Lady Libertas would like to to take today, Easter Sunday and a Holy Week for the Jews to reflect on American Exceptionalism and what it means to us in the weeks and months ahead.
There is no doubt that the past year has been a long one and alot of work. The American People – tired of the expansion of overreach of the Federal Government with bailouts and policies causing taxpayer fatigue – came together in the past year under the Tea Party and other Conservative Activist banners like 912.
“Taxed Enough Already” is the modern day emanation of “Taxation with Representation”. We are Americans first – we want limited government, lower taxes and the freedom of opportunity. We like to wave flags, remember our Heritage as a Nation and honor Our Founders.
We believe that the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and Articles of Confederation are some of the most radical documents in the world. We also believe that these documents have formed the base of the most Exceptional country in the world and they are as relevant today as when they were written.
Freedom is in our DNA. Americans escaped the rule of a Tyrant to come to this dangerously beautiful land.
For we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us. So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a by-word through the world. John Winthrop, “City Upon a Hill” speech, 1630
Americans built one of the most unique political systems in the world. We fought the Empire of Great Britain and survived a Revolution to win. To Win and To Succeed and become a Beacon of Freedom for the entire world.
What then is the American, this new man?…He is an American, who, leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, receives new ones from the new mode of life he has embraced, the new government he obeys, and the new rank he holds. He has become an American by being received in the broad lap of our great Alma Mater. Here individuals of all races are melted into a new race of man, whose labors and posterity will one day cause great changes in the world. Americans are the western pilgrims. (from “Letter III,” 1782 by J. Hector St. John De Crevecoeur)
Americans have formed a culture that makes us Unique and identifiable as “American” everywhere we go. The Values and Spirit upon which America were founded still hold firm today.
- “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Declaration of Independence
- “In a free and republican government, you cannot restrain the voice of the multitude; every man will speak as he thinks, or more properly without thinking.” George Washington
- “I consider the people who constitute a society or a nation as the source of all authority in that nation.” Thomas Jefferson
We are Americans not Socialists. We have an American Work Ethic not a Socialist work ethic.
We are unique and NOT WILLING to be absorbed into the cattle call of Socialism. Nor are we willing to have our government violate the Will of the People to advance an agenda that undermines American values and the American way of life “for our own good”.
Freedom is the Freedom of Opportunity. The opportunity to make what you will of your life and success to be as you define it and achieve it.
Freedom is not the government mandating a redistribution of wealth, introducing Socialist ideals and expanding government into every nook and cranny of the American people’s lives.
Today, we break bread with our families and friends. We meditate on Renewal and Resurrection. We rally because tomorrow is a New Day … Our Day.
Leave behind the accusations and lies of the past week. Forge your anger into chains of determination.
We are Americans. We are Exceptional. We are here to take our country back.
Lady Libertas wishes all of you a Blessed Easter Sunday and Holy Week. Hug your families tight – We fight for them!
Spread Liberty. Remember in November. We begin again!
See the land, her Easter keeping,
Rises as her Maker rose.
Seeds, so long in darkness sleeping,
Burst at last from winter snows.
Earth with heaven above rejoices… ~Charles Kingsley