With these words a nation was born. But what had led to this desperate act of courage on the part of the colonist?
This declaration was the result of years of tyranny under the British Crown. Taxes placed upon the people who had no say in the governance of their lives, a total disregard for the Liberty of the people.
At some point all oppressed people will rebel, be that rebellion armed or political, a people who are oppressed will seek Liberty. They will demand the freedom that is endowed upon them by their Creator.
This great nation was built upon this desire for Liberty, it has lived upon this foundation for its entire time of existence. However, we as a nation, with such a rich heritage of Liberty, now stands on the threshold of another moment that well may decide the future of this nation and its people, possibly the very future of the entire world.
We stand ready to make a political decision that will tell the world whether the United States of America still holds true to the notion, “That governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,”.
We are now under a political administration that seems to have the view that the people have neither the knowledge nor the right to make decisions concerning their private lives, be it about something as simple as a light bulb, or as complicated and personal as choosing health insurance.
Will the people stand silent as this administration continues to erode, nay, as this administration lays waste to the core values that have long been our national heritage. The freedom to choose, the freedom to fail or succeed. Or will the people choose to continue down this road towards a life of servitude to a king known as government?
I believe that the American people still possess the God born thirst for Liberty that gave life to a nation that has for over two hundred years been the light of Liberty around the world. I believe that the we stand upon the verge of another revolution, however instead of the “shot heard round the world”, we shall cast the vote seen round the world, and instead of the first battle being on the Green of Lexington, we shall begin this revolution at the ballot box.