Sunday, August 01, 2010

Obama administration and the Declaration of Independence

I recently read through the Declaration of Independence again. I was particularly struck by three of the 27 reasons given for declaring our independence from England.

One of those reasons says that the king "has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance..."

I couldn't help thinking of the fact that the Obama administration has forbidden the governor of Arizona from implementing the new Arizona law designed to protect its citizens from the drugs and violence coming up from Mexico. I'm sure many Arizonan's would say that law is of "immediate and pressing importance."

Another reason given for the Declaration of Independence was because the king "has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people..."

I couldn't help but think of the dramatic expansion of the IRS and the creation of so many new Czars and programs, and their accompanying bureaucracies which will be regulating (harassing) our people.

Yet another reason was "For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent."

I couldn't help thinking of the hundreds-of-millions of dollars of debt that our Congress and President are imposing on us along with the inevitable increase in taxes--all against the wishes of a significant majority of the American people.

I'm not advocating another Declaration of Independence, of course. Far from it. Our founding fathers listed two dozen other reasons for Independence besides these three (and truthfully, I'm not sure my Christian convictions would have allowed me to support the Revolution 234 years ago either) .

I am only saying that as I read the Declaration of Independence again I was struck by the fact that some of the actions our government is now taking are the same kinds of things the King of England was doing that led our founding fathers to declare independence 234 years ago.

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