wonderful and Happy Independence Day. To those of you who are willing to compromise your liberty and freedom in the hopes that big government will provide you an artificial blanket of security, enjoy your Dependence Day.
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