When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration Of Independence the meaning behind the words was based on the belief that basic human principals or inalienable rights are the self evident basis for a free society. They are founded on immovable principals of equal rights and reason.
Quite profound, this declaration was when Jefferson first penned the first draft. For the first time in history a document that undertook the rational that a free society is solely based upon inalienable rights, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In this declaration it is implied that the duty of government is to provide and do equal and impartial justice to all it's citizens and it is up to the government to protect those rights.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." Great in theory, but, today's rational and social climate dictates that our society still has a long way to go in actually achieving the reality that all men are equal under God and law. What has occurred through the continued appeasing doctrines that have come about within the past 50 years form Supreme Court decisions, to the laws that have been passed have shown that our government has succumbed to the social pressures of a few who now dictate to the many what rules, regulations, and laws they must uphold.
The Tea Party movement today is very reminiscent of the climate that spawned the conception and drafting of the Declaration of Independence. Quoted in the original Declaration " But when a long train of abuses and usurpations , pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, their duty to throw off such Government and to provide new guards for their future security." This Tea Party in theory has undertaken the assumption that today's government has irrevocably reduced the citizens rights and therefore have undertaken the steps to regain control of a government that is perceived to unilaterally eradicate all rights that were the basis that our government was founded upon in the first place. Unfortunately though, the Tea Party in their zeal to gain political prominence have neither the desire or the inclination of compromise as part of there rhetoric. Where there is no room for compromise there can be no effective flow of efficient government where all the people benefit.
In some instances the government has reduced the citizens ability to achieve the freedoms that were once available but, today with the increased threat of horrific violence that could render the United States helpless to maintain any stability or security has made it necessary for the greater safety and well being of all that such regulations remain in place until such a time when the threat is once and for all vanquished from the face of the earth. It is the sacred honor of the President of the United States to uphold, serve, and protect the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and it is in this light that the initiatives taken to date are designed for that purpose.
We the people have to try to understand that in some cases the government of the people has developed a way around the wishes and concerns of the majority. But, this is only brought on by how the democratic system in this country has evolved. Every citizen has the right to question the policy of government and how those decisions affect them. This is what has made our democratic system work. Let us not be deterred form the real issues that shape our future and our system of government. Preserving and protecting our inalienable rights is every Americans sacred honor and duty.