On a path to self-destruction?

July 3, 2013 

Do you think this just might be the last American Fourth of July?

I'm concerned we have become a de facto post-constitutional society. Where have we been, and how have we allowed this to happen?

Thomas Jefferson made several points that we should know about. "We in America do not have government by the majority, we have government by the majority who participate."

"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."

"I, however, place economy among the first and most important republican virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt."

John Adams said, "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

Jefferson was confident: "The good sense of the people will always be found to be the best army. They may be led astray for a moment, but will soon correct themselves."

What are you going to do this coming year, to, as it were, form a more perfect union, establish justice and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and posterity?

America and the world have need of us now, and now, more than ever, to form a more perfect union.

Adrian P. Heuermann


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