The last decade has been a tough one for Americans and their Liberties. But it is in the most tyrannical of times that Liberty is most valued, and with value comes action, and with action, reward and responsibility.
“Though the flame of liberty may sometimes cease to shine, the coal can never expire” -Thomas Paine
The Internet, a bastion of Liberty for Individuals against tyranny, is being assaulted by governments worldwide, with full force. American’s communications are not only being monitored, but have been monitored, and have been recorded, by the NSA and by the billions of messages. Programs to expand and create national networks recording communications, movements, and actions are in motion.
American’s fundamental Right to defend themselves and own, operate, and trade guns is being assaulted nationwide, as the feds stockpile billions of bullets. Gun owners are being harassed, threatened, illegally imprisoned, and guns are being confiscated. The birth of a federal rifle registry in the southwest has gone unnoticed, & the ATF coordinates with border agents to expand a Constitution-free zone.
Americans are sent off & welcomed home by TSA agents, whose very existence & job violates fundamental Rights enumerated in the founding documents of the United States. The TSA’s parent agency, the Department of Homeland Security, patrols Teaparty rallies, and with the TSA, expands checkpoints onto highways and roads, to start. The idea of a border is exposed for what it is: a government border, enclosing as much as it excludes, depending on the will of the executive. The idea of security is manipulated into a driver and government slogan for the sacrifice and violation of Liberty.
Out of government security is birthed thousands of pages of legislation dictating way of life and behavior, with acronyms and under manipulative names such as the National Defense Authorization Act, the Patriot Act, the foreign intelligence surveillance act… all coming together to create an agenda of law of kings, not rule of law.
“When the People Fear the government, there is Tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is Liberty”-Thomas Jefferson
America’s bravest sons, daughters, fathers, & wives, are sent abroad to permanent bases in permanent wars by men who seek to become permanent presidents. If given the opportunity to come home, Veterans are harassed and threatened by deputized doctors and STATE hospitals, & when out of line, imprisoned.
The self-evident Right to cultivate, create, and conduct commerce has been ignored & tread on. Americans are tread on & taxed with every deposit, withdrawal, and action of commerce. If not through legislation, then through inflation, American’s savings are devalued and property assaulted to fund the federal reserve & central banks that compete for empires at the sacrifice of individuals. Trillions of dollars are created at the expense and sacrifice of American’s and their posterity at the construction of a fiat empire, and its mainenance as it crumbles.
“Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else” – Frederic Bastiat
There exists a federal war on food and farming. Plants are reason to throw young and old in jail for decades. Plants are reason for police departments to expand & hire, and militarize themselves with equipment from federal agencies. Farms are raided by federal agencies, allegedly short on funding; farmers are bankrupted for farming, and buyers of foods are chastised for eating and drinking what they choose. Health and diet police are becoming a normalcy in big cities that exist as experiments for BIGGER government, and what you eat is becoming what the state makes.
The first amendment guarantees to freedom to protest, of speech, press, religion, assembly, and expression, have been subjected to compromise, being attacked and violated without punishment in instances and for groups, only awaiting the executive decision of equality in violation for all. What you say, what you protest, what you do, what you believe in, are safer hidden, than expressed.
“It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong” – Voltaire
The Department of Justice oversees and manages targeting programs, becoming the anti-constitutional arm of the executive, and the facilitator of superseding what was the Constitution of the United States and Bill of Rights. Justice has morphed into imprisoning Americans without reason, without authority, without warrant, without jury, and without trial, and protecting and promoting planners and their pawns.
The fundamental guarantee for every American to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, has been rendered void, and subject to executive approval. If the executive demands it, the wish is granted, even when the wish is the assassination of 4 Americans by drone.
“…That so far as we approve of monarchy, that in America the law is king. For as in absolute governments the king is law, so in free countries the law ought to be king; and there ought to be no other” -Thomas Paine
The Rise of Liberty, and the Road to Rand in 2016:
“I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it” – Alexis De Toqueville
Knowledge contains within it a rare property, an ability, to not grow scarce when spread or given, but instead, upon acquisition, its trade, or gifting, to self-propagate. An idea cannot be restricted in its growth within the mind of a man, unless by himself, and it is the idea, or the thought, that is a determinant of human action. What man will reject his own Liberty?
If the idea of tyranny can spread within the minds of men and beget authority, and motivate action, and yield success, cannot the idea of Liberty spread in the minds of Free Individuals, motivate action, and yield success, and more-so in times of scarcity?
If what allows men who desire power to rule is just an idea, and behind the power is a normal man, what occurs when many normal men learn and act on and for the idea of Liberty? What happens when one man rejects the authority to rule over men? What happens when many men reject this authority to rule over men?
What occurs when men rejecting authority have a tool that inspires creation, that rewards good, effective, & functional? What happens when centralized meets decentralized? What happens when dependence meets independence? What happens when men in pursuit of their Liberty have an internet, a worldwide network of communication of ideas?
What happens when one individual values his Rights so much, that he is willing to stand up to an army in defense of his Right to live, to self-defense, to create, to trade, to communicate, to assemble, to believe, and to value?
“It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men” -Samuel Adams
What happens when free men and women infiltrate the very institutions ruling over them? What happens when brave men choose to be true to themselves and expose those who are not? What happens when those thought to be serving authority, reject it?
“Americans fought a Revolution in part over the right to be free from unreasonable searches…” Sen. Obama 2006
— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) June 6, 2013
I still have concerns over whether flash cards and PowerPoint presentations represent due process.
— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) May 23, 2013
Are we to bend to the will of tyrannical legislators, who seem all-powerful, but at the end of the day, are scared of capability of an individual empowered by his knowledge & values? Are we to bend to the will of men who are too ignorant and lazy to work for themselves & care for themselves, so seek to work on the backs of others? Are we to bend to the will of men who propagandize a utopia protected by a beast eternally-hungry for sacrifice?
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain temporal safety deserve neither” -Benjamin Franklin
Are we to bend to the will of men who wish to create law, but have no respect for the Rule Of Law? Are we to worship and follow men who took an Oath to a Constitution, to the protection of what is holy to every living individual-Freedom- only to proceed to break it?
“Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?” -Thomas Jefferson
Congressman Justin Amash, an Oathkeeper & protector of Liberty in Congress, in his anger around the passage of the national defense authorization act, used the internet to declare a powerful statement:
“If only the American people really understood how much power they have to stop the madness in Congress”
What if we had 10%?
What if we could just get 10% of Americans learning the philosophy of liberty? What if just 10% of Americans were learning, calling, emailing, discussing with others, rallying, and protesting? What if we could achieve 15%?
What if 15% of Americans were visiting the Mises Institute and similar websites, organizations, groups, and learning about the Free Market, the Rule Of Law, The Philosophy of Liberty? What if 15% of Americans were electing Liberty Candidates or thinking of becoming one on their own? What if ideas decided elections and by the simple thought and propagation of an idea, the elected idea was Liberty?
What if Americans rose as individuals, and stood together individually representing the idea of Liberty? What if Americans realized the centralized society government wishes to hold authority over, could be defeated by decentralization & the strength of one man, confident in himself, & relentless in defense of his pursuit of his values and his Right to live?
It is no secret that I desire Rand Paul to be the next President of this country, but as his father once said, it is not the man, it is the idea he represents. The time for this country to have a president who presides over the protection of Liberty, and not the security & secrecy of authority, is now. Rand’s triumphs for Liberty in the Senate that visit death upon votes and those of his father that did so in the house and that of brave others such as Amash, Cruz, and Lee, are only examples of a government that is based on the wrong fundamental idea: the control of ideas.
The President has shown no regard for the individual rights of Americans.
— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) March 6, 2013
It’s harder to defeat an enemy if the entire world is a battlefield.
— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) March 6, 2013
I will not sit quietly and let President Obama shred the Constitution. #filiblizzard
— Senator Rand Paul (@SenRandPaul) March 6, 2013
A President Rand would surely restore the philosophy of Liberty within this government that with every scandal assists in the process of the idea of Liberty being restored within the minds of the American people. A President Rand would allow for the American people as individuals, to materialize their Life, their Liberty, their values, and their Pursuit of Happiness, and meet them with congratulations, instead of a federal army of force.
The battle of the ages and now, is one between ideas. Spread Liberty, or surrender yourself & your posterity to Tyranny. Recognize, demand, & defend your natural Right to live and create, or recognize the authority of others to rule and control.
To the learning and sharing of knowledge in & on Liberty, to Rand 2016, & to a long awaited President Paul in 2016, to the restoration of respect for the Natural Rights every individual is born with, and to a more Free future,