Voices warning of tyranny

By Darrell Beck

Over 200 years ago President Thomas Jefferson warned future generations of Americans about tyranny: ”When the people fear their government, there’s tyranny; when the government fears the people, there’s liberty. To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical…The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”

Conversely, President Barack Obama recently told Ohio University students about his version of tyranny and the powers of the federal government. “Unfortunately, you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate sinister entity that’s at the root of all our problems; some of these same voices also doing their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices.”

What a stark contrast of opinion; the former, a champion for independence and self-determination and the latter an advocate for “social justice” and dependence on government.

The voices warning of tyranny that the president is urging Americans to reject are the voices of ordinary hard-working, law-abiding Americans who rightfully and dutifully support the fact that the U.S. Constitution is the foundation of our law, a law that we expect our leaders to obey and honor. Because free Americans want to remain free we strongly reject socialism, fascism, tyranny and “fundamental transformation” of the USA.

Those American voices are steadfast and expect a limited federal government, fiscal responsibility, a free market, state’s rights, individual sovereignty, private property rights and a federal government that will defend liberty as intended and written into the founding documents. We expect these concepts to be upheld because these are the principles that allowed the American people the freedom and inspiration to help build America.

However, over the years too many of the people have become apathetic and less than vigilant, while allowing each successive government to gradually erode the Constitution by accepting false tokens of security rather than reaching for the blessings of liberty, thereby permitting the massive growth and power of the federal government, leading to the decline of liberty and the rise of socialism, dependence and the police state.

Today tyranny reigns within the current administration. The most ruthless internal assault against freedom and the Constitution in our history is being waged against Americans in the form of the misnamed “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” aka Obamacare, a bill that was conceived in deception and dedicated to power, control and riches for the privileged. Free people say there is absolutely no constitutional authority for government to force its citizens to purchase anything from the government. Furthermore, they have no constitutional power to impose penalties and punishment on the people who refuse to participate in Obamacare.

Today the president urges us to ignore the very same tyranny that has just been exposed at the Internal Revenue Service by declaring it a “phony scandal.” We now know the IRS intentionally targeted those same conservative voices, thus denying those citizens their first amendment rights of free speech and redress of grievances against this government and bureaucracy.

But tyranny doesn’t stop with the illegal targeting by the IRS of this administration’s political enemies, namely American patriots who are defending the Constitution and tea party conservatives. This is the same IRS of over 100,000 federal employees that has reportedly seized thousands of medical records that will soon have oversight and tyrannical control of everyone’s medical and financial records leaving these unelected, unaccountable and self-serving bureaucrats in total control of our very lives and souls as the single enforcers of Obamacare.

Adding insult to injury, the average American will be forced to purchase Obamacare or be punished by the IRS for resisting, while the Congress, its staff, government workers, public employee unions, political cronies and selected corporations “too big to fail” will be exempted from this tyrannical and illegitimate mandate by executive privilege granted by the White House. So if Obamacare is such a magnificent program according to Pelosi and the Democrats, why do so many Democrats, progressives and liberal organizations believe they are above the law and demand waivers to opt out of Obamacare?

For the federal government to demand that some people must buy Obamacare or be fined, while giving waivers to political cronies is outrageous, discriminatory, immoral, unconstitutional and tyrannical, if not criminal. This is the same irresponsible Democrat-controlled Congress, urged on by former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who said that Congress must “pass the bill so we can find out what’s in it.” This is the same Obamacare bill that was rammed through with bribes and intimidation by the Democrats and the likes of Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) who, after finding out what’s actually in Obamacare, now calls it a “train wreck coming down.”

So it’s no wonder that this president and his corrupt administration want to silence and ignore those voices warning the people of tyranny, because if Obamacare isn’t repealed or defunded, and then ripped out by the roots, the soil from whence it came salted and its remains destroyed by fire, liberty in America will be trampled under the jackboot of treachery by its own totalitarian government.

Darrell Beck is a Ramona resident.

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11 Comments for “Voices warning of tyranny”

  1. Angie

    Very well put. Very well put. I would like to share this letter with the world.

  2. Steve

    I am glad ObamaCare has a very good mental health provision. Mr. Beck needs it.

    • Health Professional

      Steve, I'm glad you are so concerned with Mr. Beck's mental health care since you and I will be paying for it, either directly through our increased taxes or indirectly through massively increasing premiums. So, when you're wondering one day why you couldn't get that MRI timely enough to enable you to receive life saving treatments, perhaps the knowledge that Mr. Beck has mental health coverage will bring you solace in your dying days.

      • Jane Tanaka MD

        To be better informed about the cons and pros of ObamaCare, http://obamacarefacts.com/obamacare-pros-and-cons...

        • M'Liss Comeau

          Thanks, Jane. To bad the opponents of Obamacare will disregard this and continue to rely on the "experts" over a Fox News.

        • Health Professional

          I have been in healthcare administration for over 20 years and work for a very large health system. It is my job to investigate the impact of the ACA. I have done this through independent resources, including state agencies and healthcare professional associations. What I can tell you is the link you provided has much information that is either incorrect or outright false. It was, in reality, nothing more than DNC propaganda. I do not get my news from Fox News – perhaps you should get yours somewhere besides MSNBC. And, by the way, as a physician, you should be very concerned with what will happen to your compensation.

  3. Joe Cahak

    Says the water board member who voted to force afternoon meetings, so working people can't attend meetings or be a Board of Director, as they are unable to get around the work-time restrictions. Great way to engineer removal of a Water Board member you disagree with. RMWD has different faces, yet the same old tactics from someone who touts our freedoms and rights to be heard, yet engineers the removal of Kit Kessinger after making it impossible for him to attend all meetings regularly without impact to his full time job. I'd share it, if your public actions matched your public statements.

  4. Jane Tanaka MD

    "The tyranny of a prince in an oligarchy is not so dangerous to the public welfare as the apathy of a citizen in a democracy".
    Montesquieu

  5. Jane Tanaka MD

    According to http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/when-gov... the quote ": ”When the people fear their government, there’s tyranny; when the government fears the people, there’s liberty" was never spoken or written by Thomas Jefferson. It first appeared in print in 1914 and was authored by John Basil Barnham in " Indictment of Socialism #3" and was later incorrectly attributed to Thomas Jefferson in Gyeoros Ceres Hatonn's " Its All in the Game: Butterflies, Mind Control –The Razors Edge" in 1994. Since Barack Obama's graduation speech in May of 2013, Jefferson has been misquoted many times by writers critical of Obama's speech. By the way, Jefferson also never said or wrote " Some of my finest hours have been spent on my back veranda, smoking hemp and observing as far as my eye can see." This is another spurious quote often seen on internet sites with a different agenda.

  6. Steve

    I have been reading Mr. Becks drivel since the day I arrived in Ramona 15 years ago. Penny Penny the sky is falling. None of his "predictions" have ever come true. He plays loose with the facts and is grounded in some outdated surreal vison of the country and the constitution. They gather at the Mainstage Theatre frothing at the mouth about the Great Dark Tyrant. Don't take my word for it…..go back and read his articles. If they were not so sad they'd be funny. I know…. I know… I am stupid and deceived and just don't get it. Brainwashed by the Liberal media and Liberal colleges that gave me both degrees. Too funny.

  7. Proud Ramonan

    Perhaps the author should spend less time fulminating about the President, and more time working to lower water rates and ensure future sustainable supplies.

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