Today, we celebrate the anniversary of America’s independence from the Crown of England. There were many factors which lead to the Declaration of Independence, but the straw that broke the camel’s back was over taxes. So, today, I think it only appropriate that we consider the words of a founding member of the TEA Party (Taxed Enough Already Party).
First, this founder warned against allowing political Parties in our system at all. He said that they will only lead to faction that, if not checked, will destroy us. Essentially, political Parties divide our loyalty. It takes it away from the principles and ideals of liberty and to this nation and places them in the Party and its leadership. Once that happens, this leader warns that our system can no longer function.
This TEA Party leader also reminds us that the two pillars which support a free and self-governing society are religion and morality, and that without them, we cannot and will not remain free. He first reminds us that morality is dependent upon and does not exist outside of religion. Thus, these pillars are interdependent: we cannot have one without the other. History has proven this to be true, both before and after this TEA Party founders issued his warnings. But this man went further. He forcefully asserted that anyone who tried to remove either morality or religion from the public square was not only un-American, but an enemy of this nation.
Personally, I believe this is all true. What’s more, I strongly believe that the words of this TEA Party leader should be taught to our children in our public school. They should be made to read his warning, and be tested on it as part of their curriculum. And they should be taught to understand what drove this TEA Party founder to issue his warning…again!
That’s right; I said we should teach it again. You see, for more than 150 years, we did teach this TEA Party founder’s warning in our public schools. It wasn’t until our nation fell into the grips of those who seek to control us that he was removed from our public school curriculum, and he was removed because, if our children know about him, and what he said and why he said it, then those who want to control us will have a much harder – if not impossible – time of achieving their goals. So, who is this TEA Party founder? You know who he is, you probably just don’t know that he said all these things – or that he said them in his farewell speech to the nation.
The next time you take out a dollar bill, remember that George Washington said Party politics would destroy us, and that anyone who sought to remove God and His commandments from the public square is an enemy to liberty and this nation. If you do not believe me, then take time to read it for yourself:
George Washington’s Farewell Address, Sept. 19, 1796