Thoughts on Independence Day

Our brave forefathers risked their lives to create this great nation. They didn’t just “declare” our independence, they fought for it in a war lasting over 8 years. Take a few minutes to read about the “Americans who risked everything”.


With victory in hand they then set upon a new mission: determining our form of government. Highly educated students of history and politics they knew the inherent flaws  in Democracies. Pure democracy is nothing more than mob rule. 51% of the voters can impose their personal preference on the entire country.  So the Constitution was written and a Republic was formed. The purpose of that Constitution was to define and to limit our government so that we could never be deprived of those self evident truths laid out in the Declaration of Independence. Our Individual rights are paramount. Government derives its right from the consent of the governed.

Upon passage Benjamin Franklin was asked by a woman what form of government they had given us. “A Republic, if you can keep it” he replied.  Clearly the brilliant Franklin foresaw more than 200 years ago the potential for mischief from those who would attempt to divert that power to themselves.

I urge you to take 10 minutes to view this very powerful and informative video that describes the various forms of government. Left wingers tend to call those they disagree with “fascists”.  Angry democrats frequently tried to compare Bush to Hitler. Yeah right. Not only is the comparison childish, it is not remotely politically accurate. Fascism, Nazism, Communism and the other odious systems all fall to the left of center.

Video LINK

It is disturbing to see corporate America trying to bring influence to bear to protect their narrow special interests instead of banding together to fight for a reduction in our second-highest-on-earth corporate tax rate. We’ve witnessed in recent years the  congressional show trials where oil and health insurance companies refused to defend themselves or our system of free enterprise. They could have schooled our ignorant congress creatures on their rather unremarkable profit margins. They backed down from the challenge. Did they forget how they became successful? Do only small business owners get it anymore?

Check out this great clip:

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I have been asked by many blog readers why I have described Obama and his administration of being socialist. I believe it is accurate.  I think the passage of socialized health care is evidence enough. I think he telegraphed it in the campaign and his books.  But watching the Democrat party follow him in lockstep is truly frightening. The desire by some to pull the country to the left has been evident since at least the FDR era. I think the various left wing factions saw Obama as their meal ticket; the guy who could win and bring House and Senate victories on his coattails; the quick chance to pass their entire agenda.

Watch the video. We can either move toward the left, bigger government, higher taxes and the drag on the economy that always creates-or to the right and free markets, free people, rule of law, limited government and the prosperity that has made the 223 years of our Constitutional Republic the most successful political experiment of all time.

Would you like a free pocket size Declaration of Independence and Constitution? It’s great! Check it out here:


Are we going to keep our Republic or let it fall victim to the political ambitions of misguided left-wing political hacks?

Happy Fourth of July!

Pat Duggan


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