Let's begin my Tea Party blog with a title, LiveFree/DieWealthy. Feel free to join in the discussion as we proceed on.
I will begin this topic with a brief look back at these words "LiveFree." Everyone can identify with this idea, I'm sure. Never let us forget that living "free" in America is not a guarantee nor is it a certainty to continue for our grandchildren.
Did you know that had you been born in CHINA during the last 5,000 years (up to and including today) in history, you would NOT have had ONE DAY as a "FREE" person like you have enjoyed here in America since our Independence. Actually, had you been born in INDIA, you would have HAD ONLY 60 years of "freedom" like what we have enjoyed.
Yes, it is true that some Americans were brought here to be slaves. That was a bad thing. But, I'm pleased to say that these citizens are now 'free" too to pursue their dreams. Had they been taken to China, they would still be a slave of Communism. Their kids would be raised to think Communism is somehow better for them than to one day hope to own the tools of production and hand them down to loved ones. Think of it. We must never forget that tyrants lurk in every corner of our country (maybe one or two percent of our population) who would love to take away that "freedom" we have enjoyed so that they can increase their wealth, power or prestige. I will speak to this other life more later.
Nevertheless, we are now "free." What a blessing, "freedom." We can worship as we please in public and in private. We can borrow a little seed money and start our own business to better our lot in life. Then, we can pass it on to our children to better their lot in life. We don't fear the public servants who patrol the streets at night. In many countries, these are the very people who break into homes and plunder. Despots use the law to get what they want.
Therefore, it is important to remember those who began this good work, our Founding Fathers. If you disagree with this premise, maybe you can accept that our "freedom" came from God. Creator makes more sense because here is the real beginning of it all... Our Founders agreed to honor their Creator. Let us get back that idea as soon as possible. Our very "freedom" may well depend on how fast we get on our knees.