Wednesday, July 01, 2009
A Real Independence Day Message to the State
Bill St. Clair notes that Larken Rose will be speaking at a tea party in Philadelphia on July 4. Rose is preambling his speech online with a piece titled You’re Not the Boss of Me! from which I’ve gleaned the most salient point.
“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.”
Unfortunately, as Rose notes,
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.
“very few, indeed,” would be so bold as to make such a statement.