Posted: November 20th, 2008 by Militant Libertarian
by Bill Huff
“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.” ~ H.L. Mencken
America is a majority being ruled by a corrupt venal minority. We may have been taught that we are under a government “of the people, by the people, for the people.” But our original Republican principles and laws are straining to keep us from careening toward the precipice of Absolute Democracy.
What happens when the Common Man meets Sam Adams?
If you were to Google “Sam Adams” you might get the impression that America is a little more interested in beer than liberty – at least by one level in the search results. The original Sam Adams was not a tea teetotaler. George Washington was a purveyor of fine rye whiskey. Yet, one came to be recognized as the Father of the American Revolution and the other the Father of his country. Neither was a common man per se. But both believed with every fiber of their being that the common man should live in freedom – enough to risk being hung by George III.
Sam Adams was the kind of person feared most by tyrants. He was the one, who, like the prophet Nathan, would speak the truth to power regardless of the consequences. He incessantly agitated for Revolution. Adams was also smart enough to avoid being murdered by the British before he could foment his Revolution – quite a feat when one considers that the enemy was everywhere around him [just like today] and looked almost exactly like him. Mainly, he was the type of writer and orator who could make the common man understand the “real deal.” Obviously he was prone to self-replicate. George III may have been crazy but he had the prescience to know what one man like Adams might accomplish.
How does the Common Man get to know Sam?
Find out here: http://www.lewrockwell.com/huff/huff23.html
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