Tuesday, May 13, 2008

History Lesson: Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Happiness

Listen up class. Today's history lesson is about a now extinct philosophy called "Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Happiness." This concept was not created but was recognized as a set of divinely given rights to all human beings. Our forefathers wisely understood that our government must not do anything to abridge those rights.

Unfortunately, it is a concept that our current government does not understand. They continue to interfere in our lives, restrict our liberties, and impede our pursuit of happiness on a daily basis.

There is one crucial element of the constitutional structure of this nation that we ALL must understand lest we become puppets of the state. Please read carefully. The Constitution Of The United States does not grant its citizens one single right. I am referring to the original Constitution before the addition of The Bill Of Rights. Rather...

The Constitution Of The United States was designed to restrict and limit the federal government from interfering in our lives. It was written to protect us from the government.

Today, our government decides how much of our earnings we get to keep. They tell certain businesses how much profit they can make. If you dare stand against the almighty government you will be crushed by the unlimited funds they have to bankrupt you in litigation. They can take your money and give it to someone else. Even non-citizens. They can confiscate your property under the guise of eminent domain for the sole purpose of gaining more tax dollars.

The government established by our forefathers no longer exists. The government has become our nanny and we have become its children. If we pursue happiness and achieve it, it will be taken from us. If we express ourselves in ways the government does not approve of, our freedom of expression will be taken from us. If we are an unwanted life, our life will be taken from us.

God help us all.


Anonymous said...

So justly put. What are your thoughts on changing this? Regaining our natural rights we so boldly fought for 232 years ago?

gavagai said...

Methinks you confuse two very different documents: The Declaration of Independence; and the Constitution of the United States.

"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" is from the Declaration of Independence and is not a "concept," in the sense it establishes the structure or guidelines of our Constitution. The phrase "life, liberty..." is part of our revolutionary manifesto, and as such, is not actually part of the law of the land. That law is the Constitution which establishes the authority of law as coming directly or indirectly from the people.

For someone claiming to establish a history lesson, it's time for YOU to actually read the documents. What a ridiculous rant!

Red State Conservative said...

Sorry, but your comment makes absolutely no sense. I never said the the Declaration of Independence was the law of the land.

Regarding the "authority of law" coming from the people through the Constitution, take a look at the things our government is doing now and tell me they have the Constitutional authority to do them. Our Constitution and our authority are being trampled on by the "supreme powers" that rule Washington and our state capitols.


Ramona L. Anderson:

People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.Yours is a nice blog.

Red State Conservative said...

Thank you. I sincerely appreciate your comments. I may have misunderstood something in your comment but I wanted to clarify my position. True peace does come from within but only when that emptiness is filled with a personal relationship with God. Some people may scoff at that but I've been a Christian most of my life and I can support my position with personal experience. The scoffers can't.