Tyranny:  cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary use of power or control

“Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of a day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers, too plainly prove a deliberate and systematical plan of reducing us to slavery.”

– Thomas Jefferson

“History will teach us…those men who have overturned the liberties of republics the greatest number have begun their career, by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing Demagogues and ending Tyrants.” 

— Alexander Hamilton The Federalist,  Essay No. I

“The object of every free government is the public good, and all lesser interests yield to it. That of every tyrannical government, is the happiness and aggrandizement of one, or a few, and to this the public felicity, and every other interest must submit.” 

— “Brutus”, The Federalist Essay No. IV

 “The accumulation of all powers legislative, executive and judiciary in the same hands, whether of one, a few or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”

— James Madison: The Federalist No. 47

“Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your   — products in the USA.”  

— Donald Trump  August 23, 2019

One of these quotes is not from an American. Its from a President of the United States, but not someone who espouses American Ideals or is loyal to our Constitution.

When Parliament ordered us to only do business within the British Empire (Mercantilism) and buy our tea from the East India Company, we rebelled.  We saw the Sugar Act and the Navigation Acts for what they truly were — attempts to subjugate the colonies and enrich a few plutocrats in Parliament.  Why do we tolerate it so freely today?  Are we free men or are we all cowards and slaves?

Trump argues he is doing this for the good of the country but the best Capitalist economic thinking (yes, there are other schools of thought other than Capitalism but Trump claims to be a Capitalist) argue not for restriction but open and free trade.

“To widen the market and to narrow the competition, is always the interest of the dealers…The proposal of any new law or regulation of commerce which comes from this order, ought always to be listened to with great precaution, and ought never to be adopted till after having been long and carefully examined, not only with the most scrupulous, but with the most suspicious attention. It comes from an order of men, whose interest is never exactly the same with that of the public, who have generally an interest to deceive and even oppress the public, and who accordingly have, upon many occasions, both deceived and oppressed it.” 

— Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations

Tariffs will not add thousands of American jobs. Instead, the research shows that, while they preserve some jobs that would otherwise disappear, they reduce many other higher productivity jobs. The net effect will be not more jobs, but lower overall productivity. They also reduce choice, competition, innovation and opportunity.”

– Charles Koch, Washington Post, March 7, 2018

And yet Trump has the audacity to “ORDER” us to follow his misguided notions.  He expects us to look to HIM, a man whose businesses have universally failed and who only gained wealth through fraud, and the exploitation bankruptcy, imminent domain, and legal loopholes.  Surely NOT!  Why aren’t we burning him in effigy?  He should be tarred, feathered, and run out of town on a rail.  That is what we did to corrupt tax collectors in Boston in the 1760’s!

It is important to remember that the United States has no king!  We are not Trump’s loyal subjects and we owe him no allegiance.  OUR government is a republic and we should be ruled by certain republican (lower case not the party but MUCH bigger and more noble) principles including:

“There are again two methods of removing the causes of faction: the one, by destroying the liberty which is essential to its existence; the other, by giving to every citizen the same opinions, the same passions, and the same interests.”

 – James Madison, The Federalist, No. 10

“No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity.” 

– James Madison, The Federalist, No. 10

“If a faction consists of less than a majority, relief is supplied by the republican principle, which enables the majority to defeat its sinister views by regular vote. 

– James Madison, The Federalist, No. 10

MARCH, PROTEST, REBEL!  ABOVE ALL, VOTE and get EVERYONE you know to also vote! Its time to let Donald Trump know who really owns this country! We must NEVER have a King!

Published by Michael Carver

My goal is to bring history alive through interactive portrayal of ordinary American life in the late 18th Century (1750—1799) My persona are: Journeyman Brewer; Cordwainer (leather tradesman but not cobbler), Statesman and Orator; Chandler (candle and soap maker); Gentleman Scientist; and, Soldier in either the British Regular Army, the Centennial Army, or one of the various Militia. Let me help you experience history 1st hand!

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