Weekly Posting of the Conservative Cow Doctor


    Dependence Day      

Of all our founding documents, the Declaration of Independence is the most profound because in a single sentence it describes what is so unique about America.  By declaring, “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,” America became the exceptional experiment in freedom.  The idea God had given each and every patriot rights which cannot be taken away was truly revolutionary, but the passing years have lulled citizens into thinking life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are as permanent as the sunrise.  They are not.  Such unalienable rights may never be taken by force, yet sadly, we eagerly trade them away every day.  Here is how:    

For over a century, progressives have promoted the illusion man’s rights come from government rather than God.  For government to deliver a right to healthcare, a living wage, retirement, food, housing and free higher education it must be massive; consuming the bounty of every citizen, plus the bounty of generations not yet conceived.  These huge programs magically enslave both the producing class in debt and the non-producing class in dependency.  After all, the man who must kneel to give thanks for the crumbs tossed by the ruling class, is no freer than the man who worked all day producing the crumb.  To most Americans, that truth is not self-evident and this brings me to my point. 

It is mutually exclusive to identify as a progressive patriot; you can be one or the other, but not both.  Therefore, to relieve the angst of progressives celebrating Independence Day while simultaneously voting to enslave the unwashed, I propose liberals establish their less hypocritical, national holiday, called Dependence Day.  Here are some options which will not conflict with the July 4th birth of American liberty:  July 2nd is the day Congress passed the Sixteenth Amendment launching the massive redistribution of wealth through income taxes.  March 4th, was inauguration day for President Woodrow Wilson, the great-great-grandfather of American progressivism.  Social Security enslaved every senior on August 14th and President Johnson first mentioned his Great Society programs on May 7th.  Last, but not least we have Obamacare passing Congress by a parliamentary sleight of hand on March 21st.   Pick your favorite, because each one represents swapping God’s gift of unalienable rights, liberty and limited government for bondage under progressive programs.   


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