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Does the government work for us that we work for the government tonight wars and rumors of war the United States of America was forged in a war the American revolution.
After the rebels defeated the king we were blessed with something unique in history a founding document the constitution.
Which was not imposed upon the people but rather was ratified by.
Which set out to establish strict limits on the new federal government the whole purpose of the constitution.
Was to keep the government off the people's backs you've heard that before to assure that the new government here would never be as destructive of freedom and property as the king again.
To guarantee that the government is the servant and the people -- the master.
Still a revolutionary idea even today more than 230 years later.
So what happened to the war machine that freed the American colonies have their British masters well it was assumed by the new government.
The same generation that fought an American revolution -- unifying principles were life.
Liberty and the pursuit of happiness ran a government that violated those very principles.
In the whiskey rebellion for example president George Washington himself shot and arrested farmers.
Refuse to pay a federal tax on booze they made it home.
And under the alien and sedition acts president John Adams prosecuted people for criticizing him.
Revolutionary war was the beginning of the republic.
And the civil war was the beginning of the end of the republic price.
The civil war the United States were deplorable the country was called these United States even the constitution referred to the United States as -- Afterwards the United States became a -- now.
Because you see the civil war was the official.
And violent rejection by the federal government of the basic principle laid out in the declaration of independence which was cited.
As the legal basis the impetus for the American revolution and what -- that principle for which the rebels fought and which among our president's.
Only Jefferson defended.
It was the right of free people to secede from a government that destroys their freedom it was by extension the natural right.
To be left alone.
Not only -- wars inimical to our freedom they are also cancers for democracy.
In the last fifty years the United States has seen a parade of wars that never serve our own interests -- we fought a war in Korea because the United Nations want us -- We fought in Vietnam because the French would do so we -- the first gulf war again because the United Nations and of course that led to the Iraq War.
Even in Afghanistan.
While we entered under the pretext of hunting down the masterminds of 9/11.
That -- soon became an imperial exercise.
Akin to the Soviet or British occupations of Afghanistan and we know what happened of that.
The constitution gives the power declaring -- -- of -- congress.
But today in America that power is effectively the president's.
President Obama has waged war in Iraq and Afghanistan in Libya in Pakistan and Somalia and in Uganda.
All went out a declaration of war.
Last time the congress declared war was.
December -- 1941.
War as the death of freedom because wars the health of big government.
The federal government use the constitution as it's -- That's why the president -- former professor of constitutional law nonetheless.
Can take an oath to uphold the constitution.
And then spend what seems like every waking moment trying to dig its grave and George W.
Bush was the same and Bill Clinton was the same.
And so on and so -- It Barack Obama or George W.
Bush told you directly that their agenda was the destruction of your freedoms you wouldn't buy it.
But war and rumors of war allow the government to -- your freedoms without you rising up to defend them.
Nearly three years in office President Obama has conducted a campaign to transform America through a process of government expansion.
And crony capitalism.
-- he may very well win reelection not because Americans support more central planning or want more federal government control of our lives.
But because he enjoys high approval ratings.
For fighting wars.
Yet these -- are the same policies that allow the centralization.
Of power in the federal government on the domestic front.
Hear me out there would not have been -- Obama care if there had never been eight Patriot Act.
Because when you allow your freedoms to be trampled conditionally.
Under the pretext of safety.
Then even those freedoms you'd never dream of giving away become endangered.
In my new book it is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
I argue that every empire falls because of an overextended military and look at hours.
With more than 900.
On all seven continents spending billions in annual military aid to countries around the world.
And active military operations in more countries than we can never know.
The United States is digging on -- -- imperial ambitions.
Even as those same ambitions are driving -- bankrupt exhausting our resources and destroying our freedoms.
Is it worth it.
The answer is obvious.
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