The Cliff We’re Sitting On Is Not Fiscal, It’s Freedom vs Bondage

Posted: December 10th, 2012 by Militant Libertarian

by Freedom Lady

Here we are already into December 2012, very close to the end of the year as we approach 2013. For some strange reason, when I realized that, my first thought was it’s been one hundred years since the passing of the Graduated Income Tax law, which was actually the beginning of the downfall of the Republic, as we once knew it.

Before 1933 when FDR was elected, he took the bull by the horns and enacted all kinds of laws, policies and edicts which expedited Socialism, which is so advanced today that the Constitution is ignored and it’s taboo to even discuss freedom, in many circles.

In the dialectic materialism of Marx’s and Engels’ Communist Manifesto, we are controlled and directed by buzz words and phrases, the latest one being “Fiscal cliff.” All the main media is writing and talking about it. What does it mean? It means lookout America, we’re about to confiscate a chunk of private property (your money), dear hearts and gentle people, come January 1st, 2013.

A number of years ago, I read a great book by John T. Flynn, titled “While You Slept,” about political take-over while we slumbered. Today one could write a similar version titled, “While you shopped at Wal-Mart with food stamps.”

I’ve just posted three articles about Anarchy vs Autarky, which is about political government vs self-government of Freedom. Hardly a ripple of interest in the subject. Most all interest is on the lottery, holiday sales, football and trivia.

This absence of interest in Freedom reminded me of a story several years ago, when I worked as director of a Motel Manager’s school. While there I flew to Colorado Springs, where I met Cecil Grove, editor of the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph, and he took me on a tour of the newspaper offices. Subsequently, he wrote an editorial about me titled “To a Friend.” It was about a letter I had written to him, telling the story of a friend, an elderly lady, who was arrested after an auto accident, and her mistreatment by local police. About the violation of her Freedom Rights.

I was excited about being editorialized on in a major western newspaper and showed it around the office to several co-workers. After reading, no one commented nor said a word, which puzzled me. I called a friend who was a local radio newscaster, and asked him to meet with me. I asked him to read the article and tell me why no one said a word when they read it. After reading it he said, “It’s because they don’t understand it and neither do I.”

That story stuck with me because the article was no heavy stuff, but a simplistic story about one’s Freedom Rights being violated.

Lo these many years later, writing articles, I receive more comments and interest in stories I write about my seven year old grandson, learning how to play golf and gardening, than I do about articles relating to the onslaught and takeover by political government, like a wrecking bar destroying one’s inalienable Right to be Free. Which Anarchy vs Autarky was about.

I’m frequently reminded of that story of the editorial in the Gazette Telegraph, and the shock I felt when my broadcasting friend told me no one understood it.

The more I write the more convinced I Am, that the major problem this Nation faces is an absence of an understanding of Freedom. Further, an absence of interest in it. Which today is somewhat shocking to me. Sometimes I feel like shouting out, “What fools ye mortals be!!” I feel like screaming, “Sit up, wake up, speak up, and do something before waking up in a totalitarian state!”

At the very least, anyone and everyone could start thinking and talking about Freedom again. The very foundation of the Principles upon which this once greatest country was founded, and provided the greatest good for the greatest number in the history of civilization.

Reading Facebook every day, I’m amazed at the inordinate amount of time and space devoted to cats, dogs and trivia, ignoring the most important ingredient in their lives, interest in their personal Freedom.

The saddest words of tongue or men is these few words, it might have been.

Here’s a profound quote from English philosopher John Locke: “Any single man must judge for himself, whether circumstances or resistance to the commands of the civil magistrate, we are all qualified, entitled and morally obliged to evaluate the conduct of our rulers. This political judgment, moreover, is not simply or primarily a Right, but like self-preservation, a duty to God. As such it is a judgment that men cannot part with according to the God of Nature. It is the first and foremost of our inalienable Rights, without which we can preserve no other.”

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