What would our Founders say?

Our nation just celebrated the 235th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.  Many people had fireworks and cook-outs, but how many people really celebrated the true meaning of our freedom?

Have, we as American citizens, become so complacent about our freedom and the great cost to our founding fathers that we take our freedom for granted?  I believe we are at a crossroads in America.  Would our forefathers who sacrificed their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor recognize this nation as the one they fought and died for?  What advice would they give us if they could?

I believe they would tell us to wake up from our slumber.  I believe they would remind us as Ronald Reagan so eloquently stated, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”  Perhaps, they would encourage us to teach our children and grandchildren the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.  They might even encourage us to demand accountability from our elected officials and remind them that “governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the Consent of the Governed.”

It grieves me to see such over-reaching of the government.  I believe that our forefathers would be extremely disappointed in the role government is playing in our private and business lives. I also think they would be appalled at the amount of debt we have accumulated.

I would like to challenge all of us to take an active role in every aspect of our government on the local, state, and federal level.  Let’s show Washington we still believe in “We the People.”