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The Declaration of Grievances and Resolves

While I had been thinking about something like this for several weeks, the document that follows was very much inspired by Nessa’s diary of a few days ago.  This is intended as my statement of Grievances and Resolves, one that I am hopeful conservatives, libertarians and even moderates can identify with.  It is, I hope, something that we can build upon as we instruct our elected and appointed representatives on why we as Americans are so upset with them, with the bureaucracy and the out-of-control spending.


It was once held to be self evident that every person was endowed with inalienable Rights, ones not granted by Government but which existed as a natural part of our Being.  These rights include life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, property, and to live one’s life as one sees fit without interference from others.  We understood these Rights to be inviolable unless they Infringed upon the Rights of another.

Today, our Nation has forgotten these principles.  The Congress and President have evacuated their responsibilities to protect the People from the State, chosen Power over principle and degraded the Sovereignty of the Citizen.  We therefore recognize the following grievances with the Federal Government of the United States:

It has made compliance with the Law virtually impossible by enacting legislation and regulations too extensive and confusing to comprehend.

It has enacted Policies and Programs that discourage productive behavior and damage the economic stature of the Nation. Read the rest of this entry »

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