Thomas Paine’s Common Sense was probably one of the most important ‘pamphlets’ to be published in the 1770’s, and had more impact on compelling the American people to revolt against the British than all of the scholarly, learned papers produced during the days leading up to the American Revolution. The pamphlet spoke to people, it made sense, and it inspired them to take the courageous step to break from Britain’s rule.
More than 233 years later, Thomas Paine’s words resonate, reminding us of our liberties , our responsibilities, and why tyranny is at our doorstep now.
And if you want to see the signs of tyranny which look particularly familiar today, with schoolkids singing ‘praise Obama’ songs, take a look at this 1942 U.S. Army film:
As both of these films are unsettling in their own ways, understand that it is important to know tyranny and call it out. As the ‘federalism on steroids’ article and the Thomas Paine clip show, tyranny is disguised under the Commerce , taxing authority, and welfare of the United States clauses.
The tyranny against Article II involves more raw disregard of the law, use of money and political power to cover up blatant lies, and the manipulation of print, radio, and television media. Incursions into internet and blog talk radio have already begun, facilitated by an unaccountable and unconstitutional Obama-czar. Combined with the use of neuro linguistic programming and hypnosis in speeches, Obama is the poster child of what our founders feared.
Remember the anti-American forces have planned this for a long time–at least since 1942! It is our responsibility to make sure they do NOT succeed.