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Time Is Running Out

September 7, 2009
Neal Ross
9/6/2009

If you close your eyes, tune out the world and listen closely, you may be able to hear it. I know I can. Try it for just a second. Do you hear it, the tick…tick….tick of the clock, as time quickly winds down on the United States of America?

The game clock began running in 1789 when our federal government took its first breath. Our system of government was established primarily to preserve the rights of the individual with the secondary purpose of creating a government to manage the general affairs of the Union.

But, as Thomas Jefferson said, in a letter to E. Carrington, “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” Jefferson is also quoted as saying, “Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”

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