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We were “endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”. The Declaration of Independence goes on to tell us it’s the government’s responsibility to secure those rights. This was deemed so necessary, the ratification of the Constitution was delayed until the Bill of Rights, the first ten Amendments, were included.

Fast forward a few centuries and we find the government of the United States isn’t fulfilling its responsibility very well. In fact, they’re working against their task of securing our rights. They say it’s for the greater good.

For instance, after Muslim terrorists flew airliners into the World Trade center and the Pentagon, with another airliner attack being thwarted and crashing into a field, Congress passed the Patriot Act and the National Defense Authorization Act, NDAA, which allowed the government to monitor our activities, thus nibbling at our rights. They say it to better protect us from further terrorist attacks. in other words, for a little security, we allow the government to monitor communication ( they say it’s just metadata) without a warrant, in violation of our Fourth Amendment rights.

Or, more recently, this Administration came up with  Executive Actions designed to restrict gun ownership. They admit the actions would have done nothing to stop any of the gun violence  incidents, but there is a need for “common sense gun control”. We allow them to dictate what common sense means. Thus they infringe on our Second Amendment rights, with the comment about “if we can save just one life”.

This Administration has violated just about every one of the Bill of Rights. They nibble away at the edges. When they see they can get away with that, they nibble away a bit more. Eventually, those rights are gone.

If you only have the rights you are willing to fight for, it’s about time to start fighting. Otherwise, the erosion of our rights will be complete and our liberty will be gone!