Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




Congressional Issues 2010

Congress should:
  • remember that freedom is freedom from the initiation of force
  • true freedom is freedom from government
  • you have no freedom, and no "rights," as long as other men believe they are their own gods.

Freedom means the absence of coercion, force, and threats of violence, chiefly by the government.

Freedom does not mean complete dependence on government, which provides us with minimal but "equal" rations of food, housing, education, and healthcare.

Freedom means being able to compete against others who want to do the same work you do, doing a better job, and earning a bigger paycheck.

Freedom means being able to hire the worker you choose, rent to the tenant you choose, sell to the customer you choose, improve your own property in the way you choose.

Every single person who signed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution would agree that you are not free.

You are a slave.

Compare the thinking of Samuel Adams,
the "Father of the American Revolution" . . .

. . . with the realities of your own life.

Sam Adams, speaking at the State House in Philadelphia, “to a very numerous audience” on August 1, 1776:
“From the day on which an accommodation takes place between England and America, on any other terms than as independent States, I shall date the ruin of this country. A politic minister will study to lull us into security by granting us the full extent of our petitions. The warm sunshine of influence would melt down the virtue which the violence of the storm rendered more firm and unyielding. In a state of tranquillity, wealth, and luxury, our descendants would forget the arts of war and the noble activity and zeal which made their ancestors invincible. Every art of corruption would be employed to loosen the bond of union which renders our resistance formidable. When the spirit of liberty, which now animates our hearts and gives success to our arms, is extinct, our numbers will accelerate our ruin and render us easier victims to tyranny. Ye abandoned minions of an infatuated ministry, if peradventure any should yet remain among us, remember that a Warren and Montgomery are numbered among the dead. Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say,
What should be the reward of such sacrifices?
Bid us and our posterity
      bow the knee,
      supplicate the friendship, and
      plow, and
      sow, and
to glut the avarice of the men who have
      let loose on us the dogs of war
      to riot in our blood and
      hunt us from the face of the earth?
If ye love wealth better than liberty,
the tranquillity of servitude than
the animating contest of freedom

—go from us in peace.
We ask not your counsels or arms.
Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.

May your chains sit lightly upon you, and
may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!
True Americans like Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Paul Revere, dumped tea into the Boston Harbor rather than pay a tax of just 3 pence per pound of tea.

Today's tax on gasoline is ten times greater than the tax on tea.

Total taxes in the colonies in 1776 were 2 or 3%. We pay 10-20 times more today. America's Founding Fathers would be totally outraged at the burden the federal government places on families. Are you outraged?

This tax burden causes many wives to take a second job. This destroys the family, the backbone of Civilization.

How does the government spend all this money?

1. Atheistic schools where children are prohibited from learning the Ten Commandments. In these atheistic schools, it is even illegal to teach children that the Declaration of Independence is really true.

2. The murder of thousands of unborn children every day.

3. Sacrificing thousands of American lives and hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi's to create an Islamic theocracy under Sharia law in the hopes of benefiting special petroleum interests.

4. Taking an average of $2,000 from every man, woman and child in America and giving it to irresponsible Wall Street investors.

Any one of these items would probably have given rise to the American Revolution if George III or Parliament had attempted to imposed them on the colonies.

The Fruits of Freedom:

For Each of the Items in this Column:

Ask whether you owe them to FREEDOM or to "the government"

personal computer  
cell phone  
longer life  
increased leisure time  
takes less time to work for things I need  
access to information  
flush toilets  
visco-elastic foam mattress  
communicating over distances  
end of segregation  
crossing borders  
seminars and educational opportunities  
running water  
hot water  
women voting  
air conditioning  
Starbuck's lattes  
access to more natural resources  
sterilization, knowledge of viruses, bacteria  

Leviticus 25:10
proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants.

Isaiah 61:1
“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

Freedom is not just the absence of the initiation of force. In the Bible, "liberty" also means the power (exousia) to act justly, to conform one's life to "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God." Liberty means self-government.

Psalm 119:45
And I will walk at liberty, For I seek Thy precepts.

Luke 4:18
“ The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed;

2 Corinthians 3:17
Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Galatians 5:1
Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

Galatians 5:13
For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

James 1:25
But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.

James 2:12
So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty.

1 Peter 2:16
as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God.

2 Peter 2:19
While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.

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