As a rock aficionado, U.S. Representative Thaddeus G. McCotter (MI-11) might appreciate our reliance on a bootlegged transcript of remarks he’s delivering at today’s Tea Party rally at Kellog Park in Plymouth, Michigan:
From the G-20 summit in England to factories in France to the streets of our nation, we live amid a chaotic age. Thus, we peaceably assemble to stop the chaos and its consequences.
Emulating the misfeasance and failure of the “too big to fail” financial institutions that, in fact, did, Washington is replacing the “housing bubble” with a “government bubble” that will burst with disastrous impact upon our prosperity and our liberty.
Right now — spending too much, borrowing too much and taxing too much, the government is putting a debt of trillions on our children’s backs to erect a castle upon quicksand. Yet one cannot build a stable economy on government spending, because big government doesn’t stop chaos. Big government is chaos.
We must reject this reckless road to serfdom and stagnation — and today we do!
For our efforts, we have already and will continually be mocked and attacked. But we accept this small sacrifice for our children’s future in a free republic.
Such is our duty in these tumultuous times, and we meet it by reaffirming to Washington and the world that, though we “cling” to nothing, we do embrace our cherished nation and her five truths for American renewal:
Our liberty is from God not the government;
Our sovereignty is in our souls not the soil;
Our security is through strength not surrender;
Our prosperity is from the private sector not the public sector; and
Our truths are self-evident not relative.
Renewed by these truths despite the times, we know in our hearts that our nation’s salvation remains her sovereign citizens — and it is they, not the state, that will ensure our cherished sanctuary of liberty remains inspired and guided by the virtuous genius of her free people; and forever blessed by the unfathomable grace of God.
For more on McCotter’s day, go here.
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