Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Mark the day. January 19, 2010, is the day American taxpayers went to the polls and declared that they are not slaves to everybody else's needs.

It was October, 2007, when candidate Barack Obama told a small child in Durham, North Carolina, "We've got to make sure that people who have more money help the people who have less money."

That statement was at odds with the Constitution, which protects an individual's right to his own life, liberty and property. The U.S. government does not have the power or the responsibility to even out the distribution of wealth in the United States.

Now that Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown has defeated Democrat Martha Coakley for the Senate seat held by Ted Kennedy, it's clear that the tea party protests in April and the town-hall meeting protests in August were not "Astroturf" demonstrations, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted again and again. They were the genuine article.

A lot of Americans don't want the government ramming through new entitlement programs and running up record-breaking debt; and then lecturing the country about shared responsibility, otherwise known as higher taxes and mandatory payments.

Freedom means the right to enjoy the fruits of your own efforts, what Abraham Lincoln called the right to eat the bread earned with one's own hands.

That's not going to change.

Copyright 2010