Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must undergo the fatigues of supporting freedom. Those who are sincere in defending their freedom, will feel concern with every threat against their freedom.
And I mean, Every Threat!
With the recent attack on the United States by the Russian government interfering with our free election process, which they and their dictator leader despise wholeheartedly, war has been declared against us. The very demands for Independence I outlaid in my Common Sense pamphlet over 200 hundred years ago are now under attack, and most alarming, there is a large number of US citizens who are supporting the enemy because they think it benefits them. The enemy has found our weakness and the politicians not willing to stand up and demand our election process be protected are selling us out as much as Benedict Arnold and the Quakers did in 1776.
As I wrote back in 1776, it is distressing to see an enemy advancing into our country, but it is the only place in which we can beat them, and in which we have always beaten them whenever they made the attempt. In other words: The nearer any disease approaches to a crisis, the nearer it is to a cure.
I can’t believe I have to say this today, but I do: the legitimacy of our government rests upon the freely given consent of the governed, any government that is imposed upon the people by conquest or fraud, no matter how benevolent its intention or beneficial its rule, is morally illegitimate. The people have a moral right to overthrow it and to act on that right whenever their discretion and judgment deems it wise to do so.
The Russian invasion is winning by giving a majority response to a minority voice in the US. If you look at the news, elected officials, and even search results on the internet, you would think they the right-wing/Neo-Con/Racist -- sorry for the slashes, they keep progressing in definition thought -- were not the "minority" of the thought of the people. This is no accident. It has been made to seem this way by the billionaires protecting their interests with right-wing news and talk. We’ve seen what the Russian disinformation has done to our election, but it’s not only there. For instance, in researching this work on Thomas Paine, one of the top hits is a Conservative Idiot trying to tell you that Paine was conservative. Come on, Paine has been swept under the rug of history because because he was a liberal. So, how could he appear in a Conservative post on Thomas Paine Election search? Money, for one, and also search-engine fraud. And just like the Russians infiltrated the NRA as proven by the NRA's own admission, the Russians have definitely infiltrated Fox News and the Republican Party.
We’ve been sold out.
Our current president and his attacks on the media because he disagrees with it, is a warning sign. I must remind you that in Paine's original pamphlet he stated that one must be free to say, read, and to print what they believe about the existing government, and to make any proposals to change or modify this is the first sign of tyranny and should be pause for alarm no matter if you agree with the policies of the person or not. And for a leader to even mention the possibility of closing down a news organization he disagrees with, should be a call to arms for every Freedom Loving American.
Remember as Paine wrote: ...men who look upon themselves born to reign, and others to obey, soon grow insolent; selected from the rest of mankind their minds are early poisoned by importance; and the world they act in differs so materially from the world at large that they have but little opportunity of knowing its true interests, and when they succeed to the government are usually the most ignorant and unfit of any thought the dominions.
Government by kings was first introduced into the world by the Heathens, from whom the children of Israel copied the custom. It was the most prosperous invention the Devil ever set on foot for the promotion of idolatry. Monarchy is ranked in the scripture as one of the sins of the Jews, for which a curse in reserve is denounced against them. The children of Israel being oppressed by the Midianites, Gideon marched against them with a small army, and victory, thro’ the divine interposition, decided in his favor. The Jews, elate with success, and attributing it to the generalship of Gideon, proposed making him a king, saying, Rule thou over us, thou and thy son and thy son’s son. Here was temptation in its fullest extent; not a kingdom only, but an hereditary one, but Gideon in the piety of his soul replied, I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule over you, The Lord Shall Rule Over You.
The thing most disturbing to me at this time is that our president and his elected followers seem to have forgotten, or never knew, the definition of the oath they took. Like most things in this world they have bought where they go to a summer resort for crimes and we go to piss-holes with no electricity, "oaths" don't matter to them either. When I was in the military I swore an oath to this country to defend and protect it, and to obey my Commander In Chief. Donald Trump and the Republicans took the same oath: The oath of allegiance to the United States, not the business interest of Donald Trump and Russia. Putting any individual person or party's need over that of the country is a real crime. The only meaning to this oath is to the happiness of this nation as a whole, not the wishes of Fox News Talking Dicks like Sean Hannity.
So, the revolution is here, and we of loving, kind, and free minds know this. They can fix all the elections they want and stack all the judges in their favor, but in the end the majority will will be done or their will be a revolution. It’s only a matter of time. Hopefully this can be done through elections, because if not, than it could get ugly for them and they know it. This is why they offer up a Clinton or Obamma to keep us fooled.
We won't get fooled again.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is today's Thomas Paine, and they know it.
~~ Dr TV B00gie