"It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt." -- JP Curran, 1790

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Liberty that Was

There was a time in this country that you could plant your stake in the ground, and live in peace and prosperity by the sweat of your brow, or suffer and lose it all if you failed to do what is necessary to survive. Your income used to be yours. Such an abhorrence as an income tax was unheard of, and such a vile curse that pioneers would spit at the mere sound of the words. You could go out and buy a gun, if you had the money, and no one could tell you any differently. Telling a political candidate that he was full of crap was no call to have government agents search through your records, or ridicule you on live television.

That was liberty. This is not.

Today's system is so far removed from the original intent of our founding fathers that it's almost unrecognizable. I don't even know what to call what we have today. Start with freedom, remove accountability, and what do you have but a co-dependent populace, looking to vote for the next American Idol while Congress prints and spends trillions of dollars that we do not have, and we can never hope to repay? We have $10 trillion in debt, and to solve that problem, the federal government wants to put us another trillion or so in the hole? It's obvious that they are more concerned with maintaining control (with increased calls for gov't oversight and regulation) while perpetuating the very problems that got us into this mess...a complete lack of business principles.

What is the message not only to the "Big 3" automakers, but to the rest of the world? Spend what you don't have, go to the verge of bankruptcy, and wait for someone to bail you out? For now, Democrats are telling the population that the Republicans will make you pay for your own healthcare, how long until they start telling you the Conservative boogeyman will make you pay for your own living expenses!?

The law of the harvest is one of the most fundamental truths in God's Universe. You reap what you sow, and there's no getting around that. If you don't plant the corn, it simply won't grow. If you don't tend your crops, or do the extra work to harvest your food, you'll be hungry come winter. Our society has basically taken that single truth, and rather than allow us to be charitable, it has forced a redistribution of wealth, and more seriously, eroded the truth.

Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.

They are teaching the masses to vote, in exchange for fish...no one knows how to fish anymore.

We've already witnessed a serious erosion of our liberties, but now we're seeing some of the most advanced stages of a political paradigm shift. Accountability is long gone, ladies and gentlemen. It's time to worry, then get mad, then VOTE FOR FREEDOM. Sphere: Related Content

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