The Second Declaration of Indepencence

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Declaration, the Constitution, and Liberty in Our Time

It is inconceivable to most of us just how easy it was for the progressives to convince our young, via our school systems, the cartoons, situation comedies and the news media etc., that freedom is only a myth, that capitalism is bad and that big government can solve all of their problems and provide for their welfare from cradle to grave.

The following is a non-verbatim transcript of a speech delivered by Jacob Hornberger at the Virginia Campaign for Liberty's Liberty Fest in Richmond, Virginia, on September 18, 2010.

Ever since the dawn of recorded history, people's minds have been inculcated with the notion that government is the master and the people are the servants. Hardly anyone, for example, has questioned the notion that government officials have the legitimate authority to manage the economy, or direct the education of people's children, or to control religious activity, or to decide what people can read or watch. It's just been commonly accepted that government officials can do whatever they want, especially in the best interests of society, and that it is the role of the good, little, model citizen to submit and obey in the service of the greater good of society.


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