TyrannY – is our government acting like a tyrant?
THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.
Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but “to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER,” and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.
Thomas Paine, The Crisis No. I (written 19 December 1776, published 23 December 1776)
Remember: Freedom is not Free
“Your love of liberty — your respect for the laws — your habits of industry — and your practice of the moral and religious obligations, are the strongest claims to national and individual happiness.” —George Washington, letter to the residents of Boston, 1789
“When guns are outlawed, only outlaws have guns.” President Trump.
When nations remove your freedom to own guns, you end up with Venezuela or Communist dictatorships like Cuba and others.
Our Founding Fathers realized the importance of gun ownership by freedom-loving people. Keep supporting the Second Amendment!!
Taxes and Regulation
“Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” – Ronald Reagan
Republicans vs. Democrats
“Remember, Republicans are for jobs, Democrats are for mobs” – Donald Trump
“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” – Margaret Thatcher
Questions for our Readers
Questions for New Mexicans:
Does New Mexico’s government and business climate force young people to leave the state because they can’t find meaningful employment?
How do you feel about Albuquerque becoming a sanctuary city?
Hot Button Topics: Jobs; Crime; Taxes; Education; Early Childhood Education – do we need it and how do we pay for it; Right-to-Work; Immigration; National Security; Elections
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