Should we give Washington still more power over our lives – or “Take back control”
By Paul Driessen
USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Independence Day weekend is a perfect time to reflect on personal freedoms and responsibilities.
The Magna Carta and Declaration of Independence were about overbearing, despotic kings. Brexit, Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, was much about overbearing bureaucrats in Brussels.
This year’s US elections likewise center on gaining a new measure of freedom from an authoritarian, unaccountable Executive Branch in Washington.
Like Brexit, they are also about We the People actually having a role in a democracy, a voice in how much power government will have over our lives.
The Brexit motto is fast becoming the driving force in 2016 politics: “Take back control!”
Today’s ruling elites do not govern from positions of land ownership or birth, but from assertions of greater education, expertise and wisdom than supposedly possessed by citizens at large. These ruling classes increasingly control our lands, the energy and minerals beneath them, and the lives, livelihoods and living standards of those beyond the DC Beltway. People are getting fed up.
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