With the Fourth of July rapidly approaching, it’s time to once again celebrate the freedoms that have been handed down to us from those ancestors that pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor.
Their sacrifice of life, comfort, and prosperity allows us the freedom to live as they desired but couldn’t. We need to reread those stories where God so graciously intervened on behalf of those brave men and women who refused to submit to tyranny expressed most often as taxation without representation.
Who would ever have believed that roughly 240 years later, tyranny would come from a completely opposite direction? Now tyranny comes through those who are given the privilege of a vote without the requirement that they be a part of those taxed for the decisions they make.
Almost 50% of the voting public doesn’t pay an income tax and yet they are given the privilege to force higher taxation on all of the rest. It has lead to the enactment of legislations that force those of us who work hard to pay unfairly for those that don’t (won’t).
Happy Fourth of July! We are still the greatest nation on the earth but we will need to make changes to keep it that way. VOTE!