Second American Revolution

Thomas Jefferson once said, “The people are the ultimate guardians of their own liberty.”

Over the past few weeks, we have seen millions of Americans take this to heart as they attended town hall meetings en masse to give their “representatives” from Congress a piece of their minds.

Protesters dominated these meetings, demanding a return to smaller government and accusing many politicians of treading on the Constitution.

Between these contentious town hall meetings and the recent wave of nationwide tea party protests, some say we are on the verge of a second American Revolution: a revolution restoring America to what those first Revolutionaries intended it to be.

And what could be more fitting than for the second revolution to begin in much the same way as the first, through town hall meetings and a tea party?

In 1765 Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty had their first town hall meeting in Boston. Not long after this, Jefferson began organizing meetings in Virginia. Then, in 1776 the Boston Tea Party sparked the beginning of the American Revolution.

During that first revolution, our struggle was against an overseas government that was taxing us to death and allowing us no representation.

This time the government we are fighting against lies just across the Potomac River, yet they still want to pass huge bills that would raise taxes and the deficit. They refuse to represent what the people really want.

Countless Americans are tired of the government encroaching into every corner of their lives. This latest round of bills regulating everything from carbon emissions to Granny’s prescriptions is the last straw for many.

If the politicians in Washington want to remain there after next November, maybe they should start listening to their constituents rather than trying to convince them that they don’t know what is good for themselves.

The American people have spoken. Let the Second American Revolution begin!


2 thoughts on “Second American Revolution

  1. You already had your revolution by electing Republicans to all three branches of government and look at the mess they made of everything. No, it’s time for you to stand aside and let the will of the (educated) people prevail.

  2. Wow… uneducated? Personal attacks aren’t going to help distract from your lie- the Dems have had control of Congress for quite awhile, and they have a big stake in what has happened to our economy and our country in general. The president doesn’t make the laws he only approves of them, your precious “progressives” are the ones who made a “mess” of things. Congress is more responsible for how things have turned out than Bush. Suck it up, and stop blaming all of our problems on the previous administration… its Obama and Pelosi-Reid who are tanking our country stop looking backwards and realize whats happening right infront of you.

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