The Spirit of ‘Common Sense’

By Alden L. Benton

“Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.”  ~Thomas Paine

America is collapsing under the cruel yoke of an ever-expanding, tyrannical government.  Our personal freedoms, our very liberty as free men and women, are in imminent danger. 

The Constitution that governed our government for more than two centuries is at best, misinterpreted, at worst ignored.  The government of “We, the people,” a government which derives its power from the consent of the governed is out of control. 


The president has become a de facto king.  He continues to ignore or circumvent the Constitution to get his way.  Congress?  Forget Congress, Obama appoints czars and makes the rules he think we should live by.  The Courts?  Forget the Courts too.  Obama only obeys the laws he likes, the laws that support his nation-killing agenda and will ignore any ruling that does not suit his needs.

Obama is every bit a dictator, an imperial tyrant ruling by his personal whim, as King George III was 235 years ago. 

It was on this day 235 years ago, that Thomas Paine published one of the most influential American revolutionary pamphlets: Common Sense.  Pamphlets and broadsides spread the seeds of discontent and Thomas Paine was a master of the language of revolution. 

It is time for a second American revolution.  Blogs, Twitter tweets, and Facebook posts will sow the seeds of this second revolution. 

We may have elected the present-day tyrant, but he has done more than any other president in history to destroy not only the letter of the Constitution, but its spirit.  As King George before him, we must depose King Obama.  

While the focus is on who will we select as president, the 2012 election is about taking America back.

The exceptional, strong, free, and prosperous nation that was America will not survive four more years under Obama’s thumb.  We will all become slaves of the state. 

However, while we must depose our king, we must also install in Congress principled people of reason and integrity who will reclaim the government for the governed — the people.  It is time to throw the bums out and take an axe to the government. 

This year we have a chance for a do-over, to start again and move forward.  We must rekindle the revolutionary spirit of 1776; the defiance expressed in Common Sense

We must choose wisely.  We must ignore the hype and hoopla of the campaigns.  We must ignore the lies and distortions of the mainstream media. 

Finally, we must educate ourselves.  Use the internet.  It is the world’s biggest library.  Become well versed in current trends and events, but learn their historical roots and underpinnings as well.

We all live full and busy lives.  Collecting the information to become an informed citizen is time consuming, even daunting.  However, without that information; without truly informed and educated citizens, we are doomed to failure as a nation. 

I will do my best to bring issues to your attention, quote and refer you to sources, and even suggest actions. 

However, in the end it is up to you to make the right choices.  The future of America depends on those choices.

“He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.”  ~Thomas Paine

Original blog material © 2011/2012 by Alden L. Benton/Independence Creek Enterprises.


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