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We The American People Want To Remain Free

Updated on November 14, 2016

We the American People...Want to Remain A Free People!

Whenever I see this Norman Rockwell painting, "Freedom of Speech", I think of America. Isn't that what America is all about, freedom to speak, think, and move about as long as we do not hurt or infringe upon others? Is this not what our Founding Fathers wanted for us? Was this not why they came to America? But, something has gone wrong over the years.

We were suppose to have a government for the people, by the people. However, lately it looks like a "people for the government, people by the government". The more government controls, the more the people lose.

My biggest fear is that those brave Americans who put their lives on the line and fought for our freedom, may have died in vain. They continue the fight day after day but Congress and those of the current and past Administration have given away our freedoms.

Our great country and its republic was established by people who did not like the way they were losing their freedom, the unfair demands made on them by the king of England and they were brave enough to take action. They did not just sit back and watch to see what was going to happen. It would have been too late if they had.

I believe we are faced with a very similar situation. We are losing our freedom and becoming indebted to a government who doesn't have the majority of the people's interest in mind. What they have in mind is what they call social justice. Our current Congress and the Administration want social justice, which isn't bad in its own right. But, social justice made through the sacrifices of others is not necessarily prudent nor fair. It is not fair to take from a majority, making that majority weaker, just for the satisfaction of a few. Our government was not designed to be an entity with a social worker mentality, providing all services and benefits that an elite group deem necessary. It is not the purpose of the government to provide homes, education, health benefits, cars, loans, money for ridiculous pork programs just because a few in power deem their plan to be what the majority of the public wants and needs.

Government was designed to protect the freedoms of individuals and provide protection for freedoms man derives from "natural law". Birth of government was a way to make order out of chaos giving structure to society. The structure would be a way to protect "natural law". It was a way to protect individuals from aggression. Government was given limited power to rule in exchange for protection of our lives and property.

FREEDOM

"For a city or a people to be truly free they must have the secure right, without economic, political or police pressure, to make their own choice and to live their own lives."

J.F. KENNEDY

We the People of the United States

Preamble

We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

National Center for Constitutional Studies

Declaration of Independence

Robert Ringer, in his book, Restoring The American Dream, states that "the Declaration of Independence announced that men were superior to government and that the existing government had no moral right to rule them." Let us examine several key sentences from that Declaration:

"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, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

Complete copy of Declaration of Independence

Tea Parties are part of the American Spirit

If it takes tea parties, in the spirit of our Boston ancestors, so be it! They fought in the American Revolution so that we would not have the run-a-way government we have to day. Shame on us for not protecting what they fought for. If something isn't right it need to be straightened out. More people need to get involved. Do not just take someone's word to "that is how it is". Research it out for yourself. Read about your Founding Fathers, understand your Constitution of the United States and that you are part of a Republic not a Democracy and understand what that means and how it affects your freedom.

An Infringement on Our Freedoms

Pastor & Wife Interrogated for Home Bible Study

SAN DIEGO -- A local pastor and his wife claim they were interrogated by a San Diego County official, who then threatened them with escalating fines if they continued to hold Bible studies in their home, 10News reported.

Attorney Dean Broyles of The Western Center For Law & Policy was shocked with what happened to the pastor and his wife.

Broyles said, "The county asked, 'Do you have a regular meeting in your home?' She said, 'Yes.' 'Do you say amen?' 'Yes.' 'Do you pray?' 'Yes.' 'Do you say praise the Lord?' 'Yes.'"

Home Bible Study

Link Along To Freedom - MARGARET CHASE SMITH

The American people are sick and tired of being afraid to speak their minds lest they be politically smeared as "Communists" or "Fascists" by their opponents. Freedom of speech is not what it used to be in America. It has been so abused by some that it is not exercised by others. The American people are sick and tired of seeing innocent people smeared and guilty people whitewashed. You must read this speech given to Congress by Margaret Chase Smith.

"Declaration of Conscience," Congressional Record, vol. 96, 81st Congress, 2d. sess. (1 Jun 1950)

Senate.Gov.

28 Fundamental Beliefs

5000 Year Leap!

These 28 fundamental beliefs instituted in the Constitution for the United States of America by the Founding Fathers which they said and we confirm must be understood and perpetuated by every person who desires peace, prosperity, and freedom.

Principle 1 - The only reliable basis for sound government and just human relations is Natural Law or God's law.

Natural law is God's law. There are certain laws which govern the entire universe, and just as Thomas Jefferson said in the Declaration of Independence, there are laws which govern in the affairs of men which are "the laws of nature and of nature's God."

Principle 2 - A free people cannot survive under a republican constitution unless they remain virtuous and morally strong.

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." - Benjamin Franklin

Principle 3 - The most promising method of securing a virtuous people is to elect virtuous leaders.

"Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who ... will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man." - Samuel Adams

Principle 4 - Without religion the government of a free people cannot be maintained.

"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.... And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion." - George Washington

Principle 5 - All things were created by God, therefore upon him all mankind are equally dependent, and to him they are equally responsible .

The American Founding Fathers considered the existence of the Creator as the most fundamental premise underlying all self-evident truth. They felt a person who boasted he or she was an atheist had just simply failed to apply his or her divine capacity for reason and observation.

Principle 6 - All mankind were created equal.

The Founders knew that in these three ways, all mankind are theoretically treated as:

1. Equal before God.

2. Equal before the law.

3. Equal in their rights.

Principle 7 - The proper role of government is to protect equal rights, not provide equal things.

The Founders recognized that the people cannot delegate to their government any power except that which they have the lawful right to exercise themselves.

Principle 8 - Mankind are endowed by God with certain unalienable rights.

"Those rights, then, which God and nature have established, and are therefore called natural rights, such as are life and liberty, need not the aid of human laws to be more effectually invested in every man than they are; neither do they receive any additional strength when declared by the municipal [or state] laws to be inviolable. On the contrary, no human legislation has power to abridge or destroy them, unless the owner [of the right] shall himself commit some act that amounts to a forfeiture." - William Blackstone

Principle 9 - To protect human rights, God has revealed a code of divine law.

"The doctrines thus delivered we call the revealed or divine law, and they are to be found only in the Holy Scriptures. These precepts, when revealed, are found by comparison to be really a part of the original law of nature, as they tend in all their consequences to man's felicity." - William Blackstone

Principle 10 - The God-given right to govern is vested in the sovereign authority of the whole people.

"The fabric of American empire ought to rest on the solid basis of the consent of the people. The streams of national power ought to flow immediately from that pure, original fountain of all legislative authority." - Alexander Hamilton

Principle 11 - The majority of the people may alter or abolish a government which has become tyrannical.

"Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes ... but when a long train of abuses and usurpations ... evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security." - Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence

Principle 12 - The United States of America shall be a republic.

The Constitution for the United States, Article 4, Section 4: The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government…..

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands...."

Principle 13 - A Constitution should protect the people from the frailties of their rulers.

"If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.... [But lacking these] you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself." - James Madison

Principle 14 - Life and liberty are secure only so long as the rights of property are secure .

John Locke reasoned that God gave the earth and everything in it to the whole human family as a gift. Therefore the land, the sea, the acorns in the forest, the deer feeding in the meadow belong to everyone "in common." However, the moment someone takes the trouble to change something from its original state of nature, that person has added his ingenuity or labor to make that change. Herein lies the secret to the origin of "property rights."

Principle 15 - The highest level of prosperity occurs when there is a free-market economy and a minimum of government regulations.

Prosperity depends upon a climate of wholesome stimulation with four basic freedoms in operation:

1. The Freedom to try.

2. The Freedom to buy.

3. The Freedom to sell.

4. The Freedom to fail.

Principle 16 - The government should be separated into three branches.

"I call you to witness that I was the first member of the Congress who ventured to come out in public, as I did in January 1776, in my Thoughts on Government ... in favor of a government with three branches and an independent judiciary. This pamphlet, you know, was very unpopular. No man appeared in public to support it but yourself." - John Adams

Principle 17 - A system of checks and balances should be adopted to prevent the abuse of power by the different branches of government.

"It will not be denied that power is of an encroaching nature and that it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned to it." - James Madison

Principle 18 - The unalienable rights of the people are most likely to be preserved if the principles of government are set forth in a written Constitution.

The structure of the American system is set forth in the Constitution of the United States and the only weaknesses which have appeared are those which were allowed to creep in despite the Constitution.

Principle 19 - Only limited and carefully defined powers should be delegated to government, all others being retained by the people.

The Tenth Amendment is the most widely violated provision of the bill of rights. If it had been respected and enforced America would be an amazingly different country than it is today. This amendment provides:

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Principle 20 - Efficiency and dispatch require that the government operate according to the will of the majority, but constitutional provisions must be made to protect the rights of the minority.

"Every man, by consenting with others to make one body politic under one government, puts himself under an obligation to every one of that society to submit to the determination of the majority, and to be concluded [bound] by it." - John Locke

Principle 21 - Strong local self-government is the keystone to preserving human freedom.

"The way to have good and safe government is not to trust it all to one, but to divide it among the many, distributing to every one exactly the functions he is competent [to perform best]. - Thomas Jefferson

Principle 22 - A free people should be governed by law and not by the whims of men.

"The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings, capable of laws, where there is no law there is no freedom. For liberty is to be free from restraint and violence of others, which cannot be where there is no law." - John Locke

Principle 23 - A free society cannot survive as a republic without a broad program of general education.

"They made an early provision by law that every town consisting of so many families should be always furnished with a grammar school. They made it a crime for such a town to be destitute of a grammar schoolmaster for a few months, and subjected it to a heavy penalty. So that the education of all ranks of people was made the care and expense of the public, in a manner that I believe has been unknown to any other people, ancient or modern. The consequences of these establishments we see and feel every day [written in 1765]. A native of America who cannot read and write is as rare ... as a comet or an earthquake." John Adams

Principle 24 - A free people will not survive unless they stay strong.

"To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace." - George Washington

Principle 25 - "Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations -- entangling alliances with none."- Thomas Jefferson, given in his first inaugural address.

28 Fundamential Beliefs (continued)

Principle 26 - The core unit which determines the strength of any society is the family; therefore the government should foster and protect its integrity.

"There is certainly no country in the world where the tie of marriage is more respected than in America, or where conjugal happiness is more highly or worthily appreciated." Alexis de Tocqueville

Principle 27 - The burden of debt is as destructive to human freedom as subjugation by conquest.

"We are bound to defray expenses [of the war] within our own time, and are unauthorized to burden posterity with them.... We shall all consider ourselves morally bound to pay them ourselves and consequently within the life [expectancy] of the majority." - Thomas Jefferson

Principle 28 - The United States has a manifest destiny to eventually become a glorious example of God's law under a restored Constitution that will inspire the entire human race.

The Founders sensed from the very beginning that they were on a divine mission. Their great disappointment was that it didn't all come to pass in their day, but they knew that someday it would. John Adams wrote:

"I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in Providence for the illumination of the ignorant, and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth."

Thank you: 5000 Year Leap by W. Cleon Skousen

Freedom

But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.

John Adams, letter to Abigail Adams, July 17, 1775

Paine to the White House

Poll About Freedom

This country's heritage is all about Freedom. Do you believe we are losing those freedoms?

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Why Our Current Constitution Is Not Obsolete.

There are some who say the Constitution is obsolete because social and economic conditions have changed since the time of the Founding Fathers. Those folks do not understand the real genius of the Constitution. It was designed to control something which has not changed and will not change --- namely, Human Nature.

from: A Miracle That Changed The World - The 5,000 Year Leap, pg. 166

...even the heavens are the Lord's: but the earth hath he given to the children of men. Psalm 115:16

GREG MORTON - Obama Man Can

Seeing Through The Lenses

Our country is falling apart. We are seeing a complete reversal of morals in this great country of ours. Values we used to believe seem to have completely flipped to being not so desirable and not so just as if people were more concerned with the fad of being with the "in crowd" and not standing for what is right. What used to be considered moral, good for the majority of the people and the basis in which to bring up our children is no longer true for many. It seems to be the fad to live together, have children and then get married; white collar crime is continuously proving to be the way to the corporate top; and the punishment given for rape and murder seems to amount to less and less as time goes by.

What do you think?

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      blue22d 5 years ago

      Thanks sellhousefastusa, good to see your comments and that you came to visit. I am with you, I would not live any other place; however, it is getting hard and hard to challenge the government because of the abuse to the Constitution, and one main one of concern is all the executive orders being put on the books. Ten years ago, if you would have told me my government was so corrupt, I would say you were crazy....no more. Saving grace? The Lord is coming back soon and will take care of all of them.

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      sellhousefastusa 5 years ago

      As a veteran who would still go and fight for my country at my age, I am beginning to see some things about our government, that it is run by those few already in power outside the government that pay those in government huge payoffs to pass laws to benefit special interest groups and even if it does not benefit the majority of Americans. I am appalled by what has happen with the wall street financial firms that no has gone to prison, but yet we can be put in jail if we do something wrong in eyes of the government, get put in jail for just possession of marijuana, etccccc But I rather be here then any where since all governments have corruption. And here in the United States, if we the American people get pissed off, we can change things if we protest something we do not like and not killed for voicing our concerns, frustrations with certain laws for the most part ...;>)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The U.S. federal government has been chipping away at our freedoms for decades. I hope it is not too late for America. Nice lens.

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      Michey LM 6 years ago

      Come back to give my Blessing to this beautiful lens.

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      WebService 7 years ago

      Very good lens.

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      Shelly Sellers 7 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Yes, I want FREEDOM! I will be at the polls this November to VOTE! I have "Awaken" like so many Americans to study our Constitution & USA History books. "Thumbs UP" on the lens!

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      jolou 7 years ago

      Wonderful lens and important topic. I completely agree with the other poster who said anything is possible if we put our minds to it.

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      Bellezza-Decor 7 years ago from Canada

      Well done and I believe anything is possible if a person or people put their minds to it.

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      Jack 7 years ago

      We all need to stand up and do something about this and not listen to the people that say nothing can be done. Let's bring this country back to the way it should be. Excellent lens!

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      blue22d 7 years ago

      Thank you, how exciting. Congratulations on your new commitment and journey. It is a well deserved honor. Have fun with it!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      Just had to stop back by on my first day as a Squid Angel and Bless this wonderful lens!

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      blue22d 7 years ago

      @OhMe: Thank you all for visiting and for your comments. And, especially thank you "OhMe" for your Squid Angel blessing. It means a lot to me.

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      V1 7 years ago

      This is a timely and well put together lens. Every generation of Americans has had their particular crisis, and you have effectively and comprehensively enumerated ours.

      I pray that our constitutional government and liberties will be restored.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      Excellent Lens! I am thrilled to see that you are getting so much support too. I love the video. It is obvious the intended recipient is not listening though. Lenrolling to https://hubpages.com/politics/Obamas-Health-Care-P... and https://hubpages.com/holidays/Memorial-Day-In-Lovi...

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      Laniann 7 years ago

      A very moving video, the letter to the President. Your lens is very well written and presented. We the people need to stand up.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      These are scary times, indeed. This lens is very well done with much wisdom and patriotism. Lensrolling to my Flag Day and Freedom Fest lenses. Thank you for creating this lens. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      tandemonimom lm 7 years ago

      Great, great lens. Everyone should read it!

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      WhitU4ever 7 years ago

      Excelllent lens... praying for change to change!

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      Laraine Sims 7 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Sandra, I read many of the comments from the article about the pastor and wife having a Bible Study in their home and was dismayed that this freedom is being questioned in San Diego. It is an age-old fight, fought many years ago in the courts all over the world and I'm afraid as long as we are under man's rule, will have to be fought over and over again. I understand that there has been a law past in Ireland recently that has many christians worried about their freedom of speech.

      Thank you for writing this lens. It is good to bring these things to our attention. 5*s

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      Holley Web 8 years ago

      I got chills reading this. Wonderfully written and oh, so true! I was just having this discussion with another lensmaster. You have hit the nail on the head so perfectly.

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      clouda9 lm 8 years ago

      This lens is wonderful! I love how you have presented all the information here..5*'s and a high five!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Thanks to all. And yes, Michey, feel free to do so. Thanks again.

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      Tonie Cook 8 years ago from USA

      Fair, informative, and well referenced. Great resource.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Incredibly done! The silent majority needs to get a voice before it is too late.

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      Michey LM 8 years ago

      This is an excellent lens; freedom is part of the essential ingredients we must preserved and fight for. The founders if this country put us in the right direction, and is a duty to preserve what we have.

      With your permission I’ll put this lens in my 2 lenses:

      TeaParty2009

      Civil-War-Part-1

      Like you I feel that we need to take attitude, speak out, and learn from history.

      Thank you for this beautiful patriotic lens which reflects deep thinking, and love of our country. Fav. 5*, lensroll.

      Michey