Ignite Liberty is a grassroots organization dedicated to restoring proper civil government to the State of Oklahoma by first restoring it to every city and town in the state. Civil government, when operating in its proper role, is a blessing to its people. When it exceeds those natural bounds, it becomes nothing short of tyranny. This has been the fragile nature of republics throughout human history. We have been taught through government schools that the system of checks and balances exists within the three branches of government. This is only a partial-truth. The ultimate check and balance relationship exist between the people and their elected representatives. As the Irish lawyer and fierce advocate for freedom put it, “The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance, which condition if he break, servitude at once the consequence of his crime, and the punishment of his guilt.” The Speeches of the Right Honorable John Philpot Curran, 1865.
The tyranny which we now see gripping our republic is not the fault of those power-hungry politicians who have made a mockery of an honorable position. The fault lies solely at the feet of those of us who have failed to hold that vigilance. Ronald Reagan warned us what would happen if we ever failed in our duty to maintain that vigilance in his Gubernatorial Inaugural Address of 1967, “Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again.”
Friends, we fell asleep. We assumed these precious freedoms were ours by birthright as Americans and Oklahomans. We assumed that our constitutions were so impregnable so as to offer permanent protection from the evils of totalitarian communism. We assumed “it’ll never happen here.” We were wrong. It IS happening here. Not just in the United States, but right smack dab in the middle of the heartland. It is time to fight back.
Ignite Liberty serves as the People’s Front Line against the advances of totalitarian statism that believes that we aren’t capable of running our own lives; that believes that only the elected officials have the wisdom to know how we should best run our lives to provide the utmost benefit to society (meaning the State). We will utilize all available resources to secure Conservative victories by challenging and defeating leftist policies and recalling/defeating leftists statist politicians – regardless of which party they are in.
The fight for the very existence of our republic is on! Join us and together we will once again “secure the blessing of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity.”