Freedom or Tyranny?

The year is 2012, and America is at a crossroad. In November, we will choose the direction our country will go. Will we choose liberty or tyranny? Will we remain a Democratic Republic based on the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Founders’ ideas or will we vote to transform America into a Utopian Society, where a powerful centralized government controls our lives and eradicates individual rights and freedoms? Will we learn from our history and maintain a civil society or will we allow a powerful few to rewrite our history and make laws that are not in the best interests of our society?

The choice is yours, America. As Ronald Reagan said, “freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. It must be fought for, protected and handed over to our children.”

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