Like it or not, history is fact, not wishful thinking. Like it or not, our Founding Fathers, by and large, believed in the Judeo-Christian God of the Bible. Like it or not, they justifed our Revolutionary War by asserting that God gives men rights, and having been denied those rights by a tyrannical government, they declared that God favored their separation from that government. Like it or not, a few years later, they codified what they believed was the best framework for a government that would protect those God given rights into our national document, the U.S. Constitution. Like it or not, if you read the minutes of the Constitutional Convention, that is clear.
Like it or not, they put the fact that all of our rights are not enumerated in the Constitution, into that Constitution. Like it or not, the rights that they did enumerate there all have one thing in common: none of them require others to give up anything except the improper use of force.
Like it or not, my freedom of speech does not require you to give up anything except your improper desire to silence me. Like it or not, my freedom of religion does not require you to give up anything, unless you want to interfere with my faith. Like it or not, my freedom of assembly does not require anything of you, unless you don't want people to gather to share ideas. Like it or not, the rights that aren't enumerated in the Constitution must conform to the essence that all rights share.
Like it or not, rights come from God, and are free. Like it or not, when you claim a right to a standard of living, or free healthcare, or free education, or anything that requires the government to spend money, what you're claiming is not a right. It can't be a right because it requires others to give up something. Like it or not, if we're going to have a government that protects our God given rights, we can't have a government that treats citizens differently because of their wealth. Like it or not, when you rob from the rich, even if your motive is to give to the poor, it's still robbery. Like it or not, the ends do not justify the means. Like it or not, America's flirtation and failure with Prohibition proved that, conclusively.
Like it or not, the progressive's efforts to achieve income redistribution have produced a government that is totally owned by the special interests, those individuals and groups that own our media and finance our elections. Like it or not, they buy influence to survive the ravening wolves of the progressive machine. Like it or not, that's the simple truth. Like it or not, that doesn't make it right.
Like it or not, the American people are slowly waking up to these facts. Like it or not, the TEA Party proves that. Like it or not, people are realizing that the character of the people they elect is more important than what they hear in campaign ads and so-called news programs from the special interests that support those who'll sell out. Like it or not, Ron Paul is the only candidate running who supports a constitutional republican form of government, and real freedom.
“Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.” – Abraham Lincoln
“The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” – Benjamin Franklin