The left has a generic term for people like me. Along with right wing, extremist and far right, anti-government always pops up. In fact I am not anti government at all. I am anti fascist, anti-communist, anti-dictator and anti-king. I am against all the things that our government was set up to protect us against. I believe that our form of government is one of the most beautiful things in the history of mankind. It is the embodiment of freedom and self determination. I look at it with reverence and am sometimes astounded by the sheer simplicity of what it actually stands for, written out in such simple terms.
” When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
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.”
That is the founding principle of our nation. It is not only eloquent, but a deep and powerful statement about the soul of our nation and us as a people. How can I hate that? How could I hate a thing of such beauty? Anti- government ? Au contraire , I am a government advocate, one who wishes that our republic and it’s principles would stand forever. My only problem is with those that wish to distort and destroy our government. It is they, not I that should wear that label. This is what we are rising to defend. We are not waging an offensive action, but rather a defensive action; We are not fighting against but rather advocating for. Anti-government? No, just give us our damn government back. Read the above, read it again. Now realize that we really believe that. Really. Lībertās aut mors