In 1776 when Jefferson penned the words of The Declaration of Indepence, he was not declaring to England why the states should be free, but to the world why men were free. We hold these truths to be self-evident. Our rights are self-evident, they are not handed down to us by a king, congress or state, but instead endowed by our Creator. Among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
The very next paragraph describes the only legitimate role of any government. To secure these rights, governments are instituted amongst men…. This is why our Founders pledge their life, their fortune, and their sacred honor. For a government which would protect the individual’s inalienable rights. We have wandered so far from these principles.
Today, both parties are full of establishment progressives. The enemy to a constitutional republic and individual freedom is a progressive. I believe the Republican Establishment is the greatest foe we have. They say they believe in these principles, of individual liberty and limited government, yet they legislate on progressive ideology.
I believe it is time for a revolution, a revolution of ideas. To rekindle the principles our nation was built upon. As Jefferson said, we must not put [our] faith in men, but [we must] bind them down with the chains of the constitution. The Constitution is only a piece of paper unless you and I arm ourselves with the knowledge of freedom and the principles of liberty.
I ask you to join me in the fight for liberty. To question everything, every politician, promise, and policy. Holding them all up against the words of our Declaration and the principles in the Cconstitution.
Greg Brannon, MD.