When my fragile, 5' 2", 69-year old mom was molested by federal government goons at the airport a few months ago, reality hit home like a punch in the face. Far from protecting our freedoms, the enemy within has officially, ruthlessly, stolen them all.

Some Dared Call It Treason

On July 4, 1776, thirteen colonies of British North America united in purpose to declare independence from their government.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

On this foundation, the colonists of British North America - farmers, homesteaders, tradesmen, craftsmen, pioneers - took up arms against the long-established state under which they lived, and fought a bloody revolution against the troops of the British Empire they once belonged to and their king. Oh, and they won.

A Long Train of Abuses?

Great Britain was arguably the freest nation on earth in 1776, and nobody lived freer than the citizens of British North America. Taxes paid by the colonists were negligible compared to what we pay now, regulations were scarce, British soldiers stationed in North America counted maybe 8,000, and Great Britain's limited-monarchy rendered King George III far more restrained and significantly less powerful than any modern U.S. president today.

But the colonists insisted King George III was a Despot and waged war to gain independence from his tyranny. Think about that ...

The colonists, who already enjoyed more liberty than anyone else on earth, declared "when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security." Do we deny ourselves of this natural right today?

So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men. -- Voltaire

Today, at least it seems this way to me, most Americans bend over backwards proving love and devotion for the state. Society has been reduced to a welfare constituency on the left, and a warfare constituency on the right. Anyone trying to live outside that box is an "unpatriotic heathen."

The presidency has become a cult, with tens of millions of followers always eager to give this celebrity - this stranger - more and more power. The civic religion has now dominates all of American society. Not even Jesus commands the passion of the people the way Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush can.

We're no longer sovereign individuals, but mere wards of the State. In demanding the "comfort" and "safety" of collective subservience and chanting our socialist pledge, we've turned the land of pioneers into a land of serfs, making a mockery of our ancestral revolutionary spirit ... It makes you wonder, doesn't it?

Was King George III Really All That Bad?

In no particular order, this is what Despotism looks like. It looks like the United States of America today.

The examples are endless.

Is this what your forefathers fought for? Does this represent liberty and independence to you? Is this really what you want?

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. -- Ronald Reagan

What about the bailout abominations, the central bank, bailing out foreign central banks, auto company shakedowns, obstruction of justice, secret bailouts, crony capitalism, and $4 trillion wars ... "Is there a government anywhere that less represents its citizens than the US government?"

Will Americans, smashed and destroyed by "their" government's policy, which always puts Americans last, ever understand who their real enemies are?

Will Americans realize that they are not ruled by elected representatives but by an oligarchy that owns the Washington whorehouse?

Will Americans ever understand that they are impotent serfs?

We are not free, we are not independent, and it's time to stop pretending we are. Because until we look in the mirror and accept the truth staring back at us, nothing of significance will ever, ever, change. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said it best: "None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."

As Americans, as human beings, do we not have the same right to govern ourselves as did our colonial ancestors? If so, then isn't it our duty to nullify the actions of the federal government, mock its authority, and laugh at its institutions and agents? Isn't it our right, our duty, to throw off the oppressive weight of this spurious tyranny?

If centralism is ultimately to prevail; if our entire system of free Institutions as established by our common ancestors is to be subverted, and an Empire is to be established in their stead; if that is to be the last scene of the great tragic drama now being enacted: then, be assured, that we of the South will be acquitted, not only in our own consciences, but in the judgment of mankind, of all responsibility for so terrible a catastrophe, and from all guilt of so great a crime against humanity. -- Alexander Stephens, Vice President of the Confederate States of America

The United States federal government is no different than any other state found throughout history. It feeds off theft and rules by violence. It's a corrupt system run by corrupt people, and the 2-party dialectic is a con game designed to perpetuate conformity. The path to liberty doesn't reside in the political process ... it can't. But the path to liberty does reside in you and me.

Think outside the box, don't be a pansy, and never take anything for granted. Educate yourself, ignore Establishment labels, and quit searching for "leaders," and following the crowd, and waiting for others to approve what you do. Be a freeman. Learn the Essential Rules of Liberty!

P.S. - Illustrations by the awesome Ben Garrison!

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  • david7134

    I see a lot of talk. I looked through some of the links, more talk, more clashes with the government. So when are we going to do something besides talk. Obviously the electorial process does not work.

  • ZAROVE

    I'd actually argue that the Revolution was the cause of the world todday and our Loss of Freedom. I know that this will sound counerintiative to a Modern Amercan but, the world really was much more free under Monarchs than under Dmocracy.

    I don't find it inspirring that America's Founders put up wiuth far less Tyranny than we do, and htink now is the Time for Another Revolution. Rather, I see the Tyranny of today ( and I do agree that it i Tanny) as the Child of Revolution, and its inevitable results. Another Revolution would bring abut more social instability and more Tyranny. Only by Honouring the Law and eliminating the artificial construct of "The State" and returnign to the natural state of the King can we find True Peaxce and True Freedom.