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Why Liberty Dies

Why Liberty Dies

To understand why liberty is imperiled in our country today we must first state clearly and unequivocally what is liberty. Then and only then can we understand what is necessary for its preservation as well as see what is undermining it today. Liberty is the absence of coercion and the freedom to act upon your own will within the perimeters of not infringing the freedom of action of others. The only way that has been found among the societies of man to ensure, promote and protect liberty is through the rule of law.

The rule of law means that government is not allowed to coerce an individual except through the enforcement of a previously known and explicitly stated principle of limited government. This principle places a limit upon the power of government to legislate by calling into question what sorts of laws are legitimate and which is not. This looks beyond individual statutes to the very nature of legislation itself. This differs markedly with the modern notion of the rule of law that holds as long as all the actions of a government comply with the law it is meeting the standard. It is well to remember that under this definition both the Nazis and the Soviets operated under the rule of law.

This modern definition is actually an oxymoron. If a government passes a law which says that it can do whatever it wants than everything it does is legal. Hitler passed the Enabling Act and accomplished this in one fell swoop.

Because the rule of law is an absolute limitation on all legislation it cannot be a law of the same order as that passed by a legislature. No Legislator can effectively limit himself through legislation since he can always amend that legislation at a later date. Constitutions can make the infringement of pre-decided basic principles more difficult; however, as we have seen in our own Progressive land of the Living Document limitations can be re-defined away through courts and tradition.

The rule of law can only prevail where its basic principles are an organic part of the culture of the people. They must be part of the commonly held beliefs and standards of a majority of the people or they will be jettisoned as soon as they restrain that majority from following the path of least resistance and living as they believe they should. For if the rule of law is the common belief it will be followed closely and guarded jealously. If it is seen as impractical or as an impediment to life as the majority wish to live it, it will be soon rejected and replaced. Such a society will gladly embrace tyranny and arbitrary rule as long as they are convinced that they can now live as they want to live.

In our nation we have built a rather impressive framework to restrain the government: our Constitution. Though it has been interpreted into meaninglessness in many ways it is still given lip service and is still the penultimate law of the land. However, there is one glaring hole that is currently being exploited to make an end-run around its remaining provisions: the rise of the Federal Bureaucracy.

We have gone to great lengths to limit what powers the elected officials of our government possess and left open the door for appointed officials to run rough shod over our lives. The legislature passes vague thousand page laws and then the bureaucrats interpret them any way they desire with little or no oversight. Elected officials, even the perpetually re-elected gerrymandered creatures of today come and go. The bureaucracy lives forever. When the elected officials cannot find the power to impose the Progressive agenda they do it through the bureaucrats they have appointed.

When they couldn’t pass Cap-N-Trade, they imposed it through the EPA. When they can’t pass gun restrictions they have their bureaucrats buy up all the ammunition and make it almost impossible for the people to obtain any. When they can’t pass amnesty they impose it through regulations and edicts. The control of private land is taken through wet lands regulations. Between the out of control legislators-for-life and their appointed regulators we are told to do everything from what kind of light bulbs to buy to how many gallons we can use to flush a toilet.

Liberty is being eaten away inch by inch and day by day, legislated, and regulated into oblivion. When our government can’t pass laws or impose regulations they will utilize the IRS, the NSA or anyone of a hundred of their alphabet agencies to spy on us or intimidate us into silence. Common Core is coming for the kids. Amnesty is coming for the jobs. Political Correctness is coming for free speech.

Unless patriots stand-up the country will fall. It will still be called the United States of America. People will still say the pledge of Allegiance. They will still sing the national anthem and salute the flag but will it be the same country that our forefathers fought and died for? Will it still be the land of the free and the home of the brave? Or will it be something else: a place where the rule of law once protected its citizens from the rule of men until the laws of men overwhelmed the laws of nature and of nature’s God?

Jean-Jacques Rousseau one those who inspired the Framers of the Constitution reminded us, “Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.”

Barry Goldwater said, “Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.”

The enemies of freedom also speak of liberty. Vladimir Lenin said, “It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.”

Benito Mussolini said, “The truth is that men are tired of liberty.

The controllers of men may try to use the language of liberty to subvert liberty however, the God given spirit of man shall always strive to become what God meant for us to be, free people in a free world.”

Norman Vincent Peale said, “Once we roared like lions for liberty; now we bleat like sheep for security! The solution for America’s problem is not in terms of big government, but it is in big men over whom nobody stands in control but God.”

Winston Churchill told us, “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

And every school child should know that Patrick Henry famously said, “Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!”

Why does liberty die? Because the people allow it.

Written by Dr. Robert R. Owens.

Source: http://www.militianews.com/liberty-dies/

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War Between Freedom And Slavery

We The PeopleEver since history began to be recorded, we can read of the struggle of man’s desire to be free, to live his life as he wishes (without harming others), to pursue his own happiness, free from government control of his life, free from others who think they know best about how he should live. That struggle can properly be addressed as a war. A war between those people desiring to be independently free and the people who want to force them into the bondage of Socialism, a war between freedom and slavery, if you will. That war has raged from Cain killing Abel to the present day and It will never end. Why? Because there will always be men trying to bend others to their will, to place them in slavery for their own gain. In a Socialist nation, the government leaders prosper while all others share in the misery. It will be taken from those who “can” and “do” and have earned much, and given to those who could but “won’t” and “don’t” and have earned little or nothing, resulting in all having little or nothing, a sharing of the misery, and the natural human incentive to be competitively ambitious and prosper will be die in all people. That is precisely what the “redistribution of wealth” is intended to promote, the destruction of the people’s spirit with all sharing the misery, thus the Socialist leaders remain fat and in power.

Most wars, The American Revolution, the American Civil War, World War I, World War II, and others, are tragic examples of men willing to die by the hundreds of thousands to remain free from those who would make them slaves. As was true in these wars, and in all wars, battles are won and battles are lost.

The Health Care Bill, we have come to know as, Obamacare, was a battle in which the forces of individual freedom lost to the forces of Socialist slavery. We must keep in mind, this is a war and battles are won and lost. This is not the end. There will be many more battles, and we must continue the fight. I believe Obamacare must, and can still, be repealed, but it will not be easy. In order to do it, we must erase Barack Obama’s Socialistic impact and atmosphere and influence in our White House in 2016, and replace it with a Conservative Constitutional president, and we must change the makeup of our senate, beginning this year, so that Harry Reid will no longer be in charge of what comes to the voting floor for consideration. Before Obamacare can be repealed, a new president has to receive a bill of repeal to sign. If Obama is replaced with another Socialist, only with a different name, and a bill comes to him or her, it will be vetoed. This will not be easy but it can be done. Do not lose hope. We must not lose faith in ourselves. I believe Obama and his administration full of Socialist Czars have lost the high ground in the battle for the hearts of the American people. I believe the American people are now understanding Obama’s intentions are to Socialize this country and make us slaves to a Socialist government.

This message must be spread across the nation. If you like Obama’s disregard and ignoring of our Constitution and his Socialist policies, leave our senate in November as it is now, then replace him in 2016 with someone like minded . If you do understand and don’t like what is happening then you must change our senate this year and hire a president in 2016 who will repair the damage that Obama and Harry Reid have done. This is crucial. I believe the votes are out there to make these crucial changes. We just need everyone to work and vote. Americans must be educated about the destruction that this country is facing. I still have faith that the majority of Americans are intelligent enough to realize the mistake which was made in electing this man as our president and will vote to erase his destructive actions and influence, in our elections this year and 2016. If I am right, individual freedom can and will be restored. If I am wrong, I fear it will be gone from our lives forever.

We have all witnessed this war reaching epic proportions in the United States with Barack Obama leading the Socialist Army to enslave you and me to the Federal government. Make no mistake about it, Barack Obama and his socialist followers, allies and backers fully intend, and WILL turn the United States of America into the Socialist States of America unless we can stop it this November and 2016. President Obama, Congress and the Supreme Court have spoken. It is now our turn to speak and act. The United States Constitution will become nothing more than a tiny heap of shredded paper if we fail to do so. Never doubt, we can become slaves to the government as well as a plantation owner.

As I have quoted before, “if we must die, let us stand tall and die on our feet fighting, and not on our knees in subjugation.” We must rededicate ourselves to the proposition that this is a country of Individual Freedom and Free Enterprise and be devoted to our Representative Constitutional Republic, and strengthen our resolve to keep it by winning this battle for the hearts and minds of men and women all across this nation against Socialism. We MUST hang on to our way of life and our Constitutional Republic with every fabric of our being. We MUST return to the limited powers of government according to the United States Constitution. We MUST continue to resist those who want the government to become our master and we the slaves if we are to remain free individuals, making our own dicisions and being responsible for ourselves. Our founding fathers won their battles and extended freedom to us. It is now our responsibility to keep it.

Thank you and May God bless you and your families and our nation.
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Until next time:
Your friend in freedom;
John Porter
118 Approach Drive
Harrison, Arkansas 72601
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