Friday, January 11, 2013

Tea Parties Cannot Overturn 153 Years of American Immorality

Dear Tom:

Please take me off your mailing list (of the Kingston-Rhinebeck, NY Tea Party).   I have concluded that there is no hope of reform of American tyranny.  In 1776 Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence that just government derives its consent from the governed.  In 1860 the southern states concluded that they could no longer consent to the US government.  In response to their withdrawal of consent, Lincoln murdered hundreds of thousands, with a total death toll of between 500,000 and 800,000 Americans, a million casualties, and massive property damage—all to ensure government without consent.  Previously , the US government under Washington and Hamilton had violently suppressed Pennsylvania farmers who objected to a whiskey tax and had threatened violent suppression of South Carolina when it nullified a tariff in 1828.  Since those events, and especially since 1860, America, by Jefferson’s own definition, has not been governed justly. America is a tyranny, and there is no hope of reform, for the American people are immoral.  They have been satisfied with tyranny for 153 years.

Again, please remove me from your mailing list.

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