The Choice between Liberty and Despotism is Clear

by: Brent Smith

Although it is often overused by we on the right – I’m grateful to be an American. It sounds cheesy and jingoistic, but that doesn’t make it any less true, particularly when you study American history and what our forefathers had to go through to achieve it – that they weren’t just “privileged” white guys.

I wish I could travel back in time, not to change things, but to thank the founders for what they did – thank them for their foresight. Assure them that they did the right thing – that they didn’t sacrifice everything for nothing. That hundreds of years later at least some of us are still talking about it, still quoting them and trying to live their ideal.

I would assure them that all the crap they had to endure was not in vain – that they made a profound difference – and not just for us, but for the entire world. If it wasn’t for them, Earth would be even more awash in anarchy, despotism and dictatorships.

Our founders knew this all too well. They lived under a monarchy. The King and Parliament said – and you did. It was that simple. And they, England, could pretty much demand anything and the colonies were expected to comply. read more