Is Overthrow of the Government a Radical Concept or a Patriotic Duty?
by Bob Price on October 26, 2010 at 8:27 AM
The Dallas Morning News and Dallas County GOP Chairman Jonathan Neerman should read the following:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
These words were written by what many in his day would have considered to be a radical extremist. However Thomas Jefferson was not a radical extremist. He was a man with a clear vision about who should work for whom in a government/citizen relationship. And while violence shortly followed these words, they needn't have had King George and his government heeded the warning and found another way to resolve the grievances of the colonists.
Today, once again we have a long list of grievances against an ever expanding, over-reaching, over-spending and over-taxing federal government. A government much like that of King George's who has forgotten an important principle of our government: that governments "derive their just powers from the consent of the governed". Pastor Broden's comment that a violent overthrow of the government is "on the table" is not a radical concept at all. It is one of the cornerstones upon which the foundation of this nation was built. Nor is this statement somehow a call for violence. It is rather a serious warning to this government that it has gone too far and MUST return to the consent of the governed.
The people of CD 30 have an easy choice to make this week and next. Do they want to be represented by a woman who has literally stolen money from needy and deserving college students, negatively altering the course of their lives forever, and given this money to not only family members, but to public officials in order to perhaps peddle influence with someone who has oversight of a facility where a business she owns operates? Yes, she unethically used these funds for influence peddling. Or, would voters be better served by an honest man who clearly understands the founding principles upon which our nation has grown to shine the beacon of freedom to all corners of the world?
The founding fathers pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to establish the principles of our nation. Many lost their lives and their fortunes in doing so, but their sacred honor lives on to this very day... unless we let the principles they established crumble by rewarding the dishonorable service displayed by Eddie Bernice Johnson.
Brave men and women established this nation and now we have some cowardly people and organizations hard at work to stop the honorable change that is happening in Texas Congressional District 30.
The Dallas Morning News acted cowardly when they chose to spin Pastor Broden's words into some kind of scary threat when they know full well who this man is and what is in his heart. Would they now have you vote for a known thief and a person of proven unethical behavior over a brave man who put his sacred honor on the line to say what our founding fathers said so well over 200 years ago? Their behavior is cowardly and I call upon them to stop the sensationalism and start reporting the true character of Pastor Stephen Broden.
And then there is the Dallas County Republican Chairman, Jonathan Neerman. Where is his sacred honor? The Republican voters of his county voted to nominate Pastor Broden to run against EB Johnson. And yet, to this very day, Jonathan Neerman has not endorsed the man who would represent the very district where his office sits. Jonathan Neerman... a man who Clear Channel Radio Talk Show Host, Chris Baker, said was running away from Broden like a "scared little girl". Where is your sacred honor, Mr. Neerman? Where is your courage? I challenge you to stand beside your candidate. You know who Pastor Stephen Broden is. You know what his history is. You know what is in Pastor Broden's heart. Mr. Neerman, stand tall in the face of adversity, don't run and hide. If we are to take this country back we need leaders, not cowards.
Our military has nuclear weapons they could use in any conflict our nation faces. However, since WWII they have never been used. BUT, they have also never been off the table. Why? Because the implied threat is much more effective than their actual use in affecting change.
So too is the implied threat of overthrow of the government. Most likely it would never be used, and it would certainly be way down the list of options, BUT our government should know IT IS ALWAYS ON THE TABLE! I would be very happy to be represented by a Congressman who understood this principle and therefore remembered who he really works for.
I urge the voters of CD-30 to stand bravely and proudly with Pastor Stephen Broden and to vote Eddie Bernice Johnson out of office as she deserves.
A revolution is underway in this nation. It has happened before and it will happen again. It is a revolution at the ballot box causing the peaceful change in the balance of governmental power. It has worked well for our nation for 234 years and will continue to do so for generations to come. It works because the alternative is not acceptable. This is the United States of America, not some third world country where there is violent overthrow of the government on a regular and recurring basis. We ARE the shining example of how a democratically elected republic should and does function.
We choose every two years to alter our government at the ballot box so that it never becomes our duty "