July 4th, 2017
From: Buncombe GOP
To: Buncombe County Republicans and our partners in good governance
Subject: Having earlier declared our independence, there’s a bunch of us who’d rather not give it back…
“I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited.
There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics:
as government expands, liberty contracts.” Ronald Reagan.
In his forties era book “Escape From Freedom,” Nazi antagonist and philosopher Erich Fromm stepped boldly forward in suggesting that most men fear freedom and will surrender it for security. American antagonists and politicians most commonly known as “progressives” have clearly read his book and seized that hypothesis as an opportunity.
July 4th (as our Vice Chair Bill Lack recently noted in his earlier email challenge) is not about celebrating a day off – it’s about celebrating our country’s day of declared independence. He’s right in suggesting the original purpose of this uniquely American holiday is being progressively watered down with each passing generation. It behooves us to do our part to resist the decline.
In the day of our Founding Fathers, the enemy of liberty was external to our continent and clearly defined – the Crown of England. Today, our enemy is within – specifically in the form of progressive-liberal-socialists actively working to undo our hard-won heritage. They count on complacency – America’s unique ideals have graced the world for so long that many have come to believe the tree of liberty requires no care.
It’s not so and Republicans know that. We stand in united resistance to the tyranny to which many security minded citizens have succumbed. We get it that as our government grows bigger, we grow smaller. We have proof. Take a look at our official Party Platform as compared to Brand-X. The distinction is profound—
Brand-X’s platform on governance doesn’t really address governance so much as it promises something for nothing in as many ways as possible to as many people as possible behind under the pretense it’s possible for government to deliver on those promises.Their platform is all about Fromm’s belief that most men will swap freedom for security…
Here’s a link – https://www.democraticunderground.com/10026025397
The Republican Platform position on the role of governance is declarative – Liberty is founded upon a belief in the inherent dignity of the human person and recognition that individuals possess God-given inherent rights including, but not limited to, the right to life, liberty and property, and the pursuit of happiness. The fundamental role of government is to protect those inherent rights as recognized in our Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, including its Bill of Rights, and the North Carolina Constitution, including its Declaration of Rights. Our platform is dedicated to the real American Dream – the one that places freedom as a higher priority than comfort.
Here’s a link – http://nc.gop/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-NCGOP-Platform.pdf
Take a few minutes and glance over each Party’s broader platform. It will quickly become apparent that the Declaration of Independence is as relevant today as it was in our Founding Father’s time. Maybe more so – this time the enemies of freedom are standing behind a cute little donkey and a pretense of something for nothing far more devious than yesterday’s tyrannical king.
Have fun on the 4th. As you do so, remember the mission of liberty over security continues – and Republicans are holding that line…
Carl Mumpower, Chair