Thomas Paine wrote 'Common Sense' in 1776. He called for America to separate herself from from England. He reasoned using basic logic and common sense and believed it was undoubtedly the correct thing to do. America followed that course and initially was better off for it. However, with time, she has rebounded back into a tyrannical like state that will take some boldness from citizens and politicians alike to revert course.
We Americans are the fortunate few who are privileged to freely express our opinions, practice the religions of our choosing, and work for the good of our own families. We are obligated to either defend these liberties or lose them. If we squander the freedoms our ancestors fought and died for, we must call ourselves cowards and fools.