Harold Macmillan, British Prime Minister from 1957 to 1963, once said, “We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts.” Americans should well say the same thing.
Our ancestors didn’t liberate America from the rule of king George III and the veterans of our wars didn’t fight and die to keep us free so that we would be brought under the “divine right” either of medical “experts” or egomaniacs in political office. Our birthright as Americans is the liberty to take care of ourselves, work our jobs, run our businesses, manage our own families, protect ourselves and worship as we see fit.
It’s prudent and advisable to cooperate with political leadership in times of emergency as long as that leadership exemplifies common sense and its actions don’t militate against the principles and the preservation of our individual liberty. Sometimes, the actions of those in political office suggest that they think we the people are subservient to and work for them, and don’t understand that the opposite is true – that they are subservient to and work for us. When these two things become obvious about those we’ve entrusted with government responsibilities, it’s time to bring these elected office holders into line or out of their positions.
Actions speak louder than words. Right now, the actions of governors and mayors and of legislators in the Democratic Party especially, are not just speaking, they are screaming at us. Their message is that they think they have some right, divine or otherwise, to rule us as if they were kings and we are their subjects. This has to be stopped.
Almost overnight we found our world, economically and socially, turned upside down. It seems like we all woke up one morning several weeks ago to find that in some measure, our economy, jobs and freedom of movement was gone. We must be careful and courageous in terms of how we respond to the actions of those in government right now. If we’re not, we may well wake up soon one morning to another shockwave, and find all of freedom – our own and that of our posterity – irretrievably gone. “A Constitution of government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever” (John Adams).
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”