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Does the government work for -- -- -- we work for the government can previous generations enact social welfare programs -- build an empire around the world.
Financed by borrowing and then and slaves subsequent generations to pay Florida perpetuity.
Or two individuals have a responsibility.
To pay for things on the round.
Tonight Thomas Jefferson and the meaning of liberty.
Today is the anniversary of Thomas Jefferson's birth.
He is the original creator of the American republic.
He authored the most famous phrase in American history.
But all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights his legacy of natural rights.
Those which come from god and not from the government.
Lives on in the hearts and minds -- freedom loving people throughout all the world.
But what would Jefferson think of us if he were still alive today.
He once remarked that it is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes would -- be proud of what we've become.
-- -- he turn his back animation that's squandered his legacy could be even have imagined our president to act.
It was reported yesterday were in the last six months the depth of the federal government increased by 15%.
That as an enormous sum in a very short time.
And it highlights the dangerous and historic times in which we live as we shoulder and unprecedented fourteen point three trillion dollar debt burden.
Bad as -- -- that is so astronomical.
It defies comprehension.
So allow me to try.
If you -- 1000000000001 dollar bills that -- they would stretch all the way from the earth to the side.
If you did the same with the dollar's going only to the moon they would go to the moon and back 200 times if you spent a dollar a second.
It would take you 32000.
To spend a trillion dollars let's longer than all of recorded human history now take -- And multiply at all my fourteen.
And you still -- to add 300 billion dollars more in order to visualize the government's debt.
But congress lets the president borrow more than a trillion a year.
It's ridiculous it's unconscionable.
It's immoral and it's dangerous.
Only an informed and educated public can restore fiscal sanity.
Like in Jefferson's day these are the times that try demands and -- and souls.
The modern struggle for liberty as a renewed fight from a long forgotten age.
The founding of the American republic was defined not simply by throwing off the yoke of the British empire.
Because when the revolution ended the founders were left to argue and battle among one another to create a government on the around.
Just -- our politicians today I've become corrupted by too much power so to then did many of the founding fathers begin to lust for power.
And desire to shape the American government toward pick -- and but not Thomas Jefferson.
With a few minor exceptions the Jeffersonian.
And the anti federalists who believed in small government.
Struggled against the power hungry big government types at the constitutional convention and 1787.
The big government types the federalists led by Alexander Hamilton were dissatisfied with the articles of confederation.
That -- until then held the State's loosely together but left them largely alone to govern their own affairs.
Although the federalists were victorious in drafting the constitution.
With a stronger central government the anti federalists were successful in restraining the -- central government.
With the bill of rights but the fight to limit the power of the federal government would go -- and Jefferson would continue to be at the vanguard of that fight.
Secretly authored the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions.
These declarations were response to the -- -- and sedition acts that criminalized free speech.
The modern equivalent of the alien and sedition acts Woodrow Wilson's Espionage Act of 1917.
Is still the law today.
And is being used to attempt to prosecute WikiLeaks -- Julian Assange.
-- Jefferson be happy with the federal government today well his arguments that the best government governs least once long forgotten.
Have been revived through the tea parties and the assertion of the rights of states to nullify federal action not authorized by the constitution.
What are terribly happy today.
Only if we continue our current push for the principles that he lived and fought for.
The grassroots are alive and thriving.
Many more Americans than ever before now see that the emperor wears no clothes and the government only has the power that we get it.
So what should -- America -- that big government continuance.
To spend and regulate us into economic slavery.
Or -- we continue our Porsche to breathe life into Jefferson's legacy of individual freedom.
The choice is out this tomorrow on freedom watch.
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