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Individual Liberty and Its Results – Part II

For Part I of Individual Liberty and Its Results, click here.

Consequences of the Loss of Individual Liberty

Let’s take a look now at something obvious, but often overlooked. If you do not have individual liberty, you will not have any of the extra, spillover benefits that individual liberty provides – and you won’t have a United States of America any longer in that case, either.

Loss of individual liberty changes the kind of country you have into some form of dictatorship – ALWAYS, not maybe. (Just ask Australia, Canada, France, Germany and folks in the states of NY and CA if you wonder if that’s really taking place right now)

What is Lost and Who Loses?

Moving on now – it seems difficult for many people to realize what is lost – and who loses it, when actions against individual liberty are taken. And the corrupt elites are hoping we don’t comprehend it fully until it’s too late!

 1. Illegal Aliens entering our country through our unsecured southern border. They were not invited to enter illegally under President Trump – they were welcome to come in legally and lawfully. Under Biden’s socialist policies, thousands and thousands of illegals are coming into our country as we speak!

Who are these people? What are they bringing in with them? (diseases? drugs? children to traffic?) And how will we – as a people, take care of them?  Whose individual liberty is being taken away by this? Border control agents have been told by government not to arrest these people. Citizens’ rights are being violated, tax-payers in the U.S. will foot the bill.

Where are all the rights of the U.S. citizens? Any and all U.S. citizens lose their law and order, their peace and safety, and their God-given rights!! All citizens’ right are gone!!

2. The Green New Deal

Socialists are trying to set up a throw-back to the Stone Age! They are attempting to ban the combustion engine, oil and gas, cows, cars, trucks and airplanes. Yes, from our own country!

There is no way that our economy, our dollar, our external and internal security can survive under their proposed “New Deal.” It’s actually not new at all. It’s their decades old playbook to crash the economy, force citizens to depend on government handouts to survive, mercilessly raise taxes, and then restrict their freedoms every which way but loose. They want to bring us into their “Great Reset” and run every iota of our lives. Oh, and depopulation is a part of it – easier to control the sheep when the herds are not so large (this is how they view us!!)

Our only hope now, under socialism, is that it can’t happen overnight!

Who Is Affected?

Everyone who lives in our country (and yours). No more country under their “new” ideas. Oh, maybe a bonfire and an empty food plate, but no hope, no dreams, no means to do anything but to die!! How long will it take China to come into our country and claim everything? Are they already buying up U.S. land and controlling large U.S. corporations?  It’s worth doing some research (but don’t accept the mainstream ‘fake news’ to tell you the truth).

No one’s individual rights and means to life can be saved by this horrendous scheme!

3. Raising Taxes

This is certainly one of Biden’s proposals, and a sure thing. It won’t be long before businesses will close or shrink in size, new businesses are discouraged from taking a chance, and more factories will leave the country (again). The standard of living in the U.S.A. will go to zero. Raising taxes on any class of our people, whether lower class, middle class, or wealthy class cannot accomplish anything but dictatorship and loss of life.  (By the way, are income taxes even legal? Now that question is worth some further research!)

Can God in heaven possibly support this?

When individual liberty is gone for all but the ruling few, then life itself is gone for most of us. It is a disaster waiting to happen. Any group or leader who raises taxes, or who talks of doing so is not capable of being in charge of a doghouse in a rainstorm!!

Although some of the rich may survive in such a system, our country will be ruined, as individual liberty is crushed! Virtually all citizens will be losers.

4. Empty Promises

There are two types of empty promises: those that the promisers never intend to keep, and those promises that are impossible to keep. Socialists will give you BOTH of these types!

All dictators make empty promises. They have done so for centuries, somewhere in our world. Socialism promises a utopia for everyone – a country that will be nearly perfect – as long as the dictators are obeyed.

If I may digress a bit – remember the old nursery rhyme – “Simple Simon met a Pie-man going to the Fair.” According to the progression of the rhyme, the Pie-man essentially said: “Show me the color of your money!!”  Remember?

Empty promises produce no money and they take away all that you have, as a citizen. Dear people, socialism doesn’t even recognize what an individual IS, let alone a free individual! Socialism views mankind as “groups” – pleasant little peasant groups who can get along just fine with leadership – AS LONG AS  THEY OBEY.

Here’s a Challenge – Show Me if You Can!

Show me, if you can, how any individual can benefit from empty promises.

If someone says, “Wait a minute!” We don’t know for sure that the kind of government that socialists advocate won’t be better.

My response? Look at history!!

Where in the history of the world has socialism ever produced anything but misery? Give me chapter and verse!

Oddly enough, there is silence – and a squeaky voice that whispers – “Trust me.”

Venezuela did, and look at that country!

(Venezuela used to be one of the richest nations in the world before the socialist takeover of their government in recent years. Now you can find citizens digging through trash trucks looking for a morsel to eat).

When individual liberty is gone, you will have nothing but wreck and ruin, make no mistake. You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear! 

The very essence of socialism is that it hates individual liberty for anyone but its rulers. 

The Standard of Individual Liberty

Let me finish by saying that individual liberty is the one single thing you MUST have if you are to have a free country. Individual liberty is the only standard you will ever need to judge a law, an amendment to a law, a legal position, or anything important to your life.

So you, as a citizen, a good citizen – must judge everything that appears in your life by one thing only:

How does this thing – this one action – this one thought – affect my individual liberty? 

If you do not have individual liberty guaranteed to you by your government, then you have nothing – you have no country, no personal freedom, and little hope.

God Himself authorized individual liberty through His Holy Word, the Bible, which was then pronounced in the Declaration of Independence and in the Constitution of the United States of America.

Without a loving God, you cannot have anything of importance or value.

Postscript: 

Perhaps seeing the world through the filter of individual liberty more clearly has made you aware of your restrictions and the potential corruption of your own government.

I encourage you to embrace the facts, yes. But the TRUTH is that God created you to know Him and be FREE, so that is what you stand for, pray for and speak up for.

The world is waking up. I welcome you to the tribe of the Awakened Warriors. Godspeed.

“If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.”

(John 8:36)

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Middle Class America: What Do They Want?

This blog post will refer specifically, to the middle class of the U.S.A.  Few other countries can even claim a middle class. This is how and why mankind has seen dictator after dictator in his or her country.

The goal of every would-be dictator is to take over the middle class of his or her particular country. Because, if the middle class is not controlled, their leadership will soon be over.

The Desires of the Middle Class

The middle class of America is a very broad and comprehensive group. They are also an understanding group, and sharp as well. It is by FAR the largest segment of the U.S. population.

Here are their needs and desires:

  • A government that operates in, and promotes, individual liberty, and will see to it that the people have the same liberty
  • A caring attitude by elected officials towards its people in all things
  • Lower taxes
  • Booming economy
  • Good jobs and good wages
  • Expansion of varieties of opportunities
  • Observation of the Rule of Law, which ensures law and order, peace and safety
  • Sensible immigration policy (currently nonexistent under Biden)
  • Fairness toward all
  • Religious freedom
  • 2nd Amendment rights (not nibbling towards confiscation as Biden is doing)
  • Reigning in of unfair advantages of large corporations and entities which currently exercise too many rights that are denied to the common American citizen

Part II of this topic will dive more into what and who the Middle Class is, and why they are essential to a country with a thriving economy and why, in the case of the U.S.A., they are the essential Guardians of Freedom.

Middle Class Part II: Who, What, Why?

Individual Liberty and Its Results – Part I

We don’t hear the term “individual liberty” tossed around much these days, but this term is foundational to our country (as originally founded). If you are undecided or unsure about certain “goings on” in recent days, please read on. Perhaps you will see things in a different light by the end of your time here.

Firstly, let’s review. When the U.S.A was founded in 1776, the laws of the new country (called the Constitution) guaranteed individual liberty for each person. This was a new concept in government, and unheard of in the annuls of history.

Countries primarily operated with Kings, potentates, rulers or dictators who had absolute authority. In all of these cases, their “rulership” completely opposed the new laws that birthed the United States of America. We have leaders, but no king. We have lawmakers whose decisions are not absolute.

Born To Be Free

The power that lawmakers have (those elected with free and fair elections) come from our U.S citizens. Men and women in Congress are elected, not appointed by any king or overseer. (And, I might add, a few appointed leaders who assume authority are not any guarantee of correctness when it comes to their decision making.) These many offices are filled by people whom we elect (at least that is the way it was intended)! Free and fair elections are for the purpose of those in authority TRULY BEING ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE, not appointed by kings, and not cronies of the people at the top of the authority structure.

World Leadership Factors

World leadership has often fallen to the U.S.A through the years. Why? Because our country and our leaders represent the best form of government that can be found. Our country has more freedom and more opportunities than any country in the world. The USA has been a world leader in times past because of the ability to “get things done” and not cave to the intimidation and threats of other rogue nations who want to control the rest of the world.

Other countries have looked up to us in the past, as a beacon of freedom. We have had world stature in many countries – people admire our accomplishments and strengths, as well as our freedoms.

You might be surprised to learn the number of other countries that have had U.S. troops residing there. Many smaller countries are threatened by rogue nations, and are easily threatened with domination by stronger empires. Until President Trump came along, the countries gladly accepting our troops were – for the most part – not paying a red cent for their protection from U.S soldiers.

Do We Realize What We Really Have?

I’m sorry to say that too many Americans do not realize the astounding benefits that our country offers them. Add to that, too many in the U.S.A have been duped by anti-American rhetoric and actions that are in process of cancelling this individual liberty that our forefathers fought for that we might enjoy. This is exactly why we have, and are now seeing all kinds of actions taken in the name of “good government,” which are wrong and deadly; actions that deny citizens their rights under the Constitution.

You must remember this: Without the Constitution and its guarantees (based on the freedoms given to us by God when He created the world), no citizen has any guarantee of anything. Without the Constitution, we would be like any other country – whose authoritarian leaders pick and choose which “benefits” to grant their slave-subjects. We see more and more in the last several months how our Constitution is being trampled on by socialistic and marxist ideas. Yes, these are dictatorial rule as well as kings, potentates and superiors! This is where we end up if we allow corrupt “rulers” to create “laws” and “mandates” at every turn, which bear no resemblance whatsoever to “government by the people and for the people.”

The Importance of Individual Liberty

We are told in our founding documents that citizens in the U.S. have certain unalienable rights. Among these rights, according to the Declaration of Independence are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

If you can prove that any other nation has this system, please go right ahead. Now notice, the pursuit of happiness. It is called the pursuit because it cannot be guaranteed by any person or government. But it does show the great extent of the liberty we have.

How Individual Liberty Impacts Others

Individual liberty is guaranteed to each person, which makes the guarantee self-limiting – because each person has it rightfully. Under our system of government, you cannot infringe upon or negate the liberty of another as you are pursuing your own individual liberty. (Please keep in mind that this is the beauty of how we were founded as a nation – the trampling of freedoms we have seen recently – particularly of those who disagree with the mainstream narrative – is neither Constitutional nor lawful.) This is why it is imperative that we see the truth unveiled, and hold our government leaders accountable to “we the people.” 

Individual Liberty – A Beacon of Hope to the World

Other Benefits of Individual Liberty

Think of a prisoner or jailed person for a moment. What are they not permitted to do? He/she not only cannot do many things physically, he or she is also unable to do many things legally as well.

Here’s where individual liberty shines brightly and shows its true colors.  Please note: If you don’t enjoy the benefits listed below, it could well be that others are attempting to steal your liberty from you. Bear this in mind as you read:

* Opportunity

Opportunity is given – the chance to go anywhere, to work anywhere, to like something different from what others do, to climb the social and financial ladder and best of all, to supply to the person the dignity and the self-worth of positive accomplishment. Socialism, Marxism, dictatorship, etc. can NEVER accomplish this.

* Capitalism (or free markets)

Our free market system is not appreciated by most people possibly because it doesn’t even register with many. Capitalism gives us freedom of choice in what we buy and in the services we receive. There is competition (in many sectors) that inspire better and more affordable goods and services. This system makes the world go ’round and propels U.S. citizens far above the people of some other dictatorial, “you don’t have a choice” societies. DON’T EVER FORGET THIS. It is the reason our country has historically been ahead of all others, and this system has created an enormous amount of wealth.

* Private Property

Let’s add this to the list of add-ons to individual liberty, the right to own something that cannot lawfully be denied. This would include ownership of homes, business buildings, land, etc.; all lift up individual liberty to where it belongs. In most countries, private property does not exist.

* Privacy

Privacy is the right – the special right to own something, some secret, some history, something of value, that government cannot lawfully change. Government was not founded to pry into your personal affairs. Government must respect what is personally yours. 

A well-known man’s personal privacy is being violated today by the Biden administration, by illegally and unlawfully breaking into a citizen’s private property without just cause. This is inexcusable conduct by government.

I sincerely hope that the actors and instigators pay very dearly for this breach of individual liberty.

We will continue to explore, in Part II, what consequences we will pay as a nation and people for allowing a loss of individual liberties.

Individual Liberty and Its Results – Part II

How Individual Liberty is Taken Away: Death by Degrees (Part II)

Few people who have not studied the history of the USA on a continual basis or observed the government slide over many years… few can fully realize how much freedom has already been taken away from us.

I want to brutally frank here, but also fair in my assessments.

Since I am a WWII Navy Veteran (soon to be 95 years of age), I have witnessed a lot, and been through a lot. I honestly believe I have important insight to add to this conversation – in hopes there will be willing ears to listen before it is too late.

The 3 Major Forms of Government

  1. A Type of Democracy – Usually in the form of a Republic. (Note: NOT referring to the Democrat party)
  2. Communism (China is one example. Typically run by an authoritarian dictator, king, or similar title)
  3. Socialism (which has been gaining a foothold in our country for many years)

Communism and Socialism are both dictatorships once they are established. Socialism has traditionally infiltrated society slowly – seeking to convince by persuasion rather than by force. But, as we have recently witnessed, character assassination, inciting violence, lies and even murder are being employed as an attempt to overthrow the USA into a socialistic regime.

The USA is in a State of Crisis

Our beloved USA is in a crisis today, because the current Democrat party for the most part, is pushing headlong into socialism, and this party (along with plenty of corrupt Republicans and judges) have seemingly succeeded in stealing the 2020 election from the vast majority of Americans who expected their votes to count.

Understanding the Socialist Playbook

It’s important to understand the methods employed to swing a freedom-loving country into a socialist cesspool. We need to understand their playbook – as they have memorized their game plan and use the same tactics repeatedly.

Exactly what methods are used by socialists to gain power in government, or to take power from the people?

It would be a disservice to simply gloss over the tactics used, because the great import of what they are attempting to do to our “land of the free and home of the brave” must not be downplayed.

  1. Socialists lie – repeatedly – even about matters that have already been completely proven false.
  2. Reporters (Main Stream Media) cheat the listeners by reporting incorrectly or, in many cases, refusing to report at all concerning crucial matters in government that directly affect the American people.
  3. They steal votes and elections (this has been occurring for decades) in concert with destroying votes for their opponents – in order to promote themselves to power.
  4. They invent stories about their opponents that are patently false – narratives that paint their opponents as the corrupt ones (this is called “projection”) and often put lives and careers of their opponents in legal and / or physical jeopardy because of the oft-repeated falsehoods.
  5. They feel no need to back up their statements with provable visual or physical evidence of their accusations. In other words, they lie with abandon if it suits their purposes.
  6. They repeat false narratives and lies so often and so long that many decent people begin to believe them.
  7. Their “pie in the sky” promises are absolutely bogus – they have no intention whatsoever of fulfilling them. (Watch how often they “move the goalposts” of their promises to see this in action)
  8. The socialist establishment goes to great pains to brag about their transparency – while in fact, clouding their actions and REFUSING transparency (for example, refusing to go to the border for weeks while innocent children suffer and are prey for traffickers).
  9. Socialists refuse to admit any mistake they have made politically.
  10.  They employ “projection” with great skill – accusing their opponents and anyone who disagrees with their opinions as WRONG, and from which they must save society. (Current widespread censoring is a huge red flag highlighting this tactic)
  11.  Socialists insist that they are very caring people, but, in TRUTH, they care for nothing but political power and lining their own pockets.
  12. They hate the very idea of individual liberty.

Have you heard the famous quote: “Absolute power corrupts absolutely”?  (Lord Acton – 1887)  it is absolute truth! This is why socialism must NEVER be permitted to rule this nation.

It is for this reason that we MUST FIGHT to expose corruption and to return the power to we, the people.

Our Founding Fathers saw this day…and fought, bled and died that we might remain free as God intended.

Let’s make them proud.

Part I: The Constitution of the USA

Part III: Classic Examples of Socialists’ Follies

Part IV: Middle Class Vs. Socialist Agenda