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June 27, 2013

What goes up will come down ... maybe

CUMBERLAND — Did you ever try to see how high you could throw a ball up into the air? Usually it was a baseball or a tennis ball.

I used to give it a heave and aim for a point along a building or a tree and try to get it higher and higher till my arm felt like it would fall off.

I’m old enough to have also done this with lawn darts as well, but that’s another story. Anyways, every time I threw the ball, no matter how hard I tried, it would never escape Earth’s gravitational pull and always plummeted back to the ground. Usually I caught it, but I never tried to catch the lawn darts.

As we start to decorate our homes and businesses for the upcoming Fourth of July celebrations, it occurred to me that the freedom and independence (Liberty) from a tyrant travels in a similar way to that ball I threw in the air as a kid.

As the Age of Enlightenment went from simmer to boil in the mid 1700’s under the guiding hands of the Founders and Divine Providence, Liberty — man governing himself — burst onto the world stage in the form of 13 independent countries (states).

Those independent countries united in a compact; first under The Articles of Confederation and then again later with the ratification of The Constitution. With each reorganization, a little bit of Liberty was peeled away much in the same way a ball starts to lose momentum as it hits its apex before falling back to earth.

As the rule of law gave way to the rule of man, Liberty lost all her steam in the mid to late 1800s and has been falling for the last hundred years. The last 20 years have seen a dramatic increase in the speed of Liberty’s fall.

If you are reading this letter, there is little need for me to highlight the “history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.”

You are well aware. If you are reading this letter, you are going to be at least partially correct in declaring who has exercised that injury to Liberty. For just as gravity is the force that acts on the ball thrown into the air, it is the perversion of Natural Law, rooted in greed that is the force pulling Liberty down.

We have elected these politicians from both parties. Greed has created a system that requires tyranny to manage a population of 315 million people with only 435 representatives and 100 senators. When you are only one of 725,000 you no longer have a system of government “deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

Neither Greed nor tyranny is a friend to Life, Liberty or the pursuit of Happiness.

Now keep in mind, that at this stage of Liberty’s trajectory and speed, I have little confidence in any currently serving or future serving politician within the current perverted system.

Like it or not, we are headed for “fundamental transformation.” However, not all is lost. I say Liberty’s course can reverse “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

Richard R. Biancone Jr.

LaVale

 

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