“It is impossible to conquer a nation determined to be free!” Thomas Paine
“Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.” Benjamin Franklin
We must ask ourselves, what does it mean to be free, what does it mean to have liberty.
“Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’, because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.’ “— Thomas Jefferson
Our Declaration of Independence states unequivocally that our rights are given to us by our Creator. These rights are liberty, life, and the pursuit of happiness, or as John Locke defined it, life, liberty, and property. The only role government is to ever play in our rights, is to protect those rights so as to assure they are never infringed.
When government starts to infringe upon our rights, taking rights from us for whatever reason, government is becoming more and more tyrannical. The more and more government would dictate to the people how they are to live their lives, how they are to think, the less free are the people and the more powerful or tyrannical is the government.
We are told that freedom is given away by the people more than it is taken by government. This happens as people look to government to provide for them, as people believe the lie that government is their partner or friend, or that government has their best interest at heart. The entity that can, does, and has enslaved a people is government.
The reality of government is best stated this way:
“Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.” Thomas Paine
"When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny." Thomas Jefferson
When a people become compliant to the mandates of government, when a people accept the excuses of government for its failures, when a people when denounce other people for bringing to light the failures of government, you have a people who is rejecting freedom and desiring tyranny.
That the United States has a certain segment of the population that is desiring tyranny and rejecting freedom was made evident once again to me. I had written on Facebook that when I went to the store to buy bananas and eggs, the shelves were devoid of bananas and eggs. An individual told me this was the fault of the hens, Dole, and Costa Rica and I should not imply that this was due to the political situation in the United States. The person told me I should be a big person, take my tissues, and go to sleep. When people “become a big person, take their tissues, and go to sleep,” they will wake up as slaves to the tyranny of government.
This is why it is so critical that we Freedom Loving Americans become even more tireless and keen on “Setting Brushfires of Freedom” in the minds of others. A compliant people will become an enslaved people. A people who trusts government and believe that government is their friend, a people who believe government has their best interest at heart and defends the failures of government, is a people who is surrendering freedom for slavery. They are the people to pity and to fear.
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