I am returning from giving my first live workshop in my state for liberty activists on the Articles of Freedom, and find the hunger for liberty palpable. The Articles were clutched in people’s hands like a road map already dog-eared from use, confirming and articulating what everyone knew. The Articles are not partisan, they are principled.
“What is next?” I replied in the only way I knew, “its up to you”.
This is a time where the affirmation of principles is going to be as important as a glass of water. Affirmation of who you are, who we are as a people, and as a nation. We must be able to carry these principles while we strategically move to protect our Nation through 2010 and beyond, as we are under assault from every direction.
In the spirit of facilitating the understanding of our founding principles and their rejuvenation, I am pleased to announce a joint venture blog project between drkatesview and Constitutional Government called “The Patriot Papers.” By publishing the articles on both our blogs, we invite your thorough examination and discussion.
Much like Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, we would like to create a pamphlet that speaks plainly about these principles, and especially to the youth right now who are extremely vulnerable to manipulation.
Here, for your enjoyment, is the Prologue to Patriot Paper No. 1, written by K.J. Kaufman:
Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not yet sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favor; a long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason. –Thomas Paine “Common Sense” 1776
Through the course of human interaction, there comes a point when our basic beliefs and principled philosophies must be reiterated and restated to ensure their sincerity and necessity. Such a time is upon us now, and it is our duty to ascertain the certainty and legitimacy of our convictions. To do any less is to dispense without authority that which was provided through Providence and the battles among men. To do any less subjugates our future to the mistakes of the past. To do any less leaves the present in perpetual longing for the greater heights that were and can once again be achieved.
The Patriot Papers are a collection of arguments of the principle philosophies of our founding namely the present day arguments for the ideals of governance and human rights as asserted and protected by our Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution respectively. Through the discourse of original philosophical positions, it is our hope that America may once again renew agreements of individual rights through a limited government. Do such ideals stand the test of time and litmus of modern day society? We assert that they do, and by understanding the philosophical thought of our founding, Americans will once again come to see the special and exceptional basis for which the “5000 year leap in human history” occurred. Through a joint venture between Dr. Kate’s View and the Constitutional Government blogs, we will be presenting these thoughts, guarantees and arguments disseminated through what we have entitled the Patriot Papers.