Is the United States on the road to tyranny? I wrote a book on this very topic. Our founders established a government they believed to be the best way to sustain freedom and avoid tyranny. Remember, they revolted from a tyrannical King who took away the rights of the colonists because the King believed to enslave the colonists to his demands was best for the King.
Words do have meanings, but far to often words are used to obfuscate intentions. For instance, reproductive health is used to justify murder. The intending tyrant will also claim that a liberty must be surrendered for the safety of the people. These tactics are successful when the society has been dumbed down by substituting indoctrination for education. Indoctrination is teaching people what they must think regardless of logic or fact, and education is teaching people how to think by employing logic and fact and encouraging individual research.
“It is in the interest of tyrants to reduce the people to ignorance and vice. For they cannot live in any country where virtue and knowledge prevail.”– Samuel Adams
“The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.”– Maximilien Robespierre
Samuel Adams was a fighter for freedom and Robespierre was a tyrant. They both understood how indoctrination promotes ignorance and subsequently tyranny.
Tyranny is an oppressive form of government whether it comes from an individual leader, or from a whole governmental system. Tyranny imposes limits on people, takes rights and liberties from the people, and the government rules over the people in an unfair and oppressive manner. Democracy is the initial stage of tyranny. Collectivism promotes and embraces tyranny.
Freedom is when all are able to move about without confinement or restraints. Freedom is the ability to do what you want when you want so long as you do not infringe on the rights and liberties of others. Freedom is personal liberty, as opposed to slavery or bondage. A republic is a protector of freedom because it protects the liberties of all from assault by the majority which becomes the tyrant.
The purpose of our Constitution and of our republic was to preserve freedom. Separation of powers, limitations on the power of government, and the absolute protection of liberty where all means to this end.
“When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”– Thomas Jefferson
Freedom in the United States has been under attack by the collectivist movement since the beginning of the 20th century. Wilson, FDR, Obama, and now Biden have been strong proponents of removing the safeguards instituted by our founders that would retain our freedom and prevent our government from becoming a tyrant. The collectivist movement has sought to diminish and then eradicate our Constitution, to eliminate separation of powers, to transform our republic into a democracy, and to place all liberties under the control of the government so the government can ration those liberties in a manner to promote and establish their desired tyrannical government.
The collectivist movement has denied that their desired ends is to implement a Marxist totalitarian state. They have told us the elimination of our liberties was for our protection and safety. They have not been original in their claims and reasons for more and more government control. Obama has stated that government is our friend and he also told us to accept the loss of liberty and understand it is for our best interest.
“They’ll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject those voices.”– Barack Obama
Unless Freedom Loving Americans are willing to sound the alarm, to set brushfires of freedom in the minds of our fellow citizens, and to be willing to fight for, which includes sacrifice, our freedom, our republic, our Constitution, we will be placed under the desired ends of the collectivists which is to place us under “The Dictatorship of the Proletariat” as described by Karl Marx.
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