“For no People will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can they easily be subdued, where Knowledge is diffusd and Virtue preservd . On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own Weight, without the Aid of foreign Invaders.”
Samuel Adams is the great American patriot who gave hope to all who fight the fight for liberty when he so eloquently stated, “The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors. They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood. It will bring a mark of everlasting infamy on the present generation – enlightened as it is – if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of designing men.”
We in the United States have reached that point where the people are universally ignorant, and we are debauched in our manners. In America we claim that progressive is to adopt the policies our founders were willing to sacrifice all to rid themselves. Our country was founded on the belief that we the people had natural rights, life, liberty, and property that were given to us by our Creator. These natural rights were free from the onslaught of government. The only role government would have would be to protect those rights.
Today we have adopted a policy that certain classes of people do not have the right to life; the unborn child. Today we believe that our liberties should be limited by government when government determines the right to liberty would be harmful to the collective. Today we are told our right to property must be limited to conform to some untold definition of equality. These beliefs would be regressive to the policies prior to our Revolution where governments determined who could live and what limitations would be placed on liberties and property.
To bring a large segment of Americans to profess these regressive beliefs as being progressive as well as desirable, the proponents of this misguided philosophy have transformed education to indoctrination which has resulted in bringing about an ignorant people. These same proponents have stated that manners and respect for our fellow Americans is an ancient ritual that is no longer appropriate because morality and decency are discriminatory to all those who profess to be victims of society. These proponents now openly advocate for society to become chaotic so “it can change.” This is the same argument Marx used when he said society must be torn asunder so it can be rebuilt.
Samuel Adams refuted these modern-day proponents who advocate for the abolition of those “liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution” by stating it is our duty to defend these liberties and freedoms against all attacks. These liberties and freedoms are attacked openly and unabashedly every day through such policies as calling for bigger government, open borders, confiscation of property in the form of income tax and wealth taxes, advocating for arbitrary law as opposed to rule of law, impeachment because of political disagreements, and the list is never ending.
Samuel Adams also told us how we who believe these liberties and freedoms are worth our effort should proceed when he explained, “It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”
Freedom Loving Americans understand what it is be irate and tireless warriors for freedom. Many do not know how to set the necessary brushfires of freedom. Here are a couple of steps you must follow;
You must understand the evil these “progressives” (who are regressive) are proposing. It is outlined exceeding well in “The Road To Tyranny.”
You must then engage family, friends, acquaintances, and other Americans in discussions, never debates or arguments. The best approach I have learned is that you understand this destructive viewpoint so well so you can ask penetrating questions that will lead the other to start to do their own research. You will never win a convert, but you can plant the seed that will convince the blind that their sight can be restored.
You must also become involved in all local politics especially the schools, but also city and county governments who are abolishers of liberty and freedom.
Samuel Adams was a believer in the good of all people which means he strongly believed in liberty and freedom. If you also believe these liberties and freedoms should be preserved for your children, grandchildren, and future American generations, you must assume the same American spirit that was so prevalent in the example of Samuel Adams.
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