In the upcoming special election for the Massachusetts Senate, will the people of the Bay State once again make a stand for liberty?
Once upon a time, April 19, 1775 to be exact, a bunch of Massachusetts farmers took a stand and made history. Frustrated by a big unresponsive government, they faced down the British army in Concord Massachusetts. In the words of Ralph Waldo Emmerson –
“By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled;
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard ’round the world.”
Yes, the shot heard ’round the world.
This was the beginning of the American Revolution. Soon the rest of the nation joined their fellow citizens of Massachusetts to tell the British government, “We stand for liberty.”
On January 19, 2010 the people of Massachusetts have a chance to tell a bloated and unresponsive government, “ENOUGH already! We want our liberty!”
The unresponsive government is no longer an ocean away. But when it comes to bloat and ignoring its citizens, our current bunch in Washington make the old Brits look like amateurs.
By electing Republican Scott Brown to the seat held by Ted Kennedy the Bay Staters would send a signal to the bureaucrats in D.C. even they could understand. Putting a Republican in office representing a state dominated by Democrats would let our political class know we still consider them our employees, not our masters. They take orders from us or take the consequences.
It would be the start of a new American Revolution.
It would be the vote heard ’round the world.