Ron Paul: The Founders Attempt to Protect Liberty Has Failed
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From Ron Paul's new book, Swords into Plowshares:(post)
Why does it take so long for people to resist and finally overthrow their dictators? That is the hardest part to comprehend. There are no benefits for the people in tolerating the few in numbers who are allowed to gain power and rule. The numbers tell us the few who seek this immoral power over others can be prohibited from gaining it.
As of now perceptions don’t favor our side. Unfortunately the masses believe the lies, are misled, and have become apathetic to education needed for understanding the reasons for becoming noncompliant with the authoritarians who have gained control over us. For us to win, that attitude must change.
The Founders made an attempt to prevent the catastrophe we’re facing. Their sincere effort to protect liberty with a republican form of government has failed. The very clear conclusion expressed in the last paragraph of the Declaration of Independence states that the “United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States” that come together only in a very limited fashion. This principle of independent states was mentioned three times in the concluding paragraph, emphasizing the purpose of the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution. Unfortunately, the Constitution weakened this important point made in the Declaration of Independence, and, over the years, constitutional constraints have not done much to protect the states as “free and independent.”
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