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Frozen at the Edge of Tyranny

Posted by on June 24, 2012
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Tyranny sucks. What happened to our freedoms?  I swear we used to have them.   Quietly, in the name of “safety”, we have lost them. The terrorists of 9/11 didn’t just target the World Trade Center; they targeted our way of life. Our complicit government was eager to “ensure” our safety and create new bureaucracies to “protect us”. Homeland security, Transportation Safety Administration and others have shred our Constitution’s Bill of Rights. As Ben Franklin said, “He who gives up freedom for safety will lose both and deserves neither.” TSA gropings, armed federal agents kicking down innocent families’ front doors, drones spying on American citizens from above and legislation allowing the President to keep Americans locked up indefinitely WITHOUT probable cause are not what the Founders had in mind. In fact, our parents and grandparents would think we were speaking of Russia, China or Germany in the 1930’s.  What do we make of an elite big city mayor prohibiting large carbonated beverages and fast food with too much fat?  Why is he in a position to control my diet? Getting angry and frustrated are natural responses, but let me tell you a little secret about anger and frustration­–by themselves, they’re pretty much worthless. Regardless of how you feel, what has changed? After the anger subsides, Congress is still incompetent, the President is still signing blatantly unconstitutional orders and government continues to look at We the People as their servants and an endless source of funding.  This blazing march to tyranny serves to freeze us in place, numb and demoralized, seeking direction and answers. Freedom is the answer. You remember don’t you? – Those rights granted by our creator that Government keeps taking away. Yet you feel unsure of how to create the change you wish to see. You’ve heard us say – “With liberty comes responsibility.”  It’s true.  Legions of Americans shouldered their responsibility through both war and peace in defense of Liberty and now the torch has been passed to each of us. In order to maintain – or now restore our liberties, action is required. We need anger focused into action. The delicate balance of liberty has tilted to statism / imperialism.  It is our responsibility to restore the republic – for ourselves, our children, grandchildren and generations to come. How will you volunteer to help regain our liberties?
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