Will the Real American Patriots Please Stand Up? When enough is enough.
In April 1774, after several years of letter writing among themselves through Committees of Correspondence, fifty-five patriots gathered in Philadelphia to seek alternatives, before it came down to the only choice left -- revolution. The Crown-appointed governors were the “recognized” government at the time. However, they clearly represented the interests of the British ruling class and dismissed the concerns of the People of the colonies. This “government” would wring their taxes from the People but would give them no voice in decisions that affected them, hence the complaint of “taxation without representation.”
Finally, when Crown and Parliament had contemptuously rejected all peaceful appeals, remonstrances, and petitions for redress of grievances, patriot Americans took the only course left to them aside from subjugation and slavery. They declared their independence; they seceded from the British Empire. At great risk of prosecution for treason, they rose from their knees to their feet, sacrificing their blood and treasure to give birth t o a new nation and provide Americans with a government “of the People, by the People, and for the People.”
Once more, the time has come for real American patriots to interpose themselves between the People and the regime in Washington that oppresses them (with the help of all too many State and local governments). A few of these new American patriots may come from legislative bodies. But, as it was in 1774, it’s far more likely that the "Neo-Patriots" as they might be called today, will come from the rubble of broken American businesses, towns, and neighborhoods as angry, everyday Americans finally say "Enough is enough!"
The Southern National Congress is a quasi-legislative endeavor involving over 100 such Neo-Patriots from the fourteen Southern states. This group of dedicated and courageous men and women are forging a new path to freedom and restored American liberty for the People of the South. Following in the successful footsteps of the patriots of 1774, the SNC is providing a forum for the voices of the People to be heard in a way clearly foreclosed to us in Washington. When DC stops listening to “We the People,” it’s indeed time for real change, change of historic proportions.
Left unchecked, the regime in Washington will soon complete the very ends that Thomas Jefferson warned about in 1802:
“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all pr operty until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”
How much longer will we the American People sit on our hands watching quietly while our unborn grandchildren are raped of their livelihoods even before they begin their lives?
Where are the George Washingtons, Ben Franklins, Thomas Jeffersons, James Madisons and Thomas Paines of today? Does the South that once produced the country’s best leaders still have a Jefferson Davis, a Judah P. Benjamin, a George Trenholm?
Are there still men and women in our midst, who will, given the right circumstances (or wrong ones, depending upon your point of view) do more than simply complain that "this ain't right"?
Will the real American patriots please stand up?
D. R. Smith of Tennessee
League of the South (LOS)