Rand Paul: One person can make a differenceSubmitted by Mark Hanson on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 18:17
Yesterday, one U.S. Senator helped change the national conversation regarding Constitutional rights. But without the support of millions of individual citizens who share Rand's concerns, his filibuster would've received little attention. Domestic enemies of the Constitution and Bill of Rights want individuals to feel powerless so they'll give up without a fight. So it's important to remember, if not for the individuals who believe their unalienable rights are worth fighting and dying for, the pieces of paper that secure those rights would've been destroyed long ago. If you believe in limited Constitutional government of, by, and for the people, give yourself a pat on the back because you make the Constitution and Bill of Rights possible.
The Bible, American history, and world history, provide many examples of individuals who were lone voices crying in the wilderness. And against all odds, they took a stand on principle that ultimately changed the world for the better. Tyrants can only win if individuals don't use their God given power to be a force for good in the world. Exercising that power begins with an inner conviction to stand for what is right, and never give up. The next step is doing what Thomas Paine did with "Common Sense", i.e., sharing the truth with others as a means to light fires in the minds of men and women.
Taking a stand can seem hopeless when so many are fast asleep, but remember, we're planting seeds in people's minds that may bear fruit in the future. Even if our efforts don't bear fruit in our lifetime, future generations may look back on our work and be inspired to carry on the fight to secure unalienable rights. Ron Paul is a good example, his individual efforts have awakened more citizens to the merits of limited Constitutional government than any politician in my lifetime.
The founders ended the Declaration of Independence with these words: "And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor." The founders understood the price of freedom, which is total commitment with no guarantee of success. We teach athletes to compete even if the game appears lost, and unalienable rights are far more important than a game so keep fighting for your rights.
My belief in the power of the individual to effect change, has led me to create a website for sharing info and possible solutions. My goal is to help restore the rule of law and Constitutional checks and balances. You may find the following posts interesting. The first two posts present compelling evidence of bipartisan treason.
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=115 (The US and China, a communist partnership)
http://www.standupforyourrights.me/?p=1314 (The US and Saudi Arabia, partners in terrorism)
http://www.standupforyourrights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)
http://www.standupforyourrights.me/?p=1047 (Fraud and the Federal debt)
http://www.standupforyourrights.me/?p=1744 (Globalizaton and America's decline)
http://www.standupforyourrights.me/?p=523 (Climategate and enviro-fascism)
http://www.standupforyourrights.me/?p=917 (The Role of Gov't in a Capitalist Economy)
http://www.standupforyourrights.me/?p=1351 (Foreign governments own U.S. energy infrastructure)
http://www.standupforyourrights.me/?p=167 (The Boston Tea Party, it wasn't just about taxes)
http://www.standupforyourrights.me/?p=1812 (Congressional hearing on Obama's abuse of executive power)