Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Beware of fake patriot groups

I noticed recently that leftists have begun to take a fancy to the idea they themselves can be patriots much like the founders of our country. These people will take on historical names but their beliefs differ wildly from those who came first. One such group, the "Rockford Sons of Liberty", named after the Group who was responsible for the Boston Tea Party, has begun to muster it's forces in a self proclaimed Anti-TEA Party movement. Why they choose to take the name is beyond me as this group has nothing in common with the original group at all.

They believe the U.S. Constitution was written to endorse a Large Government and anyone who believes in small limited government has penis envy. (Their leader actually posted this) It saddens me that such a group exists but they do. All I can do is help spread the warning.

Here is a brief history of the Actual Sons of Liberty.

In 1766 a group of working class folks called "The Loyal Nine", began preparing for agitation against the Stamp Act. It came to be known as the "Sons of Liberty". The group was formed to protect the rights of the colonists from the usurpations by the British government. This group led the Boston Tea Party which led to a counter-mobilization by the Patriots due to the Intolerable Acts directly before the American Revolution in 1775.

You can read more here.

Now in contrast, The Rockford group actually endorses big government. They emphasize the modern definition of Democracy over the historical definition insisting that the U.S. is a Democracy rather than a Constitutional Republic. I'm not saying their not entitled to their opinion but to use a historical name with such deep meaning is really unsettling.

Below is an announcement they posted looking to expand their ranks,

"If you live outside of northern Illinois, and like what you see, here, you can still participate in our discussions - but we'd REALLY like to see you start your own, local, chapter of anti-corporation/anti-Tea Party Sons of Liberty."

This is another one of their self proclaimed announcements

We recite the Pledge, and sing, "America, the Beautiful".

We even, occasionally, say rude things.

What, then, is the difference between us and the Tea Party?

We're not a bunch of conservative, right-wing, xenophobic and racist, dumb-asses.

And we're not waiting for society to change - we ARE the change..

Sound familiar?

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

BARACK OBAMA, speech, Feb. 5, 2008

Do what you will with the information, I'm the simply the messenger.



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