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‘Founding Fathers’ Then, ‘Freedom Fathers’ Now

John Adams would be proud of Rand Paul.

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Janine Turner

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November 1, 2013 - 9:11 am
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It’s about time. Tea time. Who makes our founding fathers smile in heaven? The Tea Party representatives who are standing up, standing tall, and demanding common-sense actions. John Adams would be proud of the Tea Party’s elected officials.

John Adams was the thorn in the side of the Second Continental Congress. Everybody hated him. He was “obnoxious and disliked.” He didn’t care. He was a visionary. He was brave. He acted on his educated intuition and inherent truths.

His poll numbers wouldn’t have been good either. He only had approximately 33% of the support of the colonies and marginally less in Congress. Another 33% of the colonists were Tories and the remaining 33% were non-committal, unaware, and uninvolved. Sound familiar?

His approval ratings would’ve been dismal. But these elements did not matter to John Adams. He did what he believed was best for the colonies and for human dignity. History proved John Adams, who became our second president, to be correct.

John Adams shaped the events and eventual success of the birth of our country and the Revolutionary War. John Adams nominated George Washington as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. John Adams insisted that Thomas Jefferson write the Declaration. John Adams insisted on independence. Only a few shared his vision. Others thought he was a radical, self-destructive, imposing pain in the derrière. No one liked John Adams. Yet, without John Adams, there would be no United States of America.

Rand Paul has the foresight, the clarity of mind, the courage of John Adams. This week he announced that he would block the nomination of Dr. Janet Yellen as head of the Federal Reserve until there is a vote on Resolution S. 209 to open up the records of the Federal Reserve. The bill is the “Federal Reserve Transparency Act,” and would allow the Government Accountability Office to audit the Federal Reserve.

This is an action that every founding father would approve — including Alexander Hamilton.

The dubious dealings and constant secrecy of the Federal Reserve are simply nauseating. The control it has over our lives — frightening. The lack of accountability to Americans — unconstitutional.

The time has come. The time has come for clarity in all areas of the government — the IRS scandal; the Benghazi tragedy; the NSA intrusions; the Obamacare scare; the bloated, pork-filled bills; the incomprehensible laws; the back-room deals; the unelected czars; the unratified treaties; and the closed-door secrecy of the Federal Reserve.

Go Rand Paul.

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Would John Adams approve of the Tea Party ? I say YES , the Constitution of the United States was written to service a moral people , the Tea Party represents Americans that hold tight to the Bible and since the original Constitution of the United States has the Bible made Manifest though out it he would approve of them , You would have to ask yourself would you want a honest God fearing person in control of your money or a thief which begs us to ask the QUESTION WHERE HAS ALL THE MONEY GONE ,
40 weeks ago
40 weeks ago Link To Comment
Which begs the question, would the present President and those he appointed welcome a chance to meet and hear someone steeped in the political theories of John Adams, or turn that man away? Based on your post, any Tea Party would welcome that expert. I doubt he would even be allowed in the White House.
39 weeks ago
39 weeks ago Link To Comment
The Republican Party has RINO-Virus. The Tea Party pledges to eradicate this fatal, debilitating illness next election. "When we the Tea Party Movement send the RINO's home we will send more cowardly Liberal Democrats Packing. We Promise!"
42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
I have sat here well past an hour trying to come up with something to post which might lead to your seeing my comment, and hopefully allowing your supporters like me to be allowed to post on your website. I love what you wrote. I just read a little about the Federal Reserve. What I read said the federal reserve evidently was founded to prevent runs on banks. That is a good thing. But what I read said it grew from that original purpose. If that growth does not involve corruption, then all who oppose Resolution S. 209 cannot oppose a one time audit by the GAO. Senator Paul should easily get that. His February 5, 2013 press release implies the audit power will be continual. Make it a one time deal and no one can legitimately oppose it. If any corruption is found, then Senator Paul cannot be stopped in pushing for an annual audit.

You write about John Adams working for a nation which Americans appreciate, despite having at best a third of the nation supporting his efforts. You note he was hated, but persevered despite it. It took me over an hour to get to this: what if Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid had been at the Continental Congress, and somehow had been given the authority to address what John Adams addressed? What kind of nation would they have founded? Likely one which assured they were well treated individually, along with their friends. I have not heard that John Adams made sure he benefitted personally in the country he helped found.

I just prayed over the above, so I could end this post with “if prayer says post this, I will.” Profoundly, that prayer led to this: if another nation were founded in 2014 which mirrored the ideals of John Adams and other freedom loving founding fathers, how many Americans would gladly flee to it to escape the nation the Democrat juggernaut has designed since 2008?
42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
Rand Paul has proposed a constitutional amendment to force Congress, the Executive branch and the Supreme Court to be subject to all Federal laws, Executive regulations and Supreme Court decisions - just like the rest of us - so that all men are created equal - equal in their natural rights - protected by equality before law - so that so that some are not "more equal than others." This one act qualifies Rand Paul as a brother to our Founding Fathers - separating himself from the corrupt self-serving Democrats and RINOs.
42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
I would love to know how many exemptions Congressmen granted themselves and those in the federal Executive and federal Judicial branches.
42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
Mike Rowe had the opportunity to expose the ultimate "dirty job" of a politician, but missed out on his opportunity. The few honorable leaders in politics get smeared with rancid lies, get shoved into the committeeless gutter, then are recipients of vile disrespect for saying and doing what needs to be done. Simply look at the vision of your representative and find out if they see greatness or some convoluted pipe dream that makes little sense. True statesman are what we need. Every lifetime politician is a fool, and a scourge of society.
42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
Your well-written post begs this question: how does one support a statesman who is being reviled and buried because he does what you deem right? I have no means to do that. Wish I did.
42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
It is quite a great leap from acknowledging the contributions of John Adams (although nominating Washington, the one sure unanimous choice, or assigning Jefferson to write the Declaration, which would require Southern support, were pragmatic political moves) to equating Rand Paul with the Founders.

What precisely has Paul accomplished? Winning one election? Wow! When has he convinced disparate interests to unite successfully, if we are to compare him to Adams?

You want to throw your panties on stage when he speaks, that's your business. But don't pretend he is anything special now, with no accomplishments at all.
42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
I think the tendency of Tea Partiers to elevate Cruz, Paul, etc. to a pinnacle far above the mundane plateau occupied by most politicians is a mistake. They are politicians because they like power and control and there's nothing wrong with that. It's a nasty job but someone's got to do it. The hyperbole surrounding Cruz and Paul is something of a turn-off to the people who saw through Obama from the beginning and makes us suspicious. It's not necessary because if these guys are good we'll know it.
42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
Senator Paul would oppose my main effort, but would likely help many of my other political efforts. Senator Cruz would likely help all my political efforts. Many Tea Party members and supporters probably assess them in the same manner.
That said, the nation is sinking fast due to debt, horrid long-term unemployment, and a frightening coming health care system. Paul and Cruz are alarmed. Most other congressmen and senators are not. That elevates them.
42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
I'm having a tough time envisionng John Adams whipping up contributions by pandering to the paranoid wing of the party with fantasies of armed FBI drones prowling around US airspace and targeting Americans.
42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
Anyone would have a tough time envisioning that. And, besides, no drone has ever targeted an American ... oh, wait.
42 weeks ago
42 weeks ago Link To Comment
You sound like someone on the verge of a mental breakdown.
42 weeks ago
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