On the fourth of July, we celebrate our freedom from tyranny. Yet King George would be envious of the control the U.S. government, and state and local governments hold over American citizens today.
Our freedom is eroding and, unless major changes are made, someday it will be gone. If America is the “land of the free,” why are college campuses and media increasingly accepting only “progressive” viewpoints? Diversity is a great thing, but it should go beyond race and gender to include differing points of view.
President Obama has said that he is not a king, but he has acted like one, signing a seemingly endless stream of executive orders. New laws are no longer passed by Congress, but are created by executive order (environmental regulations, dropping restrictions on Cuba) or by one-party vote (the Affordable Care Act, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act).
And, increasingly, Americans are trading their independence for government dependence.
Consider some of the ways in which we are losing our freedom.