Weekly Posting of the Conservative Cow Doctor


When in the Course of Human Events…

Today’s parents and grandparents will raise the generation of patriots which will lift our country from the ashes. This Independence Day, focus your attention on America’s birth certificate as it contains the most profound prose in all of our founding documents.

Thomas Jefferson was a genius who’s carefully chosen words forever changed the world; a fact the left tries to tarnish by saying he owned slaves. Progressivism is an ideology so polar opposite to the liberty principles Jefferson laid out in his “Declaration of Independence” I am surprised collectivists even celebrate the holiday. It is a bit hypocritical to wave America’s colors on the fourth and then return to the task of destroying our nation on the fifth, but members of the ruling class do it year after year. Go figure; now let me get back to my point.

The first sentence of the second paragraph in our Declaration of Independence is where Jefferson defines America’s uniqueness. It reads: “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.” When we tear that sentence apart we see why American freedom was and still is the most revolutionary concept in history.

First, “self-evident” truths are obvious, so much so they need no explanation. Secondly, Jefferson acknowledges it was God who created all mankind equal, giving each a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This was profound as up until 1776, the entire world believed rights were bestowed or revoked based on the whims of kings. The idea of rights coming directly from God was truly earth shattering. Progressives, not fans of God as demonstrated by them booing Him at the 2012 Democrat National Convention, have purposely deceived Americans into thinking big government is the true deity and origin of rights. This is inherently evil because rights from government, unlike those from God, can only be bestowed after taking stuff from someone else. Paul speaks adoringly of the ruling class when they rob Peter to pay Paul—Peter not so much. As today’s supreme rulers speak of rights to a living wage, amnesty, paid family leave and food for all, Peter has no choice but to press his nose a little harder into the grindstone. He is a slave with a government master differing from those at Monticello only in that Jefferson’s were freed in 1863. Peter’s bondage is permanent.

Thirdly, an American’s “right to life” and “liberty” is where we find our fundamental right to use whatever tool and force is necessary to protect our lives and freedom and the lives and freedom of others. Contrary to the conventional wisdom, it is not the Second Amendment which grants us the right to keep and bear arms; it is the Declaration of Independence. The Constitution and Bill of Rights are actually a restraining order blocking government from infringing on rights given us by God. This difference is paramount.

Lastly, is the “pursuit of happiness.” Here we find the right to risk, own property, start a business, raise a family, accumulate wealth or debt, bury your bounty in your backyard, or give it all away. The word “pursuit” is the key. Notice Jefferson did not say the government will guarantee you happiness and equality of outcome—purely principles of Marxism which did not appear until 1848. The progressive concept those sitting on the sofa are entitled to the wealth produced by those sweating in the fields is theft even under the catchy slogan “income inequality.”

If America would have held to Jefferson’s words we would not be in the pickle we are today. We did not. President Woodrow Wilson introduced America to the principles of Marx and Engels between 1913 and 1921. President Roosevelt’s Social Security is wealth redistribution on steroids and LBJ further tightened the chains of bondage with Medicaid and Medicare in 1965. President Obama has the honor of driving the death nail called Obamacare into the coffin of American liberty. Because we failed, it will be our descendants who will lift our nation from the progressive ash heap.

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