On Independence Day…

Today is the 4th of July or Independence Day… the day that America celebrates it’s independence from Great Britain. July 4th is the day that in 1776 the 13 American states adopted the Declaration of Independence. Here’s an section from that declaration:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

No doubt you’ve heard the first sentence before, but the most interesting thing I find here is the section I’ve bolded. That whenever a a government no longer is protecting the “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” of the citizens, the Founding Fathers claim that it is the “Right of the People to alter or to abolish” that government and set up a new government in the order that is most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Notice that it’s not just an option the people have but that it’s their right. I think this is a really interesting point made by the Founding Fathers, especially today when a lot of people are unhappy with their government’s seemingly ever-increasing encroachment on their freedoms and mention of secession in some states.

The author (Thomas Jefferson) continues though by saying that government shouldn’t be changed for light and transient things. And that human nature shows that while evils are sufferable people will suffer it rather then change it. But when the abuse becomes too much, it is the right and the duty of the people to rid themselves of that government.

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The Valiant Defender’s Party Endorses David Watts for Texas Land Commissioner

The Valiant Defender’s Party endorses David Watts for Texas Land Commissioner. He runs on the platform of truly conservative principles and a Bold Leadership for Tomorrow’s Texas.

His plan for stewardship of Texas land assets is to generate revenue for “education, Texas veteran’s benefits, and Texas history and archives”.

A father of homeschooled children, he reflects our stance on alternative education over public education. His track record of twenty-two years as a business professional encouraging companies to reinvent is upholds our principle of Innovation. He has written a novel and have ministered in India as a preacher.

And he is not inexperienced in political matters. David Watts has run for State Representative in Kentucky, supporting a repeal of exemptions for rich racehorse owners.

His daughter, Hannah Watts, writer of the An Enlightened People, was an supporter on our behalf in the earlier days of the Valiant Defender’s Party before it’s present form, and today she works as her father’s volunteer organizer for his campaign.

Join in  David Watt’s campaign on his website!

Common Core Standards

Common Core represents an overreaching arm of government that controls education. Once implemented, Common Core standards will subvert parental, local, and state responsibility of education and give it to the federal government.

Petition to Eliminate Gerrymandering

gerrymander_1_smThe Valiant Defender’s Party is co-sponsoring this petition with the Reform Party to eliminate the abuse of the political strategy known as “Gerrymandering”, the redrawing of districts according to certain demographics to partisan preferences. Usually, the redrawing always favors the party that is in power.

 

Please sign here. In signing the petition, you support the commission of non-partisan boards for redistricting and allowing for regulation and restriction on how state legislatures draw districts.

 

A Young Person Stands Up For Our Right To Bear Arms

Sarah Merkle is the kind of young person a Valiant Defender strives to be: brave and principled. Only 15 years old, she speaks to stunned politicians about the importance of the Second Amendment and the unconstitutionality of gun control.

We need more like her. The Valiant Defender’s Party is composed of the new generation of leaders that will protect our freedoms. We better, or our country will fall.

The TV Tells Me How to Vote

Blimey Cow videos are often honest to a tee.

THE PROBLEM WITH AMERICA

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Like most of you I have been watching the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage with extreme interest. I have prayed and worked so that our leaders will uphold the sanctity of Gods divine plan for a family. While all that was going on I have also seen other things happening all across America. It seems like every day our country is in turmoil and like many of you I have sat and wondered who to blame for what is wrong with this world, then God reminded me, that it was me.
See I have been looking at all of this the wrong way. I have been reading my Bible and seeing what it says about everyone else’s problems except mine! And believe me I have plenty of problems (yes even pastors sin). And so I turned to the book of Daniel for guidance and what I found was this…

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