52 Inspiring Pages of American Patriotism by a Courageous Woman
Written by John L. Work
August 26, 2013
I received Signs of Freedom: The American Tea Party Message (Selene River Press 2009) as a gift from the author, Stephanie Selene Anderson. That was three years ago. I still keep it atop the desk in my home office.
Signs of Freedom is really a skillfully assembled extended photographic essay. The images are inspiring, eye-catching and the message sticks in your mind. One cannot look at these photographs, read the author’s heart-felt text and not be affected at some level. I’ve opened and re-opened Signs of Freedom many times during my own writing endeavors. Stephanie Anderson created this work from outrage at the ever-increasing encroachment of big government into our lives, into our personal business, into our bank accounts, even into our relationships with our physicians. There are no good manners to be found within that behemoth, and there are no boundaries over which it will not tread.
All lines the Framers of our Republic drew within the Constitution and the attached Bill of Rights, across which the government was never to step, are disappearing by virtue of the (literal) falling-down drunken orgy of Congressional/Presidential excesses. Too much money, alcohol, drugs, sex and power have intoxicated our firmly ensconced politicians in their plush offices and limousines, all of which we pay for – handsomely. Yet, the federal government always wants more – of our money. There’s never enough of any of it to satisfy the elected politicians and their hired hands. They are like a collective alcoholic, who is entirely out of anyone’s control and can never get enough to drink to feed his addiction.
Washington D.C. is arguably the most corrupt city in the nation.
Stephanie Anderson’s book, Signs of Freedom, gives voice to Americans who object to what our federal government has become. It’s something tangible we can pick up in our hands to open and refresh our memories of what America once was and what we’ve lost. Her message is one which all Americans who value liberty should have on their desks.
I have mine.