Rebecca Hagelin

Big government advocates may profess concern for "the little guy," but their policies clearly show they don't believe in him. This view puts them at odds with our Founding Fathers - the ones who wrote the very documents we celebrate each year: the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Taking a cue from Thomas Paine, who declared government "a necessary evil," our Founding Fathers fashioned a form of self-government that carefully defined the powers of government - which, it must always be understood, come from the "consent of the governed." As Thomas Jefferson said at his first inauguration in 1801:

“... what more is necessary to make us a happy and a prosperous people? Still one thing more, fellow-citizens—a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities. (For those unfamiliar with “felicities” – it means “happiness”.)

If you are ready to truly celebrate American freedom and all the benefits that liberty can bring your family and your future, check out the opportunities to get involved at the website of the Tea Party Patriots – www.teapartypatriots.org


Rebecca Hagelin

Rebecca Hagelin is a public speaker on the family and culture and the author of the new best seller, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family.
 
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