You're Not the Boss of Me!

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 01 Jul 2009 00:23:24 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Larken Rose - an introduction to the speech Mr. Rose intends to give in Philadelphia on Saturday, July 4, 2009.

What would the equivalent of the Declaration of Independence look like today? Well, we would have a lot MORE to complain about than the colonists did, with far higher taxes, far more intrusive regulation, and a much higher level of oppression all around. But what would the conclusion be? It wouldn't be, "So you better change those laws!" It would be more like this:

"Dear Federal Government, you're fired! We're not paying your taxes anymore, not obeying your laws ever again, and from now on we will resist your thugs when you try to enforce your will on us."

How many Americans would dare to even THINK such a thing, much less say it out loud, or write it down and send it to the feds? Very few, indeed. The truth is, the spirit of resistance is all but dead in this country. Even among those in the pro-freedom movement, the vast majority of efforts revolve around begging the masters to be nice, petitioning for or against this or that legislation, arguing over WHICH politician should run our lives and take our money.

"Write your congressman and tell him to oppose ... " "Promise to vote against any candidate who doesn't support ... " "Sign this petition, to push legislation which will ... "

I have a better idea. How about if a few million of us send one message--and only one message--to those pretending to be our "representatives," those who claim to have the right to rule us. That message should be this: "Legislate whatever you want; I will not obey. And when you send your thugs to punish me, I will resist." THAT is the message of the Declaration of Independence. But on this July 4th, how many Americans do you think would even dare to THINK such a thing--even quietly and to themselves?

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Larken Rose July 4 Video

Submitted by on Sat, 01 Aug 2009 06:15:12 GMT

YouTube videos of the speech introduced at the link above are now available. Three parts, total of about 22 minutes.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

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