We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. –Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government.- Declaration of Independence, adopted by Congress July 4, 1776
LET THE SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION BEGIN
It has become perfectly clear our government is no longer interested in deriving their power from the consent of the governed. The point was well made last fall when, against the wishes of the American people, $787,000,000,000 of our tax money was “donated” to unworthy corporate “charities”. The point was further driven home by the subsequent passing of HR 1105 , with over 9000 unnecessary earmarks totaling another $410,000,000,000. Neither of which are effectively addressing that which they were intended to resolve.
The same is true with both treasonous pieces of legislation now at front and center in the halls of Congress. Neither Health Care “Reform” nor Cap and Trade legislation solve the issues they are meant to address. In both cases, as with other segments of the economy, the current Congress’ answer is to socialize and unionize 1/6th of our businesses, bringing the total slice of our economy run by the government to an estimated 49%. With passage of Cap and Trade that number would jump above 75%. These two bills, along with other items on the agenda of the current administration will desecrate our Constitution – the same Constitution they have all taken an oath to protect.
Our government, going back several administrations, and under both parties, has systematically placed us in such a position, that now our backs are against the proverbial wall. We find ourselves on the brink of economic collapse, with our liberties being picked apart one by one. Instead of working to solve these issues, Congress and the Administration insist upon exacerbating them.
Nothing has caught the attention of law makers. Neither millions of phone calls last fall, nor millions of Tax Day Tea Party goers, nor millions of Town Hall participants across this country have made a difference. The government did not even listen as 1,500,000 citizens, many spending money they did not have, came to Washington DC on September 12, 2009 to implore them to “hear us now”. Over the past several weeks, an even larger number of taxpayers and voters have emailed, called, faxed, visited their Representative’s and Senator’s offices to ask them not to go forward with legislation now before them. All to no avail.
With peaceful options dwindling, it is time for citizens to escalate our actions. As Rahm Emmanuel has been quoted as saying “Never let a crisis go to waste”. The time to act is NOW.
Monday, November 30th, 2009, as the Senate comes back into session, an epidemic of “Patriotic Flu” will hit America.
Put succinctly, Patriotic Flu is the inability on the part of disgruntled citizens to perform daily work functions in reaction to recent unconstitutional behavior of our supposed representative government. This disease will manifest itself in a November 30th outbreak of illness across this land.
It is not merely enough, however, to simply call into work sick. Also, to participate effectively, you must notify your Representatives, Senators, and the White House itself, that you have succumbed to the Patriotic Flu.
If for some reason, it is not in your best interest to stay home from work, please participate by notifying those same parties, that you have the disease. All calls, emails, faxes or visits must be made on that Monday.
“The will of the people…is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect it’s free expression should be our first object.”- Thomas Jefferson
With the economy in the state it is in, with unemployment nearing record levels in some areas, another trip to Washington is out of the question for many. The government is encouraging all flu victims to stay home. What better way to accommodate them, than by doing just that.
There is not much time. The Patriotic Flu epidemic will descend on America, next Monday, November 30th.
Please help spread the word. Tell your friends, family and co-workers. Tell bloggers, columnists and news organizations. Tell everyone. If citizens feel disenfranchised by our government, they must now take responsibility to communicate their feelings loudly and clearly. Simply complaining is not a impactful way to impress upon our government representatives we are in serious opposition to their current endeavors.
HELP MAKE THE PATRIOTIC FLU VIRAL! SPREAD THE WORD!
Please feel free to email, copy, fax or otherwise disseminate this information to all.