Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Freedom or Big Government

At some point we as Americans need to decide whether or not we desire the government to become our end all be all source of support. Are we as individuals going to forfeit our rights as sovereign beings in order to allow the masters in Washington and our state capitals to provide our every need? Is this what being a free people, is all about?

Sadly some have already begun to yield to these masters. Rather than remain free individuals they have become compliant with the demands of an ever increasing government body and bureaucracies that continue to demand more and still more of our freedom. No longer are we able to decide for ourselves, these Bureaucrats will make decisions for you, if you let them.

Some welcome these overlords, accepting the fruits and gifts along with the chains that come attached. Some rue their very existence and have vowed never to submit.
Which will you be?

One thing is certain, this country was not founded on the principal of an all-powerful Federal government. This nation did not grow into the most powerful economic force by allowing the government to take control of our lives and our liberty. Much has been said of this word liberty. Many people are quick to point out the "IN GOD WE TRUST" imprinted on our money, but they often fail to remember the other word, "LIBERTY".

It's vitally important to always think of these two together as one, as they represent the ultimate bound of freedom. Our nation was forged in the desire to be free to express and to practice that which was forbidden to them. The founding fathers beliefs varied on the concept of faith but they were unanimous on the concept of freedom. They had it in their power to design our body based on faith but instead chose liberty.

Some have argued what this liberty really means but I think it's clear by looking at some of the comments that Thomas Jefferson himself had on the topic.

"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it."

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

"The god who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them."

"In every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty."

We did not win our independence so we could eventually submit to the very same tyranny our founders fled. They did not give their lives so we may again become enslaved to the powers of dictatorial government. They wanted us to be free. Are we strong enough to defend this freedom, are you strong enough to stand up and say no more? I am, I hope you are to.



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