Self-Governance: Our American Heritage

The most succinct statement of philosophy of the American political heritage might be stated in this paraphrase from an interview given by a then-aged Captain Levi Preston, a Massachusetts farmer and Minuteman who fought in the Battle of Concord, the "shot heard round the world." Captain Preston was asked why he, a simple farmer, was willing to fight what was then the most powerful force on earth.  He responded that as Americans, we have always governed ourselves, and we always intend to but the British intended that we shouldn't.  
 
Today, ordinary Americans still want to make their own decisions, but ruling elites of both parties in Washington D.C. intend that we shouldn't. The most important fight in America has always been, and will always be, "who decides." Who do we want to choose our doctor and make our medical decisions, ourselves or a bureaucrat who lives in a D.C. suburb?  Who do we want to decide what kind of toilet or lightbulb to install, or how much airconditioning to put in our house, ourselves or a D.C. bureaucrat? How about raising our children, making religious choices, deciding what to eat, what kind of car to drive?  
 
D.C. either has or is in the process of sticking its nose into all these decisions, with a goal to accumulate the power to make them all, effectively rendering most Americans virtual serfs, mere indentured servants of almighty King D.C.  It is a key priority for all citizens to restore our American heritage of self-governance, and insist that each policy question first be subjected to the question "Who should be deciding this issue?" 
 
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