Sometimes we just have to say enough is enough. In today’s news cycle, we are being led to believe that the ridiculous statement by Shifty Schiff has merit. Some news people are actually quoting from his “parody” as the Shift intended, LIKE it is factual. This is the state in which we find ourselves. As Joe Biden said, do not let the facts get in the way of our truth. This is happening. Pelosi announces impeachment before the statement is released and then sticks with impeachment after the statement is released, but admits she never read it. As Joe Biden said, do not let facts get in the way of our truth.
Everybody promises freedom. The American Colonists said they were not free and fought a war, even though the odds were greatly stacked against them, to have freedom. Samuel Adams and Patrick Henry are perhaps the most noted to proclaim the need of freedom for the colonists. We have other great and noted people such as Thomas Jefferson, Calvin Coolidge, and Ronald Reagan proclaim the same freedom as that proclaimed by Samuel Adams and Patrick Henry.
From the other side we have had calls that all should be free from oppression. Noted people to call for this freedom have been the likes of Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao. Castro, Chavez, Wilson, FDR, Obama, Holder, Jarrett, Sanders, Warren, and many others.
Everybody proclaims that it is their desire that all be free, yet the proposals they have are opposite of each other. Can we reach the same destination if we are traveling in opposite directions? The answer is of course no. The reality must be that freedom has a different meaning to the different sides.
What our Founders meant by freedom is that people would be free from the constraints and restrictions of government. They would be free to act as individuals, seeking their own desires and being limited only by their own limitations, real or imagined. Along with this freedom came risk and responsibility. The risk was that each person could fail in any endeavor. The responsibility was that the consequences of the choices of the individual were the responsibility of the individual, be they good consequences or bad consequences. The reality of this freedom is that failure is never final, and success is never permanent. The individual, upon whom success and failure depend, is not limited except by the limitation they place upon themselves. The role of government in this scenario is very simple; it is to only protect the natural rights of the individual that have been given to each by the Creator; the rights of life, liberty, and property, or as Thomas Jefferson stated the pursuit of happiness.
The freedom proclaimed by the others, or the collectivists (Marxists, communists, socialists, progressives, Democrats – all virtually the same) is freedom from the obligation and responsibility of the individual and to be free from risk and responsibility. The individual is free from the necessity of making choices and thus taking risks. The individual is free from any responsibility for their choices. The government will assume the responsibility for the necessities of all. The only requirement placed upon the individual is that they conform to the dictates and the demands placed on them by the government. As Marx said, you are free to pursue any and all endeavors you choose, go fishing in the morning, go and plant in the afternoon, all needs will be provided through the efforts of others. As Pelosi stated when Obamacare was passed, all are now free to pursue whatever they wish because they are no longer responsible for their healthcare.
Freedom is what you make it. You can be free from the responsibilities of making your own choices, or you can be free from the constraints and restraints of government and strive to reach your dreams, whatever they might be. This is the choice we as Americans face today. Our founders faced the same choice and they chose to reach for the stars. Do we have the same courage?
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