Taking Texas And The Nation Back

Our Founding Fathers Would Be In Guantanamo

Posted by bosskitty on July 4, 2007

Op-Ed: Our Founding Fathers were Freedom Fighters …

My ancestors are traced back to the 1600’s, immigrating to this continent on boats from England and Ireland. Several of them fought in the American Revolution – I have documents and letters from one who was injured, became ill and had to return home to recover before returning to his unit to finish the fight. I have the letters and documents his daughter wrote to the fledgling government about his ‘veteran’s’ benefits in the late 1790s. The United States Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787. The final branch of government was not installed until February 2, 1790.

In today’s America, my ancestors would be labeled as a ‘home grown terrorists’ and ‘enemy combatants’. They would end up in Guantanamo indefinitely!

My other ancestors, Presidents Polk and Monroe, are rolling in their graves to witness this country return to Monarchy. They would climb out of their graves in protest to see a Theocracy in bloom.

Where is spirit that drove these people? Where are the descendants of the Minutemen who risked everything for a grand idea? Where are the descendants of the signers of the Declaration, Bill of Rights and Constitution?

Hear ye, hear ye, calling all people who call themselves AMERICANS, duty calls you to step up to the responsibility to carry the banner of freedom handed to you by your Founding Fathers and Mothers. REVOLT! That’s what my ancestors did.

Rally! Speak out! Pressure the people you elected to represent you! This is supposed to be a Representative Government ruled by Law as directed by our Founding Fathers.


2 Responses to “Our Founding Fathers Would Be In Guantanamo”

  1. will said

    Where are the descendants of the Minutemen?
    I don’t know but here’s one of ’em. (And in 1634 came the first Payson.)And when he got word of the “Lexington slaughter”
    Captain Samuel Payson dropped his plow, sold everything he had, and raised a “unit”. He was never reimbursed (like many others) and moved to the “Wilderness of Maine” after the War.
    The signers were all great men-but perhaps today’s leaders would have been wise to have read or “listened” to some of them, like, for example: John Quincy Adams————-
    “Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled there will America’s heart, her benedictions and her prayers be.But she goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy……The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to force…….She might become the dictatress of the world: she would be no longer the ruler of her own spirit.”
    We could sure use some “leadership” (not crazy actions) but rather that comparable to our Founding fathers!!
    It was principle, not property, that had brought these men to Philadelphia. Two of them became presidents of the United States. Seven of them became state governors. One died in office as vice president of the United States. Several would go on to be U.S. Senators. One, the richest man in America, in 1828 founded the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.Of those 56 who signed the Declaration of Independence, nine died of wounds or hardships during the war. Five were captured and imprisoned, in each case with brutal treatment. Several lost wives, sons or entire families. One lost his 13 children. Two wives were brutally treated. All were at one time or another the victims of manhunts and driven from their homes. Twelve signers had their homes completely burned. Seventeen lost everything they owned. Yet not one defected or went back on his pledged word. Their honor, and the nation they sacrificed so much to create is still intact.
    Name for me one Senator or Congressman or anyone today that exemplifies any one of our Founding Fathers? Who in our midst will step up to the political and media “CRAP” of today?

  2. bosskitty said

    Thanks Will, our ancestors never expected their descendants to become complacent and let what they fought for slip away so easily. We have let our Forefathers down by the mere act of assuming things will take care of themselves forever. Pull the plug on TVs, Ipods, video games and make the population read our history and our current situation. Make them choose. Make them live with their lack of decision. Until reality hits them in their video games, ipods and football games, they will remain clueless.

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